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Stegmaier Gold - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
76
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43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-02-2002)
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Foam

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Without a doubt, one of the very best cheapy/budget brews out there .
Brewed at the famous Lion Brewery in North East PA. They brewed Brewery Hill beers back in the 90's and many other low priced but good beers.
I paid $10.49 for a case of tall boy(16 oz.)cans .
Guy working at the distributor confirmed that many other customers swear by it for a budget swill / hot weather beer .
A very even/balanced and dare I say pleasant pilsnery/lagery taste considering the very low price point . Good for hot weather / camping / when doing shots of booze / with just about any cuisine ...

Serving type: can

06-06-2013 12:46:39 | More by Foam
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Sellen

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -6.8%

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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.8%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-18-2013 01:08:51 | More by bacher468
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +47.5%

02-05-2013 05:11:28 | More by Dapperticus
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +32%

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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Stegmaier Gold
Lion Brewery, Inc.
Style: American Pale Lager
ABV: 4.50 %

LOOK: Served in a pounder can, when poured into a glass, the color is clear yellow/gold. Fizzy white head forms and disappears.

SMELL: Cooked corn, malts, a whiff of vegetables, lager yeast. Has the aroma of a cheap lager beer.

TASTE: When ice cold, there is a crisp crackery flavor, mild bitterness, small malt sweetness and an overall crispness. There is just a hint of metallic/mineral notes. As it warms, a bit sweeter flavor from malts and corn comes out. If anything, Gold is mild and inoffensive.

FEEL: Light bodied, upfront crispness soon subsides to a loose, watery feel. The feel is like walking out of a movie an hour early; there is no finish.

OVERALL: A serviceable cheap lager beer with a plus side. Like others have stated, the asking price is low. Supercharge this in the freezer, and drink it fast. For .55 a can it delivers, but really just about average cheap lager beer.

Serving type: can

09-15-2012 20:36:15 | More by Stinkypuss
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paulhargus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

06-08-2012 01:13:05 | More by paulhargus
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is a pure yellow with a rocky head depending on how hard of a pour it doesn't matter since it fizzes into a thin lace ring.

Smell is of corn syrup, mild skunky malts, tiny bit of hops, and mild sugars.

Taste is only mildly skunky but better than expected with corny sweet malts and a twang of hops in the finish. Mouth feel reflects as a light to medium beverage.

As others said it's one of the best deals you CAN get at 10 bucks for 18 pounders. If I am ever in the mood for cheap beer or need something for my BMC friends this would be my go to beer.

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 23:40:32 | More by DrDemento456
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MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pounder into 22oz glass.

Nice golden color with lots of bubbles racing to the top. Decent head and left lacing on the glass.

Sweet, bready, with a whiff of alcohol. Not bad.

Smooth and malty. Just a hint of hop twang in the finish.

Watery with a bit of fizz and mild heaviness. Not syrupy and gross. Moderate body.

$10 for an 18 pack of pint cans if beyond a deal.

Another low key no pretense beer from the great state of Pennsylvania.

Serving type: can

01-19-2012 00:46:38 | More by MirkoCroCough
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durwood64

Ohio

3/5  rDev -6.8%

01-01-2012 16:33:25 | More by durwood64
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -6.8%

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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -6.8%

12-06-2011 14:22:53 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Acquired from SamuelJackson45 via LOKO 4 Locals BIF so a big THANK YOU goes out to him.
Consumed 7/29, poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a clear, deep yellow. A one finger of sudsy, bone white head sits on top. Head recedes immediately leaving very minimal spots of lacing.

S: Nose is grain, pale malt, and a bit of fruity notes.

T: Taste is sweet grains at the forefront with a pale malt profile. A good deal of fruitiness comes in that I can't quite put my finger on. Finish has a bit of a grassy flavoring to it.

M: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp and clean.

O: Goes down ok, ok tasting, not filling, low kick, ok representation of style. This isn't a beer that I would seek out. However, I would opt for this over BMC's if out for the evening.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 14:03:41 | More by Jayli
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Chaz

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazey golden-straw in color, topped with a pale off-white head which dissipates at an average pace and leaves behind just a touch of lace. Carbonation seems to be above-average.

The nose offers up some sweet, grainy barley malts ('fresh barley') and a light touch of wheat malt. A deeper perusal tells me this is semi-sweet, very lightly-hopped, and as close to a pre-Prohibition interpretation of a pale lager as you're likely to find, especially given its pedigree.

