Golden | Abita Brewing Co.

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74
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228 Ratings
THE BROS
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden is a crisp, clean continental lager. Just four ingredients are all it takes: American malt, Mt. Hood hops, German lager yeast and pure Abita Springs water. As the name implies, Abita Golden has a brilliant gold color. Its flavor makes this light lager the perfect match for Louisiana Creole food.

11 IBU

Added by Mitchster on 03-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
228
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
17.89%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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2.62/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AuntBea
2.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.34/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.73/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jasadewi
3.27/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It has a medium hued yellow color, with a small lacy head that ever so thinly lines the glass as you drink. Smells faintly sweet with an aroma of hops. The feel is average in every way of American Lagers. The taste reminds me heavily of a Modelo. I think it would go well with many different foods, but I can easily taste how excellent it would pair with Cajun food, especially some shrimp. It tastes kind of flat and dilute, and perhaps for that reason, it could pair so well with certain foods. It tastes somewhat grassy, and very average. Overall, this seems like a perfect beer for a Cajun meal on a hot southern night.

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Photo of hopphead31415
3.42/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This American Pale Lager by Abita brewing has a mere 4.2% ABV and 11 IBUs.

Look-It pours a nearly crystal clear light golden yellow with a frothy foamy white head which dissipates into a thin film after a while.

Smell-It has a subtle aroma of corn, hay, and German yeast.

Taste-It has a very crisp and refreshing taste, but not much variety, of course, but I guess that’s part of the fun. I get corn and hay-like malts and essentially zero hop bitterness. The hops only manifest themselves through a mild fruitiness that’s tough to place. This is definitely a light-bodied brew if I ever saw one.

Overall-It isn’t a very complex beer, but sometimes it is called for a simple refreshing beer like on a hot summer day. This variety would pair very well with spicy Creole foods. I want to try that!

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3.24/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sporklift87
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MicTar
3.31/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaleoGuy316
4.43/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJ64
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALEXJMZ
3.34/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a yellow and the foam cling fizzles away to a thin ring around the glass as well as light foam covering most of the surface.

S- Smells like green apple, and fresh grains.

T- A hint of wet cardboard. Definitely leans more toward the malts since there are barely any hops to be found.

AT - Good balance at the end.

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Photo of Drknight
3.24/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of misternebbie
3.69/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ike_Potter
3.03/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmryan8
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of kplooki
3.05/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of FLima
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bright golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Predominant initial grainy malt aroma followed by lemon sourness.
Similarly, malty flavor with lemony notes and mild spices.
Hints of sulfur and spices.
Light body with mild carbonation.
As usual Abita brews very refreshing with high drinkability, I guess that reflects what the local staggering hot climate demands. But this is way too bland, which is fine they want to get a piece of the mass brews with something better.

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4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Dicers
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Waylan33
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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Golden from Abita Brewing Co.
3.13 out of 5 based on 228 ratings.
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