Stoudt's Gold Lager - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudt's Gold Lager

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very good

493 Ratings

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 38
Gots: 30 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

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4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stoudt's Gold. The name says it all in appearance. Poured into a Stella Artois chalice glass, the egg white head slides down to a steady rim. Fairly translucent body. Both floral and fruity hops up front. Clean light grains in the middle; biscuity. A bit of booze. Bright notes in the nose.

The Nutty/roasted malts melody is both tasty and non-lingering. Flash of bittering hops is well received. Spicy/peppery hops flavor is very subtle, but a nice touch.

This brew is an excellent example of a light style of beer, not to be confused with America's incessant deference to diet beer. Flavor, character, aroma and ceaseless drinkability is exemplified by this one! Top notch.

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer when poured into a pint glass, has a nice straw yellow body with a nice white creamy 1" head that hangs around for a while. The smell is grains coming through in the smell. The taste is a little fruity with some grains coming through, The mouth feel is crisp and clean well carbonated with small bubbles. Overall this is a good drinkable lager.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Straw very light golden yellow, very clear light in color, a fluffy good creamy and puffy white head, leaving a good thick fluffy and sticky white lacing.Very bubbly,sparkly bubbles rise up like champagne.

A nice clean nose of grains, light barley/malt, super crispness and a refreshing very faint hops and carbonation. What a good lager should be.

Crisp, clean and refreshing mouth, with light notes of grains, light malt. No hop notes to speak of here. This is a lager, after all. Not very exciting, but what lager is?? Speaking of German lagers, this does not quite come close to a good German lager, let alone pilsener.

Overall, a good if just another bland and boring lager. Certainly miles better than the mass-produced BMC swills of the world, but those wanting more flavor and substance should look elsewhere. Victory's Prima Pils is a lot better than this.

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2.85/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is gold and clear, nice. Smell is none eventfull, there is a slight fruity aroma. Mouthfeel is clean and sits well in the mouth. This brew feels good on the tongue. Taste smooth refreshing lager with no bit upfront or in the back. Nothing special, overall, quite uneventful but it is refreshing. Not the best we have had, not fridge worthy.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at khyber

Pours a clear golden yellow color with a thick crop of foamy white head. Retains for a bit before leaving patchy lacing on the glass.

Biscuit malts in the nose with faint hoppy spice. Light sweetness and herbal tones.

Soft hops mix with biscuit and bready tones. Mild malt backbone with light sweetness. Citrus peel with a touch of lemon. Finishes crisp and refreshing.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, tingly and brisk on the palate. A refreshing lager with a pretty streamlined flavor - something I'd probably drink again.

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Stoudt's Gold Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.