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Freedom Pilsner Lager

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Brewed by Freedom
Style: Pilsener
Rugeley, England

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9778) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle, Marks and Spencer, Oadby. Golden. Corn and grain with caramel. Chemicals with lemon. Grassy notes. Rough finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (5950) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
33cl bottle from M&S, Camberley. A rather poor Pilsner - straw in colour with a fast fading white head leaving moderate carbonation; cereal aroma; thin with a sweet corn syrup taste and a trace of grassy bitterness; and a watery finish. No better the majority of Eurolagers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17162) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle from M&S Stratford and drunk at home. Clear gold lasting white head. A little earthy hop on the aroma. It’s ok, not as good as the Four Lager. OK, but not much of a pilsner. Bit earthy. Not very hoppy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6906) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2015
Appearance: Light hazed golden color with a fine white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Malty, mild fruity and mild citric.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation. Mild acidity.
Taste: Mild malty, mild fruity and mild citric.
Overall impression: Ok fresh lager.
Personal stats:On tap at Wheatsheaf in Tooting/Wimbledon, England

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
99smithsamuel (74) - - MAY 9, 2015
330ml bottle from ales by mail. Pale golden in colour with a thin frothy white head. Grassy, citric aromas. Subtle bitterness and lemon flavours with a dry aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (16468) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Klare goldgelbe Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht fruchtig, grasig, muffig. Geschmack wässrig fruchtig, hopfig, leicht grasig, trocken, naja!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1931) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a blonde colour, slightly above average in taste for a lager, other than that nothing special

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DanielBrown (4370) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Keg at the Hogan tent in the German market, Birmingham. Fairly pleasant Pils. Quite bland and very fizzy. Has that easy going charm of a concert venue. Sunshine, yawning yacht. I suppose so.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (855) - 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 (1578) - Dorking, 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


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