Black Art Gold - Braustolz GmbH
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1.9/5 rDev -31.7%
I found this single, CLEAR, 330ml bottle at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.49. No freshness date or any information about the beer on the label.
The beer poured a perfectly clear gold color and made a 1-finger creamy white head. Unfortunately, the head lasted less than 15 seconds and left no lacing at all.
I didn't get the clear bottle skunkiness that other reviewers got, but what I did smell wasn't much better. This stuff must be loaded with pilsener malt as it is sickening sweet. Big corn smell as well, which probably adds to the sweet aroma. Some floral hops in the background. I was hoping there would be enough of these to help balance all the sweetness.
Thankfully, they did put a good dose of hops in here, but I still didn't care for it. It's still too sweet and grainy, but the noble hops are a nice touch and they give the beer a touch of bitterness.
Medium bodied with a much too low carbonation level. I think higher carbonation would have helped this beer tremendously.
I can't imagine anyone seeking this beer out.
07-06-2011 17:38:59 | More by matjack85
3.46/5 rDev +24.5%
Black Art Gold has a thin, off-white head and a clear, golden-amber appearance with lots of streaming bubbles and no lacing left behind. So, it doesn’t look too terrific. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy barley malt and bread. Taste is of sweet bread, syrup, hop oil, and bread dough. Bitterness is quite low. The hop flavor shows up more in the hop oil with this beer. Mouthfeel is medium, prickly, and somewhat slick, and Black Art Gold finishes wet and sweet. Drinkability is very high, here. Overall, this is good and worth checking out.
08-09-2013 00:25:16 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.25/5 rDev +16.9%
Clear, pale golden with a snow white head of foam that settles quickly to a film and leaves some nice lace on the glass. Skunked aroma almost knocked me out when I opened this one. Why are they using clear bottles? The skunkiness subsides after a minute in the glass and leaves a big untoasted malty nose. Raw grain, hay and some earthy sweetness with a kiss of herbal, noble hop bittering. Light bodied with a seltzery carbonation that is a little too pronounced. A slightly below average, run of the mill German pils.
06-01-2010 20:09:18 | More by biggred1
3.1/5 rDev +11.5%
A - Very clear and crisp golden color with a large, sudsy, foamy, bubbly, rocky, sticky, pearl white head. Really good retention with a sticky layer of lace left behind.
S - Pretty strong bready aroma with some corn/grain aroma, but not as much as you get from some cheap pilsners or Euro lagers. A very faint aroma of fruit. Strong pale malt aroma as well. Very sweet smelling with a touch of spice. Not as much skunky aroma as I was expecting from the clear bottle.
T - A lot of breadiness and pale malt taste upfront. Some grain and hay-like flavors also fairly strong. A bit of hops come out, but they aren't that strong. Again, not as skunky as I was expecting. Fairly sweet overall.
M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and light feel with a touch of cottonmouth feel on the finish.
D - Pretty easy to drink and isn't bad tasting. Not the most refreshing or tasty, but it is alright. Doesn't really have me reaching for another, but I wouldn't mind drinking another.
Notes: Not as bad as I was expecting, but nothing all that special. Around an average/slightly below German Pilsener. I wouldn't turn it down, but I wouldn't search for it. Many better German beers.
09-01-2010 07:10:18 | More by FreshHawk
2.8/5 rDev +0.7%
11.2 oz clear bottle into a shaker.
A - Pours deep gold to light tan with a thin eggshell head. Carbonation appears high. Brilliantly clear.
S - Slight toasted grain aroma with a very faint herbal quality. Almost like a souped up american lager.
T - Biting carbonation initially fades into a slight toasted biscuit. Faint buttery diacetyl noted. Faint bitterness with a dry finish.
M - Light body, effervescent.
O - A better Munich Helles or American Lager than a Pilsner. Not bad, but buttery notes are distracting. I'd still drink it at $4.99 a sixer.
06-01-2012 19:22:08 | More by Megahertz
3/5 rDev +7.9%
11.2 ounce clear (WHY!?) bottle.
Pours into my glass a nice gold color, exactly like it did in the bottle... go figure... The head is bright white, large and tight-foamed.
Skunk on the nose, unavoidable skunk due to the bottle color. Once it dies down it is a very malty smell, I would have like more hops.
Th hops are more prevalent in the flavor, though there is a large dose of pils malt too. It is a bit different than most I have had. Perhaps some of the skunkiness leeched into the flavor.
It is a below average German made pilsener with an awful bottle color.
02-28-2010 04:04:53 | More by crossovert
3.28/5 rDev +18%
Poured from 33 cl bottle into a standard pilsner.
