1. American Craft Beer Fest is this weekend in Boston, Mass. Join us for 640+ beers from 140+ brewers! Tickets for Friday, May 29 are still available. Cheers!

Flensburger Gold - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Not Rated.
Flensburger GoldFlensburger Gold

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 119
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 01-21-2006

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (10) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 62
Photo of Adam-beerismyfriend
3.17/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very golden appearance with little head and medium carbonation. sharp/crisp aroma of barley, flavour is on par with that. Little flavourless for my liking but I sure could drink a bunch on a nice hot day.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

Photo of Csikic93
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden color, malty and delicious

Photo of djura
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Golden color, micro head with low carbonation.
S - Nice aroma of sweet malt. Fresh grains, honey.
T/M - Average lager, nothing special, low carbonation and bitterness.

O - Pass.

Photo of interzen
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml swing-top bottle

Look: As its name would suggest, a pale gold pour with a fairly thick, bubbly head. Not much in the way of lacing.

Smell: Quite a rich smell with a definite malt hit. Gets a bit resinous with a slight metallic tang once it has warmed up a bit. Still, quite a sharp and 'clean' smell and not at all unpleasant.

Taste: Follows the smell quite closely - fairly malty with resinous hints and that slight metallic hint. Again, nothing particularly earth-shattering but since this is primarily an export lager there was never going to be an excessively complex flavour profile anyway.

Feel: Medium body (moreso than its appearance would suggest) with a fairly dry finish with a hint of sweetness.

Overall: Pretty solid - this is my first encounter with Flensburger and whilst it's unlikely to win any prizes for depth or complexity the fact remains that it's a good, crisp-tasting lager.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flensburger Gold has a thin, white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and some minor lacing left behind. You can, upon close inspection, see some fine white specs roiling about the beer, so it is not super filtered. Aroma is of rich, pungent, sweet & sour barley malt and a slight grass. Taste is of the same thing, with a noticeable biscuit note, across the sip. Mouthfeel is medium, and Flensburger Gold finishes crisp and refreshing. No complaints, here. RJT

Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an export lager so it's not gonna have earth shattering bold flavors it's gonna be a malt tilted more subtle lager and should be reviewed as such...there done with my rant.Pours a pale light golden with a thinner white head in my stein.Aromas of honey malts and iron with a bit toasted grain.Flavors are pretty dry and grainy at the onset with a little of the German iron element to it,hops are subtle and light with mild sweetness in the finish.No frills but easy drinking,a no brainer for a hot day like today.

Photo of Premo88
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(best before: 1/10/15)

L: pale yellow, clear with a misty look; thick 1-inch head of white foam that sticks hard; nice collar of frothy white foam; not a lot of lacing

S: sweet ... very sweet bready malt; fruity

T: oranges ... like the nose, very sweet; a bit of grain, but the sweet biscuit/bready malt taste is thorough; if there's a hop flavor, it's mostly a balancing agent that takes a little of the sweetness ... nothing bitter; peaches; fruity -- comes off like an American-made English pale ale

F: a bit soft but enough carbonation to keep it drinkable

O: loads of taste and VERY drinkable ... it's a great alternative to the German pilsener, and at times it's so sweet and fruity that you get some of the English pale ale sweet twang. it's perhaps a bit watery, but the taste is full-strength, so it works out just fine. a beer I will definitely grab again.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured almost two fingers of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is smells of dry wheat and barley, just a touch metallic.
The taste has a nice grain flavor. Not much else, but what's there is fine.
The texture is softer with moderate carbonation.
It has decent flavor and is easy drinking and enjoyable.

Photo of Allen_Davis
4.64/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I purchased this beer at Total Wine & More in Virginia Beach as part of a sampling of their German/Belgian beers.

Appearance: Clear and golden...some light lacing. Very light, moderately carbonated head that hung around for a bit.

Smell: Solidly malty, with a bit of noble hop scent. Yeast is present in the scent as well, but pleasantly so.

Taste: A round, 'brown' malty sweet wash with a refreshingly light kick of balanced hop bitterness. slightly bready finish. I enjoyed this beer most at 50 deg. F. This temperature seemed to bring out the most flavor in the malt.

