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Stoudt's Gold Lager | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudt's Gold Lager
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
541 Ratings
Stoudt's Gold LagerStoudt's Gold Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
AKA "McGillin's Genuine Lager"

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,034
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
541
pDev:
13.81%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. NO freshness dating.

pale yellow body. light carbonation. very nice foamy white head. good lacing.

faint aromas of lager yeast and malt.

slightly sweet taste, very nice malt background. tingly on the tongue.

a tad below medium on the mouth, faintly sweet and clean on the finish.

overall, a very solid drinkable thirst quenching helles Lager

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Photo of curlybird
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; light gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a very thin collar; no lacing;

S: grainy; nice spice from the hops;

T: grainy, but with none of the spice; very mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: thirst quenching, but not interesting;

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Photo of rudyutz
4.76/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours clear and golden colored, capped by a frothy head; decent stickage and lacing

Smell: Crackery and slightly toasted, with a hint of grain and grass

Taste: Crackery and slightly toasted malt flavors, up front, with grassy hops arriving to provide some balance through the middle; the finish is crisp with a hint of sulfur

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp, moderately high carbonation

Overall: Not a style that craft brewers tackle often (and it takes more skill than one would think around here), this is a first class Munich Helles; would make a lager drinker out of me if I were so inclined

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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6/9/16

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4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yes! I know how to make helles lagers sell better. Start calling them session beers. People seem to think that makes beer taste better. Whatever.

This is a really well made lager. I've not tried anything else by Stoudts but if this is any indication, I need to acquaint myself with their product line. Great looking beer in the glass, reminds me of Weihenstephaner in the color clarity and carbonation level. Yeah that's right I just dropped the big W.

This is a beer you can drink all night easily. Six pack material. Wonderful malt base, substantial despite being a lower ABV pale gold beer. That's my favorite Decepticon feature of a good helles lager. Way more malty than you would think just by looking at it. More than meets the eye.

Grassy overtones, kind of get a hay field vibe from this. Bready somewhat but more cracker crisp than that. I love the mouthfeel, again getting a big W feel here. The finish is superb, I just want another pint on deck so I don't have to wait for my next sip when this glass is empty. There is a subtle creaminess despite how effervescent this beer is. Helles lagers are magic.

Thank you Stoudts, I love this. Please make more

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4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Stoudt's Gold Lager from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 541 ratings
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