Goldmine | World Brews

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75
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85 Ratings
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75
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States
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Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MNJR on 01-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
17.53%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of ElCommodoro
4.35/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely an adjunct lager, but it's pretty good for one. It's fairly bland and unobtrusive, but it's got a nice fruity note to it and is very refreshing and easy drinking. It's completely enjoyable as an adjunct lager, which is not true of most. It tastes like a better batch of Big Flats (a very inconsistent and cheap brew by the same company). I'd get it again if it was cheaper in my area, but I'll stick with Big Flats for now and hope for a good batch.

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Photo of Hopped_head
4.15/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer is cheap as fuck and get the job done. Great beer! Highly recommend it for drinking games.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of JoKo
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of mjurney
3.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Straw color, very clear. A little carbonation. Small head. Lacing looks fairly nice on the glass.

Aroma:
Sweet grains. A little bitterness. A hint of adjunct, maybe corn. Smells a lot better than most adjunct lager I had.

Taste:
Sweet grainy up front along with dry bitterness in the finish. A lot more flavor and body that most adjunct lager I had. Malt is sweet, grainy, grass and cereal, a little corn flake. Dry bitterness at the end from the hops. Body is medium. Very soft carbonation in my palate.

Finish:
Crisp, but dry finish. Clean dry aftertaste. Highly drinkable.

Overall:
For an Adjunct Lager, this is very good.

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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
3.83/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed within the STYLE it is impossible to score this one low. At $3.49 per six pack at Whole Foods Market, I thought what the heck. And I got a lot more than I thought I would for about what I pay for a gallon of gas these days...

A: Poured into a tumbler, this one retains a decent foamy head and shows some great color for an American Adjunct Lager.

S: Nothing offensive, which would place this one up there with Gennesee Cream Ale as one of the best smelling adjuncts out there. A little corn, light maltiness, and some notes of sourdough.

T: Again, nothing offensive. Smooth, creamy, not sharp at all, goes down easy with a nice refreshing, but not bland flavor. Semi-sweet, but not artificial. Overall a nice tasting beer.

Value: For $3.49 a sixer, only the worst hipster beer snob would NOT buy this. Recommended for that night before pay day!!!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.81/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goldmine Lager (a private label clone of Genesee) has a very thick, foamy, stark-white head, a clear, yellow-golden appearance, streaming bubbles, and a heavy lacing left on the glass. Under intense light, one can detect tiny, white particles floating throughout the beer. The aroma is of sweet, lightly-toasted barley malt, and the flavor is of sweet malt and grain, some corn, and a light dusting of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Goldmine Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. There were no off-putting notes with this one. I rate very good.

RJT

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Photo of MNJR
3.77/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a new beer being contract brewed for Whole Foods nationally by a brewer in Rochester NY. Whole Foods employees provided this information, so I'm just repeating it. I am ASSUMING Genesee is the brewer, but can't confirm this. Apparently it is impossible to review a beer here without at least guessing the brewer. Seems fair but makes it hard to review a beer like this one where the brewer is operating (or hiding) under what seems like a bogus name. Future reviewers or someone in the know can correct me if I'm wrong. Never saw this until today and it was $7.99/12 cans, so I bit.

The color is light, pale gold/yellow. Very nice head and fine, even carbonation. The head dies at a respectable pace and leaves a thin tight lattice pattern in the glass. The smell is clean, bright, some nice German smelling hops, a sight fruit aroma. Nothing cheap or offensive. The taste is quite good for the style. Nice clean grain, light but crisp hops, a hint of citrus with a decent malt presence. The mouthfeel is crisp, if a bit thin. I had PBR yesterday, and I tend to enjoy that beer. This is right there and I might say a cut above. Nice job introducing a new contract beer that isn't terrible like most. I'd buy again for sure. Would be an excellent summer/hot weather beer.

I'd say it is a solid cut above the average macro lager.

Note: Cable Car beers are also contract brewed in Rochester for WF. I'd assume Genesee handles these as well. The Cable Car I've had was pretty bad. This is much better.

