Flensburger Gold | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Germany
flens.de

Style: European Export / Dortmunder

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by maxpower on 01-21-2006

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#38,529
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
159
pDev:
15.91%
 
 
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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 6/29/2019. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero fruity/yeasty notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an excellent Dortmunder! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very clean and rich Pils/Munich malt showcase, with perfectly balanced noble hops. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Robertas
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of steveh
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opted for some Flensburger Gold to sample since I was at the only retailer that carries it locally. Since I tried the Pils a while back I've been wanting to try the Gold... a Dortmunder. But isn't Dortmunder, historically, northern Germany's answer to Pils -- and Flens makes both? Hmm.

Best by March 29, 2018 -- cuttin' it close. Poured into my short Becher from the stubby brown Flens flip top.

L -- Clear, deep gold with a dense white head that holds up well.

S -- Hmm. Caramel nose, not much else -- wonder if the best-by date wasn't a little generous.

T -- Same caramel character up front with a dry, almost champagne-like yeast character following. Herbal hop notes in the finish and aftertaste.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft and slightly syrupy to crisp with a light-medium body.

O -- Not as good as the Flens Pils, and not as good as some other Dortmunders available. Just seems less-than clean in its finish as a good German lager ought to be.

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Photo of igl
3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandy14
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pkalix
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.41/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, gold, in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is honey, grass, and grain. Light bodied, sweet, with high carbonation. My favorite German pilsener that I tried at my recent trip to a German food restaurant. Could drink this one all day. Really well done.

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Photo of jbehlar
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OlaB
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a clear golden color, gives a small top of head that disolves rapidly. some lacings on the sides of the glass.

S: Sweet malts,biscuits grass,grains, floral hops, and some slight honey notes.

T&F: Follows the aroma quite closely, grains, grass and floral hops, with sweet malts in the background, good lenght in the finish and aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing. medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: I was enjoying this one, simple but smooth and enjoyable. As the other styles from this brewery i tasted, this one did not disapoint either.

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Photo of PaulTheScot
1.91/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Smells of old man pub. Tastes meh. No carbonation. Perfectly pleasant, adequate at best. I wouldn't turn it down, but won't buy it again and will have forgotten it in the minutes time

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Photo of Darthmaul
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.72/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdiRave
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcbogantes
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
2.58/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DefenCorps
4.17/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thank you, Praveen, Sigita.

Pouring a clear gold with a dense, off-white head that falls off to a ring rapidly, this looks great. The nose is soft, doughy, mildly honeyed, with a firming hop character (mint, earth, lemon), a delicate fullness (honey, biscuit, bread). Delicious and layered. The palate opens soft, mildly bitter and with a nice blend of hop flavors to complement the bitterness with the lemon and earth pairing nicely with the firm, mildly hay-like bitterness. This is followed by a delicate honeyed malt character, super flavorful and layered, lending a medium body to this beer. Long, soft, silky smooth finish with an appropriately prickly carbonation, this beer is pretty excellent. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy biscuit malt, grassy, lightly floral hops, light apple juice, hint of lemon. Flavor follows with grain, biscuit malt, grassy hops, light fruit juice; flavor tapers off a bit, but then finishes with pleasant grain and lingering grassy hops. Medium bodied with a light creaminess. Nothing exciting here and a low key traditional style, but everything comes together to deliver a classic biscuity German lager, not complex, but plenty of flavor. The finish was revealing to me; quite a number of recent standard ABV beers (4-6%) have really had attenuated finishes and I was wondering if it wasn't just that my expectations had become too high. This, while not full flavored, shows that a moderate ABV beer can deliver good flavor throughout in to a satisfying finish. Nice and clean for the style. Came in a sensible brown bottle instead of the clear one shown in the photo here; gratefully appreciated for an import.

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Photo of Tschnab
4.39/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Momon
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jkolls
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blueness
2.85/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NiceTaps
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz flip top bottle in a Willi Becher glass.

Darkish yellow-gold color with a 1F white head that fades to a fat skim, nice lacing. Clear and bubbly.

Floral and pungent spice hops, sweet biscuit malt.

Grains, dry biscuit, floral hops are pilsner-like. Strong lager flavor.

Not light, full bodied for a lager. Dry and bitter. Clean finish with no aftertaste.

Likeable, drinkable throwback.

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Photo of drmeto
2.69/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-skunked to hell,chalky,lemon,green apples
T:
-lemon,grainy,chalk,spicy,slight honey,pears
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Bad smell,taste was a little better.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale gold. Aroma is sweet and malty with a hint of apple. Taste is like the smell. Slightly sweet malt with a fruity apple notes. Pretty simple, clean lager.

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Flensburger Gold from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 159 ratings