maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. 02/01/14. A golden coloured lager with a white head. A sweetish lager. Corny notes. A bit of cream in the nose. Decent balance in the mouth with a grainy finish. A reasonable lager.
Martin243 (740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like its Bock brother, cheapo from B&M. My bottle states 4.8% ABV. 330 ml bottle poured into my Sam Miguel glass. Bright golden yellow with a white head that left a decent lacing down the glass Cereal aroma. It’s a pale lager, so I wasn’t expecting any depth or complexity and there wasn’t any. A bit more malt flavour than most lager, some honey, and a hint of floral hops, but otherwise just a pleasant enough unchallenging beer that isn’t going to offend anybody. I’m not getting the grainy feel other raters mention, and I hate the grainy feel! Slightly creamy palate, carbonation lively as expected. I enjoyed it enough to open a second bottle. You could spend a lot more on a lot worse.
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dom at Gurd’s bottle tasting evening. An out of kilter participant in the evenings tasting. Rather pleasant lager though and a nice grain feel.
maneliquor (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at the staff xmas party. Not sure what to say here. Wasn’t pleasant to drink but wasn’t anything terrible at all. Just a plain old lager with a fair bit of a hop kick to it. Very bitter on the finish. Not too bad
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cheapie from B&M. Orange gold with a slender white lid. Nose Madeira cake, slight creamy malt and conifer. Slimy macro rice and oak; slight sulphur, biscuit and honey hints. Full grainy lager. Drinkable enough.
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. 4.8% ABV. Thin white head with poor retention. Gold body. Aroma is red fruit, malt, hops, alcohol, corn. Bittersweet. Clean, dry finish. Rough quality, like Carlsberg Special Brew. Better than Budweiser at least.
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Skunky vegetal aroma, taste dominated by corn with a bizarre saccharine finish. Not a great lager by any stretch.
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
33cl bottle from Budgens Islington drunk at Shitty Beer Night 2013. Now I had the Huber Bock a few weeks ago and found it reasonably pleasant so I had high hopes for this.
Appearance - Classic pale gold colour with a lasting thin white head. 3/5
Aroma - Horrific. Vegetal. Cabbage. Actually more like really strong harsh dark green spring greens. If you strain your olfactory senses really hard you get a bit of creamy lemon. 3/10
Flavour - well it’s not as bad as the Alhambra Especial. Initial flavour of not much, some vague lemon and metal that fades into vegetables, mostly green cabbage with the metal running throughout. Seriously do people drink this for any kind of pleasure? 3/10
Palate - just about the only good thing, a nice creamy carbonation 3/5
Overall - well better than the Alhambra, even some lemon on the finish. No real hop presence. the creamy carbonation is the best thing here. 6/10
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at the Minhas Brewery. Very pale, amongst the lightest-colored beers I’ve ever seen. Drinks with an uber-corny consistency, pretty weak. But it’s clean and unoffending. Good for the cheap-drunk-seekers I suppose. (#5125, 7/3/2013)
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A bright golden beer with a sweet malty and fruity flavour with a slight sugary sweet finish.