Light and somewhat fruity on the palate on the first sip, there's a little hop bite at the tail end of the scrubbing carbonation, and that hop bitterness lingers pretty nicely alongside some bready malt. Aside from the chill haze and head retention, the wheat malt (I could be mistaken...) adds just a bit of fruity and spicey character, but to be sure I'd like a bit more bitterness in this beer. But this is an easy-drinker and light enough for the style that it's session-worthy in my mind. As it warms, the lingering bready barley malts (sweet) give way to the semi-sweet tang of the wheat malt, so it never approaches cloying.

Granted that I don't know what these silo cans run for nowadays (or even if whole cases sell in Massachusetts these days), but when I lived "out east" I'd routinely buy Steg Gold by the case of 16 oz 'bar bottles', and at $8.99 (ca. 1999) they were an excellent buy.

While this is by no means a bad beer, I reckon that -outside of loyal drinkers- it won't turn very many heads, either. Still, it'd definitely see the inside of my fridge on a regular basis if it were to become available in the Midwest.

A great, big THANK YOU goes out to BA Woody Chandler for the opportunity to sample this one again : )

Canned on: 03911

Serving type: can

07-04-2011 19:30:35 | More by Chaz
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to CaptinRedBeard for giving me this one to try.

Pint sized can with no discernible markings for freshness or best by dating. Poured into a SA sensory glass, this brew appears a perfectly clear color of light gold. Slightly more than a finger of white head appears with audible fizz and recedes to a thin film across the top composed of large bubbles from a constant stream erupting from the etching at the bottom of the glass. It leaves some spots of lace on the glassware.

The smell of the brew is sweet with a scent of biscuit grains. Some sweetness emerges as the brew gets warmer with almost an original bubblegum-like candy scent. Some faint hops are evident with a light grassy quality and a touch of sulfur is evident. As more smells are taken, the sweetness of the grain starts to evolve more into buttery diacetyl.

After recognizing the diacetyl in the aroma, it comes forth more in the flavor of the brew. Looking past the buttery notes there is a sweetness somewhat like the previously described original bubble gum flavor. Minor flavors of fresh grain contrast a light touch of sulfur and mild grassy hop flavors.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate level of carbonation. The alcohol incorporation and experience collectively fit the bill for the style. This isn't a type of brew that I would reach for to drink regularly but on a 90 degree day with the sweat rolling down my back I dont mind something simple and low in alcohol. Overall it's not bad, it is right in line with the likes of Yuengling Premium. If that is your thing, give this one a try.

Serving type: can

06-07-2011 02:10:44 | More by stakem
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My frequent local trader, tone77, brought some of this by for me and I have been holding off for an appropriate CANQuest (TM) moment and right now seems to be it. After a full day in the classroom, I just sat through 1.5 hours of training and I am ready for a beer. CAN you dig it?

From the CAN: "Brewed in the honorable tradition of Charles Stegmaier, Est'd 1857".

The Crack & Glug came off as hoped and resulted in a foamy finger of bone-white head that quickly fizzled its way out of existence. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. More truth in advertising, I suppose. Nose had the malty-lager sweetness that one would expect without any of the smells that I am accustomed to with AALs. This was a simple unadulterated lager and I CAN get behind this sort of thing. Mouthfeel was on the thin side, but it had a very pleasant maltiness to it on the tongue. I began to feel better right away. Finish was lightly sweet, not overpowering, definitely not hoppy, but certainly tasty enough to throw into the cooler for a day out.

Serving type: can

05-09-2011 21:57:56 | More by woodychandler
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts and grains. Taste is the same, crisp, some grain and malt, not exactly bursting with flavor, but nothing offensive. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Serving type: can

04-23-2011 13:59:27 | More by tone77
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oberon

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a style of beer I would take a flyer on very often but I have liked other Stegmaier stuff I had in the past.Poured in a Czech pilsner glass a clear light golden with a thinner quick to fade white head atop,aromas are sweetish and grainy,not much else to speak of.Flavors are again on the sweeter side,not much crispness,a bit of corn and grain alcohol rounds out the palate.Honestly it seemed a bit heavy with no dryness or crispness,eh I'll pass on it.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 01:45:32 | More by oberon
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Stegmaier Gold from Lion Brewery, Inc.
76 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.