Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
English lager with Danish pedigree apparently, can from some nightshop in London. Medium thick, off-white, irregular head initially sustained by fiery fizz rising up through a deep ’old gold’ colour, clear beer, but dissipating after a relatively short while to almost nothing. Aroma of dry and sourish grains, apple peel, old cookies, iron, bread crust, touch of grass and something faintly chemical (glue). Expectedly spritzy in the mouth, grainy sourishness paired with a light bready, even somewhat biscuity barley sweetishness, thin body with a metallic ’zing’, late and brief, shy grassy hop bitterishness showing up somewhere in the finish but fading quickly, leaving the ending a bit watery, with a certain degree of chemical wryness, fortunately only mildly so. Bland, but I had worse lagers than this and it does qualify as a premium lager due to its somewhat higher barley malt content, visibly, aromatically and taste-wise.
Sim81 (17) - - APR 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, and certainly has more body than a lot of other mainstream lagers. The main problem for me though is the sweet taste.
CalumScotland (174) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Did not enjoys this very boring average lager definitely would not drink this again
EAGLE82 (235) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An average beer. Nothing special to say about it. Better than water I guess...
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Aroma is sweet, malty, earthy. Taste is sweet, grass, malty, gentle bitterness. Average
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this by the can many a time - mostly recently at the Covent Garden Odeon, last night. This beer pours pale yellow (I’ve poured it before!) and has a quick, foamy white head. The nose is crispy cereal, light metal, pale bread. Light-medium sweet flavor with with lightly biscuity pale bread, some simple sugars, mild grain husk bitterness, some hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty crisp to finish with some further bitter grain notes, cereal and biscuits. Solid available-everywhere pale lager.
Cimbasso (772) - - JAN 3, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from a 275ml bottle. Typical boring lager. Some malt taste, but very light. Also some grassy bitterness, but this beer is very standard and boring. Worth getting a proper German-made Pils if you are looking for this style.
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle complimentary in the boardroom at Sutton Coldfield Town FC - Yellow, fizzy, clear with a nice white head. A bit syrupy in the mouthfeel, but that actually gives a boring lager something a bit extra. Not much, but it is there.
Stout4stout (31) - neath, WALES - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice lager with a defined but balanced taste.
This was a ’passage of rites’ drink and was much more popular when I was a teenager.
It’s a shame it doesn’t seem to be so popular in the UK now.
On the plus side this also keeps the price down.
Deane (2) - Newcastle, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really enjoy the taste of this beer, easy drank, nice taste and quite smooth.