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: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by maxpower on 01-21-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
151
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
16.19%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of mwitikana
4.93/5  rDev +40.1%

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 Allen_Davis
4.64/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I purchased this beer at Total Wine & More in Virginia Beach as part of a sampling of their German/Belgian beers.

Appearance: Clear and golden...some light lacing. Very light, moderately carbonated head that hung around for a bit.

Smell: Solidly malty, with a bit of noble hop scent. Yeast is present in the scent as well, but pleasantly so.

Taste: A round, 'brown' malty sweet wash with a refreshingly light kick of balanced hop bitterness. slightly bready finish. I enjoyed this beer most at 50 deg. F. This temperature seemed to bring out the most flavor in the malt.

Mouthfeel: A bit sparkly and bubbly at first, with a light alcohol sting...this leads to a long-lasting rich mouthfeel, which coats for a while. Not the slightest bit unpleasant.

Overall: This is what beer is all about....barley, yeast, subtle but simple flavors. The only way this beer could be better to me? A tiny, tiny bit less maltiness. Overall, a great German lager.

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Photo of hoptualBrew
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of edraz1224
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Ftvigil
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of brandonld23
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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 txbrewer
4.35/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Full gold, slight haze. The head fades fast and is then pretty much gone.

S - light/mild floral sweetness

T - can taste the sweet from the smell, very light on the hops

M - full tingle across the tongue with very little bitter - enjoyable (at least to me)

D - yes, and would drink again.

My bottle is not clear and multiple stores that carry this are not carrying any of this line in clear bottles. I tried the wheat previously and liked it and find this quite good as well.

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Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of AlexMunse
4.22/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was a beer that was recommended to me from friends and beer-store employees alike. I respect and value their opinions, so I figured I'd give this beer a try. Also it was $1.49.

I'm pouring at 52.3 degrees into a 16oz pint glass.

It pours very light amber with a one finger head. Almost no lacing on the glass. If I were to judge by appearance only, I would say this looks like a Bud Light.

The smell is also very light, there's a hint of sweetness to it, but its still hard to distinguish from an average lager. I can't say anything BAD about it, but it's not enticing my senses.

The taste on the other hand is something different. A very promising start, it's woodsy. It brings memories of camping with my dad. Very clean, with a very unique taste. Bit of honey sweetness at the end. I can't put into words what this reminds me of, but it's pleasant, I could overlook the average appearance and smell just by the taste!

The mouthfeel is not bad, just the right bitterness and carbonation. I can't say anything good or bad. Average.

As for drinkability, I would say yes. I would buy this by the case and serve it at parties if I could! Sessionable, but still average on the whole.

One side note: I plan on buying MUCH more of this beer, not ONLY because I enjoyed it, but because of the unique bottle. I plan on home-brewing again and these are the kind of bottles that will save you money on caps. Grolsh bottles are the same, but I don't care fro Grolsh, so this is a welcome alternative at $1.50 a bottle!

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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 Washburne
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pleasing gold colour with a thick, foamy white head that lasts a good way through the beer and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Malt is very noticeable in both smell and flavour, but has enough hops to cancel out the sweetness. Crisp and clean, but a little too much carbonation for me. Of all the Flensburgers, I've found this to be the best session beer as it's not too strongly flavoured like the pilsener and dunkel and slips down a little easier than the hef.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.13/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by: 01.03.07

Golden body. Lots of carbonation surfacing slowly. A one finger white cap of froth sticks around for a while. Aroma is bready malts. Hay. And grainy sweetness. Crisp flavor of cracker like breadiness. Sweet dough and smooth malts. Hops add a dryness to it all. Nicely done. Mouthfeel is crisp. Body is medium. Always good to find another well done dortmund style lager. There's simply not enough of them around.

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Photo of irrevjim
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours a pale transparent golden, nice 1" head that dissipates in a minute or so, leaving a straight line of lacing at the top and light lacing down the side of the pilsner glass, all the way to the bottom.
smell, sweet honey biscuit malt, perfect for the style
taste, malt, honey,butter cookie, gentle hops
feels smooth, mild carbonation, lighter body than some munich golds but not too light.
what's outstanding about this is how perfectly balanced and consistent it is from start to finish. If you like this style (and I do) this is a well executed example. Maybe helped by the heavy duty 11.2 oz bottle

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

330ml swing-top bottle

Look: As its name would suggest, a pale gold pour with a fairly thick, bubbly head. Not much in the way of lacing.

Smell: Quite a rich smell with a definite malt hit. Gets a bit resinous with a slight metallic tang once it has warmed up a bit. Still, quite a sharp and 'clean' smell and not at all unpleasant.

Taste: Follows the smell quite closely - fairly malty with resinous hints and that slight metallic hint. Again, nothing particularly earth-shattering but since this is primarily an export lager there was never going to be an excessively complex flavour profile anyway.

Feel: Medium body (moreso than its appearance would suggest) with a fairly dry finish with a hint of sweetness.

Overall: Pretty solid - this is my first encounter with Flensburger and whilst it's unlikely to win any prizes for depth or complexity the fact remains that it's a good, crisp-tasting lager.

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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 cpolking
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark honey golden with a half inch of thick, white, foamy head that leaves medium lacing down the glass.

The aroma is honey, straw, apricot, and grain.

The taste is like a sweet, rich, honey bread in liquid form. It finishes dry but not really bitter. The aftertaste is fresh, dried fall grain, a hint of sweet chewing tobacco and just a touch of lager "funk."

This is a little sweeter than many German lagers, but it is rich and delicious nonetheless.

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

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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