A: Medium, golden hue. Heavy carbonation. Pours a giant 3 finger, cascading, foamy, white head. Craters pretty slowly. Lots of bubbly carbonation clings to the sides of the glass, and continues to rise throughout. Some nice beer ring lacing.
S: Lightly malted, heavy on the yeast, a bit of a very light sweet floral accent.
T: Very yeasty. Baked bread with a subtle citrus, and a very subtle spice note I can't quite place.
M: Light but full flavor. Not watered-down like many of its brethren. Almost think in feel. The yeasty palette introduces itself in the start and is pervasive throughout the experience.
D: Sip and enjoy or pound away.... whatever works for you. Good either way.
Atmosphere is really nice. Rich, pristine appearance with a giant full head. Nose is not complex, but very full. It fills the air from the moment you pop the cap off. Flavor is light, but very full. Not complex, but a good feel. Overall, this is a pretty nice quaff.
09-05-2010 20:27:47 | More by bmwats
2.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.
Had to find a home for this orphan, figured my glass would work well enough. It pours a clear straw topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises corn, dusty wheat, dank rice, and hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, with that rice being occasionally puffed, the corn being occasionally syrup-ed, and the hard water really bringing the minerals to the fore. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slippery feel. Overall, a sub-par pils to say the least. If this is supposed to be any sort of ambassador for German pilsners, German brewers should be ashamed of what they're currently doing. Granted, it ain't the worst example out there, but I am surely glad I don't have to drink this again.
10-19-2011 03:59:09 | More by TMoney2591
2.15/5 rDev -22.7%
A: Pours a clear golden color with a small head that fades quickly to bits of lacing.
S: Aroma of malt sweetness, fruit and grain. Aroma seems to be a bit musty. Not a good thing.
T: Taste follows the aroma with malt sweetness and fruit with some grain. The bitterness lingers in the background with a slightly sweet sticky finish.
F: Fairly light body, with a bit of a coarse texture and way too sweet.
O: Not what I would consider a German Pilsener, but a below average Euro Lager.
06-10-2012 19:44:10 | More by soju6
2.35/5 rDev -15.5%
Served in a clear bottle (clear, really?) at The Londoner in Baton Rouge. A frosty pint glass was offered with the beer but I declined to use the room temperature one I already had with a little Moylan's Kilt-lifter lingering in the bottom. In retrospect that was a bad decision, but hindsight is 20/20.
This one poured a clear golden color, with a small thinning white head.
The aroma was very grassy and a little funky, it really reminded me of a Heineken which is NOT a good thing. Crap... bad start for this one.
The taste was more of the same... kind of a skunky funky pilsener that didn't do much for me but make me want to down it and order something better.
It went down alright but no way I'd order another one.
04-08-2011 20:07:30 | More by theboozecruise
1.78/5 rDev -36%
Poured with a decent fine foamy head and some lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma was dominated by skunk. Flavor surprisingly doesn't have hardly any skunk, but is grainy and real sweet. Weird for a German pils to be sweet like this, but I guess anybody can screw up like this. Body's ok but carbonation is a little limp. Finish isn't over soon enough. bleh.
02-16-2010 02:50:04 | More by drpimento
3.95/5 rDev +42.1%
Crystal clear pale yellow color with some sprinkles of bronze. No head after the pour and no foam either. Standard bubbling.
The aroma is full on grassy field, right next to a barley field right after harvest. The grass is almost a little too much to be honest with you.
The taste is a very clean, hardly toasted malt with some grassy hops ad carbonation for a crisp palate cleanse.
Very easy and refreshing to drink.
02-09-2011 22:55:02 | More by scruffwhor
3.63/5 rDev +30.6%
12 oz into a pint
A - Pours a very clear, filtered light golden color. High amounts of carbonation bubbling is present, but not much for a head formation.
S - Incredibly potent and monstrously potent pilsner malts. Almost skunky at times, other times sweet. Grainy. No doubt they wanted you to know this is a pils.
T - Starts off with all pilsner malts, a combination of the skunky grainy and husky flavors. Mid-stream gets more astringent, little hopping. Finishes with a grainy pils bite.
M - Moderate body, stronger carbonation. Good clean finish, with only a light carbonation bite hanging around.
D - Very drinkable. Moderate and manageable ABV. Seems a bit filling at times, not necessarily a good session beer.
I have so much fun w/ these real pilsners - a pils flavor so strong that its hard to interpret.
03-01-2010 03:58:45 | More by katan
Black Art Gold from Braustolz GmbH
73 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.