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KCCO Gold Lager - Resignation Brewery

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KCCO Gold LagerKCCO Gold Lager

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18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 105
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 11
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
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Resignation Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: anhigdon on 10-22-2013

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 105
Photo of MobBarley
2.22/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Unremarkable. Even the effort it is taking to type these sentences seems excessive effort for such mediocrity. Pretty golden color and a healthy head that lingers. Light and fruity on the nose, thin and one-dimensional in the mouth. I found it overly sweet even for the style, and wanted there to be more of a citrus note but none materialized. Forgettable. (357 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight "3.5's" (or "7" overall for me! Sampled 2 days ago on 8/10/15. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass "CHEERS-BOSTON" 12 ounce stein.

Brew pours a pretty clear golden in color with close to a half-finger white head. Spotty lacing is seen that sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of some bready yeast and some grassy hops. More going on with the taste as there is a light corn sweetness with a light hint of honey in the mix also. Smooth with a slightly crisp finish. Close to medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a decent brew. (629 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/13/2015. Pours slightly hazy bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness; and very clean lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,406 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
2.71/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle. I can't say that I've ever looked at the website that inspired this brew, but it seems that those who do like it (and the beers), like it a LOT.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and kind of fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of cannonball splash lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready, somewhat doughy pale malt, some corny graininess, gritty sugar, a hint of phenolic yeast, and a twinge of stanky herbal and grassy hops. The taste is more doughy pale malt, buttered corn on the cob, untethered yeast, cheap honey, and a still less than pleasant grassy, dead leafy hop bitterness.

The bubbles are fairly understated in their plain as the day is long frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, but buoyed by that clammy corniness, which flattens any expectations of real smoothness. It finishes sweet, like the Corn Pops wannabe this offering really is.

Yeah, create a so-called micro-brew (Red Hook? Nah!), and then charge commensurate prices for some swill that barely out-performs yer typical BMC lagers (ok, the mouthfeel is definitely bigger, but that's it). Oh, and definitely sleep well at night when this shit sells like crazy to all those brand-humping hipsters out there. Solid plan, weak-ass beer. (1,344 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
3.58/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Bear Republic tasting glass.
3.5/3.5/3.75/4/3.5
Dark yellow and clear. No head.
Smells like sour green grapes in a good way.
This is pretty good! Clean and round, sweet. Not lagery at all. (225 characters)

Photo of CMG-PSU
2.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Macrobrew rating at a microbrew cost.
I'll stick with the KCCO black lager, which is actually very good. This beer however was brewed to be sold to all the bikini girls on The Chive website... not that theres anything wrong with that! (235 characters)

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.21/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When is a beer like a Macro Lager but not a Macro Lager? When it's KCCO. I never had one of these before or had even heard of it when I grabbed a bottle up at Totowa a few weeks back. I was hoping that there would be Ostrich in this as a novelty but the label turned out to be about the only thing about this bottle that I'll remember. While not a wash, this went down almost like water and didn't improve as I let this warm up, which meant that I was stuck with this for longer than I would have liked.

This had a clear, golden pour to it with a decent head that left nearly as soon as it formed, leaving behind one ring of lacing as I worked my way through this. Not a pleasant aroma as this had grass, cereal, and pear to the nose and even more of those in the taste. Somewhat dry, light, and feeling like it was infused with champagne, there was hardly any body to this and didn't feel much like a Pilsener at all. There was enough carbonation here, which scrubbed my palate nicely after each sip and kept the flavors from lingering for too long. Some Pilsener Malt gave this a bit of a cracker-like bite but it wasn't enough to compensate for the other shortcomings found here.

At least this was weak in terms of the booze so if you're looking for a session beer that could go down pretty mindlessly, you've found your match. I'll try any beer once but this turned out to be one of the few on here that I wouldn't try twice and the only reason I've had this again would be if my other choices were of the BMC variety. Not recommended. (1,541 characters)

Photo of sjones5045
3.35/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

6/8/15 Buffalo Wild Wings

I'll cut to the chase. There isn't anything remarkable about this beer. I'd say it competes with a bud and if I were at a party and they had this or but I'd go with KCCO. Avg or below avg in every category. (234 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.24/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 1/26/15.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, corn flake, and sugar aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, cracker, and slight grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing really stands out about it to me.

