Engel Gold | Crailsheimer Engelbräu

Engel GoldEngel Gold
19 Ratings
Engel GoldEngel Gold

Brewed by:
Crailsheimer Engelbräu

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WilliamPhilaPa on 03-16-2003

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by WilliamPhilaPa:
Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz longneck brown bottle with a twist off soda cap-- Best before date is clearly notched for 11-03. Appearance: Pours a clear bright golden liquid that carries a snow white head which is creamy, dense, and exhibits great retention. On the nose the aroma is sweet and very clean malty aroma, whiffs of freshly cut hay. On the palate there is a malty sweetness and graininess, small touch of hops balances out things, hints of herbal and citrus hops as well. Medium bodied with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel. Finishes a bit dry but still a little sweetness and grain/husk too.

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Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow $2.00 pints at a local bar!Poured a dice light golden color with nice rtained rocky head.Very clean irony smelling beer with some light floral nose to it,taste is pleasant and light with some light fruitiness,and some graininess to it.Very easy to drink and really worth $2.00!.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vinivini
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
2.69/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle at Pizza Brew in Calgary.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and somewhat bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some decent spectral webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of musty, grainy caramel malt, a certain rice pudding sweetness, countertop butter, wet cardboard, and a plain dry earthiness. The taste is bready, somewhat sour caramel and pale malt, a touch of corn, a tight plastic astringency, and weedy, earthy, and softly skunky hops.

The carbonation is light and frothy, the body on the far side of medium weight, and so-so smooth, a weird pithiness pervading as it barely warms. It finishes on the sweet side, the morphing caramel malt worthy of its own horror show pilot.

It all started more or less fine, but the Minhas cracks appeared soon enough. Too sweet, as in bland blonde ales everywhere, and acerbic and plastic-ridden, is what I'll try to remember to forget about this one.

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Photo of emincems
2.93/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of theozag
3.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not going to lie, I picked up a four pack of this beer because the bottles looked funny. Imagine giving a plain old Budweiser bottle to someone who can brench press a small car. Ask that person to choke the bottle a'la Homer Simpson wringing Bart's neck. Viola, you have created the Engel Gold bottle.

In all seriousness, though, the review's about the beer, not about the package. Pours in a rather haphazard manner (thanks to that crazy bottle). Tumbles almost like a stout into a thick, long-lasting white head over a gold to light amber beer. The aroma was especially hard to place... Could it be sugar? Maybe it was fruit? Or perhaps it was just deodorant soap. Engel Gold starts sharp, crisp, and tangy. This is a medium bodied beer with an especially acidic pull on your tongue. Flavors seem to include a bit of fruit (i'd call it white grape) over unobstrusive oat and/or wheat foundations. Finish is smooth, with the beer's grating mouthfeel staying (thankfully) out of your throat. Engel Gold leaves the mouth dry and pasty, and therefore only marginally hopeful for the next swallow of beer. Worth my eight dollars for four 11.2-fluid-ounce bottles, but not by much.

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Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a crystal clear gold color with slight carbonation and a thick head. The head slowly reduced to the rim of the glass during the session. Nice balanced aroma of malts and hops. The lager had a nice balance of malts and hops, with neither being overpowering. There was some dry maltiness that linger for a short while on the tongue, but it was pleasant. Gold lagers are not my first choice, this one was surprisingly enjoyable and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of Yodo
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of abcramer
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of sinistrsam
3.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a relatively typical light golden color with a medium white head and decent lacing.
Mild hoppiness and grassy hints remind me of a well-balanced pils aroma, but a little bit doughier(sp?).
Malts are the difference in this taste as opposed to a pils, not roasted as much as sweet and strong, balanced with grassy hops and bread. Relatively sweet.
The feel starts sweet and ends sweet, with a little bit of bitterness which comes from the hops, but not enough to dominate any part of the taste, and a good carbonation.
I have to disagree with some of the other reviews; I really enjoyed this beer, and I typically don't like a gold. I thought it was pretty damn drinkable and I'd definitely order it agian.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blitheringidiot
2.92/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Label Lingo and bottle babble: Label proclaims “Seit 1877” with an old German style building on the label to give you the idea. Props for the freshness label notches, best by 4/05. Cool narrow neck label. Now. Let’s crack that soda bottle like semi perforated screw cap that usually holds back MD 20/20.

Pours a Gaffel glass with light hay golden yellow hues capped with eggshell white tight froth head that settles to a coating with sporadic small bubbles rising up, followed by some lattice lace in the glass.

Grassy hops meets spring water mineraly uncooked English Muffin malts.

First Swigs: Malts and hops balance first. Flows over to a somewhat plastic flavor. Sugar cookie malts. Grassy leafy, buttered rye bread, leaving an off kilter aftertaste that seems butterscotch diacetyl or wet cardboard. Coats me tongue with a candy coating.

Taunt carbonation, but becomes cloying towards the finish.

Last Swigs: This just didn’t cut it. Sticky with some possible oxidation wet carboard. Not enjoyable, overall. Just couldn’t say this is great. Avoidable. See ya later!

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of igl
3.77/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toscanoigor
2.49/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.56/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer comes in a 50 cl short-necked brown bottle with a screw-cork (you can rescrew it IF you want to). The label's got a picture of the brewery (probably in the 1600th century).

A: The pour is pale golden with a large soapy head. The dissipation takes a long time and leaves a healthy dose of lace.

S: Malt, a bit doughy. Citric notes and faint bitter hops.

T: Malt, a bit flowery and faint hops.

M: The liquid is creamy mediumbodied and moderatly carbonated. A short aftertaste with a small bitterness.

D: Nothing to write home about. A little of everything, but nothing that stands out.

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Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of stcules
2.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Limpid golden color. With a beautiful white and creamy foam.
Malty smell, with an hint of light hop. Not too heavy. Correct.
The hop is more strong inthe taste, with fresh grassy notes. Average dryness, on a malty base.
Decent body, quite hoppy and fresh aftertaste, quite dry again.
In the end, a quite pleasant beer.

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Photo of Kiro
3.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Engel Gold from Crailsheimer Engelbräu
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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