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Hammerton Islington

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2016
Tap @ the Rake, small sample. Almost clear golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit. Slight zesty, citrussy bitterness, bit sulphury. Good steam beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Sunset orange with an off white head. Sweet malts with light orange and lemon. Yeasty with floral notes and hints of banana. Spiced orange finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2094) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a lager glass. Cloudy medium amber, large frothy off-white head, good retention and lacing; aroma fruity, pale malts, floral touch; taste is medium sweet and bitter, malty, fruity, hoppy, with long duration, grassy bittersweet finish; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; indeed different, a pleasant bitter lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16197) - 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 (25472) - 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 (6376) - 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 (9405) - 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 (4548) - 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 (1859) - 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 (8735) - 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.

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