wheresthepath (1396) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Bottle at the Hook & Tackle, Reading] 275ml bottle with yellow label at 5% ABV. 20 years ago, all UK pubs seemed to sell this, but now you rarely see it. I vaguely remembered it being one of the better mass-market lagers at the time. So... how does it taste nowadays? Well.. pours the usual gold with a small white head; soft carbonation. Slight sweet, grassy aroma. Dominant flavour is honey; thereís a slight bitterness in a muted, leafy finish, and an oddly cloying coating is left inside your mouth. Itís certainly a little different to the other mass-market lagers in that it actually has something of a distinctive flavour and character. Itís probably this fact that itís not crisp and clean (ie not tasteless), combined with the dated-looking packaging, that has caused this lager to decline in popularity. For my part, I thought it was OK as lagers go, but with the sweetnes and cloying mouthfeel Iím not sure I would have wanted to drink much more of it.
RateBeerMan (42) - , Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I am pretty sure it was in a yellow can? Not sure when it had a silver can or am I reviewing the wrong beer. Anyhow, nasty aftertaste and generally nasty taste in general. crap lager.
undercurrent25 (1188) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2008
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I use to love this beer when I was younger, however drinking it from a glass the aroma ia awful, it smells of piss which was really off putting
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
light amber, short lasting head, malty notes of some fruit and toffee, sweet short taste.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle. A standard Euro lager. Looks pleasant enough, but the sweet malt aroma and flavour and slightly dry finish hold few surprises. Dull.
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 Too dry for my liking and average at best in the falvour department. Iím not really a pilsener fan, I had no other choice. Didnít like it much but I did get to stare at a fit chavvy lady while I drunk it. And United won.
greenmanalishi (445) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
a bit flat. certainly not the best in itís category - a dryer finish, some oats/corns in flavour aside from the usual.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 1. Bottle at the View, Frodsham 28/09/2002
Golden coloured crisp on the palalte and hoppy. Slight malt finish.
2. 275ml Bottle at the Cavern Club, Liverpool 28/08/2006
Clear golden coloured crisp on the palate and hoppy with some dryness in a malt finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
i got this from my work as it had been opened an hour before and was never going to sell. Though i dont think this did very much to the taste. And this is holsten pils at 5.2% out a bottle also, though these bottles used to be 5.5%.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2006 From a Bottle,Can,Tap.Golden in colour,small head,light hop aroma,some sweetness,hops and pale malt.Clean and easy going,a favourite from years back,still ok.