Goldencold Lager - Susquehanna Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev +1.8%
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!
08-04-2012 02:11:33 | More by smarek82
3.15/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
08-01-2012 19:23:06 | More by stakem
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
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
Goldencold Lager from Susquehanna Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.