Brewed by South African Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Pale Lager
Sandton, South Africa


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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
First brewed in 1889.
Ingredients: Barley malt; Maize; hops.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
downender (7140) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - JUL 28, 2007
Another dreadful lager. Standard gold colour with a white head. Aroma with a trace of stale hops followed by a slightly sweet malt flavour. poor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
33 cl bottle @ Kasteel de Breckt, Baarlo.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Again very typical grassy lager, maybe some starch notes and toffee on the flavor.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
TorbenJensen (1266) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
Beautiful foamy lager with good aromas of malt and hops. The taste is usual for a lager, although this has little more sweet malt flavor than usual. Hop bitterness is sporadic and has only a light floral aftertaste that fades into a dry aftertaste where hops bitterness unfortunately dying out. As a thirst quencher it is excellent, but on the whole it is not sensational.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RRistow12 (473) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear gold with white head. Not much aroma. Some mild notes of caramel and grains. Taste is moderate sweet. Pretty smooth on the palate. Flavors of caramel, biscuits, and a little skunky notes but overall for a macro above average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrNosha (119) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Helles Gelb, wenig Schaum. Sehr dünner leicht hopfig-säuerlicher Geschmack. Schmeckt zu gegrilltem Fleisch in Südafrika, sonst eher nicht!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cimbasso (404) - - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle purchased from a South African store in Southfields, near Wimbledon’s Lawn Tennis Association. Biltong and meat and spices for the Braai all available at the store, as well as a small selection of beers and rather more South African wines. This is a typical golden-coloured lager. Not bad as a thirst quencher, with a slightly sweet malt taste and a mild bitterness. I hint of rosemary in the flavour, giving it a little bit of individuality. Not bad for an industrial lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nkosi (4) - - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
First beer ever tasted when emigrated to SA in 1972 at the time it was 25c a bottle. Is available in England from time to time, never in Scotland. Not as good as the offers from Namibian breweries also owned by SAB Miller. Gues the Namibians learnt well from the Germans.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PMgep (184) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Old rating, bottle at the student pub. Better than many of the African macro lagers. Not a favourite style but decent for the style

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
climberbob (305) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Can purchased in Malawi as a change from the local beers. Looks like beer but tastes like bubbly corn water. No aroma. Any malt or hops are well hidden behind corn and soap. Not very pleasant. I may just turf it in favor of the local rot gut gin as a night cap... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamaty (1431) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Dorada clara, brillante con dos dedos de blanca espuma. Aroma marcado a malta, igual que el sabor. Carbonatacion media. Parece como a medio hacer. Floja.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
minutemat (2740) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
330ml bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, May 15, courtesy of myself. Pours clear gold. Sweetish euro-lager taste. Inoffensive palette cleanser.

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