Schönramer Gold - Private Landbrauerei Schönram

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BA SCORE
86
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Schönram visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-05-2006)
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4.79/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

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3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Schönramer Gold from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.