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Goldencold Lager - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Goldencold LagerGoldencold Lager

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BA SCORE
77
okay

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: undeadozzy on 06-12-2012

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Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of LI_PO12
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of clark25
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.

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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%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.6%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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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
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
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

Photo of pavpav12
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Goldencold Lager from Susquehanna Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.