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Schönramer Gold | Private Landbrauerei Schönram

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3.77/5
Very Good
61 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Schönram
Germany
brauerei-schoenram.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,868
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
61
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of CHickman
2.21/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours clear yellow with a small white head; smells of malt and yeast, but not much odor at all (I had to almost stick my nose in the beer to catch a whiff of anything).

Tastes malty up front, with yeast, wheat, faint hops and trailing lemon. Medium carbonation with nothing exciting about the flavor...in fact, this is quite boring and for $12 at Wildwood in NYC it was an insult as it didn't live up to the price tag. One of the most disappointing beers that I've had over the past few years. This has basic German beer taste, and while it was not bad, it just did nothing for me. I would not have this again unless it was free and there was nothing better to drink.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.57/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Has something of a cheap taste, a characteristic I'm beginning to associate with Schönram as a brand.

A subpar pale lager at best, and at worst a beer that's on par with other European beers oft-branded "premium" or "gold" - which is to say the marketing is trying to obfuscate the (lack of) quality.

It is drinkable, though.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.94/5  rDev -22%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A - Pale clear golden brew with a medium sized fluffy white head that fades quickly to a thin white ring and no lacing.

S - A bit of honey and bread with a mild, clean noble nose.

T - A light malty flavor, slightly tasting off honey, that then quickly shifts to a crisp bitterness. A lightly malty sweetness lingers throughout the foretaste and the finish.

M - Smooth, medium bodied - pretty refreshing.

D - Okay. I won't have again, but I'm not sad that I drank it.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an extremely pale straw color- maybe the lightest color beer I've ever seen. At least 2 shades lighter than a berliner weisse. Very white head that starts out 1 finger and quickly disappears.

Both a sweet malt and dusty hop smell in the nose. Not much else.

Very balanced between hops and malt. Spicy pilsner type hops immediately up front and then an integrated malt and hop profile followed by a slight malt sweetness and finally a slightly metallic bitterness on the finish. Not bad, but not the greatest I've ever had.

Mouthfeel is mostly crisp, but the slightly sweet aftertaste is distracting. Carbonation is robust, but not overwhelming.

Drinkability is okay- there are many, many other beers in this type I'd rather have instead. This may be labelled a Fest beer, but I doubt this is really an Octoberfest- tastes like your average pilsner to me.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Ubiquitous 500ml [1 Pt 0.9 fl.oz.] Teutonic brown glass bottle from the Fatherland with a silver rimmed colored crown cap which has a green logo set against a white background. The neck and main labels both have a metallic gold appearance and a very colorful heraldic Coat of Arms on them emblazoned with the phrase ‘Seit 1780’.

‘Schönramer Gold’ is listed as a ‘Fest Beer’ on the front and ‘Pale in color, yet strong and very drinkable, brewed for all festive occasions’ on the back label. Clocks in at 6,0% Alc./Vol. with a Best Before 28.07.06. My bottle has the Brewery title formerly stated as ‘Private Landbrauerei Schönram’.

Appearance: A resilient three finger deep white head expands ever upwards to form a nice looking cap. Settles down to a 1” thick covering that has great staying power. Ring type lacing with a light screen of head as I work down this one. Archetypal German lager presentation.

Nose: Grassy aromas with some sweet malts. Light sulfur in the nose and a soft hop presence.

Taste: Malts are softly toasted with a gentle sweetness. Hoppy middle with a grassy tone. Dry but sweet finish. Clean profile yet this has a delicate sticky feel as it warms.

Mouthfeel: A small handful of streamers rise slowly. Middling conditioning is soft on the tongue. Slight hoppy acidity to the sweet malt texture. OK but nothing special.

Drinkability: A clean brew that gulps easy on a warm Sunday afternoon whilst watching the TV but not something I would seek out.

Overall: Just another boring German brew that runs straight down the middle of the AutoBahn and never wavers from the white line. Technically OK, but it lacks heart. So-so.

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Photo of drmeto
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a light golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-spices,honey,slight lemon,slight nettle,grainy
T:
-honey,biscuity,bready,metallic,spices,apricot,cheap candy
F:
-light-medium body,high carbonation
O:
o.k.,but a little too sweet for me

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Photo of jiffymon
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and poured with a finger high and dense bright white head that quickly died down but never completely faded away. A moderate to high amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops in the nose.
T: Flavors of bready and grainy malts stand out in the overall taste, which also has some notes of honey and spices along with some hints of bitterness in the finish. There is a good balance between the malt and hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink although nothing really stands out about it that would make me want to try another one of these.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this one sitting right beside the Pils (see previous review) in my fridge. Here we go with this one.

Appearance: Pours a very slightly cloudy yellow straw color with a small head of tight white bubbles that faded within about 30 seconds. There were a few floaters at the bottom suggesting that this beer may have some age on it.

Aroma: My first impression was of the malt, but it doesn't dominate by any means. There is hops here, but they stay in the background. There is a slight metallic note coming out as it warms.

Taste: This beer is well balanced between malt and hops. There is a slight tip toward the hops, and the beers age gives it a slightly chalky impression that I don't think would be there in a fresh example. As the beer warms up a bit, the malt profile takes on a sweet honey-like flavor that lasts into the finish.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer. Kindof like the other Shoenramer I tried, it doesn't have much to define it. It is a drinkable brew, and nothing wrong with it (except the age in my example), but not one that I just gotta have again.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the guys at uplifters spirits for hooking me up with this one!

It's labeled on here as an Oktoberfest but it's a very light gold color with a large white head. Interesting for sure.

The aroma is more like a euro lager, yeasty and bready but bit a lot of dark malt smells like an Oktoberfest should have.

The taste is a lot more hoppy and crisp than expected.

This one is clearly mislabeled. Or there are multiple Schönramer Gold beers?

It's good, though. I enjoy it but it's definitely more of a pilsner than an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAFrankieH
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jwilms02
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yemenmocha
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large bottle with difficult to read label. Pours a luminous pale gold with slight haze and thick, luscious head. Nose is somewhat faint with a cereal/bready aroma. Light malt sweetness and hop tang on the palate, with a light body, and is easy drinking.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kings Row Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite easy to drink.

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Photo of samEBC
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Francepants06
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It poured a slightly blurry bright yellow beer with a small head which quickly dissipated. It smelled of malt, hop, and wheat. I tasted malt, hop, wheat, and yeast. the body was very crisp, and ranged from light to medium body. This is a Marzen? I don't know about this one, its kind of missing some roasted nuts and caramel taste to be supposedly called a Marzen/oktoberfest. oh well its not the first Schonramer to have thrown me in a loop.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Schonramer Gold

Pours a pale, clear, yellow color with a bone white crackling head that dies away quickly. One of the lighter style marzens, but I enjoy the brighter brethern of the caramel bombs frequently found in the states.

Aroma of noble hops supporting a biscuity/crackery malt profile.

Taste is malty and sweet up front, with buttered light grain breads and sugary notes. Bitterness is very mild, and lets the malt come through more.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, sprtizy carbonation and drying finish.

Overall, a nice specimen of a Helles Marzen/Oktoberfest. Solid lager, from which could have sprouted todays standard pils.

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Schönramer Gold from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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