Goldmine - World Brews
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2.96/5 rDev -1.7%
This is a decent pale lager.
Gold, it has a medium-big white head soon thins.
Aroma is grain, grass, apple skin, very light.
Taste is lightly zesty grass, apple skin, grain up front, sweeter grain-light white bread - following. It has a somewhat nice, zesty finish. A bit thin and soapy,especially when warm. It's a decently good, solid pale lager but thin and a bit rough, very basic.
02-16-2014 23:45:36 | More by Offa
3/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
01-26-2014 01:11:26 | More by Pegasus
3/5 rDev -0.3%
12 oz Can.
Aggressive side pour into a tulip.
A: Crystal clear light gold color. Well carbonated. Almost no head. Disappeared fast. Very little lacing and very oily.
S: Barely smells like beer. Corn and a little bit of hops. That's about it.
T: Not bad. Decent tasting actually for what it is. Decently balanced.
M: Just a little bite from the carbonation. Smooth.
O: Not bad for a basic adjunct lager. Price point is right at $3.99 for a six-pack. Yes... only $3.99. Just a basic American lager. It is so light, I can hardly imagine the Goldmine Light. Nothing offensive or off tasting so decent. I would call it Just-A-Beer. Certainly drinkable and chugable. LOL! Its a beer bong beer.
12-12-2013 00:02:02 | More by Hops4Pops
2.93/5 rDev -2.7%
A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and faint notes of golden yellow. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy bright white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with corn and rice adjuncts. Light hints of grassy hops.
T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of grainy malts with mostly corn and some rice adjuncts. Light amounts of grassy hops which impart a light to moderate bitterness which lingers.
M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Easy to drink and went really well with the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs and Low Country Boil at the cookout, did not compete with the flavors of the food. Nothing really special about this one that makes me want to purchase it again but not offensive as some beers in the style can be.
07-21-2013 14:35:20 | More by dbrauneis
2.38/5 rDev -20.9%
This beer in a nutshell? Cheap and drinkable.
Its clear and light gold. Lacing is very thin.
Smell...is off. It has a little bit of a sweetness, and a little...hint of metallic.
Taste is fine. Its not too bitter, mostly a corn-y sweetness but not off-putting. Its thin enough to chug and clean enough to like. Almost like an adjunct of an adjunct.
Overall you get what you pay for: if you're on a budget, $3 isn't the worst you could pay. If you're looking for a couple casual drinks to share, this works fine. But for a party? I say spend a little more and get your money worth.
03-04-2013 01:44:05 | More by DM1293
2.75/5 rDev -8.6%
Picked this up for $2.99 a six pack at Whole Foods. 12 fl oz aluminum can served into an Oskar Blues pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low. Label is a generic yellow and red. "Brewed by Gold Mine Brews, Rochester, NY." I don't see an ABV anywhere on the can.
Served straight from the fridge - as I think this style always should be. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a three finger off-white colour thin head of no real cream. Retention is average (~2 minutes) generally, though a bit lackluster considering the low ABV. No lacing at all as the head recedes. Body colour is a pale light yellow; looks watery. It's littered with carbonation bubbles, indicating overcarbonation. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Overall, it's thin and pathetic looking. I've seen other beers in the style with more colouration and appeal. This isn't great.
Sm: Clean barley with some stale character, generic pale malts, and light artificial lemon zest. It's not what I'd call fresh, but it doesn't come off old. No yeast is detectable. I don't detect any alcohol or heat. Light clean corn rounds out the adjunct; I don't get rice. A hint of artificial fruit sweetness; maybe it's just the sugary lemon. I get some buried light generic floral hopping; there's little depth there but it's detectable. It doesn't come off watery. I don't know that it's a balanced aroma, but it's generally pleasant for a beer lover like me. Nothing sticks out as particularly egregious other than the staleness. A mild strength aroma.
T: Clean corn and crisp barley, with clean palt malts in the late second act continuing into the third act, joined by a light (and I mean light) generic floral hop character. What I love about it is that it doesn't lack body like many beers in the style; this is not as watery as your mainstream offerings like Bud or Coors. There's little flavour here, but it's balanced. Even lightly buttery, reminding me of Trader Joe's Simpler Times lager. Both are good budget beers. I think for the style they could do far worse here. A bit of crystal malt comes through; maybe more would lend it more complexity. As it is, there's no subtlety or complexity, but the balance is notable. Do I like it? Sure. Why not. But it's rather average. What can I say? I love beer.
Mf: Crisp and soft, with slight overcarbonation. Good thickness and body. Poor palate presence. Nicely wet. I'd stop short of calling it refreshing, but it'll reduce your thirst.
Dr: Aside from a bit of a stale barley character, it's not bad for the style. I think many will come down hard on it merely because it's an adjunct lager, but I do think it's one of the better ones I've had. People like to call these lawnmower or BBQ beers and I think this fits the bill at 50 cents a can. I'd definitely grab this over more mainstream offerings. You could do far worse. This might be a good beer if you're trying to ease a macro lager drinker towards craft beer; maybe after this you could make the jump to Allagash White and then Blue Moon? In any case, it has its place and I have nothing against it. I love the price point. Very drinkable; I could kill a pitcher of this with the lads over some wings. That said, I won't be getting this again.
02-18-2013 02:29:38 | More by kojevergas
Goldmine from World Brews
72 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.