Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quick Sip 015. Flensburger Gold

I picked up a single of this German import from either Spec's Liquor Store in NW Houston, or at World Market. In either case, Flensburger Gold is a decent German lager that falls fairly in the middle of average imports from Deutschland.

This is a one-note beer with a low ABV of 4.6%. It has almost no aroma, but what is there is faintly malty and yeasty with just a few hints of mountain hops (in other words, it's got a very  faint grassy smell). It pours a very clear pale yellow and developed a thin white head that dissipated quickly to a ring that left almost no lace.

The flavor is unremarkable: It's not great and it's not bad. It tastes like the kind of pleasant lager you wouldn't mind drinking on a warm afternoon with your lunch. Since I was drinking it on a cold winter's night, it seemed a little anemic. Still, it had a nice flavor. The malt was balanced with the hops to create a light-tasting beer that was enjoyable, in spite of a slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste that was very refreshing and clean.

The above link is to the German website. BeerAdvocate.com has a few decent mini-reviews in English.

My score: 6.5 out of 10