Taste Test: Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager

I found a can of Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager in my refrigerator today.  I’m not sure where it came from — is there such a thing as a beer fairy!? — but I figured I would be wrong to let this distinguished sounding beverage go untasted.

Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager.

I poured all 12 ounces into a glass and was pleased with the color and head on the beer.  The color tones were orange and coppery —  about the same color as the can — and the minimal head thinned out quickly.

The short blurb on the can calls out the beer’s flavor as a result of the double hopping.  They might be right!  The flavor was much more distinct than your average beer but not as strong as even the lightest of stouts.  It had a nice balance of hoppiness and flavor.

The aroma and flavor had hints of citrus leaning towards grapefruit.  The carbonation was just enough to keep the beer crisp without being too much to handle.

In all, Black Star was a pleasant and easy beer to drink, pairing nicely with my California rolls and pickled ginger.

I was glad I found this can in my fridge; I’m sure I bought it intending to do a review.  My regret is that I only picked up one can!






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