349
2162
    

Beers:2162
Breweries:550
Styles:100
States:51*
Latest beer added:
Get Together
Brewed by:
NorthGate Brewing
Check out the ONLY canned beer database on the web.
*That includes Washington,DC!



Instagram



LATEST NEWS POSTS
MadTree Releasing Cans of Blood Orange PsycHOPathy IPA
Wild Goose Canning and Maheen Manufacturing Join Forces
Craft Beer's First 8 oz. Cans!
Q & A with Flat 12's Sean Manahan
Arrogant Brewing Unleashes Cans of Who You Callin' Wussie Pilsner
Left Hand Brewing Cans are Coming
Brewery Spotlight:
Q & A with Platform Beer Company
Fort George Team's Up With Barley Brown's and Melvin Brewing for 2016's 3-Way IPA Release
6th Annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival Winners Announced
Almanac Beer Company Releasing Cans Beginning this Summer
Brewery Spotlight:
Q & A with Rhinegeist Brewery

LATEST REVIEWS POSTED
Mississippi Fire Ant
(Southern Prohibition Brewing)
2020 IPA
(Golden Road Brewing)
People's Pilsner
(People's Brewing Company)
Hot Date Ale
(Piney River Brewing Company)
Roughtail IPA
(Roughtail Brewing Company)
REEB Ryed IPA
(Oskar Blues Brewery)
Masked Bandit IPA
(Piney River Brewing Company)
River North White
(River North Brewery)
Gerry Dog Stout
(Big Elm Brewing Company)
RecreationAle
(Terrapin Beer Company)

Get e-mail alerts from CraftCans.com!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner




Monday, April 4th 2011

Black Star Golden Lager (24 oz.)
(Great Northern Brewing Company)

The nice folks from Great Northern Brewing Company were kind enough to send me some cans of their Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager, their one and only canned offering. They've now released this brew in both 12 and 24 oz. cans and I have to say I like the weight of a 24 oz. can! I owe them a big thank you and an apology for it taking me so long to get this post up! Cheers and thank you Charlotte!

From the Great Northern Brewing site:

 

"A "double hopped" (dry hopped) unique American lager based on traditional European Pilsners with a crisp refreshing body and lots of taste. We add hops in the kettle and then again before finishing for aromatic quality."


Here we go...

 

Pour - very clean, very clear light golden or straw color. Almost an inch or stark white foam on top. The head on this looks quite nice and leaves some lacing as it fades away. Nice little bubbles streaming upwards.


Aroma - the aroma is subtle, a bit of mashed grain, some grassy notes, some straw/hay as well as slight citrus. 

 

Taste - very crisp, clean flavors. This lager has a nice malty, almost toasty, taste upfront and a nice bite in the finish. The carbonation levels are spot on and make this beer quite refreshing. No real hop presence, more honey and caramel sweetness and almost no aftertaste. 

 

Overall - No, the double hopping doesn't provide this beer much in the way of hoppiness but this is a nice example of a lager that is well brewed with a nice malt profile and a clean, crisp finish. Well done. I'd like to go to Whitefish, Montana and try some of their other brews some time.

 

Would I buy more of it? - perhaps I would. I'd imagine this has a nice price point and in the summer a few cold cans of these would be a nice way to start the evening next to a campfire. 

 

Note - Started by Minott Wessinger, the great-great grandson of famous brewer Henry Weinhard, the Great Northern brewery was built in 1994 to brew Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager as its flagship beer. Black Star beer quickly became a local and regional favorite. Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager is available in both 12- and 24-oz. cans as well as on draught. You can also try a number of their other beers on draught at their brewery in Whitefish, Montana. 


Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager
~ 24 oz.
Style: American Pilsner
Brewery: Great Northern Brewing Company
City: 
Whitefish, Montana  
Country: 
United States  
Container: 24 oz. can
Malts: 2 row malted barley
Hops: 80% Mittelfruh and 20% Czech Saaz
ABV: 4.6%
IBUs: 15
Date: April 4th, 2011

Posted by Russ


Have you had this beer? Thumb it:
(25)

Labels: Lagers, Pilsners