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Goldmine - World Brews

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72
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MNJR on 01-26-2011)
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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely an adjunct lager, but it's pretty good for one. It's fairly bland and unobtrusive, but it's got a nice fruity note to it and is very refreshing and easy drinking. It's completely enjoyable as an adjunct lager, which is not true of most. It tastes like a better batch of Big Flats (a very inconsistent and cheap brew by the same company). I'd get it again if it was cheaper in my area, but I'll stick with Big Flats for now and hope for a good batch.

Serving type: can

12-19-2012 04:21:11 | More by ElCommodoro
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ChipChaight

New York

4/5  rDev +32.9%

06-14-2014 23:05:36 | More by ChipChaight
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mjurney

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Straw color, very clear. A little carbonation. Small head. Lacing looks fairly nice on the glass.

Aroma:
Sweet grains. A little bitterness. A hint of adjunct, maybe corn. Smells a lot better than most adjunct lager I had.

Taste:
Sweet grainy up front along with dry bitterness in the finish. A lot more flavor and body that most adjunct lager I had. Malt is sweet, grainy, grass and cereal, a little corn flake. Dry bitterness at the end from the hops. Body is medium. Very soft carbonation in my palate.

Finish:
Crisp, but dry finish. Clean dry aftertaste. Highly drinkable.

Overall:
For an Adjunct Lager, this is very good.

Serving type: can

07-30-2011 17:30:52 | More by mjurney
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.8/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goldmine Lager (a private label clone of Genesee) has a very thick, foamy, stark-white head, a clear, yellow-golden appearance, streaming bubbles, and a heavy lacing left on the glass. Under intense light, one can detect tiny, white particles floating throughout the beer. The aroma is of sweet, lightly-toasted barley malt, and the flavor is of sweet malt and grain, some corn, and a light dusting of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Goldmine Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. There were no off-putting notes with this one. I rate very good.

RJT

Serving type: can

02-14-2013 19:32:30 | More by RonaldTheriot
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed within the STYLE it is impossible to score this one low. At $3.49 per six pack at Whole Foods Market, I thought what the heck. And I got a lot more than I thought I would for about what I pay for a gallon of gas these days...

A: Poured into a tumbler, this one retains a decent foamy head and shows some great color for an American Adjunct Lager.

S: Nothing offensive, which would place this one up there with Gennesee Cream Ale as one of the best smelling adjuncts out there. A little corn, light maltiness, and some notes of sourdough.

T: Again, nothing offensive. Smooth, creamy, not sharp at all, goes down easy with a nice refreshing, but not bland flavor. Semi-sweet, but not artificial. Overall a nice tasting beer.

Value: For $3.49 a sixer, only the worst hipster beer snob would NOT buy this. Recommended for that night before pay day!!!

Serving type: can

12-03-2012 03:04:42 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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MNJR

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a new beer being contract brewed for Whole Foods nationally by a brewer in Rochester NY. Whole Foods employees provided this information, so I'm just repeating it. I am ASSUMING Genesee is the brewer, but can't confirm this. Apparently it is impossible to review a beer here without at least guessing the brewer. Seems fair but makes it hard to review a beer like this one where the brewer is operating (or hiding) under what seems like a bogus name. Future reviewers or someone in the know can correct me if I'm wrong. Never saw this until today and it was $7.99/12 cans, so I bit.

The color is light, pale gold/yellow. Very nice head and fine, even carbonation. The head dies at a respectable pace and leaves a thin tight lattice pattern in the glass. The smell is clean, bright, some nice German smelling hops, a sight fruit aroma. Nothing cheap or offensive. The taste is quite good for the style. Nice clean grain, light but crisp hops, a hint of citrus with a decent malt presence. The mouthfeel is crisp, if a bit thin. I had PBR yesterday, and I tend to enjoy that beer. This is right there and I might say a cut above. Nice job introducing a new contract beer that isn't terrible like most. I'd buy again for sure. Would be an excellent summer/hot weather beer.

I'd say it is a solid cut above the average macro lager.

Note: Cable Car beers are also contract brewed in Rochester for WF. I'd assume Genesee handles these as well. The Cable Car I've had was pretty bad. This is much better.

Serving type: can

01-26-2011 23:18:40 | More by MNJR
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gpogo

California

3.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear super light yellow body with a small white foam cap.

A- Sweet malt aroma. Adjunct aroma. A little malt, a little corn. Pleasant.

T- Sweet adjunct flavor. Very light bitterness with a crisp clean finish. Semi-sweet, not bland, pretty good.

M- Light body, moderate carbonation.

D- Easy drinking, and for the price completely worth it. Get it, drink it, and don't be a snob.

Serving type: can

12-12-2012 04:12:48 | More by gpogo
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johnson3000

California

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-15-2013 23:14:33 | More by johnson3000
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M477H3W

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-30-2014 16:42:59 | More by M477H3W
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev +14%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz canned August 24th 2010, not exactly fresh but this is a "fresh" delivery our distributor just sent us. Served cold in a nonic glass.

Pours lightly hazy pale yellow with a one finger white head that leaves some lacing at first but diminishes to a wispy cap pretty quickly.

