omhper (19638) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unpasteurized surprisingly flavourful and complex for being a British lager. Rathger dry, firm body, good bite in the bitterness.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean, well-balanced. Good dose of hops and a long finish. This is English?
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a nice pils, nice fresh, clean and a nice hoppy bitterness on the finish. A very good English Pils, which is unusual.
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
caesar (5201) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow color, short head. Tastes quite the same as the Bunker Bock, but without the sharp alcoholic touch.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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)
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visited the brewpub back in the start of june and had this one on tap.It was clean , crisp and with good bitterness.
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, Brewpub London: Rhasberry, grape and flower nose. Pale golden color - no head. Short sharp bitter kick, dimishes fast and leaves nothing left.