mr_h (3874) - Ayr, - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear golden, thin bubbly off-white head, no detectable aroma at serving temperature, very mild grassy aroma as it warms, some lacing, grassy, resiny flavour with a hint of citrus, high carbonation, bit thin bodied, bit bland
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Generous cask lager white head, pale as straw yellow body and very tight straw nose - nothing untoward, very crisp. Taste is straightforward as you’re going to get, in-distinctive hops on a plain as day malt canvas but with a very bright snip of a finish. Moreish rather than offensive linger, but again nothing major.
I would quite happily have this on cask in any anonymous Yorks boozer, but the selection around it dwarves things a little. Luckily this time it was all Magic Rock gear barring two I’d had before.
Cask, Friends Of Ham, Leeds
allmyvinyl (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from an online shop. Pours hazy gold, thin white head. Aromas are grassy, light citrus. Taste is lemon, malt, honey sweet. Light bitter finish, thin body. Ok.
sdmmb (1333) - USA - OCT 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Enjoyable hoppy lager.
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Fin (8567) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, handpump at The Barley Mow, Upper Heyford, Oxon on our last Morris dance-out 22.07.13 Pours straw - pale gold, with white head. A simple light maltiness, slight fruity tang with just a light metallic bite. Sweet and a little dry, its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this @ Galtres festival. Mild fruity smell, light golden colour. Lemony flavour and maybe a bit peppery quite bitter for a lager. Nice
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danlo (1744) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 500ml bottle as Baytown Revenue’s Revenge from the Co-op, Norton. Clear golden amber colour, foam white head leaving lacing and grainy, vegetal, caramel, nutty, woody aroma. Taste is malty, grainy, with caramel, yeasty woody nutty notes, some spice and bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry lingering bitter at the finish. Quite OK.
AshtonMcCobb (4134) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - golden amber with a decent head.
Nose - citrus and some cut grass. Some sweet malt in the background.
Taste - citrus but mostly toffee.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - not what I expected from a lager but it was pleasant enough.
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Live rate. 500ml bottle from Rhythm N’ Booze, Cleethorpes. Pours brilliant yellow gold with a pillow of white head. Nose lime and curry leaf hop; CO2, thistle sap. Proper Yorkshire watter indeed; JHB-like soapy lime and sap; bready undercarriage, clean bitter finish. Just the right balance of fizz and malt slickness. Way too much citrus for a lager but I’m not complaining. Impressive.
zacgillbanks (3434) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Hopkins-Porter, Ripley Castle. This is a pale straw coloured beer with a slight malty flavour, grassy notes and a slight bitter finish.
BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown 500ml bottle: BBD 5th Apr 14, poured into a straight sided pint glass (Fosters logo’ed) @ home on 5th Nov 13.
Plenty of bubbles rising through the clear golden body: the head a lot deeper and denser than your regular European lager/pilsners and it stayed.
The aroma was a blend of mild citrus notes and light maltiness with the taste following on along those lines. Suited the ham sandwich and olives I had for lunch with it. drying hops appear towards the end of each sip giving the beer a fine, refreshing feel.
Good body depth for a lager based brew: makes a change for the head to stay until the end of a lager too (even with olive oils on my lips).
Recommended if you like to try different lagers.