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Flensburger Gold - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 01-21-2006)
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Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

06-26-2014 21:05:06 | More by oberon
Photo of txbrewer


4.38/5  rDev +24.4%

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.

03-20-2011 02:30:15 | More by txbrewer
Photo of Mora2000


2.42/5  rDev -31.3%

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.

12-22-2010 02:03:37 | More by Mora2000
Photo of valkyre65


4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-08-2011 17:00:03 | More by valkyre65
Photo of AxlSkull


2.5/5  rDev -29%

07-30-2014 11:52:09 | More by AxlSkull
Photo of javlin624


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-28-2014 22:14:38 | More by javlin624
Photo of Sudbuster


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-10-2012 00:17:35 | More by Sudbuster
Photo of Fatehunter


3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

09-29-2013 20:42:59 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of hoptualBrew


4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

06-11-2013 17:36:45 | More by hoptualBrew
Photo of jheezee


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-30-2012 18:31:15 | More by jheezee
Photo of Allen_Davis

West Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +32.4%

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.

09-14-2013 06:24:13 | More by Allen_Davis
Photo of Ebichuuu


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-24-2014 20:40:14 | More by Ebichuuu
Photo of goochpunch


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

09-23-2006 21:38:37 | More by goochpunch
Photo of theghost3


2.98/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

05-12-2008 02:19:09 | More by theghost3
Photo of cabsandking


3.93/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

04-28-2007 18:46:09 | More by cabsandking
Photo of BeerSingh


3.63/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

07-13-2010 06:59:42 | More by BeerSingh
Photo of TexIndy


3.05/5  rDev -13.4%

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.


06-21-2009 01:20:21 | More by TexIndy
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-22-2014 03:26:21 | More by largadeer
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-11-2014 03:52:38 | More by Big_Dave
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

08-15-2009 21:34:51 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of Stoffel


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-03-2012 03:57:35 | More by Stoffel
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-23-2014 22:47:11 | More by patre_tim
Photo of nickynick


3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

07-22-2009 13:26:56 | More by nickynick
Photo of markbatonrouge


3.53/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

03-07-2010 16:05:27 | More by markbatonrouge
Photo of Pegasus


3.33/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

06-22-2006 03:04:23 | More by Pegasus
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Flensburger Gold from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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