johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Blonde with a small head. Slightly dry with more flavour than I had expected. Bought it from Selfridges in Birmingham. Reasonable but wouldn’t try it again.
Ragnampiza (181) - ITALY - JAN 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml can from Ales By Mail, poured in a pint glass. Light golden yellow, pretty clear, with a nice off-white head. Looks inviting. Aroma of grain, wet grass, light caramel and a hint of booze. Not much hoppiness but it’s there, in the far far background. Fortunately not off-putting. It’s in the mouth, imho, where the disaster begins: it’s way too sweet, that typical AAL artificial sweetness. There’s a sharp bitterness as well, but lasting maybe half a second. Malt forward aftertaste, some biscuits, and again grain. The body is pleasent, almost medium, and the carbonation is lively. Slightly above the macro staff, and not inoffensive per se, but that’s best I could say about this beer. Nice can tho.
jamestulloch (997) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Drinkmonger. Clear golden body with microscopic yeast flecks floating around. Medium white head. Very light carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of earthy hops, herbs and cake mix. Soft bitter flavour of biscuit, honey and hay. Very drinkable. Medium body with an oily texture. Light carbonation fizz. A very tasty, well made Lager with an excellent mouthfeel.
mR_fr0g (1798) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at home in the sun from whole foods. Peppery sweet pilsner grain aroma. Clear golden straw colour with a long lasting white froth. .flavour in sweet nutty grain. Slight Nobel hop. The flavours are a bit muddy and subdued.
kwik-lime (1122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can - which is in itself pretty unusual in a pub - from Woody’s in Kingston. Really grainy lager, quite grassy and overcarbonated. Not my thing at all.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml can.
Pours a clear yellow colour with a massive foamy head. Aroma is a bit sweet with some caramel notes, grass and cereal. Flavour of grainy malts, butter, sweet caramel, grassy and earthy bitterness and weak fruitiness. Light bodied, high carbonation and a grassy grainy finish. Drinkability is very good. This is just a bulky pale lager, although not a bad one at all.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home in London - picked up at Whole Foods Kensington. Pours clear, yellow-gold, effervescent, with a moderate, creamy white head. Grainy malts in the nose, some cereal, dry hay. Light to medium sweet flavor, some further husky cereal grains, light bitter hay, biscuits and dough, slight metallic bite. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty clean to finish, some sugary pale malts, lightly dirty hay bitterness, cereal, husky grains. A pretty simple pale lager. Easy drinking hot weather beer.
EdKing (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Wholefoods. Pours clear slightly toasty looking amber, large foam white head. Nose is standard lager-ish and not great, metallic, vegetal, grain husk, some sweetness. Taste is a lot better though. Grainy, husky, cereal, lager yeast crispness, a grassy, straw dryness, grassy sweetness, pilsener hop tang. Decent flavour and more like standard bottled Pilsner Urquel, possibly better stronger flavour.
McNeillR (871) - SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Piss yellow. Pourous and dissipating before I’d even finished pouring. A stewed, mouldy straw stagnant nose. Crisp enough CO2 without taking over totally, but that just leaves room for flavour. Of which there is none. No idea how this is 5.1% and holds so little flavour or finish, that in itself is an achievement.
Cheers to Bruce for providing.
Bottle, Deeblo Doesn’t Rate Tasting, Edinburgh
BenH (1996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can, thanks Bruce. Yellow with white head. Aroma of piss and stale sweat. Taste is quite unpleasant, corn, grass, piss and sweat. Slightly oily texture. A poor beer