Goldencold Lager - Susquehanna Brewing Company
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4.4/5 rDev +29.8%
Had on-tap both at the brewery and a pub down the street. While at the pub, I drank this beer directly after another well known Pennsylvania lager. SBC annihilated the other beer. It gave off a deep gold clarity one would expect from a lager. Thin off-white head remained after waiter brought it from the bar. The scent was clean and inviting, with a good mix of malt and hop aromas. Neither one overwhelming the other. Hints of bread as well. Taste delivered everything in the nose and more. I can't say enough about the smoothness of this lager. Their method of separating the husk and kernel of the grain has done wonders for the crisp, clean taste found in this very well crafted beer. Mouthfeel is a bullseye.
Extremely well done!
06-12-2012 17:12:12 | More by RyanGoodman
4.15/5 rDev +22.4%
A - Nice deep amber color with a thick and foamy white head. Ample carbonation, but nothing too obnoxious.
S - Can definitely pick up on the German hops just by smelling it, and maybe a little bit of cornbread and sweet dinner roll. Very pleasant smelling.
T - Great. Wonderful smooth full-bodied lager taste, with just enough hops to give it a punch. Has a sweet buttery tone to it, like a sweet dinner roll, very tasty.
M - Thick for a lager, but very full. Not greasy or watery, but almost a perfect viscosity for a beer.
O - Very good beer. Great first impression by the Susquehanna Brewing Company, a very good lager and a very good beer all around.
06-12-2012 16:12:53 | More by undeadozzy
4.08/5 rDev +20.4%
I know that I usually eschew bottled beers, but given that Guy Hagner is part of the brewing crew behind this beer, I could not resist.
From the bottle: "People Beer by Beer People"; "The address says Northeastern Pennsylvania, but make no mistake. This beer is pure Deutchland. The use of classic pilsner malt ans Sauermalz recalls beers from centuries ago, bringing to life a traditional, rounded note. And the Bavarian and Czech hops deliver a crisp, classic and nuanced bitterness. Which can only mean one thing. It's time to don your favorite pair of lederhosen and enjoy an incredibly drinkable German-style beer, from right here in NEPA."
My musical accompaniment for this one is Adam and the Ants doing "Ant Music" since it was "ant music for ant people". My pour created just better than a finger of fizzing, tawny head that lasted longer than I expected. Color was a brilliant gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and now the three stooges, Croesus, Mammon and King Midas were REALLY fighting for a sip. Nose was had a grassy tang along with a cereal-like sweetness. I would have guessed GER Pils, but APL also fits. Mouthfeel was medium and the wash of grassy hops reminded me of why I have fallen in love with adjunct-free lagers. I have CANsumed far too many AALs on The CANQuest (TM) to be enamored of such things. The finish had a slight twang to go with the grassiness, perhaps from the Sauermalz, giving it a unique taste. Man, if only they would begin CANning, I'd be all set ...
11-06-2013 16:54:06 | More by woodychandler
3.79/5 rDev +11.8%
The beer pours a pale golden color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a crisp, pilsner malt scent along with a touch of hops and dry lager yeast aroma. The taste is good as well. Again, it's crisp with a dry lager yeast finish. The malt character maintains a smooth, well rounded flavor. It contains a much broader taste than a macro, adjunct lager. The mouthfeel is fine. It a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is an every day beer that's easy drinking and flavorful, yet doesn't hurt the wallet too bad.
03-20-2013 18:35:16 | More by WesWes
3.75/5 rDev +10.6%
Got this in a mix-a-six at Giant Beer Garden & Eatery enjoyed from a pub glass chilled from the bottle.
The color is a medium amber with light cream of beige with small bead and spots of lace collect. The smell is malty with a mild sweet aroma and light yeasty breadiness. The feel is good -a mix of malt and mild bitterness with a slight creamy and carbonated feel but the finish is mostly dry and alcohol is subdued.
The flavor has some nutty malt with toasty flavor combined with the yeast which adds a slight bready quality to the brew with slight spice and and mild hop flavor which seems to balance the sweetness of the mild caramel accent. Overall I enjoyed this but feel it would be better classified as a vienna or amber lager perhaps. I think it is a drinkable lager with a nice malt body.
08-07-2013 21:13:50 | More by Slatetank
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some grains. Taste is crisp, clean, malts, some hops at the finish, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a fine session beer.
05-11-2013 18:20:00 | More by tone77
3.5/5 rDev +3.2%
Couldn't wait to try this beer from the new Susquehanna Brewing Company. SBC has done a great job in marketing and generating excitement for their products. I'm not big in to hoppier brews, and having the Stegmaier tradition involved with Goldencold made me really excited for this lager.
I'm new to reviewing beers based on texture and other characteristics, so I won't try to sound educated. I will say Goldencold initially reminded me of Stegmaier's Gold lager, but with a stronger taste. It has a nice golden color with a thick white head. The lacing is retained throughout. Very smooth and tasty.
06-17-2012 19:53:28 | More by paulhargus
Goldencold Lager from Susquehanna Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.