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Celestial Gold | Church Brew Works

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Brewed by:
Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of santoslhalper
2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearence: Pours a light gold (what're the odds) with a thin, white head. Head dissapeares rather rapidly leaving no lacing. Nice carbonation though.

Smell: Simple malt and hop aroma, with no real discernable scent. Very average smelling, with a bit of sulfer....

Taste and Mouthfeel: Pilsener? Nah. Light lager at best. Corn and cereal tastes mix with just a faint, tiny tiny bit of hop bitterness. Really a let down. The mouthfeel is watered down a thin.

Drinkability and Overall: The newest of CBW bottled brew, and this one (as with the others) is sub-par at best. CBW really makes some fabulous brews, but the 3 I've had in 12 oz. bottles were dissapointing and bland. Now, if only they'd bottle their Kolsch...

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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.41/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery
Aroma – none
Head – none. Bartender apparently chopped off what little there was. No ring, no layer.
Lacing – none
Body – light yellow, clear
Flavor – starts slightly bitter and slightly citrusy, faint taste of malt. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Example of a beer trying to phone it in. Or did she pull the wrong beer for someone earlier and just put it aside until someone else actually ordered it?

Appearance 2.75, Aroma 1, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 2.5

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Photo of slimntubbs
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of clfrost
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of williams7187
2.6/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.63/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale golden with a nice sized white head coats the glass with nice lacing decen appearance overall. Aroma: Cereal grain sweetness very light but semi-aromatic hop profile. Taste: Mellow flavors of lightly toasted two row pale malts slgiht grassy hop note tame unoffensive beer. Mouthfeel: Light bodied soft carbonation, clean on the palate. Drinkability: So so, not crazy about a beer aimed at the masses, it's a typical golden beer mild and drinkable lacking flavor.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very chalky malt overload, watery, fairly standard

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of beergeek279
2.8/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served as a sample at the Church Brew Works. The color was golden, with not much head. The smell was a low-alpha hoppiness over a very light malt. The taste was mostly a very light maltiness, with very litltle balance by the light hopping. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin. Drinkability, wouldn't really want another to be honest.

I'm not going to be too harsh on this beer because it serves its purpose: to satisfy the "Do you have Coors Light?" crowd. That said, I probably wouldn't have it again, as it's just not that interesting to me personally. Still, would probably buy it for a macro drinker as part of the conversion.

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Photo of hopdog
2.92/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle acquired in trade with lukin013 (thanks!).

Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of graininess and a light lemony citrus. Tastes follow of the same grains and citrus. Thinner body.

Notes from: 1/10/07

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Photo of aaronh
2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This is a standard looking beer, pale golden yellow with a thin head. The aroma is delicate and not all that inspiring. The taste is better than a macro, but very light and clean with a very thin mouthfeel. However, you could drink this one all day and not realize it. Perhaps the near freezing temps outside detracted from the delicate nature of this beer. I will revisit this one in the summer. But it is very drinkable with low IBU (18!). I enjoy a little more assertive flavor profile in my brews. Not bad, but not what I was looking for in a "Celestial" beer.

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Photo of Sammy
2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Just a regular lager, not really a pilsner. Malt in aroma. Nothing special but quaffable.Low hop flavour, IBU 18. Light mouthfeel. Lawnmower. Mixed bag from this brewery, and in their defence they are forced by peer pressure to brew these German beers.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color is a clear dull yellow. Fizzy white head disappears quickly. Splotches of lace in the glass. Nose? Not really. There's a whiff of earthy-grassy hop. Macro-esque flavor: can o' corn with some cracked grains. Virtually no aftertaste or memorable finish. Micro-brewed for the macro-seeking.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Brown120
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Celestial Gold from Church Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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