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Brewed by Freedom (formerly Brothers)
Style: Pale Lager
Rugeley, England

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Bottle and keg - filtered but unpasteurised. previously 5.0%
Freedom Organic Lager is the lightest in colour of the three lagers. It has a rounded malty flavour with a subtle bitterness and smooth caramel undertone. It is made with organic hops and malt. Britain’s first ever microbrewed lager has been one of the brewing world’s best-kept secrets. Freedom Organic Lager has been obtaining awards for excellence and building a loyal following amongst discerning drinkers, and has recently been Highly Commended by The Times and The Soil Association in The Organic Awards 2008.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (302) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Half pint on draft. Pours pale golden with a thick white head. Aroma of malts, grassy hops and some citrus. Taste of malt and hops followed by medium bitterness. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (920) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Appearance: clear golden/amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Corn, herb, grassy and slight floral citrus note. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness and low sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering bitter sweet finish. Comments: Ok and glass lace. This rating is for draught version 4.8% ABV.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (728) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4006) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
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?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (5937) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
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.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mR_fr0g (2393) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle at the silver cross Westminster . Hazy yellow. Thin tight head. Skunk sulphurous aroma. High coronation somsweet nutty grain corn .

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamestulloch (1228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2012
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
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.


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