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Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager - Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House

Black Star Double Hopped Golden LagerBlack Star Double Hopped Golden Lager

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BA SCORE
74
okay

89 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 89
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 20.69%


Brewed by:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A "double hopped" (dry hopped) unique American lager based on traditional European Pilsners with a crisp refreshing body and lots of taste. We add hops in the kettle and then again before finishing for aromatic quality.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 56 | Show All Ratings:
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Juuroumaru

Florida

2/5  rDev -37.3%

06-26-2013 01:32:32 | More by Juuroumaru
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-28-2014 02:10:22 | More by scottbrew4u
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troobie

California

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

02-19-2014 08:13:51 | More by troobie
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

3/5  rDev -6%

11-15-2013 03:35:42 | More by Flathead_Monster
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GentlemanQuan27

California

4.76/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer took my platelet for beers to another level. I have had independent IPA's and other type of beer. But when I tried this beer one day, I never looked back. Even as I am writing this post, I am thinking about how great this beer tastes. I enjoy it and love it. Its very smooth and one of those beers you will remember

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 20:34:34 | More by GentlemanQuan27
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Lelampp

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

09-15-2013 01:11:09 | More by Lelampp
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TruePerception

California

3/5  rDev -6%

08-30-2013 07:33:48 | More by TruePerception
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busternuggz

California

3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 oz tallboy into an etched pint glass.

Clear gold color with a thin off-white head. Just a touch of lacing stretching up the side of the glass.

A little bit of floral hops on the nose, Saaz maybe, with some grain and sweet corn.

Mild but noticeable hop presence on the taste; faint pine, some earth and floral notes. Quickly gives way to fresh corn and moderate malt sweetness.

Medium bodied, a little heavy for a lager. Ends fairly clean. Could stand a bit more carbonation.

Overall it's pleasant. Cheap, better than BMC lager alternatives, but I'd rather have a NB Shift or a SA Noble Pils if I'm in the mood for a lager.

Serving type: can

08-25-2013 02:59:00 | More by busternuggz
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6%

08-01-2013 12:38:14 | More by dgherm
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3/5  rDev -6%

07-27-2013 04:09:20 | More by sliverX
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dwtyler

California

3/5  rDev -6%

07-07-2013 22:40:30 | More by dwtyler
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elglueckert

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-27-2013 01:05:06 | More by elglueckert
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bbluemzbeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought this beer because it look interesting. It was surprise to me it taste so good and refreshing.

Appearance - It has a Gold look with a finger with some lacing.

Smells: Malt and bread.

Taste- It is nice and smooth with a creamy body. It was a dry spice at the end. It taste way better then your macro lagers.

Mouthful- It was a light bodied which is not bad.

Overall: A great summer beer which is way better then macro lagers. I would buy this again.

Serving type: can

06-19-2013 14:11:32 | More by bbluemzbeer
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden color with a two finger white head that fades relatively rapidly with tons of carbonation bubbles are seen streaming through the brew. As the head fades over time only a lighter level of lace is left on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of a light graininess mixed with some biscuit and lighter fruit smells. Along with these aromas is a lighter corn smell giving the beer an overall light but sweet odor.

Taste – The taste begins with a light malt taste mixed with some caramel and a bit of corn. As the flavor advances some fruity tastes as well as a light hop of a grassy taste comes to the tongue. These flavors take the taste to its end, leaving a crisp sweet and bready flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was on the slightly thinner to average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the slightly higher side. Both made it a rather more refreshing beer and were quite appropriate for the style.

Overall- Refreshing and rather easy drinking but nothing out of this world. A good brew for a hot day while just sitting around with friends chatting.

Serving type: can

06-11-2013 18:54:43 | More by Darkmagus82
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Preiliboy

Washington

3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the ultimate lager of 2013. This is a regular brew that you want to drink when hanging with your buds. This beer is what you wish budweiser and coors was.
This is just a regular beer enjoy it for what its worth just a really good lager.
Enjoy Responsibly

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 08:59:25 | More by Preiliboy
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mmilyko

Nevada

3/5  rDev -6%

05-12-2013 17:15:01 | More by mmilyko
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce twisty into an 8 ounce sampling glass. The label lists the ingredients as "water, malted barley, hops". A bubbly 1/16 inch heads dissipates quickly, but the carbonation leaves the top lively with a light mist. The color is a pale, reddish-straw amber.

I definitely smell what I perceive as corn mash (not necessarily a bad thing, but not claimed as an ingredient by the brewers) and pale malt, along with some light floral hops. The taste is surprisingly complex, with a pleasant burpiness. The taste is somewhat sweet, with undertones of grain, corn, and sourness (green apple?). The hops are definitely understated in the taste, in contrast to the aroma. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

This reminds me of a good retro lager such as those produced in the upper midwest. At 5.99 for a six pack, its well worth the price, as it is an excellent warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 01:47:53 | More by archyquaffer
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -6%

03-31-2013 00:51:50 | More by t0rin0
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-27-2013 21:37:41 | More by warpedrevolution
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aparabola

Nevada

3/5  rDev -6%

11-04-2012 22:04:49 | More by aparabola
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Brew-Diligence


1.5/5  rDev -53%

10-30-2012 02:26:42 | More by Brew-Diligence
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

10-09-2012 20:37:26 | More by ComRock12
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a_sh0pping_cart

California

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-15-2012 02:32:00 | More by a_sh0pping_cart
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Florida9

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a can from the brewery. Just happened to be in whitefish.
Fizzy dark yellow in color. Forms a fizzy white head that fizzes away quickly. Leaves no lacing. Aroma is very mild, but what is there is mostly light grassy hops with a touch of grains. Taste is mildly sweet, with notes of creamed corn, grains, cereal, and a light grassy hoppiness. Light bodied. Fizzy carbonation. Mild bitterness. Mild dryness on the finish.
Overall a very average beer. Easy to drink, but can't see why you'd want to.

Serving type: can

09-03-2012 01:54:12 | More by Florida9
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timmos1

California

3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

this website is known for it's true beer humor, so here goes. The local savemart grocery store here in Sacramento had a special--buy $7 worth of any kind of meat and you get 3 24 oz cans of this stuff free. It works out to 40 cents for a 24 oz can. There was a mountain of cans of this beer. I have to say, this savemart gets some rather unusual beers from around the USA, and I don't mean that in a good way. Anyhow, 3 weeks later I visited the store again and the mountain of cans isn't really any smaller.
That being said, I know BA people are used to drinking good stuff and the average Bud, Miller lager gets dissed--as it should. Having said that, this lager is better than Bud. I wouldn't take a trip to whitefish to visit their brewery, however. I would say this lager is worth every bit of the 40 cents I paid for it.
If I were at a BBQ and a cooler had Bud Miller and Corona and this stuff, I would choose this. Im trying to be positive here, and that's as good as I can state it.

Serving type: can

08-30-2012 04:29:13 | More by timmos1
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Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
74 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.