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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   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. Britains first ever microbrewed lager has been one of the brewing worlds 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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2007
The 78. Id been cycling all day so thats probably somethign to do with the high score here. Aroma was minimal but herbal grassy hops and slightly sweetish corn syrup. Taste is similar carbonationb pritty high, but exactly what i needed at the time.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2007
on tap at the 78, glasgow. yellow, white head, corn and metal aroma, faint sugary sweetness, pretty bad, like all the other english lagers ive tried

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
Tap, The 78, Glasgow, RBESG 07. Straw, thin white head. Nose is slightly metallic hoppy, some floral and warm malt nose. Mouth is dusty maltiness, some tang there, and some metal. Mouth finishes non-existent, slightly warm, slightly dry and metallic. Disappointing.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 6, 2007
330ml bottle from Waitrose, labelled "Freedom Organic Beer". Looks like a standard lager, with white head that is short-lived. Malt & vanilla aroma, taste is quite tart. Finish is dry but short. Reasonable lager, but no more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle from Waitrose, Thame, Oxon, 27-07-07 Dark golden in colour with nice crispy, fresh, malty, hoppy taste tasted really quite nice and came out as second best of the night.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2007
330ml bottle. Aroma is slightly skunky with grassy hops. Pretty lacking in body and flavour, thin malt and grassy hops in the background. Not something I would drink again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
Bottled, filtered, 330 ml. Straw colour with white head. I have to admit to not having great expectations of this beer, but what a great surprise, ok a thinnish lagery malty body, but then rushes of lemon, pithy citrus notes and a cut grass undertone, a really pleasant beer, not great but very good for a sunday afternoon. I like it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4198) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
330ml bottle from Waitrose - labelled "Freedom Organic Beer" and "Brewed and bottled in the EU". Typical lager appearance; light straw with a billowing white head that fell back very quickly; deep fresh aroma of grassy hops on openning; refreshing hop flavours, but lacking finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
larsniclas (5351) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2007
Bottled Pale golden. White head. Sourish and dry aroma and flavour. Uninteresting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle, a slightly carbonated golden straw colour with a white bubbly head. A generously malty aroma for a lager, with a touch of fruit crispiness to it. Sweet and fruity at teh first taste, slight honeyish. Through the swalow it becomes the more familiar dry and grassy lager, but still carries some of those earlier flavours. A little over-carboated for my liking, but one of the more complex and enjoyable lagers I have tasted. And to add - it just got better and better through the glass.


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