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Stoudt's Gold Lager - Stoudts Brewing Co.

Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudt's Gold Lager

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BA SCORE
88
very good

443 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 443
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%


Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
AKA "McGillin's Genuine Lager"

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2001)
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Reviews by Pahn:
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Pahn

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Either the best by date got wiped off the bottle, or I'm too stupid to find it. Bought it from a reliable store though.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 1 inch, lightly fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Pours an almost translucent yellow and leaves small lacing streaks.

Smell: Malt with lots of character--assorted bready and grainy aromas, tinged with honey. Suggestion of noble hops in the background. Very pleasant.

Taste: As much malt character as in the nose. Surprisingly not-sweet, giving a kind of juicy, semi-dry impression, along with the (also surprising, given the 25 IBUs) highish perceived bitterness. Dryness and bitterness are really nice, they make each sip crisp.

This is really good lager. I would like to drink it fresh from the brewery. Tons of clean malt flavors, with a little bit of noble hops and a great balance of bitterness. No lagery tang, no sulfur, no skunkiness, just really palatable, straightforward malt goodness.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Slightly juicy, slightly creamy. High side of moderate carbonation. Semi-dry. Carbonation, dryness, and bitterness keep things crisp and refreshing yet still smooth.

Overall: Stoudts Gold Lager is a fine beer. No perceivable flaws get in the way of the malt flavor. I have no complaints; this beer is refreshing, full of clean flavors, with a great mouthfeel.

This beer and Southampton Keller Pils will be competing for the spot of "Go-to Summer Beer" for me (if Berkshire Brewing Company's Czech Pilsner came in 12oz bottles, it would also be in the running). This beer is crisper, with a better mouthfeel all around, while Keller Pils delivers more bold flavors. I think the bottled on date will be the decider between the two.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 23:10:06 | More by Pahn
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Honey yellow in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a short, bright white foam that quickly reduced to a thin wispy cap. Fresh grain, biscuit malt, fresh grass, and light herbal aromas. Medium bodied with a delicate lager feel up front followed by sharp, tongue twisting tanginess through middle and a clean, crisp, dry finish. Bready, biscuity malt flavors throughout with herbal hop tanginess through the middle. Finishes with a biscuity malt aftertaste. An awesome, refreshing, easy-drinking, malty, German lager.

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Crystal clear light gold color. Small head that settles to rim bubbles. Good rim lace on the initial sip, becomes spotty thereafter.

Smooth, pleasant pale semi-malted grain smell. No hop, not that I was expecting any.

Round and grainy. A very good example of the style. On the thin side as it should be but it has ample carbonation making this very spritzy. Grainy finish with a whiff of hop pepper. Short grassy aftertaste.

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A: A lighter golden color that is clear as a bell. One finger white head that leaves not much lace.

S: Biscuit, fruity, floral, grass and grains.

T: Grassy, grainy, biscuity with some fruit flavors of lemon, peach and apple. A little bit of pepper and spice with a grassy and floral hop bite at the finish. Very, very dry finish that almost turns tart. Very nice.

M: Medium, not real coating and not overly lingering or lasting but very dry.

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Stoudt's Gold Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.