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Brewed by Gilroy’s
Style: Premium Lager
Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This lager is a European type Lager.

The Gilroy Lager is brewed to the Rheinheitsgebot-using Czeck Saaz and German Halletau hops and Gilroy’s wonderful lager yeast, matured for 8 weeks. A well balanced, flavoursome naturally carbonated lager. A session beer which fills the mouth with great body and a long finish.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 3, 2012
Dull gold. Soft body, not much aroma. Mainly malty on the palate but the mouthfeel would benefit from more carbonation. There is, however, a little juiciness in the finish.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
werner22 (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
One of the better lagers on the market. Also smooth and crisp. Very nice aroma .

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 24, 2013
Aroma: Rich, bready, malt. floral, lightly spicy hops, Appearance: Clear light-gold body. Thin white head. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-high, lingering bitterness. Medium sweetness. Medium hops flavours. Dry finish. Crisp. Palate: Medium body, soft bubbles Overall: A highly enjoyable lager. 340 ml bottle, poured. 2B. Bohemian Pilsener
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Aroma: Rich grainy, buttery, sweet, floral, Appearance: Gold body, no head. Taste: Medium bitterness, crisp, medium sweetness, grain, medium dry, Palate: medium-light body, medium-light carbonation Overall: A preferred lager. More body and flavour. 340 ml bottle, poured.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Golden with small oily head Grassy aromas and flavors arent bad at all but the mouthfeel is oily and flat so needs more carbo to brighten it up--the nitro does not work! Some oily plastic mixed with diacetyl artives late unfortunately, forcing a downgrade

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (825) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 4, 2010
340ml bottle purchased from a bottle shop in Pretoria, South Africa. It has a clear bright golden body with a small white head. The nose and taste is typical sweet grainy malts with an average Saaz-type hop bitterness to the finish. Nice clean palate with a light-medium body. Certainly better than the macro lagers that so dominate the South African market. Micro-brewing does not seem to have taken hold over there yet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle. Medium-gold appearance; very little head. Malty aroma and slight hop. Quite refreshing, with a good balance of malt/hop elements, adequate carbonation and sweet malt finish. Pretty straightforward. A good summer quaffer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
(On tap) Clear golden with a small, white head. Fresh and flowery hop aroma. Medium body with rather sweet, clean malts. Rather light with a dry hopping. Very fresh, tasty and quite flavoursome - especially considering the low alcohol. I have a sneaky suspicion that it’s actually stronger though.... 040508

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mojoharper (31) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle: Cloudy, rich gold color with fluffy head. Aromas of tropical fruit and hops. Flavors that range from apple to yeasty zest, but lacks rounded body. Finishes dry and refreshing. Good summer cooler.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle: Pours a hazy yellowish golden with a fading white head. This is fairly aromatic. Has a crisp, grassy lemony zing with a hint of Saaz in there. There’s also a hint of yeast. Has a light body, smooth subtle carbonation, and a nice crisp flavor altogether. Light lemon-y hop presence.and a clean fruity, slightly tart finish. Very quaff able, refreshing and bright. Impressive for 3.5% ABV

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2007
(12oz bottle, many thanks to my friend Barrett from bringing it back with him during his recent trip to S.A.) Minimal off-white head atop hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some bread, light lemon. Undercarbonated, soft light-medium body.


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