alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I believe this must have been retired by now? Anyway, as of 2005, was acceptable, but over-metallic and acidic. A good strong beer for those who woul like to feel the effects, though. Drinkable in quantity.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg Handpump at the Boot Inn, Chester 17/04/2004
Clear golden coloured and hoppy with some sour fruit flavour. Dry lasting finish.
Doylum (1) - ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best darn lager in the world - sadly being phased out by Sam Smiths. 5 pints of it has the effect of 8 pints of Stella, with an acid tab dropped in the first pint. Have loved it for approximately 12 years. Amazing birthday drink. Will be missed.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Earl of Lonsdale, London. Golden coloured. A rather good fresh and fruity pilsener.
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light dusty lager nose, straw color, low tight head. Clean crisp malt with a hint of citrus. Round corners. An average German-style pils that holds its own. Still, nothing special here.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Decent enough pale gold colour and relatively strong for a British brewed lager, but that’s where the complements end. There’s a hint of malt in the aroma but, otherwise it all comes over as artificial, chemical and metallic. Dull mouthfeel. Drinkable, but not good. Not the worst I’ve had either. Keg at the Brewery Tap (the old Courage brewery tap, now run by Sam Smiths), Southwark.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Metallic aroma. Gold with white head. Bland sweet flavour. Thin bodied. Blergh.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Keg at the "World’s Funniest Pub", The Anchor Tap, Tower Bridge, London..
Odd attempt at a lager, not at all authentic. Flat & barely malty.
Sampled on the Ratebeer London Meetup & Pub Crawl, December 2004. With Silktork, Chris_o, & Kook.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A pale lager with little carbonation. The taste is sweet and the smell is off-putting after a while. Not a pleasant experience even on a hot day and in need of a cold drink.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2003
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Had this in London a very long while ago. Really pale yellow in appearance, sweet malty, with little else to it. Not really German in flavour, but then again, it is brewed in England.