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Photo of gpogo
3.61/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear super light yellow body with a small white foam cap.

A- Sweet malt aroma. Adjunct aroma. A little malt, a little corn. Pleasant.

T- Sweet adjunct flavor. Very light bitterness with a crisp clean finish. Semi-sweet, not bland, pretty good.

M- Light body, moderate carbonation.

D- Easy drinking, and for the price completely worth it. Get it, drink it, and don't be a snob.

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Photo of waprimrose
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ordybill
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with a large white head that goes fairly soon leaving some spatters of lace. Poured from a can into a pint glass. Aroma, slight hop scent. Appearance- a good yellow gold color, surprising for the price. Taste- light hops taste, solid flavor not overwhelming. A good brew to drink after yard work. A thirst quencher. Bought at Whole Foods in Savannah, GA.

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Photo of johnson3000
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of M477H3W
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of danipp
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz canned August 24th 2010, not exactly fresh but this is a "fresh" delivery our distributor just sent us. Served cold in a nonic glass.

Pours lightly hazy pale yellow with a one finger white head that leaves some lacing at first but diminishes to a wispy cap pretty quickly.

Aroma is sweet grains, corn, bread, and I swear to god I’m even picking up a hint of grassy and citrus hops. Good strength and a pleasant aroma for the style.

Flavor is sweet corn, grains, a touch of sulfur on the back end, pretty sweet too, particularly on the finish.

Mouthfeel is lightish although a bit syrupy and sticky for the style, prickly carbonation.

For $6.99 a 12-pack, this really isn’t too bad considering its competition.

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Photo of cb8282
3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.32/5  rDev +7.8%

The beer comes in a golden amber.

The aroma hits of sweet puree'd apples, apple sauce, hints of metallic, a touch of sulfur

A big sweetness up front of sugar and honey. Along with a slightly funky corn. A good biscuity sweetness as well. The beer is generally refreshing and cleans up reasonably well. The back end hits of that lager yeast quality.

The sweetness helps the beer out as the beer is not too dominated by unattractive flavors. Very light on flavor, but still one of the better AALs I've had.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz CAN into a pint glass

A- Goldmine Lager is a crisp light yellow with some spots of amber. Just the faintest little cap i've ever seen, it eventually goes into nothing leaving a semi dead looking drink, but there are some rising bubbles coming up.

S- Corn and grain are the main contenders here. Your typical adjunct scent without the skunk that goes with some in the pact,

T- There is more flavor in here than I was expecting but it isnt much more than some grain and corn, some sweet malts. A earthy hop flavor in the back that is barely a whisper.

M- Kinda lively from the CAN with a bit of zing, easy drinking, good enough to go down easy like. Very light bodied and pretty crisp.

D- I think I would enjoy this more off of the tap, the appeal of this went away after 6 oz or so, but i finished the liquid with ease.

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spikester
3.29/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold with a large white head that goes fairly soon leaving some spatters of lace.
I rated the smell okay because I couldn't smell much at all.
Taste is mildly sweet with a bit of light hops toward the end of the taste. Mouthfeel is close to medium with just enough carbonation to give it a bit of crispness.
Yes it is a cheap warm weather beer but I give it a thumbs up. Purchased at Whole Foods Market for $3.99 a sixer.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #84 (Jan 2014):

Another no-frills-labeled beer from World Brews, not too far off from “Generic Beer,” but the price tag of less than $4 a six-pack is what this beer is about. And to think this beer is being sold at Whole Foods, go figure.

STYLE: American Adjunct Lager
ABV: 4.5%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Crystal-clear pale yellow straw, lacing struggles

SMELL: Grainy, dried grass, corn syrup, faintly herbal

TASTE: Big crispness, clean, lighter bodied, mild hop bitterness, grassy, faint cereal grain, hint of corn syrup, one dimensional hop character; dry, semi-clean finish

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Photo of jman005
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of milkbone_underwear
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of invisiblecamel
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Goldmine from World Brews
3.08 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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