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Hammerton Islington

Brewed by Hammerton
Style: Premium Lager
London, England
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Keg & bottle; Regular. Occasionally on cask.

Steam Lager.
An unfiltered, unpasteurised lager with a difference. We use San Francisco Lager yeast fermented at ale temperatures to release delicate fruity esters, whilst Vienna malt is used to give the beer a hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14900) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle 330ml (AIH53, from ABM)
Clear amber color, good white head. Light fruity malts, yeasty grainy aroma. Light-bodied. Light fruity lager with some spicey hoppyness in the aftertaste. Modern version of steam beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottled@AIH53 (from AbM). Amber colour with some haze, big fluffy slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some caramel and mild yeast to it. Flavour is quite similar, with some mild grainy and resiny notes. Quite bland. Grassy bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
September 18, 2014 at Craft Clapham (Craft 100 fest); keg. (as Hammer Islington Steam). Brassy refractive gold with a nice creamy/bubbly off-white head. Aroma of heather and grasses, a hint of lemongrass - acidic, nice. Taste follows - really more like a light session IPA than a lager - so I like it; honey/heather, plenty of grass and solid body. Chewy, airy, medium finish with a floral linger - quite a surprise - but my palate needed a cleanse, and this was perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Tap at Islington CBC. Malty, earthy, grassy nose. Deep. Very earthy and dry flavor, some caramel and grain. Super dry and hoppy finish with a big hop burn. Dig it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2015
Clear golden colour, firm white head. Aroma of malts, light caramel, apricot, light straw. Light malty flavour, light straw, light bitter. Quite full body, light malty finish, straw. Quite nice.
(from draught @ the brewery, RBESG 2014, London)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Keg at Crown & Kettle, Manchester. Hazy light amber shade. Short white head. Nose is orangey citrus, varnish. Taste has a lot of jammy fruit notes; near a kind of marmalade or strawberry jam flavour. The "steam" aspect is quite clear too. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle@The Bull, Streatham, London (04/06/2015) - golden pour with white head. Fruity and pale malty aroma and taste, some grassy lemony hoppy notes, crisp on the palate, great thirst quencher, went down a treat, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
From my backlogg: Draught at the brewery in London 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty bready caramell hoppy grassy aroma. Fruity hoppy bready caramell citrus flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3758) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a hazy golden coloured beer that pours with a thin white creamy head. It has a grassy and fruity flavour followed by grapefruit on the smooth finish. A nicely full-flavoured lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (19021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at home golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft floral fruit nose.. Juicy sweet fruits.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Soft sweet fruits.. Juicy fruits

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