Co-Op Gold Premium Lager | Big Rock Brewery

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Co-Op Gold Premium LagerCo-Op Gold Premium Lager

Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery
Alberta, Canada

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 05-12-2010

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by CrazyMike:
Photo of CrazyMike
2.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straw yellow appearance with little head that fades away quickly. Smell is a sweet with grass and corn, typical for an Adjunct Lager.

Taste is fairly light, but fixed up corn, grain and cooked vegetables. Has a sharp sweetness to it. Light bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is dry and the sweetness picks up.

Overall, this beer has some downfalls, but it's not bad for a typical cheap beer. The label "Co-Op Gold" is scarier than the beer, worth a try if you’re on a budget.

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Photo of biboergosum
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

More "Pine Creek Brewing" marketing hooey from Big Rock, I see...

This beer pours a clear, very pale yellow colour, with two fingers of soapy, filmy white head, which leaves some sparse webbed lace around the glass as it melts away. It smells somewhat bready, but mostly of corn husk, and skunky, grassy hops. The taste is light white grain, a bit of corn sweetness, and a mild skanky, weedy character. The carbonation is fairly low, the body thin, a tad cloying, and it finishes dry, with some muddled cooked veggies rearing their ugly head, especially as it warmed.

Overall, not that offensive for the price, adequate for those occasions when you would settle for a 'beer' beer. Props to Chris at the Dalhousie Co-op for hooking me up.

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Photo of BigBry
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of woodychandler
3.62/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This came in a nice big box from frequent CANTrader, BigBry, who knows that as far as The CANQuest (TM) is CANcerned, CANned beer from CANada trumps all!

From the CAN: "Enjoy a refreshing change of taste"; "Brewed especially for our members"; "You're about to discover the crisp, clean flavor of Co-op Gold. This premium lager is naturally brewed in small batches, using only the finest ingredients. The result is a distinctive, fresh tasting lager of [CAN]sistently high quality."; "Return for refund"; "Premium quality naturally brewed golden lager"; "CO-OP is a registered trademark of TMC Disributing, Ltd., used under license by Calgary Co-operative Association Limited."

I CANducted a satisfactory Crack and inverted Glug, resulting in a fizzy finger of bone-white head that had no intention of sticking around, heant and humidity or not. Color was more of a sunshine-yellow than a golden-yellow and King Midas just nodded his head in assent. NE-quality clarity with loads of CO2 bubbles. Nose was grassy, bready, but I was not perceiving adjuncts. Mouthfeel was medium and it had a nice, honey-like lager sweetness. I CANnot believe that this is an AAL! In fact, call B.S. and will be suggesting a change. I believe that the most-reviewed style on The CANQuest (TM) is AALs and this does not seem to meet the criteria. Finish was semi-dry, highly refreshing, nice on a hot summer's day.

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Photo of Exeter
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Beervana
3.29/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kvadiat
3.99/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Co-Op Gold Premium Lager from Big Rock Brewery
3.2 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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