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KCCO Gold Lager | Resignation Brewery

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KCCO Gold LagerKCCO Gold Lager

Brewed by:
Resignation Brewery
Texas, United States | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by anhigdon on 10-22-2013

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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 160
Photo of NomadDawg
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I didn't originally know what KCCO meant. In fact, I thought it was the brewery name. Then I realized it meant keep calm and chive on. Great, hipster beer. Oh well, isn't all craft beer for hipsters? Already made the purchase, so I guess I have no choice but to keep calm and drink on.

This beer gave fairly good head, which I enjoyed. Good three fingers that stuck around for a bit. No lacing. There was not a ton of flavor. I picked up hints of beer, my palate isn't very complicated. It was refreshing for a hot day, but nothing too exciting.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.66/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a very clear gold color with a short lived white head.

The nose is heavy malt and fruit with a thin hint of hope and apples.

The taste is a weak hops and dry malt. Not much complexity here.

The mouthfeel is just right for a lager.

Not a great beer but it is a very drinkable lager. This is a great hot day beer.

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Photo of drpimento
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance is pretty average. Aroma is quite mild- a little biscuit, fresh beer. Flavor's like nose, plus some tang, honey, is slightly on sweet side. Body is ok. Overall, nothing special, forgettable.

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Photo of ordybill
2.78/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden yellow with a very small white head. The aroma is slightly skunky. The flavor is very watery. Not a good beer.

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Photo of Nevbo
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good Pilsner. Golden, very bubbly, and refreshing. Not too big on the aroma but it wets the whistle nicely and there's nothing off-putting about it.

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Photo of RobertDBrase
3.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Honey golden colored with streaming carbonation and a slightly rocky small white head that quickly dissipated.

Smell was a wonderful whiff of barley, malts and white bread.

The taste was a bit sweet with a touch of caramel towards the back of the tongue. Some hops flavor coming through but pretty well subdued.

Mouth feel was running towards the medium side with a wet and slightly heavy swallow.

This is a very finely made beer but nothing really shines through. Just a well made easy drinking lager.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

KCCO Gold Lager has a thick, white head, a bubbly, deep-gold appearance, some fairly heavy lacing left on the glass, and rather large white roiling sediment chunks. The aroma is of sweet, honey malt, and the flavor is of biscuit, honey, lemon, mild malt, and very low level hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and KCCO Gold Lager finishes crisp and refreshing.


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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to say, this was a pretty decent beer for what it is. You can't sit and pick this one apart and put it up to close scrutiny, this is not that kind of beer. This is a beer you bring a 6 pack of to a party. It is a beer you throw back a few of with your buds on a Saturday afternoon/evening. It is the beer you grab out of the fridge after cutting the grass on a warm day. It is in a similar vein of a Budweiser or Coors Banquet, but with a better flavor profile and more satisfying presentation/experience.

Color is golden and clear, little smell, mild flavor of grain, corn, biscuit malt, and a mild breadiness that finishes crisp. Leaves a slight bready/lager aftertaste on the tongue that makes you want to take another drink. It is almost thirst quenching in it's execution.

If you want an easy drinker that you don't have to fuss over, but has better flavor than the standard AAL, this is the beer to go for. I will definitely partake in this one again, and I recommend others to give it a shot as well.

Would drink again: Yes
Would purchase again: Yes

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Photo of KTCamm
3.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11/15...pours very clear gold, yellow bottom. Very little foam.Grain harvest nose, honey too. Clean, very clean taste. Honey biscuit taste. Simple. Nicely flavored pils.

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Photo of imfinished
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This tastes like a cider, oddly enough. It is crisp and smooth and good cold. Strange, I suppose, for a beer, but not a bad drink if you are okay with basically having a cider.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale gold producing no more than 1/2 finger of foamy, rapidly diminishing, white head that leaves only a hint of lacing. Aroma is biscuit, grain, honey, lemon & grass with a faint, sweet candy-like hint in the background. Taste is biscuit, white bread, grain & a corn sweetness, some honey, grass, lemon & hop bittering in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, crisp & clean with a peppery bite across the tongue.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a yellowish-gold color with plenty of head and carbonation. Head slowly dissipates but leaves plenty of lacing. Initial taste is quite pleasant, light, crisp with little aftertaste though. Overall, this is a would make a great summertime brew. This would really hit the spot on a hot summers day.

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Photo of matjack85
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I picked this up at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single 12oz brown bottle $1.67. It comes with a bottled on date on the front label. This one says May 7, 2015, so it's about 5 months old.

The beer poured a clear pale gold color with a 3-finger soapy white head that lasted about a minute. As I drank it it didn't leave any lacing at all.

Whoa! Huge lager small that filled the room the moment the cap came off. After getting my nose into the glass there was also some honey, herbal and grassy hops, and fruit.

Crackery malt base with some herbal hops, and then out of nowhere comes this really sweet dose of honey. At first I welcomed it, but the more I drank the sweeter it got. It was too overpowering and got in the way of the other flavors. If you like sweet beers you may like this, but it was too sweet for my taste.

Light to medium body with moderate to medium carbonation.

Not a favorite and hard to recommend with all that honey in it. Practically no bitterness at just 16 IBUs.

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Photo of hdf561
2.73/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into mug, a true bright golden color but an awful smell, skunky and sour on initial Pop then bready checked date and it's in date. Surprisingly long lasting head and lacing through out the drink

Very smooth taste, bread notes, says Pilsner on the bottle but much smoother than other pils I have drank. Nothing crazy just a nice drinkable beer with a higher than average alc content.

Would definitely drink again!

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Photo of Dave97
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poor - From a 12oz bottle - Nice poor, 1 finger head that quickly settles now to a very thin soapy top layer. No lacing.

