Goldencold Lager | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
sbcbeer.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by undeadozzy on 06-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,953
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
122
pDev:
15.84%
 
 
Wants:
1
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29
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Photo of Shenk87
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Philly's Craft Beer in Langhorne, PA. Make-your-own 6 pack single bottle. I liked this one. Shared it via a "taste test" with a non-craft beer (e.g., Miller Lite) drinker. He really liked it. He was pleasantly surprised. And so was I. Light hazy gold/yellow color in the glass with a nice lacing foam. Subtle carbonation and a light-moderate mouthfeel. Very well balanced flavor--malty biscuit with the perfect hops behind it, complementing the sweetness of the malt with a welcome bitterness. Went down very easily.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mosca
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straight from the bottle, no pour. It looked okay through the brown glass.

This is a great alternative to American adjunct lagers. It is crisp and clean, with little to no aftertaste, but with enough mouthfeel to know that you aren't drinking fizzy water.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. packaged 3/21/18, so about 3 weeks old.

pale golden yellow body, some carbonation, but head dissipates to nothing rather quickly, despite a fairly aggressive pour. hence, no lacing.

aroma is quite strong in maltiness.

hmmmm... this is a mild, crisp, clean flavor. slightly sweet, a mere suggestion of bitterness. initially tingly around the tongue. quite enjoyable.

mouth is around medium, finish is malty and slightly sweet.

overall, extremely sessionable, drinkable beer. I could see slamming these all day long on a hot summers day, and usually, pale lagers aren't my bag at all. lack of a head is the only knock on this one. kudos, SBC.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Susquehanna Brewing Co. "Goldencold Lager"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$2 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Look: The body is straw gold in color with fingerprint-through-the-glass clarity. The bright white head pours a finger-thick cap and then slowly settles down to a thin but solid surface covering. Torn sheets of lace rise up from the surface and hold quite well as you work your way through the glass.

Smell: Clean. Gently sweetish and grainy malt with a soft apple-like fruitiness from the yeast and some floral and lightly herbal hops.

Taste: As the aroma suggests. The graininess of the Pilsner malt, the light fruitiness of the yeast, and the floral, herbal, lightly spicy and even subtly minty hops work together quite well. It's balanced by a median to moderate bitterness (around 20 IBUs) that brings it to a mostly dry conclusion where the malt and fruit steadily fade leaving only swirls of lingering hops behind.

Feel: Medium leaning towards medium-light in body and delicately crisp with a fine-bubbled median carbonation that softens to become smooth across the tongue.

Overall: Quite impressive. Had this come from Germany or the Czech republic I'm sure it would receive more notoriety. It's a little less bitter than expected, but there are pilsners in Bavaria that are softer, and it still works. Some more hops for flavor and aroma might be nice as well, and less yeasty fruitiness, but the malt component is hard to argue against. As it stands it's quite enjoyable, and slightly unique (because why just replicate a beer that already exists?). Nicely done. Massively drinkable.

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Photo of BigMike
3.72/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Brew_ski
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssato27
4.35/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thisXwar
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pinyin
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served 36F into a 16 ounce perfect pint tumbler. No bottle dating.

Straw clarified light copper orange.

Light biscuit malts, yeast, melanoidins, and some slight esters on the nose.

Nutty, malty, cookie dough, biscuit malts, and yeasty.

To Susquehanna's credit here, this lager is very well balanced, and didn't seem to drop off in the bottle, although there is no bottle date or dating on the packaging, so as the consumer, I have no idea how old the the product is, which is why won't be purchasing anything from the brand again, unless they start bottle dating.

Goldencold is your standard fare German inspired Pennsylvania lager. It competes with Victory Helles, Sly Fox Helles, Penns Best Penndmonium and Stoudt's Gold. I will say that out of all he aforementioned, Goldencold is the most dry, and is is the least sugary which is a very positive attribute for a lager. It reminds me a lot Victory Helles, only it doesn't pack as much punch in the flavor department. Some purists may appreciate that. I wish that this lager was cloudier with less filtration. Overall very solid craftsmanship and recipe, but I will not revisit the brand until they decide to bottle date their products (not enjoy by date).

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Photo of hilgart1
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of georgeblazer
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaniel612
2.18/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

No head. Almost stale smelling Decent taste

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Photo of beerme626
4.24/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peteknepper
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TeachChefs
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Goldencold Lager from Susquehanna Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 122 ratings