Goldencold Lager | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Goldencold LagerGoldencold Lager

Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by undeadozzy on 06-12-2012

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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of JSaulWelter
5/5  rDev +47.1%

Very solid full bodied lager

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Photo of twobeernuts
4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of RyanGoodman
4.38/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap both at the brewery and a pub down the street. While at the pub, I drank this beer directly after another well known Pennsylvania lager. SBC annihilated the other beer. It gave off a deep gold clarity one would expect from a lager. Thin off-white head remained after waiter brought it from the bar. The scent was clean and inviting, with a good mix of malt and hop aromas. Neither one overwhelming the other. Hints of bread as well. Taste delivered everything in the nose and more. I can't say enough about the smoothness of this lager. Their method of separating the husk and kernel of the grain has done wonders for the crisp, clean taste found in this very well crafted beer. Mouthfeel is a bullseye.

Extremely well done!

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Photo of ssato27
4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oberson58
4.25/5  rDev +25%

This shit is good. It tastes like Pennsylvania

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Photo of khargro2
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClarkHimself
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of beerme626
4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of undeadozzy
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice deep amber color with a thick and foamy white head. Ample carbonation, but nothing too obnoxious.

S - Can definitely pick up on the German hops just by smelling it, and maybe a little bit of cornbread and sweet dinner roll. Very pleasant smelling.

T - Great. Wonderful smooth full-bodied lager taste, with just enough hops to give it a punch. Has a sweet buttery tone to it, like a sweet dinner roll, very tasty.

M - Thick for a lager, but very full. Not greasy or watery, but almost a perfect viscosity for a beer.

O - Very good beer. Great first impression by the Susquehanna Brewing Company, a very good lager and a very good beer all around.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I know that I usually eschew bottled beers, but given that Guy Hagner is part of the brewing crew behind this beer, I could not resist.

From the bottle: "People Beer by Beer People"; "The address says Northeastern Pennsylvania, but make no mistake. This beer is pure Deutchland. The use of classic pilsner malt ans Sauermalz recalls beers from centuries ago, bringing to life a traditional, rounded note. And the Bavarian and Czech hops deliver a crisp, classic and nuanced bitterness. Which can only mean one thing. It's time to don your favorite pair of lederhosen and enjoy an incredibly drinkable German-style beer, from right here in NEPA."

My musical accompaniment for this one is Adam and the Ants doing "Ant Music" since it was "ant music for ant people". My pour created just better than a finger of fizzing, tawny head that lasted longer than I expected. Color was a brilliant gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity and now the three stooges, Croesus, Mammon and King Midas were REALLY fighting for a sip. Nose was had a grassy tang along with a cereal-like sweetness. I would have guessed GER Pils, but APL also fits. Mouthfeel was medium and the wash of grassy hops reminded me of why I have fallen in love with adjunct-free lagers. I have CANsumed far too many AALs on The CANQuest (TM) to be enamored of such things. The finish had a slight twang to go with the grassiness, perhaps from the Sauermalz, giving it a unique taste. Man, if only they would begin CANning, I'd be all set ...

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Photo of Mosca
4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
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 micropale
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marty91
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of peteknepper
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.96/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
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 georgeblazer
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
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 hilgart1
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Twal
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of WesWes
3.79/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a pale golden color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a crisp, pilsner malt scent along with a touch of hops and dry lager yeast aroma. The taste is good as well. Again, it's crisp with a dry lager yeast finish. The malt character maintains a smooth, well rounded flavor. It contains a much broader taste than a macro, adjunct lager. The mouthfeel is fine. It a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is an every day beer that's easy drinking and flavorful, yet doesn't hurt the wallet too bad.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4/26...bright but light gold. White bubbly foam on top. Small straw and hay nose. Subtle citrus. Rich malty lager flavor, some sweetness. Light, easy, good flavor profile. Simple and subtle.

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Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of dogma33
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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