Colorado Native Golden Lager
AC Golden Brewing Company

Colorado Native Golden LagerColorado Native Golden Lager
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American Lager
Ranked #338
Ranked #41,598
3.46 | pDev: 13.58%
AC Golden Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Colorado Native Golden LagerColorado Native Golden Lager
Notes: A malt-forward version of our popular Native lager, this Golden Lager uses Morovian 2-row, Munich and Crystal malt balances with Chinook and Nugget hops. The result: a beautiful, sessionable and clean finishing all-Colorado beer.
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Photo of jadpsu
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a crystal clear amber with a robust off white head with average to less than average retention. Glass lace is present throughout.
AROMA: Get a quick whiff of some caramel and sweet bread malts as well as a touch of mildly spicy hops.
TASTE: More of the same, sweet malty caramel and smooth body.
This Colorado Native, stays true to its Lager style. It's a simple, refreshing beer. IMO, as Lagers go, this one has a
bit more interesting character,

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Photo of Martin194
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: Rich, clear gold look, most similar to honey. Fluffy white head.

Smell: Hops, a bit of biscuit, I think I detected some notes of nuts and a bit of earthiness.

Taste: The nutty, earthy notes comes out more in the taste. The malts are fantastic. Crisp and refreshing in the mouth, followed by a sort of pleasantly bitter, more hoppy and grassy aftertaste.

Feel: Normal carbonation, dry aftertaste.

Overall: Very nice golden lager, I'll be seeking this out next time I'm in CO.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, date stamped APR 30 2018. Thanks to my friend, Ken, for giving me a bottle of something his friend picked up while in Colorado. The beer is crystal clear and golden hued with a fluffy white head. Biscuity pale malt and yeast with some earthy & grassy hops for a nose. Flavors are. with nutty and biscuity grain, grassy, spicy, and earthy hops, and a nice clean lager yeast. Light-to-medium body, soft carbonation, finishing clean and well balanced with some grainy light caramel sweetness coupled with the modest hop bitterness. The chosen ingredients are what makes this a winner for me: Munich malt, Chinook & Nugget hops. I'd drink this anyday. Too bad I live in Illinois.

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Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Coors Brewery in Golden.

Pours a clear amber with a tiny head that dissipates quickly. Pleasant aroma and flavors of sweet and toasted malts. Hop character is mild but enough for some balance. I would buy this again.

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Photo of bwood06
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was my 2nd beer at the Coor's brewery in Golden, CO. I figured that I might as well try something that I cannot get outside of Colorado, as well as one of Coor's only ventures into craft. This beer is clear and features a light amber color along with moderate carbonation being readily visible. The head is white, frothy, and dissipates fairly quickly to a thin lacing. 3.75/5 The aroma features a short array of notes but none are very strong. Theses notes are caramel, unmalted cereal grains, buttered white bread, and herbal hops. The aroma is fairly sweet and buttery but none of these notes really come out and grab my attention. 3.5/5 The flavor is very much like the aroma in that it is fairly simple with nothing really jumping out very strongly. Light caramel leads the way before cereal grains take over. Buttered white bread kills off these first two notes before herbal and grassy hops enter the picture. Earthy yeast and apricots come out just faintly underneath the hops. There is a moderate bitterness that lingers upon swallowing for a bit with this beer being a bit unbalanced toward bitter. 3.25/5 This beer is light and crisp with a dryness that is moderate but does linger lightly after swallowing. There is a moderate carbonation tickle up front that goes away slowly. 3.25/5 This beer is good, but not "wow" good. Fairly simple and straightforward with a couple surprises, particularly the earthy and apricot notes. Easy drinking, but really just a step or two up front regular Coor's. 3.25/5

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Photo of Parmesan
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L: Amber golden color with a white head and a little bit of lacing.

S: Lots of malt but not much else.

T: Malty but not very much flavor.

F: Light and crisp

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Photo of RyanK252
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little lacing.

S: Bready malt, faint honey, yeasty, and some floral and fruity notes.

T: Bready malt, light floral and fruity notes, yeasty, and mild honey like sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Surprisingly malty. Todd nailed it, this drinks like a bock. Pretty solid though.

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Photo of SamN
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A slightly dull pumpkin-orange color with hints of honey. Great, thick head; soapy with evidence that lacing should be complex and prominent. Lively, lots of visible carbonation. Smell is decent, a touch of tinny but rich malt character. Herbal hops, strong aromas. A bit adjunct-like, honestly. Sipping brings out a subdued malt character, pale German malts reminiscent of crusty bread. Very faint hints of honey. Hops are very mild and are only present in the middle of the finish, giving this beer more of that earthen note. Malt forward, for sure, but honestly nothing stands out too much. Overall, it's not bad. It's a German-like golden beer that won't alienate teh n00bz. Kind of like a very light Oktoberfest. Tastes are quick fading, leaving a clean finish. Very smooth yet textured feel to it. Carbonation is well done.

Overall, not terrible. Sort of mindless, but has an interesting German-esque style. I didn't hate it, for sure.

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Photo of Todd
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Malty, Sweet, Cereal Grains, Toasty

The next release in AC Golden’s 100 percent Colorado ingredient and availability brand. Amber with rich golden hues and a creamy lacing. This lager begins with a big malty aroma. And it's also malty sweet, with layers of cereal grains and toasty malt flavors. The bitterness is low and herbal. It's a bit too sweet though and not as light as the name suggests. Basically a malt bomb that drinks more like a Bock.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #102 (July 2015).

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Photo of KLHBB
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this a lot. Plucked from the cooler in a "build your own six pack" promotion, once home poured into an over-sized wine glass. Golden brown in color, minimal head and lacing. Smells of shortbread and some flowers. A taste of herbal hoppiness and bread with a bitter aftertaste. This would be good with a pizza.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

i really didnt care for this one very much, and am surprised to see it already getting some draft placements around town. the original native was fine, the ipl was solid too, but this one isnt real nice, and for me seemed almost more autumnal than anything else, certainly not fitting into what i like and expect in a summer beer. its got a bigger body, lots of residual sugar and texture, and a metallic middle that comes out of nowhere. i wanted to like this more, since its local and affordable, but this is easily the worst of the three in the series. like a mediocre blonde ale, the fact that this is lagered is not readily apparent, and it seems almost adjuncty and cheap on the grain side of things. i like the frothiness of it, and i dont mind the extra body, but it doesnt fit the season real well. a very forgettable beer here, on the fringe of craft really, im surprised they put so much attention into something thats this average...

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Colorado Native Golden Lager from AC Golden Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 24 ratings