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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Malty aroma of hay and hops. Malty flavour of hops and grass. Hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled. A yellow beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Desverger (1783) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at Yespr’s - golden pour thin white head. Grassy aroma and taste, straw, light lemon, slight floral, very thin watery body, not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5750) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, grass, fruit and creamy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is butterish and toasted malty. Bitter, butterish and toasted malty. Dry and bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (14170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Golden amber... Small white lacing... Soft grainy fruit nose... Very grainy cereal... Not great

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (3871) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, 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 (767) - 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 (10674) - 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.


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