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329 Lager - Golden Road Brewing

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329 Lager
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by DoubleJ:
Photo of DoubleJ
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RaulMondesi
2.79/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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!

Photo of errantnight
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and slight floral aromas. Taste is much the same with floral and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink, but I think it needs more carbonation.

Photo of brewmastercat
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

A little too hoppy for those expecting an american adjunct lager.
I really enjoyed it.
Purchased one 16 oz can for $1.99

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329 Lager from Golden Road Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.