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Goldmine - World Brews

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BA SCORE
72
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 17.55%
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.33/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, sugar, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is of grain and sugar. There is an extremely slight bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with a better smell than taste.

UCLABrewN84, May 06, 2012
Photo of metter98
2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that quickly dissipated and left some lacing on the surface.
S: There are aromas of adjuncts (corn and rice seem apparent) and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grainy malts and there is a slight amount of bitterness from the hops in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer goes down very easily but there's nothing special about it that would make me want to try it again.

metter98, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

High C-

kojevergas, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
2.95/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oh mighty overseer of CANs, thank you for landing me some CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM), which has been off-track for too long. I scored a sixer at Whole Foods Market (Dupont Circle) while in DC last week to look at the Lichtenstein exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.

Nothing on the CAN that CAN't be discerned from the picture, so it is Crack & Glug time, kids! I love that sound and the visual that accompanies it. This showed real promise, developing two-plus fingers of dense, foamy bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity allowing me to see into the future. My future is filled with beer! Yay. Nose smelled like so many other AALs - full of corn and other adjuncts. I think that corn is the worst as it ends up reminding me of silage: rotting, fermenting corn, husks and cobs stored in a silo for use as pig feed. Oh well. Such is the nature of the beast. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste was sweeter than the nose led me to expect. Yeah, it was as corny as the puns that I start my students out with every day, but either I have gotten used to it or it was not as pronounced as in many of its brethren. Finish was semi-dry and for the price, it was not bad. It would make a decent lawnmower beer, but if you asked me to distinguish it from others, I would fold my hand. This is dime-a-dozen beer.

woodychandler, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

dbrauneis, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
3.28/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

BARFLYB, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.08/5  rDev +2%
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

tdm168, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev -0.7%

dmorgan310, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of tone77
2.81/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Thank to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some corn and grains. Taste is also a bit mild, grains, a bit of sweetness, kind of light. Feels light in the mouth and overall this is about the standard beer for this style.

tone77, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Hanzo, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Pegasus
3/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Pegasus, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Offa
2.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Offa, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.8/5  rDev +25.8%
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

RonaldTheriot, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Lukass
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Lukass, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Chucker17
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Chucker17, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of bubseymour
2/5  rDev -33.8%

bubseymour, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of daliandragon
2.33/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Ah, good old World Brews. Producing cheap mediocre swill under a thousand generic faces for years now. Picked up a sixer of this nonsense at the Whole Foods in Charlottesville. this pours with startling clarity and a surprisingly decent head. Some decent lacing is a bonus as well. Nose is pure adjunct-town. This is the beer you think it is: a not very good one. Some sweetish malt and a whiff of hops but not much else. Drinkable but not desirable.

daliandragon, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
2.4/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Found at Whole Foods for $3.99 a six-pack.

Pours a dirty gold with a thin stream of bubbles that sustains a bit of foam.

Smells of sweet and sour grains with a dry crispness. It generally reminds me of cheap beer.

Tastes about the same. Isn't the bottom floor already full in the adjunct lager market? Is there really demand for another poorly done adjunct lager? This one tastes like any number of slightly sour and dirty lagers. I suppose it is a touch better than some with a clean and almost fruity corn, but it just finishes off with the sour, pungent edge that brings out the worst in the style.

Feels full with a soft rasp of carbonation but finishes clean.

I guess I don't see the point. I won't be revisiting this beer.

DarkerTheBetter, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of elgiacomo
3.43/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

elgiacomo, May 12, 2011
Photo of Tschnab
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Tschnab, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of grumpygerman
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

grumpygerman, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Arithmeticus
2.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured chilled in a tall ale glass.

A: clear bright yellow; lots of carb beads; very thick head, goes down quickly; lacing decent
S: stale smell of lager
T: sweet; not bitter; emphasis on malt; few hops; not very flavorful, and what there is seems to be in the Sprite/lemon water region; relatively nondescript; it's about average for this genre

An American version of a eastern European adjunct lager (think Stauropramen).

Arithmeticus, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of ChaseTheAce
3/5  rDev -0.7%

ChaseTheAce, May 15, 2013
Photo of ferrari29
3.05/5  rDev +1%
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

ferrari29, May 02, 2011
Photo of BJSmit
3/5  rDev -0.7%

BJSmit, Jan 28, 2014
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Goldmine from World Brews
72 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.