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Stoudt's Gold Lager - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudt's Gold Lager

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BA SCORE
88
very good

466 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 32
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 466 | Reviews: 250 | Display Reviews Only:
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-30-2011 20:21:39 | More by OneEyedJack
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-30-2011 20:21:19 | More by djrn2
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jtuttle

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-27-2011 23:58:47 | More by jtuttle
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-27-2011 04:09:31 | More by Burt
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-26-2011 18:45:32 | More by Elfastball7
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stoudts Gold has a sweet, biscuity, clean aroma and a slightly hazy (sediment at the bottom of the bottle) golden appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles but zero lace and a super-thin, white head. The taste is of sweet, lightly-roasted barley malt and a little zing of hops at the end of the sip. This beer is very nicely balanced, and the mouthfeel is light and watery. Stoudts Gold finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is an excellent beer, and I strongly recommend it.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 15:50:32 | More by RonaldTheriot
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-25-2011 17:50:43 | More by mdillon86
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2011 03:05:44 | More by nmann08
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-23-2011 04:30:35 | More by jmdrpi
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-23-2011 01:04:28 | More by PittBeerGirl
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-22-2011 04:30:09 | More by corby112
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-22-2011 00:48:15 | More by RoryOMoore
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-22-2011 00:37:05 | More by JSkone09
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-19-2011 13:56:23 | More by bacher468
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden yellow. White 2 finger head. Good carbonation.

S: Nothing really except slight bready/pretzely vibe. Faint maybe czech/noble hops. No fruitiness.

T: Malty, slight fruity and crisp/clean.

M: Thin and carbonated.

O: This would be an anytime session beer but its not all that impressive. Due to the style which isn't bold.

*Paired with Sesame BBQ chicken and twice baked potato with cheddar, broccoli and bacon.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 00:29:27 | More by JerseyKirk
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2011 20:54:52 | More by touchmeimsac
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a fairly clear gold with a wispy white head.

Cracker bready malt that I associate with the style in the aroma.

Starts out with a crisp cracker taste. Rounds into a little bit of sweetness in the aftertaste. Spicy noble hop presence throughout more in the beginning of the palate. A little tangy finish.

Medium mouthfeel and good carbonation.

Nothing bad about this one, but nothing overly great either.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 21:12:00 | More by jmarsh123
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-17-2011 04:42:39 | More by jeffthepony
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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-16-2011 13:37:57 | More by chcfan
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-16-2011 05:25:10 | More by Neffbeer
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-15-2011 02:10:48 | More by loupap
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-14-2011 18:11:41 | More by Jspriest
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from the clearance table: best by...2/5/08!?!? Let's see what a 4year old Helles tastes like.

A: Cloudy pale orange body with a solid one-finger cap of dense off-white head. Nice retention and lace. Solid, but greater clarity would have been nice.

S: Wow - I was not expecting such rich, oxidized maltiness (well, oxidation yes, richness no. There's bread, caramel, sherry, and raisins. Strange and enjoyable.

T: Sweet malt opens things up, followed by sherry, a touch of cardboard, and some borderline-rancid fruit. The age is a bit less delightful here, but it's by no means undrinkable. I kind of like it, actually.

M: Lively medium body. Very nice.

O: I expected this to be laughably bad, but it really wasn't. Obviously a well-made beer. If it weren't so expensive normally, I wouldn't have waited for it to be on clearance.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 21:28:59 | More by woosterbill
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CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into a standard pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle.

Appearance: Pours a light-golden yellow hue, with a half-finger head that quickly dissipates into nothingness. No lacing is left. Not impressed.

Smell: Smells of malts and hops, maybe a little bit bready? I also catch perhaps a hint of citrus.

Taste: Wow, the taste really changed my mind about how horrible this beer might be. You can taste the malts and hops, as well as the citrus backbone. All of these flavors, however, are intertwined very well and just mingle perfectly. The flavors burst into your mouth at first, and then subtly mingle in the aftertaste. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium carbonation, crisp finish. A definite drinkability candidate.

Overall: Do not judge a book by its cover, or a beer by its appearance. While this beer pours out looking horrible, and smelling average, the taste and overall refreshment factor makes it a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 05:20:34 | More by CowsCanBark
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HosP

Indiana

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into Ballast Point Pint glass.

A- Pours golden, straw color. White head with little lace left on the glass. Slight haze to it.

S- Sweet aromas to this beer. A little bready, maybe subtle hop smells at the end.

T- Like the nose, starts with sweet malts up front. Bitterness starts to creep in at the middle. Some floral, grassy hop flavors in the background and hold up the bitterness for a bit. Ends on the sweeter side, maybe some bready malt flavors too.

M- Light body, moderate carbonation. Crisp in the mouth.

O- Easy drinker, crisp, bit refreshing. Not as bad as I was expecting. Not my favorite style, but still not bad.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 00:35:54 | More by HosP
Stoudt's Gold Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.