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Goldencold Lager - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: undeadozzy on 06-12-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Holland
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of RuinationPress
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of WesWes
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of ridgeline23
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of deskim
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of EvilAsh
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Giantspace
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of smarek82
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is noble hops all the way.

Appearance is golden straw and of brilliant clarity.

Taste is where I have a problem. For a German lager that is supposedly pilsner malt forward it seems like I should be getting more of a firm bitterness and much crisper. I'm glad they have as much carbonation as they do because it could have fallen really flat(no pun intended). I do also detect some slight diacetyl in the beer.

Mouthfeel is of medium body and as stated previously a generous amount of carbonation.

Overall I would have this beer in a bar around here, but I doubt I'll be buying a case. After the six pack I bought and drank I did not feel like I could drink another beer. Recommendations would be to make this beer a little crisper by revisiting the mineral content of Pittston water then decreasing carbonation to round it out. Then again I'm not the professional and can't make judgement on one beer. Maybe I'll try the 6th generation and review that!

Cheers

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of stakem
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to BA Smoked for sharing this growler with me. Poured into a couple of standard pint glasses, the brew appears a clear straw yellow with a frothy white head. The cap maintains as expected for the style with a spotty lace pattern across the top and on the glass.

The smell is buttery with herbal hops contrasting a bit of cereal-like sweetness. The nose is pretty average as expected for the style with the only highlight being a noble hop presence is noted.

The taste is as buttery as the nose leads on with a touch of fruity alcohol ester and faint herbal hops. The hops provide a mild herbal flavor and not much bitterness. I guess I am super sensative to diactyl because the buttery character of this brew ruins it for me. Underneath is a mild grain sweetness that lasts into the aftertaste.

This is medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation. Sonewhat crisp but not as much as you would expect for the style since the buttery notes linger and ruin the crispness. I wanted to like this beer, I really did. I always look forward to new local brews but this one is nothing more or less than a fair bmc substitute.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

Goldencold Lager from Susquehanna Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.