Flensburger Gold - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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Reviews: 62
Hads: 123
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.18%
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 Allen_Davis
4.64/5  rDev +31.4%
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. (949 characters)

Photo of txbrewer
4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
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. (483 characters)

Photo of AlexMunse
4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
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! (1,521 characters)

Photo of Washburne
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pleasing gold colour with a thick, foamy white head that lasts a good way through the beer and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Malt is very noticeable in both smell and flavour, but has enough hops to cancel out the sweetness. Crisp and clean, but a little too much carbonation for me. Of all the Flensburgers, I've found this to be the best session beer as it's not too strongly flavoured like the pilsener and dunkel and slips down a little easier than the hef. (469 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by: 01.03.07

Golden body. Lots of carbonation surfacing slowly. A one finger white cap of froth sticks around for a while. Aroma is bready malts. Hay. And grainy sweetness. Crisp flavor of cracker like breadiness. Sweet dough and smooth malts. Hops add a dryness to it all. Nicely done. Mouthfeel is crisp. Body is medium. Always good to find another well done dortmund style lager. There's simply not enough of them around. (432 characters)

Photo of irrevjim
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours a pale transparent golden, nice 1" head that dissipates in a minute or so, leaving a straight line of lacing at the top and light lacing down the side of the pilsner glass, all the way to the bottom.
smell, sweet honey biscuit malt, perfect for the style
taste, malt, honey,butter cookie, gentle hops
feels smooth, mild carbonation, lighter body than some munich golds but not too light.
what's outstanding about this is how perfectly balanced and consistent it is from start to finish. If you like this style (and I do) this is a well executed example. Maybe helped by the heavy duty 11.2 oz bottle (605 characters)

Photo of interzen
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
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. (909 characters)

Photo of cpolking
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
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. (464 characters)

Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flensburger gold indeed pours a gold color with a white head that sticks around for a while from a clear swing top bottle. Malt is definitely noticeable in the aroma in a pleasant way. Kind of a cracker like malt flavor dominates, there are some hops balancing it out. Thankfully, no hints of skunk, which I feared due to the clear bottle. Pleasant beer, I could probably session this. (385 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
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. (368 characters)

Photo of cabsandking
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
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. (546 characters)

Photo of Premo88
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
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. (908 characters)

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear yellow golden color with a 1/4" head of tight white bubbles on top. There are quite a few bubbles rising at first, but you can tell the beer is on its way some where. I an a little concerned about the clear bottle with this beer, and think that the shelf life will be lacking. I bought this one as soon as it became available in Houston, and it has lived in my dark fridge until tonight, so I think that this one will be OK. After a minute or so the head fell to just a thin layer across the top of the beer. There is some lacing left on the glass after drinking the beer.

Aroma: The aroma is clean and slightly grainy with a noticeable floral hop character on top. My first impression after I poured the beer was that it was somewhat sulfitic, but I don't really get that any more once it has sat for a few minutes.

Taste: The flavor is very clean and malt driven though there is a defined hop presence that gives it a subtle dry edge. The malt is the main player, but the hops stay right up front to keep the malt in check the entire time. There is a slight minerally edge to the finish to keep the malt from being too dominating. There really isn't any alcohol noticeable in the finish.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer. Again, I wonder about the shelf-life, so I am sure that there will be some bad reviews come in from this beer. Know that this style is fragile, and it won't hold up to the heat and fluorescent lights that it will likely get in the majority of stores that will stock it. I think that the clear bottle was a bad move on the part of the brewer, but a fresh example of this beer isn't too bad. (1,659 characters)

Photo of ProfessorHops
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- very light gold with a white as can be bright head. Carbonation bubbles dance to some fast paced techno music. Moderate lacing when poured. When finished leaves a handsome lace witch is great to look at when burping.

Smell- lemon crisp hops. Very citrus character present. Some wet fern leaves in the back.

Taste- round with sweet grain, good amounts of hopy crispness witch was delicious. Bitter big chewy flavor.

Mouthfeel- watery with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability- very easy to drink. The bright hop offers no discomfort.


A good pool side drink, especially with the flip cork so when not attending your beer you can keep the bugs out.


Gulp Gulp,
PH (701 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (678 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
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 (475 characters)

Photo of Myotus
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle (best by date 11Aug15) into a pilsner glass. Pours with a finger and half's worth of white foam that dissipates to a quarter's worth within two minutes (another beer with a beautiful dissipation rate). Plenty of bubbles supporting that last of the foam head. Barely any lacing. Gold in color. Has strong biscuity malt aromas (absolutely love them) that combine well with mild and sweet pilsner malt aromas and a hint of bitter hops. Initial taste is of mild boiled cabbage flavors that thankfully get immediately overpowered by mild biscuity malt and pilsner malt flavors. Biscuity malt flavors persist as pilsner malt flavors transform rather quickly into white rice malty goodness. All the while, a hint of hop bitterness manages to sneak in towards the end. Medium bodied, smooth, subtle carbonation, with an incredibly crisp, but dry finish. This is the first dortmunder I have tried and if this is considered good, I can't wait to try others. (976 characters)

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - 2" white head. Retains well at 1/2" and leaves some sketchy lacing.

S - Perfumey, sweet aroma. Not much hop presence.

T - Good biscuity, clay-like malt -- similar to their pils.Not as dry though, definitely some sweetness. No off flavors. Clean. Simple and tasty.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Good drinkability. I am liking this German brewery with the cool little bottles. (407 characters)

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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! (501 characters)

Photo of silverking
3.67/5  rDev +4%
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. (389 characters)

Photo of BeerSingh
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (1,371 characters)

Photo of bark
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (634 characters)

Photo of AlFromBayShore
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Not a very aggressive pour and I didn't get much of a head. Color is like a hazy and dirty gold.

S - Sweet malty aroma. Reminds me a little bit of a dopplebock. Very faint fruity aroma - cherry, melon, and that Kedem white grape juice I often reference in some of my reviews... or is this muscadine? And some apparent notes of honey.... In fact, I'm getting a lot of honey.

T & M - Strange and mildly bland. A thin malty taste, almost medium body. A fruity backbone. Very light carbonation. Finish is too smooth but the mildly bland flavor doesn't exactly allow the smooth finish to carry much influence with me.

D - The most drinkable beer I've had thus far.

I need big flavor and this beer does not have it. I got this as my local spot and was dying to try it. I'm glad I did but I will move on to the next beer. Overall, the honey taste offers a unique taste but I don't see myself getting this beer again.

Saw this at my local beer distributor. I've alw (965 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
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 (397 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +2%
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. (520 characters)

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Flensburger Gold from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
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