iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has got to be one of my favourite bland lagers of the current time. I’ve had the stronger stuff in Spain but this is what they sell over here at my local tesco, with a 3 for 2 offer, so 12 bottles for a tenner, not bad value compared to the other of wishy washy UK lager like Stella, Bud, Carling, Fosters Gold etc which retail at £8 for 12.
Granted I haven’t had it in anything other than a bottle, but it’s crisp, with a pleasing lagery taste. It holds well in high quantity, which is very important for me as I tend to drink at least 8-12 bottles in a session. The alcohol content is also pleasing for this purpose, at 4.6 it doesn’t get me as drunk as 5% stuff would, but lasts the same amount of time. It smells like a lazy Spanish afternoon, and would go great with tapas. The colour I assume is pale golden, as the Spanish stuff is. It also has an added benefit in that I’ve had no ill effects the following morning, as I do so often with the now 4.8% major brand lagers that we have in this country, which have also become very metallic. I assume this is because of a lack of chemical filtering. It has corn, and citrus in the nose, very grainy taste, with a mild hint of citrus. Light beer for light summer days. Lovely.
jlgraupera (5) - - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Estrella is a very popular beer in Catalonia, its taste is smooth, a bit bitter and pretty sparkling, good enought to be for the masses beer. Served in almost any bar in Barcelona (85% marketshare as per 2006)
Frode (62) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can 50 cl.
Pale yellow with medium head. Weak nose of grass and some light malt. Taste is much the same. A half decent pilsener.
k92488 (134) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Backlog fra Ticks Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca... Etter best evne...
Westkyoto77 (408) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Had this yonks ago, can't believe I hadn't rated it yet. Probably because its a middle-of-the-road lager. A tad sweet, but fresh enough. Grainy and medium-bodied, goes well with oily Spanish tapas.
hens (441) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.33L bottle. Usual German or Czech pilsner hop aroma. Watery, hop and malt. Rubber taste after finish. Booring, but good simple, easy sauna beer.
Philym (604) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear golden with 2 finger thick white head.
Aroma: Floral, corn and mineral.
Taste: Medium sourness, low/medium sweetness and low bitterness.
Palate: thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, crisp abrupt, dry malty finish with a slight sourness to it.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
JeffAntoniol (7) - - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Aroma bem leve, com sabor suave e agradável, porém com amargor marcante, cerveja bastante simples.
Vighals (661) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Gulbrun klar med hvitt skum. Kornete og maltlukt. Søt i smaken. Noe bitterhet i ettersmak, kort, bra med kullyre
oops (140) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light, not ambitious pilsener. Good for sauna. Not much to tell about aroma or taste - well a little bit watery.
vadie (454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Jaune claire avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme des céréales, un goût similaire. L’après goût est dégueux, un peu métallique comme une bière désalcoolisé bon marché.