Appearance - 14k gold/straw.

Nose - Really not much, very faint. Nothing to comment on.

Mouthfeel - Nice light/medium. Not fizzy at all, very easy drinking. Watery/oily.

Taste - Very mild. Not much going on really.

Finish - Really no finish to speak of. Just a very faint oily lemon sourness.

Overall - There's absolutely nothing wrong with this lager, no off flavors, no off putting aroma's. But there just really isn't that much here honestly. A little malt and a little hop. Very nondescript.

Final Thoughts - Not really that great for my personal taste. But would be a great beer for someone who isn't used to beer. A good intro beer. Very light, but very non offensive.

Food Pairing. Here is where this beer would really be good. This is a really nice dinner beer. Would go with anything.

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Photo of Parmesan
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Look: yellow orange and clear, pours a decent white head that disappears pretty quick.

Smell: Not much aroma some sweet malt and a little graininess

Taste: Sweet malt, little corn, some grain malt,

Feel: Crisp and light with medium carbonation

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Photo of Act25
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Give BA a pilsner and they flush it.
This beer deserves a higher score.

A : It's apricot golden hazed body, with sediment - different for a pilsner, and the head goes too fast and leaves too little lace.

S : Pleasant, apple orchard, tart nose. Contains a crisp, fresh apple, bitey, sharpness. Honey and popcorn with biscuit malts. Country, but a touch soapy.

F : Large burst of flavor, with lots of pale malts, some grassy hop flavor, with slabs of honey on creamy biscuit. big flavor for a light beer, and a clean cidery finish.

F : More body and creamy than expected. Finish is semi-dry.

A good crisp, apple in a pilsner.

Overall : I wasn't expecting much from the head and appearance...in fact I was outright expecting a dud. That all changed as soon as the beer hit my lips. Well done, I'm pretty impressed.

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Photo of MobBarley
2.22/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Unremarkable. Even the effort it is taking to type these sentences seems excessive effort for such mediocrity. Pretty golden color and a healthy head that lingers. Light and fruity on the nose, thin and one-dimensional in the mouth. I found it overly sweet even for the style, and wanted there to be more of a citrus note but none materialized. Forgettable.

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

Straight "3.5's" (or "7" overall for me! Sampled 2 days ago on 8/10/15. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled-glass "CHEERS-BOSTON" 12 ounce stein.

Brew pours a pretty clear golden in color with close to a half-finger white head. Spotty lacing is seen that sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of some bready yeast and some grassy hops. More going on with the taste as there is a light corn sweetness with a light hint of honey in the mix also. Smooth with a slightly crisp finish. Close to medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a decent brew.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/13/2015. Pours slightly hazy bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness; and very clean lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice pale lager style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.71/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle. I can't say that I've ever looked at the website that inspired this brew, but it seems that those who do like it (and these associated beers), like it a LOT.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and kind of fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of cannonball splash lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready, somewhat doughy pale malt, some corny graininess, gritty sugar, a hint of phenolic yeast, and a twinge of stanky herbal and grassy hops. The taste is more doughy pale malt, buttered corn on the cob, untethered yeast, cheap honey, and a still less than pleasant grassy, dead leafy hop bitterness.

The bubbles are fairly understated in their plain as the day is long frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, but buoyed by that clammy corniness, which flattens any expectations of real smoothness. It finishes sweet, like the Corn Pops wannabe this offering really is.

Yeah, create a so-called micro-brew (Red Hook? Nah!), and then charge some not so commensurate prices for swill that barely out-performs yer typical BMC lagers (ok, the mouthfeel is definitely bigger, but that's it). Oh, and definitely sleep well at night when this shit sells like crazy to all those 'ironic' brand-humping hipsters out there. Solid plan, weak-ass beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap 7/5/2015 at The Taphouse in Fall River, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, fruit, spices, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of fruit and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a thin malt character. The hops presence is extremely mild and there’s a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, this is just a mediocre beer overall.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Bear Republic tasting glass.
Dark yellow and clear. No head.
Smells like sour green grapes in a good way.
This is pretty good! Clean and round, sweet. Not lagery at all.

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Photo of CMG-PSU
2.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Macrobrew rating at a microbrew cost.
I'll stick with the KCCO black lager, which is actually very good. This beer however was brewed to be sold to all the bikini girls on The Chive website... not that theres anything wrong with that!

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When is a beer like a Macro Lager but not a Macro Lager? When it's KCCO. I never had one of these before or had even heard of it when I grabbed a bottle up at Totowa a few weeks back. I was hoping that there would be Ostrich in this as a novelty but the label turned out to be about the only thing about this bottle that I'll remember. While not a wash, this went down almost like water and didn't improve as I let this warm up, which meant that I was stuck with this for longer than I would have liked.

This had a clear, golden pour to it with a decent head that left nearly as soon as it formed, leaving behind one ring of lacing as I worked my way through this. Not a pleasant aroma as this had grass, cereal, and pear to the nose and even more of those in the taste. Somewhat dry, light, and feeling like it was infused with champagne, there was hardly any body to this and didn't feel much like a Pilsener at all. There was enough carbonation here, which scrubbed my palate nicely after each sip and kept the flavors from lingering for too long. Some Pilsener Malt gave this a bit of a cracker-like bite but it wasn't enough to compensate for the other shortcomings found here.

At least this was weak in terms of the booze so if you're looking for a session beer that could go down pretty mindlessly, you've found your match. I'll try any beer once but this turned out to be one of the few on here that I wouldn't try twice and the only reason I've had this again would be if my other choices were of the BMC variety. Not recommended.

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