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Flensburger Gold - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: maxpower on 01-21-2006)
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5/5  rDev +42%

hiker1701a, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Allen_Davis
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.

Allen_Davis, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of hoptualBrew
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

hoptualBrew, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

edraz1224, Mar 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Ftvigil, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of brandonld23
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

brandonld23, Oct 24, 2013
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.

txbrewer, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of AlexMunse
4.28/5  rDev +21.6%

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!

AlexMunse, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

shigg85, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Washburne
4.18/5  rDev +18.8%

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.

Washburne, Mar 31, 2007
Photo of Bighuge
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%

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.

Bighuge, Oct 12, 2006
Photo of cpolking
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%

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.

cpolking, Jul 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

3agle87, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Kahlerbock, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

MaxR, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

Drew966, Oct 12, 2006
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Poupae, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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.

yemenmocha, Nov 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Lagerquestrian, Jul 22, 2013
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.

cabsandking, Apr 28, 2007
Photo of Premo88
3.91/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

Premo88, Feb 16, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

SkeeterHawk, Sep 22, 2006
Photo of ProfessorHops
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%

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,

ProfessorHops, Jun 02, 2006
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Flensburger Gold from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
80 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.