hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Brown color bottle that looks nothing like the clear one in the photo here purchased in Perth, Scotland. Pours clear and golden with a fat and good lacing white head. Body is medium and mouthfeel good for a lager. Nose is caramel malts and floral hops. Flavor shows light bitterness and the finish is dry and bitter. Very nice lager.
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrisons (is this really different to the Export?). Pours bright golden with a steady stream of carbonation and a tall, uneven, generously lacing collar. Clean honeyed aroma with hints of herbs and lemon. Opens slightly soapy (aloe vera?) in an almost Kingfisher-esque way , but otherwise crisp and uncomplicated; good grassy hops, breadstick, shrubs, biscuit and honey. Some paperiness as it warms, but my fault for not drinking it fast enough. Tasty lager.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 17, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty straight forward premium. Lots of grass and gas, thin bodied and unappealing.
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Home
Amazing. A pale lager that actually manages to deliver. It manages to provide across the board a drink that is neither vile or bland. It is a decent beer that delivers a satisfying aroma and flavour, that is crisp and clean on the palate - one of few pale lagers that actually deliver that elusive promise. While it has no extraordinary characteristics, what it does deliver is satisfying and worth drinking. Kudos.
ComradeK (1076) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Tried mid-2008, but haven’t got around to rating it until now. I drank straight from the bottle, so I can’t speak as to its appearance. The flavour, whilst nothing amazing, was inoffensive. The palate was crisp and clean, so it avoiding the cloying, sticky trap that pale lagers normally fall into. This beer was not great, but for a pale lager that is an amazing achievement - I would even drink it again if it was offered to me.
sw (63) - USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma-Honey, light malt, butter-diacetyl, golden syrup like
Appearance-Dark Straw, no head
Flavour-Honey malt with slight spicy hops
Mouthfeel-Good carb, with a honey like character on palate.
Nordcore (1198) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pilsner with a samll white head. Aroma; Malty with some hoppy sence. Flavor; a bit more hoppy with less malt.
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Typical lager, I do not like lagers so Im just going to waste some space here.
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours bright gold with a small, fading head.
Grainy malt and cardboard are prominent on the nose with some spicy hops hiding in the background.
Flavours are pretty bad, with Ajax, cardboard, loads of grainyness and cleaning chemicals.
Very watery, high carbonation.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate.At Inter-Tapa opposite Sagrada Familia.
The weather is warm but perfectly tolerable, the beer is cold and clean, I have Sim with me and from my seat in the middle of a wide and grand pedestrianised street I have a superb and unobscured view of Sagrada Familia. It’s one of those life is sweet moments. Very sniffable German lager on the nose, perfect vivid transparent gold colour with a good bleached white head and once in the mouth it does exactly what it is supposed to do. Refreshing, tasty and downable. Clean malty stuff with a good hoppy finish and late bitterness. Everything is just right. Apart from Sim complaining about the price of everything like a proper cheapskate.