The Beer Savant

May 30, 2011

Woodie Gold

Filed under: American,Pilsner — hikingsandiego @ 7:38 pm
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Woodie GoldDate: May 27, 2011
Cost: $7.99/6-pack at Vons
Brewery: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, San Diego, California
Alcohol content: 4.6%
Served: Cold in a chilled glass

The jury is still out for me on Karl Strauss beers, and Woodie Gold is no exception. I don’t dislike Karl Strauss brews, but I’m not crazy about them, either. I was hoping this one would change my mind.

Woodie Gold pours a beautiful, clear dark gold. It’s very inviting to look at, and if appearance was all that mattered to me in a beer, I would give it an A+.  The taste is uneventful; nice, clean, but not a lot going on. I wouldn’t describe it as memorable. However, its lack of distinct flavors works to its advantage in respect to its being a good complement to most foods. It’s not going to overpower the grilled steaks your brother-in-law spent so much time and effort perfecting.  It’s a decent beer for a hot summer day, but I would wait for it to go on sale before purchasing.


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