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Colonsay Lager

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Brewed by Colonsay
Style: Pale Lager
Isle of Colonsay, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Things move slowly on this island – which suits our lager down to the ground. The rich and full flavour of this thirst quenching drink is down to its unusually long fermentation. Whether it’s the salt in the sea air that blows through the brewery, or the quality of the water – we’re not sure – but we think you will agree there is something special about this lager.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
500ml bottle from Scottish Real Ale Shop. Pours hazy pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of lemon, lager. Taste is very fruity too, mostly fresh lemon though. Light body, crisp finish. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (3230) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home a while ago from alesela
golden blonde, dry, herbal, nondescript, medium bodied. Atrocious labels.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle, Christmas gift from Tom. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of lemon, grain and faint metal. Clean flavour of citrus, lemon and grass. Thin body with a watery texture. Nice fizz. A smooth, easy drinking Lager. Very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1877) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice simple pale lager without much going for it but it ain’t bad either.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3070) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear straw, thin white head, aroma of corn and grain, hint of resin, lager malt, grassy, a bit bitter

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3396) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle from Hippo Beers. Golden amber colour, big head. Dry resin, corn grain aroma. Corn resin flavour, bitter aftertaste. Quite a big tasting lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle from a garden centre. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Decent aroma decent flavour. A bit like a golden ale. Good though a slight herbiness on finish definitely drinkable. I thought ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Pours golden with a nice prop head. Nose is metallic, spicy and herbaceous. Taste of more herbs, some pale male. Palate is well balanced - light to medium body n texture, clean finish. Overall, a well made pils.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16088) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
9th July 2011
Scopeys East Croydon tasting - Cheers Paul! Clear pale gold beer, tiny white head. Light semi dry palate. Dry lagerish malt, tiny bit of tangy hop. Dry finish. Drinkable - certainly had worse lagers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle from Peckhams Union Sq, Aberdeen. It pours pale yellow, with a thin foamy white head and moderate carbonation. The nose is hay, cereal, grass and white bread. The taste is lemon, lime, white bread, cereal, grass and biscuit, with a bready finish. It’s simple, smooth and really easy to drink. A solid lager.


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