Martin243 (852) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmmm... Somehow, I expected this to have been rated a little higher by other raters. It’s been around for ages, and seems fairly well thought of locally, in the North East of England, with beer people I talk to. I just never got round to it, not finding it on draught until installed at the Fat Hippo in Newcastle: I had a pint and a half there last night. Beautiful bright gold, with a white head that faded to leave lacing around the glass. Digestive biscuit and floral aroma. Well balanced bitter-sweet flavour, again with floral notes. Definitely crisp and refreshing, and fuller bodied than most pilsners. Given my affection for this style of beer, I found this an unalloyed pleasure, but I can understand others might be a bit more critical, and underwhelmed.
TomL79 (9) - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant lager, It’s aroma is a little bitter, but it’s taste is very crisp and refreshing.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours carbonated clear copper with a pure white foam head. Aroma is bitter hops and straw/wheat. Tasts is very similar to a czech style pilsner lager, plenty of bitter herbal hops, straw, grass and a dry bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Pretty tasty, and unusual to find such a well made lager.
oh6gdx (21948) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Market Porter, London. Slightly hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, vanillaish and mildly vanilaish. Flavour is being quite much the same in a nice balance. Is this really a pils? Tastes more like a golden ale to me.
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Lime, biscuity malt and grain in the aroma. Lemon, lime, tea and some earthy notes in the taste. Drinkable enough, but I feel it’s lacking something overall.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear golden with thin ivory head.
Aroma: Corn, biscuity malt, grassy, herby.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness and low sourness.
Palate: Medium thick grainy texture and body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering bitter sweet, malty, biscuity, corn finish.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: sweet pale malts, bit of honey, herbal and grassy hop, minerally sweetness, but not sulphury. Interesting.
allmyvinyl (5521) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at The Free Trade Inn, Byker. Hazy straw yellow with little to no head. Aromas of cooked corn and straw. Taste has more of the same, and a very faint bitterness. OK lager.
AshtonMcCobb (3599) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear and golden - the head disappears fairly quickly. The nose has a touch of citrus but mainly it’s green beans and sweetcorn. The taste has more of the same. The palate is as expected, fairly one dimensional but at least very refreshing. Not a bad lager.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in July 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thick foam white head.. Clean, zesty floral hop in the short aroma. thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Lager malts gives a sweet flavour of glycerine fruit only. Hops make an impact with strong citrus fruit notes in the aftertaste. Strong cereal flavour in the smooth finish. Much better effort from Allendale with this cask lager.