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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010

Draught @ The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, London, Greater London England SE1 9AG.

Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy to fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, toasted, butter notes, light hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, hay. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100730]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30747) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20244) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (10018) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Keg at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Pale straw with fizzed head. Pretty standard kegged lager, the flavour is dominated by the gas, malty, thin, slightly sweetish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Keg, The Font, Leicester. Golden with lots of carbonation. Aromas are toast and grain with peanuts and light lemon. Flavours are crisp and clean with cereal and grassy, citrus notes. Very burpy carbonation and hops. A decent lager.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Keg at The Firefly, Worcester with mum & Loz 19.05.12 Gold with white head and a busy carbonation. Lovely lager with a fuller taste than many admittedly corny but even so ever so nice. Refreshing with a nice sweetness, most enjoyable. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
Keg, The George and Dragon, Stoke Golding. Smells a bit like a rotting beachmat. Or a cowpat. Bit of herbal hop. Not good. Much better in the flavour department, with a good hit of pilsy bitterness, bread stick and honey, lingering biscuit. Bright, fizzing gold with a low clinging head. Ends up a very decent lager.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
On tap at Bordeaux Quay, Bristol 12/12/2012. Golden with a slight white head and plenty of fizz. Slightly above average lager with a malty edge.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6140) - 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.)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle @ Flat Iron. The pour’s deep gold with a small, frothy white head. The aroma’s lightly toasted malt, some grain. Honey comb and sweet breakfast cereal. The taste is more honey. A bit of white bread and grape. Soft shaggy tobacco leaf hop presence. Mildly toasty on the finish. The flavors aren’t in complete harmony. Light body, crisp. Decent with food, but not head of the class by any means.


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