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

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Helles-Pilsner golden lager. Bursting with hops, Pioneer hints at the classic British Ipa.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (2956) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Slightly nice for a Lager. Some vanilla with some caramel and a little bit if malt. Not bad!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (2955) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a clear golden colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of hops and honey. Taste of fresh hops, soap, honey, herbs and spices. Quite dry finish - nice one. Surprisingly good for a lager.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (699) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
330ml bottle. pours a clear yellow with no head. aroma is a bit grassy and skunky. ok taste. fruits and honey. good for what it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Keg at the Windsor Castle during the RateBeer Black Country Bus Bash. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a foamy white head. Clean stuff with cereal malts and lightly tangy citrus. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp finish with further cereal, dried grains and mild lemon rind bitterness. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Keg @ The Windsor Castle during the RB Black Country Bash. Cheers to Ian for forcing this on me! The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is cereal, honey. A bit of golden apple. Quite sweet tasting. More apple, pear. Aggressive carb. Overall, pretty meh-inducing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
Keg at the Windsor Castle, Lye, on the RB Black Country Jolly - 06/07/13. Golden amber with a thin white head. Nose is toasty malt, sweaty socks, cereal, grain. Taste follows, light caramel, touch of citrus, cereals. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp in the finish. Ok lager

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. On tap at the Windsor Castle. Almost clear gold beer, little white head. Crisp minerally palate. Light clean malt. Decent citric hops. Light lemon and floral flavours. Semi dry finish. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
Tap at the Windsor Castle, Lye. Poured a clear light yellow colour with a thin white head. The aroma is hoppy and resinous. The flavour is weak bitter acidic resinous. As far as lagers go this is somewhat different and rather drinkable.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
On tap at Windsor Castle Lye. Clear gold lasting white head. Not a great lager. Poor to be honest. Not great. Poor. Musty woodyz

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Idiosynkrasie (3228) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear golden colour with small, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, white head. Featureless aroma. Taste is pale malty, chalky, a grainy touch, minimally floral, bitter hoppy overtones which remain solely in the finish.


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