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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle and keg - filtered but unpasteurised.
Freedom Pilsner is made with a blend of liberty and saaz hops, which produced a full bodied lager with a citrus hop aroma and lavishly satisfying aftertaste. To produce Freedom Pilsener we’ve re-assembled the original Freedom brewery and bought a much larger brewery set-up from the States to cope with demand. We’re located on a green field site with its own supply of the famous Burton water, (acknowledged to be among the best brewing water in the world) drawn from the alabaster layer of limestone, which has attracted brewers to the Burton area for over three hundred years. This is pumped direct to our brewery from natural underground sources. We’re also growing our own barley on the farmland and bottling and kegging our beer at the brewery so we can control every element of the beer we produce. To perfect the recipe, we tracked down Master Brewer Ian Ward, who developed the original Freedom Lager back in ’95, when it was the first micro-brewed lager in Britain.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (430) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle - golden with a crisp white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is fruity with lemon and some pineapple hints with a malty background. Some hints of honey. Taste is grassy, peach and medium bitterness with some lemon to finish. Light body, high carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (803) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
330ml bottle. pours a clear amber colour. aroma is quite sharp and grassy. pine cones in there too. odd aroma. nice taste but not too pilsner-like. again, quite sharp and acidic. earth and barn

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Keg at BBB. Light and pissy, not much flavour here and it was good to see my mate Andy graduate to stronger flavours. Refreshing for sure and I’d rather this than some premium lagers.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Light pissy pour, not asparagus stylee. Sampled from Dom’s buddy Andy who it was nice to meet, he enjoyed it more than me but then graduated to bigger flavours, cuz there aren’t many flavours in this. Kinda lagery boys but doesn’t cut it in the new breed of hoppy lagers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (2993) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash; pale yellow pour with small white head, grassy aroma, biscuity malts slight citrus, sweet some honey.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
larsniclas (5621) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
Draught at some place on Portobello road Clear golden. Small white head. Dry cardboard and cereal corn in both aroma and flavour. Medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle in BFI Bar, South Bank. Colour is pale golden. Nose is sweetish, grainy, straw. Taste is a slighty honey sweet, crisp lager, with some straw, hay and grainy malt notes and a touch of citrous. Decent lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 25, 2013
On draught. Crisp, clean, medium carbonation. Sweet. A bit low on flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (2121) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
keg@Catford Bridge Tavern, SE London - Gold/yellow coloured pour with a fluffy white head. Crisp biscuit grainy malt, with hop, pine, grass notes. Sweet start with bitter finish, light in body. Ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1758) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
Swigged from the bottle (330ml) at Jamie Oliver’s 15 restaurant’s 10th anniversary. A fairly standard but drinkable lager with good hop bitterness on the palate accompanied by pale malts & grain. Medium carbonation, light to medium body, soft intensity but medium-ish length finish. Not my fairest of rates; will re-rate later if I try again.


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