Flensburger Gold - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: maxpower on 01-21-2006

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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
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 txbrewer
4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
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 Mora2000
2.43/5  rDev -31%
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 Fatehunter
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +31.8%
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 goochpunch
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark honey with a frothed head that goes down to thin layer of white over the body. Leaves some interesting lacing patterns. Bready malts with hints of honey and floral hops are in the nose. The malt is pretty sturdy and there are present some floral and tea-like hops. What knocks the taste down is a somewhat present ethanol character that didn't sit well with me. Mouthfeel is moderate in body and mildly carbonated. Solid drinker.

Photo of theghost3
2.96/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance is golden with an adequate cream-colored head. The smell is very suttle, a hint of malts & toasty. It tastes bitter with a hint of wheat. Not much aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, & just a little acidic. Drinkability is just average because although it is rather smooth, there's not much taste or smell.

Photo of cabsandking
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale bronze color with a fluffy white, crusty two fingers showing really good retention. Aroma is generally spicy and bitter hops, honey sweetness and with caramel malt and nuttiness at a lesser degree. Very dry husky grain, yeasty sourness that fades midway through, a steady bitterness, and honey notes. Assertively dry and the flavor is gone almost before swallowed leaving nothing but some dry herbals in the finish. Thin watery mouthfeel with some crisp medium carbonation. Not overly exciting but good for the style and very quaffable.

Photo of BeerSingh
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of TexIndy
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz flip top bottle (they have thankfully switched from clear glass to brown) into a pint glass. Best by date of 11/30/09 on the back label. It was a slightly hazy gold color with just a touch of carb streams and no lacing. It had an average sized fizzy white head that quickly settled into a tiny partial collar.

The aroma was grainy, biscuity, vegetal - very close to a pilsener. This is my first dortmunder so can't compare it to others in the style but was good. Taste followed the aroma and again close to pilsener. Wasn't bad but didn't really scream drink more of me either. Definitely goes down easy but without really thinking about flavor while it goes down. Mouthfeel was crisp with a good hop finish.

Overall, a good solid middle of the road beer. Won't win any awards in my book for flavor but it's definitely better than a BMC. Recommend if you looking to try the style. For me, one and done just because better beers out there and not because it wasn't good.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
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 twiggamortis420
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

300 mL brown fliptop bottle with a freshness date of 09.20.10. Pours a clear light gold color with a voluminous white foam that displays excellent retention and a smattering of lacing. This is a pretty looking lager.

Smell is grainy and sweet with a husky malt characteristic. No hop aromas are present, but it still manages to smell clean and fresh.

The taste is brisk and snappy with a pale toasty malt flavor. Hops come in and add a slight bittering on the finish to offset some of the malty sweetness. There is plenty of flavor packed into this brew and would be an excellent choice to give to a BMC drinking friend. Good price tag at only a buck and a half for a single.

Photo of nickynick
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Flenburger Gold poured not surprisingly gold, with a decent sized white head, and nice lacing. The smell was malty with almost no hops. I found the nose to not be very fresh smelling. The taste was malty sweet. Very little hop bite. Mouthfeel was a bit light and to me seemed to lack carbonation a bit. Could have been a bit more crisp. Drinkability was good. Overall this was a decent lager. More of a novelty with its ceramic pop top. At $2.99 a bottle I will probably only buy this on rare occasions. But the bottles are keepers for home brewing.

Photo of markbatonrouge
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I drank this, poured into a pint glass, at The Cove in Baton Rouge -- a place that has an incredible beer list.

Flensburger is a very good brewery and they are making some excellent German beers. This one is not the best of the bunch, but it's drinkable and pleasant enough.

Actually, as a medium-light colored lager, I liked it quite a bit better than your average European lager like Stella or Harp. It has some color, a bit of a carmelly nose, and some flavor that kind of begins to match the nose.

It's a nice beer, and it'd be easy to drink a few of them in a session. But I'd much rather spend my money on bigger, bolder beers.

Photo of Pegasus
3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear light golden color, with numerous streams of fine bubbles, and thick, glass-coating lace.

Aroma: Lightly toasted malt presents itself, along with a faint herbal hop character. No skunk aroma was noted, despite the clear bottle.

Taste: Opens with a lightly toasty, biscuity malt note, with a slight tartness. Later in the taste butter and pepper notes appear. The finish is dry, with a lingering herbal and metallic bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, although mediocre for a German beer.

Photo of badleroybrown
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a nice golden color with a small head that disappears.

S - Actually one of the better things about the beer. Has a light malty aroma that dominates any slight hop aroma.

T - Has a slightly sweet taste. I think it could use a little more bittering hops but it is ok.

M - Has a light body with rather low carbonation.

D - This is an ok session beer with more flavor than US light lagers. Actually went well with a piece of cheesecake I ate while drinking this.

Photo of roddwolff
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Have a golden color; in the smell are essences of grains and caramel; good foam, quantity of alcohol and body acceptable; the taste is good, combines a smooth bitter with malts, with an accentuated and fresh sensation and carbonation; has a cork species instead of bottlecap; tasty to enjoy it with fish or sea food; The mouthfeel its not very good.

Photo of AlexMunse
4.22/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was a beer that was recommended to me from friends and beer-store employees alike. I respect and value their opinions, so I figured I'd give this beer a try. Also it was $1.49.

I'm pouring at 52.3 degrees into a 16oz pint glass.

It pours very light amber with a one finger head. Almost no lacing on the glass. If I were to judge by appearance only, I would say this looks like a Bud Light.

The smell is also very light, there's a hint of sweetness to it, but its still hard to distinguish from an average lager. I can't say anything BAD about it, but it's not enticing my senses.

The taste on the other hand is something different. A very promising start, it's woodsy. It brings memories of camping with my dad. Very clean, with a very unique taste. Bit of honey sweetness at the end. I can't put into words what this reminds me of, but it's pleasant, I could overlook the average appearance and smell just by the taste!

The mouthfeel is not bad, just the right bitterness and carbonation. I can't say anything good or bad. Average.

As for drinkability, I would say yes. I would buy this by the case and serve it at parties if I could! Sessionable, but still average on the whole.

One side note: I plan on buying MUCH more of this beer, not ONLY because I enjoyed it, but because of the unique bottle. I plan on home-brewing again and these are the kind of bottles that will save you money on caps. Grolsh bottles are the same, but I don't care fro Grolsh, so this is a welcome alternative at $1.50 a bottle!

Photo of DeSoto
2.7/5  rDev -23.3%
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 silverking
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
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 crossovert
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
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 gerardoluna
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 17, 2008
[Eyes] Clear golden with a good strong white foamy, good carbonation looks inside...

{Nouse] Flowery hops and caramel malt. Gentile carbonation.

[Mouth] The flavor is sweet and smooth the sweet side finishes with some bitter flavor. good for your first step in to the German Beers

Photo of Csikic93
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden color, malty and delicious

Photo of avalon07
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
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 djura
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Flensburger Gold from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
80 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.