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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Hazy gold with a small white head. Hops and some yeast in the taste. Quite a sweet malty taste and a little bitterness. It tries its best to surprise us, but ultimately fails.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
330 ml. bottle. Rich, lightly roasted malt aroma. Light amber color with a beige/tan head. A bit thin bodied with fizzy carbonation. Bready malt with some spicey hop. Finishes a bit dry.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2008
Bottled. A hazy yellow coloured lager with no head. The aroma is a bit skunky and sour. The taste is similar to a German lager with a reasonable level or hops and a bit of buttery malt. Tastes better than it smells, but that’s not hard.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - 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 (7188) - 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 i’ve tried

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RoyceH (1197) - 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 (2417) - 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 (8270) - 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 (2049) - 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 (11294) - 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.


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