olliejobbins (609) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pint. pours light golden colour with very frothy head. aroma is slightly skunky, hoppy and a little stale. good hoppy taste though. smooth and slightly bitter finish.
jmgreenuk (2614) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Birmingham Beer Bash 2013. Poured a crystal clear light straw colour with a broken white head. The aroma is big malt leading to a medium bitter flavour with a crisp, malty, yeasty palate and a smooth refreshing light bitter finish. As lagers go, this one really isn’t bad at all.
Dommod2011 (697) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well if it’s good enough for the Soil Association... On tap at the place by the canal, long and thin. Nice glass. Was ok. Brewdog next, you excited scamps?
lusikka (4987) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a clear yellow colour with a large foamy head. Aroma is rather pungent with grains and citrus. Flavour of strong grainy malts, loads and loads of hay, grassy bitterness and citrus. Light bodied, high carbonation and a mouth-drying finish with hay. Not bad for a pale lager.
mR_fr0g (1389) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at the silver cross Westminster . Hazy yellow. Thin tight head. Skunk sulphurous aroma. High coronation somsweet nutty grain corn .
altonbrownd (4485) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at St Pancras Station. Gold body with medium head. Nose is corny, lager. Taste is malty, wheats. Not so good. Quite rough texture and not a great taste to it.
jamestulloch (828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: Slightly metallic and grainy with light honey notes.
Appearance: Pale golden body with a delicate, bubbly white head. Very lively carbonation. No lacing.
Taste: Sweet caramel and metallic - not great.
Palate: Thin body with a watery texture. Fizzy carbonation.
Overall: Not the best - could barely finish the bottle. Very sweet and metallic.
thepeter (275) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on Tap at Barbecoa, poured dark golden with a decent head that did not clear out very quickly. The aroma was a bit sweeter than a typical craft lager with a bit of grass and hay but not much citrus. Tastes refreshing and crisp, again a bit sweeter than expected, caramel, hay, light bitterness at the end. Feels light on the tongue, nicely carbonated and medium light body. Overall, this is a decent lager a bit too sweet and would like a bit of citrusy zing to it but it went very nicely with my food and made me happy.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Brown bottle, best before 18 Aug 2011, this was the second beer in my random tasting evening on 12 Aug 2011.
Poured into a Veltins Pilsner badged stemmed tulip glass: looked good, usual pale gold body with the snowy white head you’d expect to see on a lager/pilsner.
The aroma wasn’t strong, but there were hints of caramel and malty molasses if you sniffed hard enough.
The taste was a pleasant blend of dry hoppiness and a front of sweeter malt flavours.
I can’t pretend to be a big lager/pilsner fan, but this one was OK and certainly different and more interesting compared to the mass produced ones I’ve reviewed or drank when on holiday in hotter places than the UK.
Cuso (3374) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from my daughter. Golden color with huge white head. Lemon and malt in aroma. Taste, malt, lemon, hints of orange peel, grass in background. Long spicy bitter finish. Easy drinkable beer.