Serving type: bottle. (591 characters)

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance : Like its name it's pretty golden in body, perhaps just a touch hazy. There's actually sediment floating in the beer, so that's interesting. The head is practically absent, it pours 1 finger right off the bat but dissolves to nothing in a moment's notice. Left on top is the fungal mossy ghost of a head that once was.

Aroma : Pleasant, tart nose. Has a sharpness to it. Honey and crushed sweet tarts can be nosed, with biscuit malts and the faintest hint of buttered sweet corn (though here it fits). They should have called this "country dinner lager".

Flavor : I was not expecting the burst of flavor that I'm getting here. Lots of pale malts, some pasty hop flavor, with subtle slaps of honey and creamy biscuit. This is actually a sipper believe it or not, and a good one at that. This is actually soothing to me.

Mouthfeel : A burst of creaminess right off the bat - major points considering it's a lager. Practically medium bodied, with buzzing live wires of carbonation strewn throughout. Finish is semi-dry.

Overall : I wasn't expecting much from the head and appearance...in fact I was outright expecting a dud. That all changed as soon as the beer hit my lips. Well done, I'm pretty impressed. (1,225 characters)

Photo of Zorro
2.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear golden colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of scorched sugar and grassy hop with slight floral aroma.

Starts out mildly sweet with a snap of bitterness. Slight sour tang to this one and it isn't unpleasant.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side.

Overall an OK beer, but not outstanding. (309 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
2.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Made with real ostrich? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, mild cereal grains, and light hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a vague sense of sweet fruitiness pervading the background like static in an old TV set. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a lackluster offering, something more useful for beer can chicken than regular drinking. (532 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers pearl white head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Soapy, grainy & perfumy

T: Follows the nose, a little bit of pear as well. Some dryness & astrigency as this warms, a little bit of crackery note as well. Finishes crisp crisp dry, fruitty & grassy

MF: Light/medium bodied, sem-firm carbonation, alright balance

Drinks alright, might pick this up if in cans for summer time drinking (431 characters)

Photo of Sweet_Hammy
3.41/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nothing that will blow your mind or your taste buds...but that's OK for this lager...tasty enough to drink all day without wearing you out. Low IBU and smooth. Decent body. Slight emptyness on finish. Slight aftertaste. (219 characters)

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2.74/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear golden hue with a fizzy head that doesn't trail the glass. The smell was very faint but I got some bread notes as well as a bit of hops. The taste was average with nothing too crazy coming through but it had a nice finish with a bite from hops. Not bad. (267 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

this has to be a joke right? a semi craft beer for a goofy college website. serious drinks for a group of people that notoriously takes nothing seriously? this one is better than the black one for sure, but man is marketing a powerful tool, and the fact that there are even tap handles of this around are shocking. also surprising red hook puts their name on this stuff, although i suppose they are reaching too. the beer is nice and frothy, clear, honey colored, and bright looking. it has no off flavors either, but thats because it really has no flavors at all. there is a little corny grain sweetness to it, and some body which i dont hate, but there is not hops at all, and the beer comes across hollow to me. i dont mind it, i mean, people can be into and get behind whatever they want, but the beer just doesnt stand up to a much closer look at all, and i am surprised its as prevalent around as it already is, being so generic. curious to see how these all work out over time. (984 characters)

Photo of OhioLimoncello
2.64/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sorry, but this variety from KCCO did nothing for me. If you enjoy drinking reconstituted bath water after washing your dog,this is the brew for you. (150 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pitcher shared with the bowling team. This was the $10 pitcher special. Definitely worth the extra $3 over the $7 Labatt pitcher special. Nice golden body. Lots of sweet malty aroma. Has quite a bit of taste too. Slightly sweet for my taste, but was pretty good. (262 characters)

KCCO Gold Lager from Resignation Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.