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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

442 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 442
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by mobyfann:
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mobyfann

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paid $8 for a 6 pack straight from the brewery...

The beer pours an amber-golden base with a medium white head, very minimal head retention and a speck or two of lacing effect. The aroma is a subtle hop and malt, somewhat floral as if it were a weaker IPA or APA.

The taste is very Helles, smooth and a touch sweet, well balance hop and malt make this beer true to the style. So smooth that is cleanses the palette and this is you typical session beer as it ranks up there with the finest from Munich, Augustiner Brau comes to mind,

Final Thought: This is a very well done Helles that comes as close as they brew in Bavaria... and this means a lot because I lived there for six months.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2006 04:01:02 | More by mobyfann
More User Reviews:
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 23:44:21 | More by IronLover
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datalager

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2014 21:18:33 | More by datalager
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OtisCampbell007

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-26-2014 00:20:32 | More by OtisCampbell007
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Jeff22

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-24-2014 01:14:49 | More by Jeff22
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 16:47:07 | More by smcolw
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scot_lutte


3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-22-2014 01:06:17 | More by scot_lutte
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-21-2014 23:14:27 | More by podes
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-20-2014 23:48:44 | More by buzzy
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PhillyNole

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-19-2014 23:26:37 | More by PhillyNole
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.7%

03-16-2014 14:43:34 | More by Fettpopps
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

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
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-06-2014 01:16:59 | More by AnitaBrewski
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benloho

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-31-2014 15:08:27 | More by benloho
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-29-2014 18:22:58 | More by AMarkle6524
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-18-2014 03:12:16 | More by rorjets
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-11-2014 01:53:17 | More by Lewdd
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-09-2014 03:29:02 | More by ridgeline23
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-29-2013 15:37:36 | More by whallgren
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

12-18-2013 21:13:23 | More by mendvicdog
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Texas

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

12-17-2013 01:35:25 | More by javlin624
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Stoudt's Gold Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.