Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager | Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House

BA SCORE
76
okay
97 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Black Star Double Hopped Golden LagerBlack Star Double Hopped Golden Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
Montana, United States
greatnorthernbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A "double hopped" (dry hopped) unique American lager based on traditional European Pilsners with a crisp refreshing body and lots of taste. We add hops in the kettle and then again before finishing for aromatic quality.

15 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
20.57%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 57
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Florida9
3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a can from the brewery. Just happened to be in whitefish.
Fizzy dark yellow in color. Forms a fizzy white head that fizzes away quickly. Leaves no lacing. Aroma is very mild, but what is there is mostly light grassy hops with a touch of grains. Taste is mildly sweet, with notes of creamed corn, grains, cereal, and a light grassy hoppiness. Light bodied. Fizzy carbonation. Mild bitterness. Mild dryness on the finish.
Overall a very average beer. Easy to drink, but can't see why you'd want to.

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Photo of timmos1
3.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

this website is known for it's true beer humor, so here goes. The local savemart grocery store here in Sacramento had a special--buy $7 worth of any kind of meat and you get 3 24 oz cans of this stuff free. It works out to 40 cents for a 24 oz can. There was a mountain of cans of this beer. I have to say, this savemart gets some rather unusual beers from around the USA, and I don't mean that in a good way. Anyhow, 3 weeks later I visited the store again and the mountain of cans isn't really any smaller.
That being said, I know BA people are used to drinking good stuff and the average Bud, Miller lager gets dissed--as it should. Having said that, this lager is better than Bud. I wouldn't take a trip to whitefish to visit their brewery, however. I would say this lager is worth every bit of the 40 cents I paid for it.
If I were at a BBQ and a cooler had Bud Miller and Corona and this stuff, I would choose this. Im trying to be positive here, and that's as good as I can state it.

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Photo of 1234Jack
3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden label.

This beer definitely is more satisfying than other lagers (especially adjuncts).

I may be new to this, but I never knew hops were a large part of lagers. I usually connect them to India pale ales and other ales. The fact that hops were used in this no doubt increase its flavor.

However, despite the "double-hopped" on the label, I may not have noticed the hint of hops - it's subtle. Malt is definitely there.

Color is definitely more of a golden, almost red, then the yellow of cheaper lagers or of typical pilsners.

Smell is fine, nothing unusual there.

Fizzy and crisp.

Not skunky like cheaper lagers.

Despite that, this beer was exceptionally priced at my local grocery store. $1.44/pint. And in a six-pack.

Check out this little tidbit: "The brewery opened in 1995 under the stewardship of Minott Wessinger, the great-great grandson of Henry Weinhard." - Wikipedia

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Photo of vkv822
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24oz can into pint glass.

A clear golden with a foamy, slightly off white head.

Sweet grainy malts, with some fruity, grassy hops.

Medium body with fairly average bubbly carbonation.

For the style, a fairly tasty, easy drinking beer. Good summer brew.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of travolta
2.67/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

App: Clean and golden. Quickly dissipating head. No lacing.

Nose: Nothing much, some very light barley, biscuits. A bit of hop fruitiness.

Taste: Honestly nothing but a little malt sweetness.

Notes: It says Colorado on the label, but it is brewed in Wisconsin, which makes me wonder who owns the brewery. Its better than a macro, but only slightly. I guess I am suspicious of "old, family owned" breweries that have million dollar websites overnight. Just a thought.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. 24 oz. can. Pours a medium goldan amber, two finger white head that dissipates quickly to a thin film and ring around the glass with a little slippery lacing. Pleasant aroma of bready malt and light hops and a hint of citrus. Flavor is light bisquit malt with a hint of hops, finishes abruptly with a slight lingering sweet malt. Light bodied. Everything about this lager is low key, almost watered down. The appearance and aroma promised more than it could deliver. Perhaps the the low ABV does not present the flavors adequately, but I'm likely not to return to this.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.18/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a plastic cup while on Board Virgin Atlantic flight from NYC to SF

A - Amber to copper coloring, pillowy thick head, nice activity
S - Honey suckle spicy pils hops
T - Grainy corn husks, hop character is much more subdued than I was expecting from the nose
M - Refreshing albeit a bit watery, easily drinkable but leaves me wanting a lot more in flavor
O - Not bad for an airplane beer and something I can't get at home. Wouldn't really want or need it at home. Comes close to a good beer but just falls short.

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5/5  rDev +58.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

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5/5  rDev +58.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.11/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz can dated February 27th 2012 poured into a pint nonic.

A: Pours a clear light gold color, very effervescent, with fluffy head that (surprisingly) sticks around a bit.

S: Crackery pilsner malt, light caramel sweetness, very light citrus notes, hops are lighter than I was expecting.

T: Light pale malt character, touch of lager yeast skunk, light caramel and bready sweet notes, touch of grain, cereal...again, very light hopping.

MF: Light body, medium carbonation, dryish finish, crisp mouthfeel.

O: Not impressed, I thought its would be better with an expectation of 'double dry-hopped' goodness. No need to seek this one out.

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Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
3.16 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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