Goldencold Lager | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by undeadozzy on 06-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of BigMike
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Brew_ski
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssato27
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thisXwar
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pinyin
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
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 +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of georgeblazer
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaniel612
2.18/5  rDev -39.4%
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 +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peteknepper
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TeachChefs
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brutalist
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dacrza1
2.89/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Date: July 10, 2015... Glassware: 22 oz. pilsner... Occasion: craftbrew showdown--Susquehanna Goldencold vs. Victory Helles... Appearance: clear, golden body with steady but sparse effervescence; white head is spongy, with large gaps separating as it settles; the final formation is thin, solid and likable .... Aroma: hay and cereal malts begin the profile; bubblegum and soft floral aromas suggest a lightly hopped offering; some grainy, blanketed scents are also present.... Palate: a bit south of medium-bodied, but slightly weightier than soft; the rush to the throat is obvious, but the frontal fizziness is appreciated; the aftertaste lingers long enough to be enjoyed; a slight bitterness draws a subtle balance... Taste: a balanced approach here, with the sweet and bitter in a light-footed dance that doesn’t inspire or detract from the experience-- slightly metallic hops, slightly doughy finish; some spice and variation late; a bit beefier than the Victory Helles... Overall: a lager that knows what it’s intended to do, and it fulfills its promise of thirst-quenching without fanfare; picked up at a make-a-six at Wegman’s, and happy for it; will not win any awards, IMO, but will make an afternoon more enjoyable, for certain...

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Photo of Hearneator
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Goldencold Lager from Susquehanna Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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