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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2008
330ml bottle, oddbins Inverness. Very nice lager indeed. Great fizz, good low skunky smell. Smooth down the throat. Brilliant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2001
Clean, well-balanced. Good dose of hops and a long finish. This is English?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3667) - 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)

3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2002
Unpasteurized surprisingly flavourful and complex for being a British lager. Rathger dry, firm body, good bite in the bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zasgar99 (2) - London, - OCT 11, 2001 does not count
Ok beer, but the brewery has better beers on offer. The brewmaster is from Cologne, so they somtimes have some decent Kölsch on offer at the brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Unfiltered and has a very slight sediment. The lager has a natural haze and the yeast gives it a very soft mouthfeel. Sharp and refreshing and not lacking in malty body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3052) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2004
Draught at Freedom brewpub. Pale yellow colour, sharp hop bitterness. Fairly refreshing, not a bad beer.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5187) - 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.


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