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329 Lager - Golden Road Brewing

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329 Lager
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-24-2014

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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

329 days of sun translates to a lot of sunshine. Living an hour southeast of the brewery's location, the weather here is not much different. Even in December, I can be found wearing shorts. But I digress. There's 12 ounces of lager inside this can, which shall see the light. On to the beer:

Based on color, this could be confused as a Bud Light, as its color is as pale as pee yellow. The head formed thick and rocky on top. Retention is adequate and it leaves a few splashes of lace. The aroma is clean and fruity with a zest of hay and grass. I'd say that this is on target.

Hay and a whisper of diacetyl start off this lager's taste. I prefer if the latter were out of the picture, but sometimes things don't work out perfect. There's a twang of fruitiness from the yeast and a little grass. It's light boded with a light crispness and has a slick aftertaste.

Compared to fresh German counterparts, 329 Days of Sun is a step below. But at least it's drinkable during the many sunny days LA encounters.

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Sampled out of a can provided by the nice bartender at Beachwood in Seal Beach, CA.

Ay mami! No mas! This literally is Budweiser. Budweiser in a hipster can.

Smells like the Inland Empire and tastes like a skunk that got ran over on the 91.

This thang is just rank. It is rank on all levels.

Next!

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A really solid, borderline excellent APL. Honestly, I'm not sure what more you would want out of a beer in this style bracket without busting firmly outside it. It's well balanced, with nice malt and biscuit flavors, with a clean, bitter finish. No off flavors, not thin and flabby. This is better than a lot of other craft "pilsners" that bring more character but fail to deliver a drinkable beer. Good stuff.

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329's sold in 12 oz. cans around L.A. -- not too hard to locate, for those looking

A: Light yellow with a foamy white head. If you didn't know any better, you'd think this was a BMC brew by appearance.

S: And this is where the differentiation starts: You get a mild amount of malt aromas and some fresh, clean floral scents that certainly set it apart from other lighter lagers on the market.

T: Bitter, but extremely mild. No overwhelming flavors, but still manages to be a well-balanced beer.

M: Medium carbonation and clean, light finish. Doesn't take much effort to drink this at all.

O: If you're looking for a great day drinking option and want to avoid BMC options (likely), this is a great selection. While not overly full on flavor, you certainly feel like you're enjoying a well-constructed brew. Worth a try if you find it.

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329 Lager from Golden Road Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.