Golden Export is a crystal clear, golden straw color in the glass, with a dense white head of bubbles. The overall aroma is subtle but distinctive. Delicate pilsner malt flavor hits the palate first, but is quickly followed by a mild spicy and herbal Noble hop flavor that provides a pleasant balance. The beer is extremely clean, smooth, and refreshing, with a crisp, dry finish. Golden Export is light-bodied, with a moderate carbonation that accentuates a mild hop bitterness from the initial sip through the finish. Golden Export is brewed in the Dortmunder export style, meaning the flavors are stronger and more complex than many other light-colored lager beers, but still very drinkable and pleasant. The clean, straightforward flavor pairs well with Asian fare, including sushi and sweeter Thai dishes, as well as shellfish like seared scallops, grilled shrimp, or Dungeness crab.