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Gold Coin Helles - Backpocket Brewing

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backpocket Brewing visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Light, simple, and drinkable at those special gatherings you sometimes get lucky enough to happen upon - a beautiful golden goodness that's worth gathering about.

(Beer added by: DesMoinesMike on 10-12-2011)
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davek72

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-26-2013 01:51:42 | More by davek72
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 2/11/14, Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a nice honey gold in color with a small white head that settle down to nothing. NO lacing at all either. The aroma is of grains with a hint of sweet bread/yeast. The taste was actually really smooth like the aroma with a very slight hoppy finish that last about 2 seconds. Overall a great beer that goes down easy and would be a great choice for a warm summers day as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 03:15:11 | More by BeerWithMike
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BeerFMAndy

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3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.2% ABV

A - I stopped pouring the beer with less than an inch left in the bottle as sediment began emptying which left the beer a pale golden yellow color with an ever-so-slight particle haze and a fleeting white head.

S - Opening with that classic German lager aroma, Gold Coin already wins points in my book. Light zesty spice is imparted by noble hops and the back end has a simple and delicate pale malt nose with a touch of pils sweetness.

T - Pale malt graininess is laced with a touch of spicy noble hops but this helles is as nuts-n-bolts simple as it gets.

M - Light bodied and crisp with a beautifully drying level of carbonation tickling the tongue.

O - Gold Coin is a terribly simple helles lager but that's no disrespect. Simplicity is it's achievement, finishing with a nice and crisp balance and clean lager smoothness that makes it über drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 22:48:38 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Iowa

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

This German Style Blonde Ale has as the name indicates a nice gold color. Pours out smooth and builds up a one to two finger head that quickly disappears. This is an easy drinking and tasty brew that would be nice to sip on a warm summer day. A solid offering from Iowa's largest production brewery.

Serving type: bottle

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Iowa

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - honey gold color. Minimal white head. Coppery highlights.

S - lots of cereal-like grains and delicate caramel. Some very mild herbal hop aroma as well.

T - immediately sweet and a bit tangy up front. Definite pale malt body. Very smooth and rounded. Hints of citrus, spices, and some earthiness.

M - thin body. Very creamy and smooth. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Finish is fairly clean with only a hint of residual sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2012 02:57:56 | More by rundocrun
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Localdrinklax

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tursi's Latin King in Des Moines.

I ordered this because I knew of the brewery from the Iowa Craft Beer Festival and knew their stuff is good. This proved to be on the same level.

It was described as a pilsiner and I was surprised of how dark it was, a light amber color with a thin finger of foam. The aroma had a bit of citrus and malts blended together. The taste, wow, very low bitterness and the flavor seemd more malt-based than others of that style. The body was good and finished clean with a mild, pleasant sweetness left lingering. I'd definitely have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 16:01:14 | More by DesMoinesMike
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bashiba

Iowa

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear golden color with a thin mild head, some light lacing.

The smell is light and bready.

The flavor is very malt centric with toasty and bready munich malt flavors finishing with a light slightly spicy and grassy hop finish.

The body is light with mild carbonation.

Overall a decent Helles, nothing off putting, yet nothing to get excited about either.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2011 01:46:50 | More by bashiba
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Gold Coin Helles from Backpocket Brewing
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