Stoudt's Gold Lager - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Pahn:
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
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I revisited this beer just recently, I did it some injustice the first time around. My review is updated to reflect the changes.
Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.
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.
D: Pretty high, an easy drinker.
Overall a fantastic Helles that is easy to drink and a true representation of the style. There is a lot to be said for low alcohol but high taste solid drinkable beers, and this one falls squarely in that category. A fantastic Helles that should be rated as one of the best it the category.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 18:03:05 | More by Kadonny
Stoudt's Gold Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.