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Colorado Native Lager - AC Golden Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

150 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AC Golden Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Domingo on 04-05-2010)
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Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours, from the can, a dark amber color with a plentiful cap of foam. The lager has an inviting aroma with a wonderful mixture of clean barley malts and bittering hops. The accent on malt is a nice touch. A smooth and clean feel on the on the palate leads to caramel notes with a slightly bitter, nicely balanced, finished. A great refreshing beer to enjoy while at the ballpark.

BeardedBoffin, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of BlackHoleBrew42
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had to try one for muhself, and I am actually impressed.

Beautiful amber color, head fades quickly. Wonderful malt aroma, munich and honey? Malt backbone, quick hop bite, finishes nice and smooth. Easily sessioned. Might... actually... buy.

Bottom line, I wanted to hate it, and I can't find much fault with it. Kind of reminds me of Boston Lager. Kind of octoberfesty as well. All and all, damn solid brew.

BlackHoleBrew42, Apr 10, 2010
Photo of spoony
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (best by November 11, 2013) into a nonic glass.

A-An aggressive pour produces about one and one-half fingers of light khaki head. The retention is decent for a lager with a thick cap lingering for more than two minutes. The beer is pretty clear and medium amber in color.

S-The smell provides a nice balance between fruity (orange, maybe?) and lightly caramelized malt aromas and a drying, biscuity bitterness. The strength of the aroma is impressive for the style.

T-The taste provides a sharper, dryer, more hop forward experience that many beers of this style, but it works well here. I even detect some rye-like spice on the drying finish. That being said, there is still a nice caramel, fruity malt base.

M-The feel is medium to full body with lower carbonation levels. It is not heavy, but it provides some substance on the palate.

O-I tried this beer a few years ago when it first arrived and was less than enthused, but this second look was positive. The flavors are good and there is a great balance between malt and hop with a nice bite for the style. Setting aside the craft v. crafty issue here, I will drink this beer again.

spoony, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev +9.9%

JeffreyJDavis, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Jman_01
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Jman_01, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a shaker pint glass.

A very solid copper amber body with clear rising carbonation. Tan light head prsented and with scattered lacing. Pretty solid looking amber.

Nose brings a nice crisp feeling with toasty grains. Mild caramel and nice lager yeast compliment nicely.

Palate matches hinted nose. Lager thick with a nice light toasty caramel. A little bit of fruity esters also on the finish.

Just a real solid nice simple amber lager.

smakawhat, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +9.9%

mtbdonn, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into plastic cup. Purchased on Frontier Airlines LGA to DEN for $6. Enjoyed while watching Czech vs Portugal UEFA 2012. This is gonna be a good trip...

Pours a deep amber brown with a finger of off white head. Malt and buscuity aromas, slight hop notes. Taste is identical but more hops, malty and sweet buscuit but a nice balance of mild but present hops. It is very drinkable, balanced, and pretty tastey and at 5.5 abv is an easy session brew. Nice brew and great way to start my quick trip to Colorado.

DrinkSlurm, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of SuperStorm
4/5  rDev +9.9%

SuperStorm, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of opel
4/5  rDev +9.9%

opel, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of maxecho
4/5  rDev +9.9%

maxecho, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of SteelieB
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Mile High in Belmar at $6.99 for a sixer. I like that it is an all CO made beer.

Smell is bready with a light flowery and citrusy smell from the hops. Definitely not in your face like a PA or IPA.

Taste is a little sweet, bready from Munich-type malts. Fair amount of bitterness and a light orangey/grapefruit flavor from the hops. The sweetness makes me think of crystal-type malts, but I pick up only subtle caramel flavors

Drinkability is high. I could take down a lot of these this spring.

A good lager with some hops presence that has a good malt backbone that makes me think of a marzen. Price point is about right. I like this better than SA Noble Pils and Boston Lager which I think it competes with. Definitely worth a try.

SteelieB, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of davegray
4/5  rDev +9.9%

davegray, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of nassstnate
4/5  rDev +9.9%

nassstnate, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of CarlG-H
4/5  rDev +9.9%

CarlG-H, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Gunnar12
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Gunnar12, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Boomer4ES
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Boomer4ES, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Bru-Dog
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Bru-Dog, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of brett_arneson
4/5  rDev +9.9%

brett_arneson, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Grebdioz
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of clausr
4/5  rDev +9.9%

clausr, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Mscarpen
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Mscarpen, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Lagerquestrian
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Lagerquestrian, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

I've had Colorado Native a few times now and decided to pick up a 6-pack for the wife and friends as I think it would appeal to a variety of drinkers, plus its a Colorado brew! Time for review...

A - Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass. The beer pours a soft copper/amber with a finger head of perfectly white head with decent retention and lacing.

S - Surprisingly hoppy aroma. I know they used Colorado grown hops but I wasn't expecting such a hoppy nose.

T/M - The beer starts with toasted specialty grains immediately and transitions to the hop character: almost a floral fruity citrus mix with mild bitterness. The beer finishes clean with a hint of hops on the palette that lingers. Medium bodied.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall, I found Colorado Native to be a unique beer. It's easy to put down and is a nice blend of lager and hops. I'd recommend you try it should you be given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-31-2011 13:36:53

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
Colorado Native Lager from AC Golden Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.