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Flensburger Gold - Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Flensburger GoldFlensburger Gold

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BA SCORE
80
good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 01-21-2006)
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Premo88

Texas

3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 22:08:03 | More by Premo88
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.48/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 20:42:59 | More by Fatehunter
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Allen_Davis

West Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +32.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 06:24:13 | More by Allen_Davis
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silverking

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 17:49:49 | More by silverking
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bark

Sweden

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 16:41:07 | More by bark
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 07:41:10 | More by Sunnanek
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avalon07

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 12:05:21 | More by avalon07
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.55/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 16:44:08 | More by Minkybut
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DeSoto

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 06:54:22 | More by DeSoto
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StJamesGate

New York

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 20:53:11 | More by StJamesGate
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.6/5  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

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 03:54:35 | More by brentk56
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cpolking

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 01:34:14 | More by cpolking
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txbrewer

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +24.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 02:30:15 | More by txbrewer
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Everydayoff

Thailand

3.58/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 15:35:09 | More by Everydayoff
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Mora2000

Texas

2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 02:03:37 | More by Mora2000
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 01:48:37 | More by yemenmocha
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crossovert

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 23:48:41 | More by crossovert
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BeerSingh

India

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 06:59:42 | More by BeerSingh
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Mosstrooper

California

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz flip-top into 23oz NY Mets pilsner glass.

Appearance: Clear gold color with a large white head that dissipates fairly slowly and leaves light lace.

Smell: Sweet apple/white grape with mild grain notes.

Taste: Sour apple beginning, finishing with a sweet white grape taste and a touch of grains.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with light, natural carbonation and a refreshing finish.

Drinkability: Not a great beer, but certainly worth a taste. This one comes at a good price, too, so it's one that could be had affordably over and over.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 23:05:48 | More by Mosstrooper
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AlFromBayShore

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 22:16:27 | More by AlFromBayShore
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markbatonrouge

Louisiana

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 16:05:27 | More by markbatonrouge
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very pale yellow in color with a thin layer of white bubbly suds on top.

Smells mainly of decaying banana peel. Sounds gross, but smells kind of tasty.

Tastes like clover honey and corn with some light fruit and banana peel behind it. Some slightly dusty flavor in the aftertaste.

Average feel for a lager. The finish is tongue suckingly dry.

Decent drinkability. Nothing outstanding, but a decent beer. Probably wouldn't have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 02:00:02 | More by jera1350
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MOB210SA

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From pour half finger slight offwhite head that died very quick to no head at all- a few bubbles here and there. Pretty sad looking. Not quite as "bubbly" as the other pilsner I tried. Color is a very light pale golden/yellowish. Very clear.

Extremely light on the nose. Light biscuity, light cereal grain/oats smell.

Taste, I would relate to how a Fat Tire "Light" would taste. Has a alright taste to it. Better than average but I wouldnt say good. But as for the style I bet its on par.

Pretty smooth, very low carbonation- nothing fantastic about this mouthfeel. A tiny bite. Very, very average..

Ive been staying away from german beers since ive been trying and reviewing beers. Usually because they are too light for me- but these two selections were decent experience.

Its very drinkable when compared to other low ABV lighter beers ive had that are just horrible. Its pretty drinkable, great for a lighter beer. I would just need too many. Dortmunder? Guess its my first.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 01:00:51 | More by MOB210SA
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AlexMunse

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +21.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2009 06:43:21 | More by AlexMunse
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rtepiak

Poland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

proper and just above average. had a first bottle and a bottle about a year old. nose is quite nice on both... something resembling a musty twig woodiness... quite earthy. not a balance malt quality. some bit of honey finish that is nice. not as resilient as some though. the age gave the fruit of the matter a bit more acidic a quality. doesn't really bring out anything palatable.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 23:19:48 | More by rtepiak
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Flensburger Gold from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
80 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.