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Colorado Native Lager - AC Golden Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

144 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | 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 JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JamesStreet, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of beaversfan12
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

beaversfan12, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of birchstick
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

birchstick, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of pauldevay
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

pauldevay, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Medium sized off white head quickly settles into a nice lasting lacing above a super clear copper colored beer.

Medium roasted caramel malt aroma with a touch of light hops on a lighter aroma.

Caramel malts that have a well roasted malt quality to them give this lager its warm malty taste.

A light dryish aftertaste with a bit of the caramel malt tastes remaining on this medium bodied beer.

A pretty decent tasting amber, drinks pretty easily.

LXIXME, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of MinorThreat
3/5  rDev -17.4%

MinorThreat, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ilikebeer03, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Jkirk790
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Jkirk790, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of OgreSanchez
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

OgreSanchez, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Lagerquestrian
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Lagerquestrian, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of spoony
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
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 GFD400
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

GFD400, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of DenverHopHead
2.97/5  rDev -18.2%

DenverHopHead, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

lilsmizzul1225, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crystal-clear copper body with a very good, long lasting head. Rather faint aroma comprised of light biscuit scent and a wisp of hops. Toasted bread flavors with an evenly balanced light hop bitterness throughout. Crisp, clean, dry mouthfeel with a lively carbonation tickling the tongue.

Overall, a pretty decent, clean and easy drinking amber lager. Malt forward with a very refreshing lager smoothness with a dab of hop bitterness to nicely balance everything out.

beergoot, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Eaglefan344, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of hoosier222002
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

hoosier222002, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sgttibbs, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed with all Colorado ingredients and available only in Colorado; I feel that, as a Kentuckian, that I'll be ushered off to Colorado jail by publicizing my enjoyment of this rich red lager. But the beer has to be great- 'cause it's from Colorado, right? It's not ok to question this?...

Deep amber in color, the beer pours with bright clarity and releases a foamy sheet of bubbles that cling to the surface and the glass with spotty retention and lace. It's stained ivory foam liquefies into the beer while retaining spotty froth elements.

Toffee and nuts become the focal points for aroma- its malty components are semi-robust and give a "sun kissed" brightness tot he nose. With little in the way of hops, fruit esters or yeast spice, the beer is a dedicated scent of malt variation of caramel, toffee, nuts, and malty cream-like fermentation twang. Simple and pure.

Similarly, the taste is equally as simple and dedicated. Not relying on complex hopping rates or yeasty fruit or spice, the beer's flavors are predicated upon true malt variation: it starts caramel sweet but soon transitions to richer toffee and bread crust. Nutty with acorns and cashew, the richer malt complexes take on peanut brittle proportions but with a tad more robustness. Not quite coffee or toast, the beer flirts with deep caramelization.

Where the taste and aromas favor Amber Ale character, the mouthfeel reveals a smoother and more somber drinkability that invites a high rate of consumption. Making quick work of the beer, it starts supply sweet and finishes semi-dry with moderate alcohol warmth.

It turns out that a beer that's so simple in its plan and execution yields so much dialogue. I'm not one to sell it as as an undiscovered gem, it shows that there's a lot of appreciation to be said about simple beers done well. Turns out that native -Colorado ingredients make wonderful beers!

BEERchitect, Apr 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

mcaulifww, Mar 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

surfrogue1, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Joeyroush, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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 Borlando89
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Borlando89, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
Colorado Native Lager from AC Golden Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.