Brewed by Simonds Farsons Cisk
Style: Pale Lager
Mriehel, Malta


on tap


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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Can, keg & bottle: Filtered
Cisk was launched in Malta in 1928. It is a golden-coloured lager with a distinctive and well-balanced character. Its rich hop aroma and pleasant bitterness, combined with a mild astringency, make it an outstanding thirst-quencher. Its alcohol content is 4.2%.

Cisk Lager was awarded top prize in the International Lager Category at the 1995 Australian Beer Awards and was presented with the Pfizer Food Science Trophy for the lager obtaining the highest number of votes in the same competition. 10.5°

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alang51 (54) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2013
At the maltesers Maha restaurant. To the half Maltese wifes surprise a tidy effort. More pilsener than pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
flying_pig (1205) - SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
500ml Can as a gift from Malta:
Sweet and quite basic with a lot of corn and adjuncts as well as a slightly astringent aroma with some cereal and wheat as well. Pretty much standard for a basic macro lager and it’s not great sadly.
Clear and light straw colour but is topped with a huge, very foamy looking head that is bone white and holds better than you would expected. It does gradually reduce and leaves a slight trace of lacing on the glass too.
Lager malts and some adjuncts kick things off but the taste is a little bland with some cereal and a hint of grassy hops. A few malts make an appearance and there is a touch bitterness too.
Smooth and fairly crisp too with a light, almost watery body and a very clean taste. The finish has some bitterness and doesn’t seem overly dry.

What I expected from this one really, a fairly bland but certainly drinkable pale lager. There is nothing much in the way of taste or aroma to this one and it’s pretty inoffensive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Strangebrewer (1012) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
bottle. Poured clear very pale yellow with a light bleach white head. Aroma of light malt and slight sulfur. Light creamy texture, crisp astringent finish. Flavour of hay and some citrus. Pretty bland, not as much hop detected as it boasts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
The Maltese lager. Very light pour and light in taste. A perfect beer after a long day of diving...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (6720) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2013
Shared bottle, thanks to Kåre. Pours clear pale golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma is light and malty. Taste is well balanced, light body, ok mediocre lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (11038) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Clear yellow color, medium to full sized quickly diminishing white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, slightly a citrus touch, some bitterness. Actually better than I had expected.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Poured straw with a frothy head. Aroma of sweet grainy malt. Light body, flavour of the aroma.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zer0 (1175) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Can. Pours clear golden. Aroma is cardboard and citrus. Light sweet and light bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
abemorsten (3290) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2013
330 ml can kindly provided by my work colleague, Kjartan. Pours a sparkling clear golden body with a small white head. Honey and sweet berries on the nose. Sweet, acidic and prickling tongue bitter. Light body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wanja (715) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2013
On tap (0.5 l) in Sliema, Malta... Clear light golden color, average head... Odd hop aroma, nothing special... Uninspiring hop ending...

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