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

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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°


onystrom's rating

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - OCT 16, 2011
Can. This is a pretty normal lager, some malt and bitterness and yellow color with small head.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
artemb (600) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 23, 2016
Look: clear yellow, white head with average retention. Aroma: malt, white bread, grain, some grassy hops. Taste: dry, light sweetness, light lager acidiy. Slightly oily palate. Good macro.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (899) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2016
Sydney’s suburbs are a great source of random country beers....Malta! 330ml bottle into schooner glass. Slightly hazy pale amber beer with two finger white head. Medium carbonation, tiny bubbles. Soft aroma of cardboard and honey. Sharp bitter taste, bitter finish with earthy hops and nettles. A little sweetness sits right at the end of a lingering finish. Certainly is astringent! Maybe too much.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1805) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 12, 2016
SAMPLE at a tasting. Clear yellow golden, white head. sweet malts and bread, grassy, solid herbal bitterness. No industrial harshness. A top-notch macro-lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sunstoneale (60) - MOLDOVA - JUL 10, 2016
Amazingly clear appearance. Aroma of cardboard and some dank hops. Tastes like wet grains, has some muddy white bread and dank hop bitterness. A nice beach lager when consumed cool on a hot day.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maersk (130) - MOLDOVA - JUL 10, 2016
Medium fuzzy head. Clear golden. Smells wort, malts, no hops. More grains in the taste, some hoppy bittetness. So-so. Not refreshing

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Giochaurand (398) - FINLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Can. Pours clear yellow with medium head. Aroma is cornpops, caramel and sweet malts. Taste is your usual lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kavu (3942) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
0,5l can shared with wiosna, brought by her father from Malta. Pretty ordinary lager but nothing wrong with it. Thanks!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WingmanWillis (130) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle from Circular Quay in Sydney. Pours clear yellow gold with a decent white head. Grass and malt dominate the nose. Taste is fairly bland with it being malty with a little grass. Not much doing really.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (11768) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2016
@Il-Gzira, Malta - pale and clear yellow beer with a modest head retention; paperboard and grains hit the nose; medium-bodied, a bit tart and bitter; short papery finish - cheap stuff

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heavy (2665) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 1, 2016
Jul. ’15. A 0.33 l can, thanks Marko! Clear golden colored with a small head. Hay grainy aroma with a touch of hops. Flavor was lightly bitter, lightly sour herbal and also grainy. Medium body with shorter paper finish finish. An average pale lager, could be much worse.


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