Gilt Edge Golden Lager - Ruhstaller
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4/5 rDev +5.8%
Poured into a tall lager glass. Two and half fingers of head on a golden colored body with lots of bubbles.
The aroma is wonderful. Lots of spice, pine and and a touch of grain.
It's an aggressive lager with a good dose of hops. Lots of pine bitterness; great balance though. Smooth flavors.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
This is one of the best lagers out there.
06-06-2013 23:25:42 | More by Fatehunter
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
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A: Pours a beautiful, clear pale gold color with a soapy one finger white head. Leaves just a trace of lace.
S: Cereal grain, lemon, lime, grassy hops and a trace of yeast. Smell is pretty solid.
T: Pale malt upfront with a grainy and dry backbone. A decent touch of piney and grassy hops come in near the finish and leave a trace of resin along with a hint of baby aspirin-like bitterness. Mouthfeel drags just a touch, but remains pretty refreshing. I could definitely take a few of these down on a hot day. Lacks anything to make it stand out above the rest, but a solid lager.
08-05-2013 05:18:53 | More by notchucknorris
3.29/5 rDev -13%
Pours a golden colour with white head, fluffy, small bubbles. Looks nice, with good retention.
Smells a bit dank. Hoppy, with muted fruity notes, some dusty character, pineapple and a touch of brass. Subdued, not bad though.
Drinks quite metallic too. Decent hop character but a lot of grain that gets more pronounced late and lingers, with a brown kind of cereal character and a coating of hop resin. Bit spicy, a bit roasty, tastes nutritious but nevertheless a little sunken and heavy.
Bit heavy and thick on the feel too. Goes down OK but feels a bit full for what it is.
Not sure if I really like it. It hangs around for too long after the palate's otherwise done.
09-20-2013 05:03:26 | More by laituegonflable
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
Pours a clear yellow-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and slight citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, grain, and earth 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 mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has an earthy emphasis in the aromas and flavors.
03-18-2014 06:03:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
22oz hessian wrapped brown bomber purchased from Whole Foods Los Altos. Shared with Sam and Rich in Australia.
Pours a clear, bright golden colour with a pure white, slightly frothy head that settles out to a pocked film. Lacing is fine, but insubstantial, falling into a swathe of tiny dots. Carbonation is very fine. It looks pretty good.
Nose is clean and crisp, with a slightly herbal hop twang and a neutral malt character which never gets too sweet. Mostly, it's like a clean, bright pale lager, without any of the jagged nastiness you can get from a macro. Pretty decent stuff.
Taste is also good. I was expecting it to be a lot more straight down the line here, but there's a pronounced bitterness throughout which is very clean and direct, and amplified by the dry and very light body. Very crisp finish with vegetative hop notes and a suggestion of metal.
Feel is pleasant. Quite sharp and crisp, with a very fine carbonation underlining the hop bitterness.
Overall, I'm very happy with this. This is certainly hoppier than I was expecting, with a very pronounced bitterness that gives it its edge, and makes it very sharp and refreshing. Again, I'm pretty impressed with Ruhstaller. I'll definitely be grabbing a few more next time I'm in California.
09-07-2013 03:56:25 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.64/5 rDev -3.7%
Pours pale gold in color. Perfectly clear. Big white head. Excellent lacing and retention, particularly for the style. Good looking beer. The aroma is a mix of a sourdough-ish lager yeast flavor, gentle pale malt and grass/lemon/pine hops, relatively light. Not quite as hoppy as I expected. It's pretty subdued for a beer that has the name of a hop farm on the label. That said, the hop aroma is quite pleasant. Just a light mix of grass, citrus and pine. The taste is relatively dry. There's some simple sweetness to it from the pale malt. Light grassy bitterness, particularly in the finish. A little more of that lager yeastiness. It's a refreshing, light beer with some solid flavor. Mouthfeel is light and fairly crisp. However, relative to the style, there's some definite body to the beer, just a light creaminess. Tasty enough, but it doesn't really stand out for me. I'm a tad disappointed that the hops aren't featured a bit more prominently and contribute a fairly middle of the road flavor. Still, it's a good beer. I think my expectations were just a bit thrown off by the hop-focused label.
06-13-2013 04:53:27 | More by popery
Gilt Edge Golden Lager from Ruhstaller
85 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.