Osser Gold
Späth Bräu Franz Fuchsgruber KG

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European Export / Dortmunder
Ranked #85
Ranked #44,589
3.32 | pDev: 12.35%
Späth Bräu Franz Fuchsgruber KG
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Photo of BenHoppy
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into wheat glass @ 45 degrees:

L: pale straw with fluffy cream head with mild to medium hoppy carbonation

A: pale malt that is typically found in average commercial beer

F: dry metallic with mild harshness that leaves sour, bitter after taste

T: metallic malt and bread

O: okay, nothing special, would never buy if came across it but it is okay, plenty of worse beers out there. This at least somewhat enjoyable.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.03/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From Costco. Can. In Bavaria Hefe glass. Playing with Visual Studio 2017. Malty, with an amazing drinkability, thanks to a really smooth feel and a good dose of grassy hops that massage the throat

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.89/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass from the can.

Appearance: Very clear gold with medium to heavy bubbles on the body. Thick white head rising almost two finger's length off the body.

Smell: bland to sour notes. Not really the most pleasant but not the worst.

Taste: Sinple hops and a touch sour. Think of lemon zest infused a bit with hops.

Mouth: Not really sticky, With a light bread finish.

Overall: In my opinion feels like a watered down euro pale lager. Tough to really like,

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Photo of txmilligan
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very light, pale beer, with an extremely thin head. Faint aroma, nothing too strong, light malt tone. Flavor is light, a hint of fruit, light malt flavor. Drinks smooth, but nothing in the flavor stands out particularly. Enjoyable for what it is, but not memorable.

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Photo of josephandbrown
3.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Osser Gold poured a pale gold, around 4 or 5 on the SRM scale. It had medium head, and while most of it dissipated as I drank, some lingered and there was a little lacing. It is quite clear, which I believe is common for the style.

In both smell and flavor, Osser Gold is pretty light. There is a wet grain smell coupled with a light malt scent. There are very light notes of hops, so light I cannot really distinguish them. The same is true for the taste, though the malt is a bit more present. The beer is sweeter than it is bitter, though it is a close call. There is a very light astringency apparent after successive sips.

Overall, Osser Gold is a decent enough beer, with a lot of typical lager characteristics. I wouldn't seek it out, but I wouldn't turn down one in front of me.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours golden with a nice head, which lasts. Multiple streams of bubbles stream upward in a vain attempt to maintain the head. Scent of bread and grains. The mouth gets the pale malt - better this year than last.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, day 8 of the 2015 Costco Beer Advent Calendar - this brewery seems to now be located about 10 miles away in Lohberg now, FWIW.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with one skinny-ass finger of wanly puffy, somewhat foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some disintegrating iceberg lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bready, grainy pale malt, white wine lees, a further underripe apple and pear fruitiness, a touch of petrol, and understated leafy, weedy, and grassy noble hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, almost doughy pale malt, some separate free-range sugars, muddled light orchard fruit, a wispy gasohol astringency, and more plain earthy, leafy, and wet hay-like hoppiness.

The bubbles are duly present and accounted for in their subtle frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and sort of smooth, that edgy gas station character and lurking hoppiness having just a little too much to say right here. It finishes trending sweet, the fruitiness and the steady and stern malt not taking no for an answer.

Overall, a typical offering from this broad brewing nation - well-made, but hardly interesting or engaging. Just something to sip on (or pound back) when the time calls for it, which I suppose isn't usually the current holiday season - I'm guessing that Krampus would scoff if you left this out for him!

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Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can that is stamped on the bottom of the can with a production date of July 2015 and a EXP(iration) date of Sept. 2016.

Similar to, but lighter in both malts and hops, than the more familiar German pilsner. Clean and refreshing with no major flaws. Lightly sweet up front and all the way into the finish, but slightly bitter aftertaste. Hints of lightly roasted nuts and baked bread. Light hops add faint spicing.

Appearance: clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation topped by a durable white head that leaves patterned lacing.

Medium-light body and medium carbonation that is lighter and softer than the appearance suggests.

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Osser Gold from Späth Bräu Franz Fuchsgruber KG
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 31 ratings