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Freedom Pilsener Lager

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Formerly brewed at Freedom
Style: Pale Lager
80 Parsons Green Lane, Fulham, England

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg and bottle - unpasteurised.
This beer is discontinued - current ratings should go under Brothers Freedom Pilsener
Freedom Pisener was originally brewed by Alaister Hook at the Fulham brewery from 1995, with some production taking place at other sites including Hook's Meantime brewery and the Covent Garden site from 1999. Production moved to Staffordshire in 2005 when the rights to the brand were taken back by the original owners/brewers and brewed at Brothers Brewing Co Ltd.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19638) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2002
Unpasteurized surprisingly flavourful and complex for being a British lager. Rathger dry, firm body, good bite in the bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
10th December 2010
Very slight haze on this gold beer. Short lived white head. Semi soft palate, mild carbonation. Metallic minerals and creamy malt. A little paper. Whisper of hop. Bland and metallic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2001
Clean, well-balanced. Good dose of hops and a long finish. This is English?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2002
Quite a nice pils, nice fresh, clean and a nice hoppy bitterness on the finish. A very good English Pils, which is unusual.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
330ml bottle from Shropshire. Vintage 1997. This is the original Alaister Hook brewed Freedom. The one that made him famous. Freedom wasn’t, as it claims, the first British dedicated lager microbrewery, that was the Packhorse Brewery in Ashford, Hook’s previous brewery - but it was the first successful one. In addition to the Fulham brewery, Freedom had two brewpub outlets - though quality control at those places was never good and the brand suffered for a while until the original brewery owner took over production in his Brothers brewery in Staffordshire. For a lager over 10 years old this is quite good. Clean, crisp and dry, with a grapefruit quality. Very drinkable today. Some soft lactic acid gives it a refreshing edge. Nice one.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5201) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2004
Clear yellow color, short head. Tastes quite the same as the Bunker Bock, but without the sharp alcoholic touch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Hoppy aroma and excellent bitterness. Nice carbonation, too. Not particularly well balanced, with too much bitterness at times, but enjoyable--esp. relative to expectations. (on tap at brewpub, London)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2003
Visited the brewpub back in the start of june and had this one on tap.It was clean , crisp and with good bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
GBBF 2003, tap: Cinnamon residue in the nose - odd, very thin yellow color, no head. Raw hap end on the roof of the mouth. Lots of hops, but not well blended. Thin and watery. OK beer all around, but not a good pils.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2003
On tap, Brewpub London: Rhasberry, grape and flower nose. Pale golden color - no head. Short sharp bitter kick, dimishes fast and leaves nothing left.


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