Schönramer Gold - Private Landbrauerei Schönram
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4.79/5 rDev +26.4%
This is their Gold, which ironically won GOLD in the World Beer Cup in 2010 in the category German/European Style Export. They say it's a "Wies‘n-Märzen."
Appearance: Light gold, almost yellow, a little lighter in color than most lagers or exports, all under a snow white head.
Aroma: Lots of Pils malts, very aromatic with some Noble hops in the background. It's similar in aroma to the Pils, and very lovely to smell. The website says there's chestnut-honey in the aroma, all I get is a hint of honey.
Flavor: MMM. Delicious. First, my girlfriends said she loves this beer, so it's blessed. The front has some nice, smooth bitterness and Pils, bready malts. Again, their website says there's a flavor of "freshly baked whitebread," but I get bready, but maybe a tiny bit sour bread, or Pils malt flavors. In the middle, I get some more wonderful flavors, a tad sourness and some honey mixed together. In the back, there's some more slight honey and Pils malts and a nice bit of bitterness. The aftertaste is both Noble hops and Pils malts. Very flavorful!
Mouthfeel: Unike the other Schönramer beers of the German style, this is a NOT tad on the thin side, at least in the front, but in the back works drier and thinner.
Overall, this beer is more in the Pils direction than an Export or Märzen. It's much hoppier and has lots more bitterness as a Pils is, but it also has a ton of Pils malts in flavor. I don't get much Münchener malt but it's still very malty. In my opinion, an Export is often a maltier and less hoppier version of a Pils, but this beer lands right in the middle of both. Actually, it's the best of both styles, really. Delicious, and a beer everyone should try. It's reminiscent of Bischhofhof's and Kneitinger's beer. Damn, I wish I had all three to compare right now.
It's a WOW beer, as are most of Schönramer's beers.
10-25-2013 21:31:14 | More by boddhitree
3.74/5 rDev -1.3%
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light straw amber with a half-finger fine white head with good retention and slippery lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, wheat, bread dough with a whiff of sulphur, but the latter is not off-putting because of the pleasant bready, yeastiness dominating the aroma. Flavor of bready malt, light wheat, a hint of citrus, somewhat mild, but nicely balanced. Finishes with a mild, pleasant hop bitterness. Medium bodied. An interesting take on a Marzen; much, much lighter in color than traditional and, to my taste, wheatier. I was so convinced that this was misidentified on BA as an Oktoberfest that I went to the brewery website and ran the description through Google translate. They call this an Oktoberfest Marzen right off the mark so good call, BA. I had to chuckle about the first sentence though: "A powerful and ferocious beer." Oh boy. This is a nice, light to moderate solid German lager, but no tiger. I really liked this beer because the yeast is the closest to rising bread yeast that I've ever tasted in any beer, and it was quite welcome. It redeemed this marzen for me. Like drinking a nice beer in a bakery while dough is rising. I will buy this again just for that pleasant aspect.
09-23-2013 03:34:38 | More by LiquidAmber
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
On tap at Kings Row Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a clear yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite easy to drink.
08-11-2013 23:29:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.98/5 rDev +5%
A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.
S: A surprisingly sweet, almost fruity aroma, with a lot of malt as well.
T: Tasted of malt (a pretty hefty amount of it), citrus (a good deal of lemon), and a slight grainy quality. A very light in character flavor, one that's very enjoyable.
M: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth, silky finish. Light-bodied.
O: I don't think this is a classic Marzen, but it is well done and very tasty. Drinkable.
08-05-2012 11:37:22 | More by avalon07
4.33/5 rDev +14.2%
Pours a clear, transparent, straw color. Thin, white, head dissipates quickly, leaving a very thin white layer. Some lacing, but not much.
Smells of bread, malt, with hints of hops and some lemon citrus. Some grass in the background.
Clean, crisp taste, with more citrus than I expected. A mild sweet finish with hints of citrus in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is crisp, with some carbonation. Very easy to drink. Reminded me of my trip to Oktoberfest.
This is a Marzen, but reminded me very much of a Helles. I wish I had another right now.
03-22-2012 23:33:12 | More by fsimcox
4.3/5 rDev +13.5%
Schonramer Gold has a thin, white, soapy head and a clear, yellow appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and decent lacing. The aroma is a wonderful blend of sugar sweetness, bread, crackers, and hop spiciness. Taste is likewise sugary, bready, cracker, and hoppy. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Schonramer Gold finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and semi-dry. Overall, this is a wonderful beer, and I cannot detect any flaws.
01-21-2012 16:12:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.68/5 rDev -2.9%
Pours a pale, clear, yellow color with a bone white crackling head that dies away quickly. One of the lighter style marzens, but I enjoy the brighter brethern of the caramel bombs frequently found in the states.
Aroma of noble hops supporting a biscuity/crackery malt profile.
Taste is malty and sweet up front, with buttered light grain breads and sugary notes. Bitterness is very mild, and lets the malt come through more.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, sprtizy carbonation and drying finish.
Overall, a nice specimen of a Helles Marzen/Oktoberfest. Solid lager, from which could have sprouted todays standard pils.
11-20-2011 04:31:03 | More by Stinkypuss
3.88/5 rDev +2.4%
.5L bottle, dated best-by Jan 10 2012.
Pours a pale straw gold with nice swath of bone-white head.
Scent is grassy and buttery with note of corn; pungent malt.
Flavor is malty and sweet, more to a lighter, grassier side than the caramel malt found in most imported marzens. Good flavor, very smooth and well-balanced.
Nice body, light but flavorful. Made for drinking in quantity.
This is more similar to a German pils than the marzen beers we have here in the US; perhaps this is truer to the Oktoberfest offered in Munich every autumn.
10-03-2011 23:36:14 | More by Natural510
3.45/5 rDev -9%
Thanks to the guys at uplifters spirits for hooking me up with this one!
It's labeled on here as an Oktoberfest but it's a very light gold color with a large white head. Interesting for sure.
The aroma is more like a euro lager, yeasty and bready but bit a lot of dark malt smells like an Oktoberfest should have.
The taste is a lot more hoppy and crisp than expected.
This one is clearly mislabeled. Or there are multiple Schönramer Gold beers?
It's good, though. I enjoy it but it's definitely more of a pilsner than an Oktoberfest.
07-10-2011 18:54:22 | More by theboozecruise
3.68/5 rDev -2.9%
It poured a slightly blurry bright yellow beer with a small head which quickly dissipated. It smelled of malt, hop, and wheat. I tasted malt, hop, wheat, and yeast. the body was very crisp, and ranged from light to medium body. This is a Marzen? I don't know about this one, its kind of missing some roasted nuts and caramel taste to be supposedly called a Marzen/oktoberfest. oh well its not the first Schonramer to have thrown me in a loop.
07-06-2011 05:20:48 | More by Francepants06
3.4/5 rDev -10.3%
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and poured with a finger high and dense bright white head that quickly died down but never completely faded away. A moderate to high amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops in the nose.
T: Flavors of bready and grainy malts stand out in the overall taste, which also has some notes of honey and spices along with some hints of bitterness in the finish. There is a good balance between the malt and hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink although nothing really stands out about it that would make me want to try another one of these.
01-11-2011 02:30:42 | More by metter98
Schönramer Gold from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.