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Shane's Gold (formerly Shane's Leap Golden Lager) - McKenzie Brew House

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Shane's Gold (formerly Shane's Leap Golden Lager)Shane's Gold (formerly Shane's Leap Golden Lager)

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84
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McKenzie Brew House visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-29-2003)
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Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

dgherm, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Umbra
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Served on tap as a golden brew with an ultra white head. Great lacing
Malty, grassy aroma
Grassy brew with some chalkiness and finish of Euro hops
Finishes dry with a lingering hopness.
Overall: Worth having a few, seems to stick to the style pretty well.

Umbra, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

On-yap at the Malvern location. Served in a pint glass, clear gold with a tall white head.

Mmmm. I love a hoppy pilsner and this is a great example. It's also a little something different for what smells like the use of cascade hops from the herbal citrus and grapefruit. There's tiny bit of biscuit malt in the background, but big spicy hops dominate the flavor and aroma and leave an excellent, long-lasting aftertaste.

People underestimate pilsners too often as lawn-mower beer, but for me at least, this ranks up with the great APA's we all love.

tempest, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of NeroFiddled
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%

Golden. White head. Good retention. Very nice lacing. Limited aroma. Malty. Touch of diacetyl... they must be turning out beer too quickly! - ABSOLUTELY NOT a Czech-style pilsner!!! Malty sweetness quickly gives way to BOLD bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter with a lingering note of grassy, spicy and minty hops.

This beer has seen its ups and downs. It started BLAH, became something much more special, and has returned to a far-less-than-stellar brewpub gold.

NeroFiddled, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of jwc215
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

From a growler recently purchased and brought back for my by friends of mine. Poured into a pils glass.
Pours golden with thick towering head that descends to a lasting, thin head that leaves lacing on the glass.

The smell is of fresh-cut grass and fresh apple fruitiness.

The taste is of grassy, oily Saaz hops and fresh apple-like fruit. A malty sweetness comes through to give it a nice balance. Pretty basic, yet very tasty. Light to medium body. Clean and refreshing. Smooth, easy-to-drink. Nice texture. As close to complex as you're going to get for the style. Crisp finish.
Very easy drinking and tasty. A very good choice for a "session" brew.

jwc215, Dec 31, 2006
Photo of Gavage
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%

Appearance: golden with a 1" head that falls quickly. Some nice lacing develops.

Smell: grass and very mild Saaz bitterness.

Taste: nice grainy malt level with easily detectable Saaz hop bitterness. Some hefty lemon citrus rounds it out. Crisp and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: crisp from start to finish. Light-medum in body. Nice clean finish.

Drinkability: superb is all that can be said. Goes great with a pizza or all by itself. Don't expect an over the top beer here, but a great version of a Czech-styled beer.

Gavage, Oct 05, 2006
Photo of akorsak
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%

This is a pint glass serving at McKenzie's Brew House in Chadd's Ford, PA from May 13, 2006. The pils is cold.

Appearance: The pils is a very nice golden color, bordering on straw. It is crystal clear with no signs of sediment. There is a decent head on it.

Smell: The pils has the noble earthy smell of a Saaz-hopped beer, although it is a little restrained.

Taste: The hops really come through in the taste. Definitely Saaz and definitely earthy, these hops give the pils a nice dry flavor that finishes long. The hops assert themselves over the malt as well, which provides just enough biscuit flavor to keep the beer honest.

Mouthfeel: Very good mouthfeel, with the Saaz hops really delivering the knock-out blow.

Drinkability: With a low ABV and pleasing taste, the beer could do some damage.

akorsak, May 14, 2006
Photo of tgbljb
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

Enjoyed at the brew pub. Presented as a clear yellow beverage with modest white head. Smell is mild with a mild citrus (lemon) scent noted. Tasste is nice and crisp with a citrusy maltiness being predominant. Some hoppiness begin to show itself at the finish to present a nice well-rounded brew. A very easy drinking beer that would be a good session beer.

tgbljb, Nov 06, 2005
Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +8.1%

This is actually a czech pils, i'm really confused as to how it got listed under the adjunct lager style designation!? This is a dark golden brew with a nice off-white head of foam that lasts and leaves lacing as well. The aroma is nice and hoppy, but also offers up hints of lemon, and biscuit-like malts. The taste is dry and hoppy up front with a bready middle, and a dry, lemon-riddled finish. The mouthfeel is nice and right and the drinkability is good as well. Adjunct lager?, I think not!

francisweizen, Nov 11, 2004
Photo of pezoids
2.58/5  rDev -30.3%

Served as part of a sampler tray at their brewery. This is a light and golden colored beer. No head on this 5 ounce sample. Slightly malty and somewhat crisp. I detected something similar to licorice esters in the flavor that was a bit off-putting to me. A nice hop balance in the beer, although there are many better pilsner styled beers out there. I looking for something with a cleaner taste. Not terrible, though. I could see others enjoying it.

pezoids, Nov 29, 2003
Shane's Gold (formerly Shane's Leap Golden Lager) from McKenzie Brew House
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.