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Goldmine - World Brews

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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:
World Brews visit their website
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 tone77


2.81/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

02-16-2013 15:49:28 | More by tone77
Photo of RonaldTheriot


3.8/5  rDev +26.2%

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.


02-14-2013 19:32:30 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of Guyute


3.2/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

02-03-2013 05:13:01 | More by Guyute
Photo of nuclearmeg


2/5  rDev -33.6%

02-01-2013 02:41:05 | More by nuclearmeg
Photo of DarkerTheBetter


2.4/5  rDev -20.3%

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.

01-16-2013 00:00:52 | More by DarkerTheBetter
Photo of chronolulu


3/5  rDev -0.3%

01-07-2013 04:46:50 | More by chronolulu
Photo of MBSpear

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

01-07-2013 00:32:10 | More by MBSpear
Photo of woodychandler


2.95/5  rDev -2%

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.

01-05-2013 23:42:33 | More by woodychandler
Photo of TypsiYpsi


3/5  rDev -0.3%

12-20-2012 21:33:50 | More by TypsiYpsi
Photo of ElCommodoro


4.38/5  rDev +45.5%

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.

12-19-2012 04:21:11 | More by ElCommodoro
Photo of gpogo


3.63/5  rDev +20.6%

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.

12-12-2012 04:12:48 | More by gpogo
Photo of WeezyBoPeep


3.8/5  rDev +26.2%

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!!!

12-03-2012 03:04:42 | More by WeezyBoPeep
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev +2.3%

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

11-21-2012 02:35:49 | More by tdm168
Photo of Hanzo


2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

11-18-2012 19:45:50 | More by Hanzo
Photo of jadpsu


3.13/5  rDev +4%

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.

11-05-2012 23:35:08 | More by jadpsu
Photo of lilnicky068


3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-04-2012 18:12:56 | More by lilnicky068
Photo of Arithmeticus


2.85/5  rDev -5.3%

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).

10-30-2012 20:44:28 | More by Arithmeticus
Photo of BARFLYB


3.28/5  rDev +9%

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.

10-08-2012 20:05:47 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of daliandragon

North Carolina

2.33/5  rDev -22.6%

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.

09-09-2012 23:35:32 | More by daliandragon
Photo of UCLABrewN84


2.33/5  rDev -22.6%

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.

05-06-2012 03:57:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of godlessape


3/5  rDev -0.3%

Appearance: Poured 2 cans into a 24oz mug and watched the 1 inch head die down to a healthy quarter. It has a slightly hazy straw color and about average carbonation.

Smell: I'm smelling bread and corn with just a hint of malt at the back end.

Taste: This stuff tastes like salty corn flakes with very little malt or hops.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation--maybe a little thin.

Overall: For $5.99 a twelve pack, this is a pretty good deal. It's a decent adjunct brew, and I could see it being a summer time thirst quencher.

11-07-2011 01:37:57 | More by godlessape
Photo of ZenAgnostic


2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

12oz can. Bottom of can stamped 0751 14:48. Who knows what that means.

Appearance - Clean. Very slightly foggy pale yellow.

Smell - Slightly malty. Very corny. Typical.

Taste - Musky corn with a slight metallic and bubblegum finish.

Mouthfeel - Low to moderate body carbonation.Not flat but not bubbly.

Overall Drinkability - Meh. Decent if subpar lager.

09-03-2011 17:52:54 | More by ZenAgnostic
Photo of mjurney


3.93/5  rDev +30.6%

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

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

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.

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

For an Adjunct Lager, this is very good.

07-30-2011 17:30:52 | More by mjurney
Photo of elgiacomo


3.43/5  rDev +14%

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.

05-12-2011 00:25:53 | More by elgiacomo
Photo of ferrari29


3.05/5  rDev +1.3%

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

05-02-2011 00:47:59 | More by ferrari29
Goldmine from World Brews
72 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.