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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by undeadozzy on 06-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,942
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
114
pDev:
16.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Photo of djrn2
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +16.2%
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 PhineasMcClintock
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
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 Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this in a mix-a-six at Giant Beer Garden & Eatery enjoyed from a pub glass chilled from the bottle.

The color is a medium amber with light cream of beige with small bead and spots of lace collect. The smell is malty with a mild sweet aroma and light yeasty breadiness. The feel is good -a mix of malt and mild bitterness with a slight creamy and carbonated feel but the finish is mostly dry and alcohol is subdued.

The flavor has some nutty malt with toasty flavor combined with the yeast which adds a slight bready quality to the brew with slight spice and and mild hop flavor which seems to balance the sweetness of the mild caramel accent. Overall I enjoyed this but feel it would be better classified as a vienna or amber lager perhaps. I think it is a drinkable lager with a nice malt body.

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Photo of stakem
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to BA Smoked for sharing this growler with me. Poured into a couple of standard pint glasses, the brew appears a clear straw yellow with a frothy white head. The cap maintains as expected for the style with a spotty lace pattern across the top and on the glass.

The smell is buttery with herbal hops contrasting a bit of cereal-like sweetness. The nose is pretty average as expected for the style with the only highlight being a noble hop presence is noted.

The taste is as buttery as the nose leads on with a touch of fruity alcohol ester and faint herbal hops. The hops provide a mild herbal flavor and not much bitterness. I guess I am super sensative to diactyl because the buttery character of this brew ruins it for me. Underneath is a mild grain sweetness that lasts into the aftertaste.

This is medium bodied with a modest level of carbonation. Sonewhat crisp but not as much as you would expect for the style since the buttery notes linger and ruin the crispness. I wanted to like this beer, I really did. I always look forward to new local brews but this one is nothing more or less than a fair bmc substitute.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some grains. Taste is crisp, clean, malts, some hops at the finish, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a fine session beer.

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Photo of WesWes
3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
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 CharlesK
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hozersr
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stofko1992
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of khargro2
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
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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3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of newbeeraday
1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of BigMike
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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