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Goldmine | World Brews

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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

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Added by MNJR on 01-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,745
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
86
pDev:
17.61%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 39
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1/5  rDev -66.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of shivtim
1.78/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A pretty crappy macro lager. Metallic, sweet corn dust - basically a Coors.

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2/5  rDev -33.6%

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2/5  rDev -33.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of daliandragon
2.31/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Ah, good old World Brews. Producing cheap mediocre swill under a thousand generic faces for years now. Picked up a sixer of this nonsense at the Whole Foods in Charlottesville. This pours with startling clarity and a surprisingly decent head. Some decent lacing is a bonus as well. Nose is pure adjunct-town. This is the beer you think it is: a not very good one. Some sweetish malt and a whiff of hops but not much else. Drinkable but not desirable.

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2.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer in a nutshell? Cheap and drinkable.

Its clear and light gold. Lacing is very thin.

Smell...is off. It has a little bit of a sweetness, and a little...hint of metallic.

Taste is fine. Its not too bitter, mostly a corn-y sweetness but not off-putting. Its thin enough to chug and clean enough to like. Almost like an adjunct of an adjunct.

Overall you get what you pay for: if you're on a budget, $3 isn't the worst you could pay. If you're looking for a couple casual drinks to share, this works fine. But for a party? I say spend a little more and get your money worth.

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2.36/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, sugar, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is of grain and sugar. There is an extremely slight bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with a better smell than taste.

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2.44/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Found at Whole Foods for $3.99 a six-pack.

Pours a dirty gold with a thin stream of bubbles that sustains a bit of foam.

Smells of sweet and sour grains with a dry crispness. It generally reminds me of cheap beer.

Tastes about the same. Isn't the bottom floor already full in the adjunct lager market? Is there really demand for another poorly done adjunct lager? This one tastes like any number of slightly sour and dirty lagers. I suppose it is a touch better than some with a clean and almost fruity corn, but it just finishes off with the sour, pungent edge that brings out the worst in the style.

Feels full with a soft rasp of carbonation but finishes clean.

I guess I don't see the point. I won't be revisiting this beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of kojevergas
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Picked this up for $2.99 a six pack at Whole Foods. 12 fl oz aluminum can served into an Oskar Blues pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low. Label is a generic yellow and red. "Brewed by Gold Mine Brews, Rochester, NY." I don't see an ABV anywhere on the can.

Served straight from the fridge - as I think this style always should be. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger off-white colour thin head of no real cream. Retention is average (~2 minutes) generally, though a bit lackluster considering the low ABV. No lacing at all as the head recedes. Body colour is a pale light yellow; looks watery. It's littered with carbonation bubbles, indicating overcarbonation. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Overall, it's thin and pathetic looking. I've seen other beers in the style with more colouration and appeal. This isn't great.

Sm: Clean barley with some stale character, generic pale malts, and light artificial lemon zest. It's not what I'd call fresh, but it doesn't come off old. No yeast is detectable. I don't detect any alcohol or heat. Light clean corn rounds out the adjunct; I don't get rice. A hint of artificial fruit sweetness; maybe it's just the sugary lemon. I get some buried light generic floral hopping; there's little depth there but it's detectable. It doesn't come off watery. I don't know that it's a balanced aroma, but it's generally pleasant for a beer lover like me. Nothing sticks out as particularly egregious other than the staleness. A mild strength aroma.

T: Clean corn and crisp barley, with clean palt malts in the late second act continuing into the third act, joined by a light (and I mean light) generic floral hop character. What I love about it is that it doesn't lack body like many beers in the style; this is not as watery as your mainstream offerings like Bud or Coors. There's little flavour here, but it's balanced. Even lightly buttery, reminding me of Trader Joe's Simpler Times lager. Both are good budget beers. I think for the style they could do far worse here. A bit of crystal malt comes through; maybe more would lend it more complexity. As it is, there's no subtlety or complexity, but the balance is notable. Do I like it? Sure. Why not. But it's rather average. What can I say? I love beer.

Mf: Crisp and soft, with slight overcarbonation. Good thickness and body. Poor palate presence. Nicely wet. I'd stop short of calling it refreshing, but it'll reduce your thirst.

Dr: Aside from a bit of a stale barley character, it's not bad for the style. I think many will come down hard on it merely because it's an adjunct lager, but I do think it's one of the better ones I've had. People like to call these lawnmower or BBQ beers and I think this fits the bill at 50 cents a can. I'd definitely grab this over more mainstream offerings. You could do far worse. This might be a good beer if you're trying to ease a macro lager drinker towards craft beer; maybe after this you could make the jump to Allagash White and then Blue Moon? In any case, it has its place and I have nothing against it. I love the price point. Very drinkable; I could kill a pitcher of this with the lads over some wings. That said, I won't be getting this again.

High C-

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz can. Bottom of can stamped 0751 14:48. Who knows what that means.

Appearance - Clean. Very slightly foggy pale yellow.

Smell - Slightly malty. Very corny. Typical.

Taste - Musky corn with a slight metallic and bubblegum finish.

Mouthfeel - Low to moderate body carbonation.Not flat but not bubbly.

Overall Drinkability - Meh. Decent if subpar lager.

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of hmk22
2.8/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Totally unimpressive budget ($7.99 for a 12-pack) offering at Whole Foods. I'm frankly surprised that WF would even carry this given their move to growler service and their past contract brews (e.g., Roscoe's Hop House, a decent pale ale). Not sure who they're going for with this -- maybe the PBR crowd? -- but I can't believe it will win many fans. I find it thin, watery, with little flavor. If you're looking for private label off-price stuff I'd stick with Trader Joe's.

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2.82/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Thank to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some corn and grains. Taste is also a bit mild, grains, a bit of sweetness, kind of light. Feels light in the mouth and overall this is about the standard beer for this style.

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2.82/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured chilled in a tall ale glass.

A: clear bright yellow; lots of carb beads; very thick head, goes down quickly; lacing decent
S: stale smell of lager
T: sweet; not bitter; emphasis on malt; few hops; not very flavorful, and what there is seems to be in the Sprite/lemon water region; relatively nondescript; it's about average for this genre

An American version of a eastern European adjunct lager (think Stauropramen).

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2.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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