Golden Hills Brewing Company has been kicking around for a bit now, and the Airway Heights brewery’s products are starting to become mainstays here in Spokane.
Clem’s Gold is a lager. Lagers don’t tend to blow my hat off in the excitement department, but with that said, I have to admit that this is a pleasant beer. It’s not quite up there with Full Sail’s Session, but not that far off either.
It pours without much of a head, but has a fairly deep color none the less. The scent is mildly sweet with hints of malt and hops.
This is not a kick in the teeth in terms of flavor, which is fine, and I’d actually say it’s a pleasant drink. The malts dominate the flavor with some hints of hops. The medium body of the lager coats the mouth pleasantly, and there is a nice mildly bitter finish to it. It might not be a Session, but Clem’s Gold strikes me as a good session beer even though I’m unsure about its ABV.
And hey, if this is the start of another good local brewery, then I say that’s a good thing.