DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap at the 78, glasgow. yellow, white head, corn and metal aroma, faint sugary sweetness, pretty bad, like all the other english lagers i’ve tried
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 6, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Fin (7351) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
imdownthepub (10134) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
larsniclas (5589) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden. White head.
Sourish and dry aroma and flavour. Uninteresting.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.