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Goldencold Lager - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of WesWes
3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

WesWes, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of ridgeline23
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ridgeline23, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

TheBigBoy, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of deskim
3/5  rDev -11.5%

deskim, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

khargro2, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of mkh895
3/5  rDev -11.5%

mkh895, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

EvilAsh, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Dank26
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Giantspace
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Giantspace, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

JeffTheJuice, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

nh2032, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of muletrane
2/5  rDev -41%

muletrane, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Marty91
4/5  rDev +18%

Marty91, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of smarek82
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
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!


smarek82, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of pavpav12
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

pavpav12, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

stakem, Aug 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

chucksim, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bacher468, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of twobeernuts
4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

twobeernuts, Jul 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mdillon86, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

TimoP, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3/5  rDev -11.5%

JohnK17, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of paulhargus
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

paulhargus, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
4.4/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

RyanGoodman, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of undeadozzy
4.15/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

undeadozzy, Jun 12, 2012
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Goldencold Lager from Susquehanna Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.