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Golden - Abita Brewing Co.

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216 Ratings

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 17.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 03-15-2002

Golden is a crisp, clean continental lager. Just four ingredients are all it takes: American malt, Mt. Hood hops, German lager yeast and pure Abita Springs water. As the name implies, Abita Golden has a brilliant gold color. Its flavor makes this light lager the perfect match for Louisiana Creole food.

11 IBU
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3.93/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

last beer from my sampler pack
Poured a light amber color with moderate white head. Smell is slightly hoppy with a bread-like background. Taste is excellent and pleasantly suprising. Very refreshing with a bite at the finish. First class beer. My favorite from the sampler pack. glad I saved it until last.

Photo of justincolts
3.87/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very golden beer which pours a nice head that soon dissipates. It may be just this particular beer I got, but it has somewhat of a flat taste, needs more bite. I thought the smell was pretty desirable, enough of an aroma to give you something to like, smells like some citrus. I'll have to try another one to see if maybe just this particular beer is a bit flat, and not the beer overall. If not, the score could be lowered considerably. I typically have like what I've had from Abita though.

Photo of Mitchster
3.86/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out to a very pale golden with a milky chill haze, forming a small white head with average retention and minimal lacing. Carbonation is spot-on for the style. Aroma of crisp, clean water, a clean lager ferment, adjuncty corn smell, dry pale malts, and Saaz hops. Mouthfeel is fizzy and watery with a very light body.Taste begins with some very delicately spicy hops, fades into a very mild sweetness barely noticeable from the pale malts, then a very mild floral bitterness. VERY easy to drink, because it's like water. No off-flavors, other than the slight adjunct aroma. Absolutely no aftertaste.

This beer is very mild, but it's a step up from any American macro. The quintessential lawnmower beer, this could be chugged in pints back to back, ice-cold. Refreshing and light. Probably the easiest drinking beer I've ever had. An EXCELLENT CROSSOVER for your macro-lovin' picnic attending co-workers.

Photo of TheDeuce
3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abita Golden....

Appearance-gold color, large fizzy white head, looks almost like a pilsner but regardless a nice looking fully carbonated beer.

Smell-grassy and grainy, hops and alcohol as well, pleasant aroma, not too strong.

Taste/Mouthfeel-light, crisp flavor, lager-like with buttery notes. Enjoyable flavor throughout.

Drinkability-light and smooth, really enjoyable.

Overall-solid beer, I have no problems with it, definitely get yourself a sample.

Photo of williamherbert
3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a cloudy golden yellow with a proud finger of head. Looks more thick and chunky than a typical lager.

Dry lager/pilsnery malt smell. Light but clearly all-malt. Bitter but mild (Hallertauer?) hops. The malt is of a very German-lagery variety.

Sweetness to the bitter malt taste. The hops are an accent but they are strong. The taste matches the smell very well. It's a nice lager, but much better than the typical pale macro fare.

Feels light and bubbly; actually has the feel of a nice Belgian ale. A little spiky. It's a light and easy drinking lager with some nice flavor. A good alternative to the stuff you might otherwise be drinking this summer.


Photo of LuckySevens82
3.81/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with clearly marked freshness date
So it's hot as hell here in FL today so I figured I would pick something up that just might keep me from overheating.
Abita Golden won out.
Pours a nice straw golden color (not unlike a budweiser but with a lot more depth in color). A small ivory head sits atop. This is a very bubbly beer, the carbonation just keeps coming.
Smell is okay a little bready and just a hit of hops.
Taste, this is a fine lager, I've had better and worse. The breadiness is strong but the hops that are added nicely balance it out. There's a little residual sweetness in there as well. Very nice.
This is a very refreshing brew. Certainly better than the macro lagers and a fine thing to drink on a hot day in Florida.

Photo of HoustonTX
3.79/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light golden yellow, decent head, and lacing. Retains good as well.

S - Profuse malt/yeast/hops. Strong smell, that wasn't expected.

T - Light-bodied. Initial hop bitterness, just a single wave and doesn't reside long. Fades to a nice malty sweetness. Simple, yet delicious. Finishes crisp and smooth.

An excellent lager, and one of my favorites on the Abita lineup.

Photo of kbub6f
3.77/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Foamy, small, white head. Clear, dirty yellow beer. Nuts and fruit in the nose: almost candy. Lemony fresh, nutty front; tingly, light fruity middle; very fresh, nutty, dry finish. This is actually pretty good. Nice, citrusy, fresh and nutty. This style turns out to be a nice base for Abita's peanuttiness.

Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.77/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I read a few other comments that said this might be lighter than their Light beer, and I think they're right. Smelled pretty light, too...gave off a decent head, though. I did end up liking the taste - very creamy in my mouth and going down was pretty smooth. Overall, a pretty good beer from Abita...ya just have to give it a chance.

Photo of ski271
3.77/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, pale gold with a small, white, foamy, rapidly diminishing head. Smell is of sweet grain & orange. Smells light but refreshing . Taste is more of the same. Juicy orange and light bready malt. Crisp, short finish. It has a medium-light body, lightly crisp texture and moderate carbonation. Nothing great, but it made a very good grilling beer.

Photo of Buggies
3.76/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a crystal clear gold. Overall a nice tasty brew. Very light with medium carbonation. A very nice representative of the style. I would buy a case of this. It's just nice. Nothing really exciting going on with this brew. It's just generally an all around tasty brew that would be good for sitting around with some friends.

Photo of matjack85
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

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Golden from Abita Brewing Co.
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