Aroma is sweet grains, corn, bread, and I swear to god I’m even picking up a hint of grassy and citrus hops. Good strength and a pleasant aroma for the style.

Flavor is sweet corn, grains, a touch of sulfur on the back end, pretty sweet too, particularly on the finish.

Mouthfeel is lightish although a bit syrupy and sticky for the style, prickly carbonation.

For $6.99 a 12-pack, this really isn’t too bad considering its competition.

Serving type: can

05-12-2011 00:25:53 | More by elgiacomo
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz CAN into a pint glass

A- Goldmine Lager is a crisp light yellow with some spots of amber. Just the faintest little cap i've ever seen, it eventually goes into nothing leaving a semi dead looking drink, but there are some rising bubbles coming up.

S- Corn and grain are the main contenders here. Your typical adjunct scent without the skunk that goes with some in the pact,

T- There is more flavor in here than I was expecting but it isnt much more than some grain and corn, some sweet malts. A earthy hop flavor in the back that is barely a whisper.

M- Kinda lively from the CAN with a bit of zing, easy drinking, good enough to go down easy like. Very light bodied and pretty crisp.

D- I think I would enjoy this more off of the tap, the appeal of this went away after 6 oz or so, but i finished the liquid with ease.

Serving type: can

10-08-2012 20:05:47 | More by BARFLYB
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +8%

02-22-2013 16:05:02 | More by milkbone_underwear
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invisiblecamel

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +8%

06-08-2014 01:55:13 | More by invisiblecamel
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Tschnab

New York

3.25/5  rDev +8%

07-14-2013 03:10:37 | More by Tschnab
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Guyute

California

3.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

I had zero expectations for Goldmine, but at $2.99 a six pack, I couldn't resist picking it up. Especially as I read the cheese pairing suggestions posted next to the stacked beer display at Whole Foods. I have to say though, expecting nothing from the gold and yellow can, I was surprised at how non-unpleasant it was. Much better than a can of Coors or Bud. Get it cold enough and it may be a treat on a warm night next to the bbq. Don't be afraid of this one.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 05:13:01 | More by Guyute
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 12 pack of this for $6.99 (now that's an economy beer) at the package store on hwy. 29 in Lilburn.
Pours a very light, clear pale straw yellow, with a bright white head that has surprisingly decent retention.
Smell is corn husk and grain. Nothing here offensive. Taste follows the nose.
Got to give this beer some props. Cheap, but provides a nice value.
We have a match with the can shown on BA but this is from Rochester, NY - not Calif.

Serving type: can

11-05-2012 23:35:08 | More by jadpsu
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear gold with a thin, bubbly, fizzy layer of white head

S - sweet, grainy

T - sweet, grainy, very faint hop character

M - light bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is definitely better out of the can, but even in a glass this isn't an awful beer for the style. It's typical but doesn't have the off flavors that often plague this style. This isn't something I'll have again, but it was nice once

Serving type: can

11-21-2012 02:35:49 | More by tdm168
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer poured from can into Stella-Lager glass

A - Very well carbonated; clear light golden colored body; white two-three finger head formed; lots of lacing did form on the sides of the glass; both of which dissipated very quickly

S - Grain smell; corn and some wheat; lager airiness to it with a crisp scent, tight but not overwhelming; after a while some fruit scents do come up with a grape and/or champagne like scent

T - Slightly grainy; corn and fruity bite at the tip of the palate; very light flavors though; champagne/white grape like

M - Light and slightly effervescent; thin and crisp on the tongue; refreshing

D - Refreshing taste; not too heavy; a decent summer time beer; mediocre for a lager though

Serving type: can

05-02-2011 00:47:59 | More by ferrari29
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.3%

08-24-2013 20:42:13 | More by timjim1327
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yurymetelski

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -0.3%

06-24-2014 23:11:08 | More by yurymetelski
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Pegasus

Texas

3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear medium golden in color with a faint haze, and a fairly large, dense and persistent white head. Small bubbles ascend to the surface in columns. The lacing is thick and scattered.

Aroma: Clean pale malt, moderate hops which seem almost noble in type, and some mineral notes.

Taste: Opens with crisp pale malt, followed by somewhat bitter, metallic hops. As the taste progresses, the hops hold sway over the malt, although not overpoweringly so. This seems slightly unusual for an American Adjunct Lager, although not unpleasant in any sense. Finishes with a touch of malt sweetness and a lingering metallic hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth and fairly soft, with a hint of sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: For the price, its hard to complain, and in my opinion, it is as good or better than the American Adjunct Lager offerings from Bud, Miller, and Coors.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce pop-top aluminum can, served in a standard pint Pilsener glass.

Source: Purchased at Whole Foods in Texas in January of 2014 for $3.99/six-pack plus tax.

Serving type: can

01-26-2014 01:11:26 | More by Pegasus
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -0.3%

07-14-2013 15:54:30 | More by Dasein11
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3/5  rDev -0.3%

05-15-2013 00:30:45 | More by ChaseTheAce
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jds8411

California

3/5  rDev -0.3%

12-31-2013 03:57:21 | More by jds8411
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Frank_TX

Virginia

3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-13-2013 21:51:39 | More by Frank_TX
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Goldmine from World Brews
72 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.