Mouthfeel: A bit sparkly and bubbly at first, with a light alcohol sting...this leads to a long-lasting rich mouthfeel, which coats for a while. Not the slightest bit unpleasant.

Overall: This is what beer is all about....barley, yeast, subtle but simple flavors. The only way this beer could be better to me? A tiny, tiny bit less maltiness. Overall, a great German lager.

Photo of silverking
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale straw with a fluffy white head. Head retention is very good, and teh lacing clumps in rings with each sip.

S- Grains, honey.

T- cereal grains with more honey. makes me think of honey-nut cheerios. The finish shows some strong notes of corn.

M- light bodied, but slightly creamy with light, gentle carbonation. It is slightly sticky.

O- Not what I was expecting at all. Try it.

Photo of bark
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is yellow (5 EBC), the liquid clear. The high yellowish head is quite firm, it sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is fresh with an anonymous bitterness. Flowery hops and a smooth sweetness. Hints of bread.

The taste is quite light and very clean. Passing notes of bread and malt. Some flowery hops. Medium body. Somewhat tart bitter notes in the aftertaste. Bread. Medium bitterness. Clean and tidy. Long bitterness in the finish.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles short-lived. The liquid is mid-smooth.

This one just slides down the throat. The Germans know how to brew a clean lager, for shure.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours clear golden with a large thick whipped-cream-like white head. Slow dissipation leaves rich lacings.

S: Rich malt, bready and semi-sweet. A little bitter hops in the back. Fresh-smelling.

T: Rich bready malt, a bit sweet. Some citric notes and bitter hops. Well balanced.

M: Aftertaste holds a little bitterness, but doesn't last for very long. Body is medium while carbonation is strong but smooth, small bubbles.

O: This is a nice Dortmunder with a little of everything. Not bad at all!

Photo of avalon07
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A somewhat skunky smell, along with a lot of malt. Not overly appealing.

T: Tasted pretty much like it smelled: A lot of malt, a tinge of hops, and a slightly skunky aspect. A very bland, almost watery flavor. Not well constructed.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is an average, undistinguished Euro lager. Very forgettable.

Photo of Minkybut
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this smelly beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was dark blond and the beer poured a big white head. However that head went away fast. The beer had a real pop to it when opened. The beer was really stinky smelling not typical skunk smell but just stunk. Beer was a little sweet tasting had good lacing also. Besides the smell I would buy again.

Photo of DeSoto
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up this bottle at my place of work. Really nice looking 330ml bottle with a swing cap stopper. The bottle I bought was brown, not the clear one like in the picture so light shock should not be a factor. The only date I could find was the "Best before" which was 11-05-12. The only Dortmunder that I've had was from the good people at Shiner with their Shiner Frost. I liked it, but now have a base to judge with a German one.

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance: Pale straw color with one finger of head. Retention only lasted 20-25 seconds. Clarity was par. It wasn't hazy, but for a lager style it was a bit short.

Smell: Nice bready, cereal notes. Some very small sweet notes. Well balanced between hops and yeast. Quite inviting.

Taste: Quite weak. Not really refreshing. It almost tastes like having uncooked pasta in your mouth. Starchy and stale. Quite disappointing.

Mouthfeel: For the taste of this beer not to my liking, the mouthfeel is nice. Really clean and nothing offensive. Lager styles are great when they don't weigh you down. Very crisp and clean.

Overall: This beer was a conundrum for me. Looked okay out of the bottle. It brought you in with the nose, but left you hanging with the taste profile. Expecting to have an awful drink, it was clean and didn't leave anything unwanted. Very different from the Shiner Frost that I previously tried. Can't wait to trying out some more Dortmunder style beers to figure this one out.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold with a white cap that flees to film. Grandpa lager sour malts on the nose with some fresh grassiness.
Biscuit and a bit of melon that fades into steely caramel with just a moderate amount of Noble spice and wet straw. Green pear finish and slight spice tea linger.
Light, a bit watery, some chew, soft.

Don't know that this has the presence to be called a Dortmunder, though it is pretty chewy. This comes at the cost of hops, which are largely AWOL. Adds up to a pleasant but indistinct package.

Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with an impressive head; great stickage and lacing

Smell: Grainy, with a touch of honey

Taste: Grainy, with a rather sweet malt character; by mid-palate, a hint of grassy hops arrive, which linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Just a bit too much sweet malt flavor for my palate; otherwise a decent lager

Photo of cpolking
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark honey golden with a half inch of thick, white, foamy head that leaves medium lacing down the glass.

The aroma is honey, straw, apricot, and grain.

The taste is like a sweet, rich, honey bread in liquid form. It finishes dry but not really bitter. The aftertaste is fresh, dried fall grain, a hint of sweet chewing tobacco and just a touch of lager "funk."

This is a little sweeter than many German lagers, but it is rich and delicious nonetheless.

Photo of txbrewer
4.35/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Full gold, slight haze. The head fades fast and is then pretty much gone.

S - light/mild floral sweetness

T - can taste the sweet from the smell, very light on the hops

M - full tingle across the tongue with very little bitter - enjoyable (at least to me)

D - yes, and would drink again.

My bottle is not clear and multiple stores that carry this are not carrying any of this line in clear bottles. I tried the wheat previously and liked it and find this quite good as well.

Photo of Everydayoff
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml swing-top cap bottle poured into a pils glass by freshness date.

A:
Gold color with thick white frothy head it gradually recedes and leaves with some lacings. Visible carbonation is light to medium.

S:
Blending with grainy malt, floral hop and bread.

T:
The taste is bready / biscuity malt with moderate hop bitterness and hint of subtle spice.

M:
The body is light, smooth with good crispness. Finish is clean and dry.

D:
Easy and high drinkable thought its clean character.

Photo of Mora2000
2.43/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and grass. The flavor is grass and grain, with a little something that tastes like peanuts mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is nothing good going on with this beer. Definitely not one to seek out.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pleasantly surprised by this lager, but I confess to liking the style in general. Pours rich golden color, no haze, with white head up top. Nose is light but has a soft grainy character. On the palate there's a moderately flavorful malt component with some herbal-metallic hops to round it out nicely. Nice little hop "spice". Finishes on the dry side a little for me.

Photo of crossovert
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

So this is the beer that has taken northern Germany over? 12 oz flip-top brown bottle. Best by 01.14.11.

Pours a very pale, clear gold with a soapy white head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving spots of lacing.

It is very mildly scented, a bit of biscuit and some minor hops is all you get, maybe some mineral water.

The flavor is just sort of bready. Tastes liek pretzel beer, I suppose it is pretty appetizing actually, although it kinda of tastes like a non-alcoholic beer I had once called Gerstel. There is some walnut that comes though after a while and a good amount of sweetness.

I mean, it is what it is, it is a cheap export lager, don't expect a Munchiner Helles over here, still the beer is unique and I will give it that.

Photo of BeerSingh
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Obtained this bottle from Foodworld in Pattaya. I have a strange affinity for swing top bottles - I grab 'em, use 'em and store homemade sauces in 'em. Anyway, the bottle was clear, made me think about the skunk - luckily it was not much of a botheration throughout. The beer poured a light amber - gold with plenty of life into a pilsner glass. The head was creamy and an inch deep, finally settling into a thin collar. This was my first Dortmunder, and it did look impressively resplendent, though like what any good looking pilsner would be like. The nose was sweet and malty which turned a little vinegary. You could distinctly smell the pilsner malts used therein. No hop presence, in the nose at least.
The beer was light on the palate, a tad watery but it suited the hot tropical weather. It tasted sweet upfront with a faint hop presence in the finish - making it crisp. The beer did taste a little watered down (with adjuncts maybe..??) - I don't know, but it being light and sweet at the same time didn't make sense to me. The mouthfeel was a little weak to my liking, I could have used a little more carbonation for assertion on the palate.
Overall, it was a nice experience having the Flensburger Gold. I can have plenty of them on a hot, summer day. Though I would like to try some more of the Dortmunders out there before I give a final verdict on this one.

to view more.
Flensburger Gold from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
80 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.