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Brewed by Freedom (formerly Brothers)
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Rugeley, England
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Keg.
Helles pale lager. Hopped with a combination of British First Gold and Hallertau Perle, Freedom Four has an initial sweetness that slides into a hoppy bitter finish. Mid-weight body and great smoothness ensure it’s easy-drinking, while lively natural carbonation refreshes through to a crisp finish.
Freedom Four is available in 50 litre kegs, along with a range of dispense options, point of sale material and glassware.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (5965) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Medium shiny white head. Clear yellow body with carbonation. Faint mealy rubbery aroma. Dry-sweet mealy rubbery herbal taste with strawy notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild mouthfeel. Dryish mealy fainty fruity aftertaste with herbal notes. It’s not bad, but a bit watery and boring. (0.284l draft at the Elgin, Maida Vale, London.)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWS9 (463) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft. Plain golden pour. Floral hop aroma, some bread and wheat. Very clean and easy drinking palate - quite a refreshing lager option. Nothing particularly special taste-wise, simple hop-barley combo, but serves its purpose well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and light cornish. Sweet, grassy and toasted malty. Bitter and light grassy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (474) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Keg @ The Exchange, Leicester. Quite nice for a bog standard lager. Rather have this than, say, a becks vier. Came in a nice glass. Sweet to start then quite bready to finish. Middling to fair really, but not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (701) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
330ml bottle. pours a clear yellow with no head. aroma is of wet socks. better taste though. refreshing but a bit watery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Keg a Birmingham Beer Bash; clear pale yellow pour with small white head, sweet malt aroma, sweet taste mellows into some bready malts, crisp tasting.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Pint at The Salopian bar, Shrewsbury. Distinctly average lager, not too much taste, fairly bland.. Grassy, straw with a weak aftertaste. Have had better beers from these guys.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a mediun head,Plenty of body for a four percenter. Sweet with a bitter finnish. Badges itself as a lager but I dont think that it is. Just above average.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
Bottled (from AbM). Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is quite genuine of mild salt water, some grainy and grassy notes along with some bread. Flavour is quite similar, but also has some floral and mild British like bitterness to it.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dashimus (213) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle @ flatiron. Pours golden with a white large head. Aroma is bread, malt, cereal. Flavour is gentle bitterness with a short finish.


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