Flensburger Gold | Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG

Flensburger GoldFlensburger Gold
BA SCORE
32.7%
Liked This Beer
3.52 w/ 153 ratings
Flensburger GoldFlensburger Gold
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maxpower on 01-21-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,693
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
153
Liked:
50
Avg:
3.52/5
pDev:
16.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
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Ratings: 153 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Msundt
1/5  rDev -71.6%

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 olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Kitsune
2/5  rDev -43.2%

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2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of stcules
2.06/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Deep golden color. White head, abundant, not bad.
At the smell maltiness. And green apple.
Malty taste, a bit too heavy, and not too fresh. Even if after the smell, it could have been worse.
Average to light body. Sweetish.
Not really much to say about it.
Avoidable.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.43/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and grass. The flavor is grass and grain, with a little something that tastes like peanuts mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is nothing good going on with this beer. Definitely not one to seek out.

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Photo of AxlSkull
2.5/5  rDev -29%

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 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 DeSoto
2.7/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up this bottle at my place of work. Really nice looking 330ml bottle with a swing cap stopper. The bottle I bought was brown, not the clear one like in the picture so light shock should not be a factor. The only date I could find was the "Best before" which was 11-05-12. The only Dortmunder that I've had was from the good people at Shiner with their Shiner Frost. I liked it, but now have a base to judge with a German one.

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance: Pale straw color with one finger of head. Retention only lasted 20-25 seconds. Clarity was par. It wasn't hazy, but for a lager style it was a bit short.

Smell: Nice bready, cereal notes. Some very small sweet notes. Well balanced between hops and yeast. Quite inviting.

Taste: Quite weak. Not really refreshing. It almost tastes like having uncooked pasta in your mouth. Starchy and stale. Quite disappointing.

Mouthfeel: For the taste of this beer not to my liking, the mouthfeel is nice. Really clean and nothing offensive. Lager styles are great when they don't weigh you down. Very crisp and clean.

Overall: This beer was a conundrum for me. Looked okay out of the bottle. It brought you in with the nose, but left you hanging with the taste profile. Expecting to have an awful drink, it was clean and didn't leave anything unwanted. Very different from the Shiner Frost that I previously tried. Can't wait to trying out some more Dortmunder style beers to figure this one out.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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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 theghost3
2.96/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance is golden with an adequate cream-colored head. The smell is very suttle, a hint of malts & toasty. It tastes bitter with a hint of wheat. Not much aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, & just a little acidic. Drinkability is just average because although it is rather smooth, there's not much taste or smell.

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Photo of lelepat
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of jonb5
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Sarunas7
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of RickyS
3.02/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TexIndy
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz flip top bottle (they have thankfully switched from clear glass to brown) into a pint glass. Best by date of 11/30/09 on the back label. It was a slightly hazy gold color with just a touch of carb streams and no lacing. It had an average sized fizzy white head that quickly settled into a tiny partial collar.

The aroma was grainy, biscuity, vegetal - very close to a pilsener. This is my first dortmunder so can't compare it to others in the style but was good. Taste followed the aroma and again close to pilsener. Wasn't bad but didn't really scream drink more of me either. Definitely goes down easy but without really thinking about flavor while it goes down. Mouthfeel was crisp with a good hop finish.

Overall, a good solid middle of the road beer. Won't win any awards in my book for flavor but it's definitely better than a BMC. Recommend if you looking to try the style. For me, one and done just because better beers out there and not because it wasn't good.

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Photo of chilidog
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the third of four Flensburgers I have available to me, yet thisone so-far, didn't stand up and say "Wow." I mean its a good little Dort to be had, it steps back to that typical german taste and mouthfeel.
It poured an impressive pure, clear gold with good carbonation that offered no fizz but plenty of frothy, pillow-like head stuff. Lace was abound that ringed and clumped to the glass.
The aroma was grassy and hay. The taste heald that grassy hop note with abit of dry stainless steal. Thats what threw me off for this comes in its cool, clear, swingtop bottle.
Drinkability was ok and the mouth feels dry and metalic at the end.
Bottle color may matter, I really liked the Pils, it comes in a brown bottle, where thisone is clear.

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Photo of avalon07
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A somewhat skunky smell, along with a lot of malt. Not overly appealing.

T: Tasted pretty much like it smelled: A lot of malt, a tinge of hops, and a slightly skunky aspect. A very bland, almost watery flavor. Not well constructed.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is an average, undistinguished Euro lager. Very forgettable.

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Photo of djura
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Golden color, micro head with low carbonation.
S - Nice aroma of sweet malt. Fresh grains, honey.
T/M - Average lager, nothing special, low carbonation and bitterness.

O - Pass.

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

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Medium amber topped by a large, eggshell colored crown that looks as though it has enough sticky creaminess to last and to deposit a good bit of lace when it eventually deflates. Even though it's hard to get too excited about yet another amber beer, the head is a looker.

The clear glass bottle (lightly green-tinted) was a concern. Sure enough, there was a whiff of skunk when the swing-top was breached. That unpleasantness has faded in the two or three minutes since the pour and I'm left with a slightly stale, musty hoppiness. Average at best.

The flavor is dominated by a corny sweetness that gives Flensburger Gold an unexpected malt dominance. Actually, it tastes like a Euro pale lager brewed with a pinch of candi sugar and an insufficient quantity of tired, old, bottom-of-the-barrel Saaz hops.

It's been a while since I've had a Dortmunder, but I don't remember the really good ones tasting like this. There's almost no flavor spark to keep me interested until the final mouthful of the 11.2 ounce bottle, but I'll soldier on since the beer isn't especially difficult to drink. Every time I yawn, I take the opportunity to pour more beer down my throat.

Thanks to all the malty sweetness, the body/mouthfeel is on the generous side. I won't go so far as to call it viscous, but it ain't no dissipating lightweight either. The under-the-radar amount of carbonation, to its credit, continues to do its job until the (non) bitter end.

Flensburger Gold is my first beer from a German brewery that I had no knowledge of until this week when I spotted a few of their offerings in a local beer store. If this one is representative, it's no wonder that they haven't gotten more ink (or whatever the internet equivalent of ink is). I'll be interested to see if some of the other styles from Flensburger Brauerei fare any better.

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Flensburger Gold from Flensburger Brauerei GmbH Und Co. KG
Beer rating: 32.7% out of 100 with 153 ratings
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