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

Not Rated.
Black Star Double Hopped Golden LagerBlack Star Double Hopped Golden Lager

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56 Reviews

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Reviews: 56
Hads: 96
Avg: 3.16
pDev: 20.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002

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
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Reviews: 56 | Hads: 96
Photo of trygger87
2.33/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a 12 pack at whole foods. The price seemed right and it sounded promising. Poured in to a typical pint glass and produced almost no head. The beer its self is like a dark golden yellow with a fair amount of carbonation.
There is almost no smell to speak of which was a let down, because this beer claims to be double hoped and im not getting that in the nose at all. All im getting in the nose is a grassy smell not to far off from PBR.
Taste isnt to far off from PBR as well. This beer falls flat of its face in the hop department. There is no way its double hopped. An easy drinking beer thats a step up from Miller or PBR but thats about it.

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Photo of popery
1.94/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light golden color with a decent enough white head that dissipates almost entirely in a couple minutes. Darker than your average macro lager but still quite boring. Boring is a pretty good descriptor for this beer all the way round. The aroma has a touch of the hops that are proudly advertised as having been added not once... not twice... no, wait, it was twice. I guess they just mean that it was dry hopped. Sorry to mock, but, besides a hint of grassiness, this claim has about as much meaning as Miller Lite's "triple hopping." The aroma is mostly simple, sweet malt with some metallic undertones. The flavor is too sweet, and it's really just another boring lager that could have come from a macro brewery. This isn't the bottom of the barrel or anything, but it's boring and extremely skippable.

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Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up a 12 oz bottle of this from Whole Foods. It says double hopped right on the label, so you know it's going to be some seriously hoppy stuff.

It pours clear, golden, pale, somewhat lagery. The head recedes to a thin collar pretty quickly.

The nose is decently hoppy, herbal and lightly spicy in character. There's a bit of cooked corn and pale malt right up there with the hops, and a mild metallic twang. Fairly bland overall.

It tastes like...not much. Corn, mineral water, light malty sweetness. I guess double hopping wasn't enough, because there's only a trace of hop flavor. The finish is slick and utterly void of any sort of flavor - it's more of a texture. Pretty bland and watery.

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Photo of beerguy101
1.94/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Medium gold color, medium to large head. Malty lager aroma. A medium bodied lager. Mild malts and somewhat hoppy, if it is DOUBLE hopped after all. Way to sweet, corn adjunct? Not much else to say, but Yes it is a lager. It's not skunky, which is a plus, but it is a metallic and alcohol tasting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is a little weird tasting, slightly bitter with some corn sweetness.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.77/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notes from a trip to S. Dakota and Wyoming May 2001 Purchased at Devils Tower, Wy

Color is clear golden yellow, small foaming head. Smell is dull and light, musty grass and some citrusy bitterness from hop. Taste is good though, smooth and hoppy, citrus and floral hops. Light and smooth, crisp and clean and citrusy sweet and bitter. Pretty good drinker.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown gold with a thick and creamy white head that lasts, lots of sticky lace, and a thick haze of fine bubbles that drift towards the surface. The label states "double hopped" and indeed, it is. The aroma is rich and hoppy with floral and sweet citrus notes as well. Taste begins with a slight sweetness, alcohol notes midway, and finishes with a crisp hop bitterness and bitter citrus flavors. An interesting change of pace.

Package reviewed was a 12 oz brown longneck with a twist-off cap, no freshness information.

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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 56 ratings.