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Colorado Native Lager - AC Golden Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
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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1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

MumboJumbo, Apr 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

andrewkgray91, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of emsroth
2.42/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle

App: frothy off-white head. Nice amber with hues of ruby

Smell: a touch of bready malt but dominated by dank, Fruity hops. Perhaps cascade? Because I smell grapefruit.

Taste: similar to the smell. Decent bready and biscuity malt with a touch if honey. Fades into some grapefruit rind bitterness.

Medium body with decent carbonation.

Tastes like the second runnings of sam Adams BL.

emsroth, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of kbutler1
2.45/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a slightly tan head. More red in appearance than I would have expected. I haven't had a lager in a while so this should be interesing. The aroma immediatly reminded me of walking through the Coors brewery when I was younger. Strong aroma of sweet malt and sweet corn. A slight hoppiness in the beginning followed by a subtle sweetness. The aroma is really the downfall on this one to me. Medium/light mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness. It's not terrible but it's not good either.

kbutler1, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of SassyBootblack
2.48/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber color, plesant amount of bubbles.

Smell: Not much to mention.

Taste: Mostly a sweet corn flavor. The color suggests a maltiness that this beer doesn't deliver.

Mouthfeel: A good, crisp lager.

Drinkability: Goes down smooth, but there's not much interesting going on here.

A perfectly fine American style lager gussied-up with a little roasted malt for color, is my guess. Anyone expecting the likes of a Märzen or Vienna lager will be dissapointed.

SassyBootblack, Jul 26, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

ithacork, Sep 01, 2012
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2.64/5  rDev -27.5%

habaceeba, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into real pint glass in high altitude Denver, Colorado.

A: Pours a clear rosy-gold/copper with a three finger head of moderate thickness lacking in cream. Generally appealing but nothing special. Head retention is poor.

Sm: Notes of fresh barley, hints of citrus, maybe some estery hops, no yeast.

T: Slick open fades to double note body of light barley and some hops with an off-crisp finish. Poorly built for an amber. Not bold.

Mf: Too smooth, too wet - until the finish, which is slightly more refined but still lackluster.

Dr: At this price range, better beers can be had - especially in the Colorado microbrew scene. Save yourself the money and buy a better beer.

kojevergas, Dec 21, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

crobinso, May 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Elfastball7, May 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

kj8525, Mar 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

GetTheYayo, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this is not a craft brew, and it doesnt taste like one. pours slightly darker than the industry standard corn beers, decent white head. smells a bit metallic or something, malts in the nose, no hops to speak of. taste is pretty weak, cerealy a bit, with a slight metallic tinge. not as bad as a silver bullet, thats for sure, but a poor attempt to capture the craft beer drinker by a big company. still, when next to budlight at the hockey rink for the same price, ill get a native every time. credit for all colorado ingredients, but this just doesnt taste real good

StonedTrippin, Nov 13, 2011
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2.97/5  rDev -18.4%

DenverHopHead, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Kirby, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

MinorThreat, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Northtexan, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

freed, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

surfrogue1, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I first saw this beer, I assumed it was a marketing ploy by one of the big 3 to make something that looked like craft beer while hiding it's true identity. My bad.

12oz. long neck brown bottle with a twist off cap. Opens with barely a hiss.

CO Native is a nice redish amber color with perfect clarity. The slightly off-white head is smooth but settles fairly quickly.

Aroma is pretty standard/average fare. Slightly sweet, malty, and fruity but overall very mild. Little to no hop presence.

Flavor is more of the same. Not very remarkable in any particular way. It has a malt-forward taste meaning it's very low in hop bitterness. There is a little roast to it but basically forgetable. I keep going back for another small sip and nothing really sticks.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with appropriate carbonation.

Overall a very average beer in a state full of exceptional ones.

GilGarp, Sep 15, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Unfortunately I am not able to really see this beer as I am not able to drink it out of a proper glass right now...so I am drinking it out of the bottle. I don't imagine that it will make a heck of a lot of difference on this one, but my appearance comments will obviously be a little weak.

Appearance: Looks really clear in the bottle with no noticeable sediment on the bottom or anything. When I popped the top, there were a couple bubbles rising to the top, but nothing to write home about.

Aroma: Before the sip I am picking up a bit of hops in the aroma along with a very subtle sweet honey malt.

Taste: The flavor is really dry and the hops are very noticeable in the finish on the back of the throat for a while after the sip. It is so well attenuated that the hops are practically standing in a field all by themselves. I really can hardly tell that the malt is there except for a faint toasty honey-like thing going on somewhere in the finish, but is muddled by the hops.

Opinion: Well, this is an OK beer. I will drink the whole thing which is something to say for one of the big three. I am glad that I only got this one bottle in a "build your own six-pack" deal at the local liquor store. It might be OK for someone who has been brainwashed by the big three and is starting to think for themselves...otherwise there are a whole lot of better beers out there.

SkeeterHawk, Nov 18, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

beaversfan12, Sep 25, 2013
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Colorado Native Lager from AC Golden Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.