allmyvinyl (1011) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe, bought under the mistaken idea that I’d be ticking off another country. But no. Thanks Shepherd Neame! "Only the finest Swiss yeast". What does that actually mean? I don’t imagine the Swiss are overrun with yeast strains for lager fermentation to choose from. Bottle is also now 4.8%, no doubt due to "commercial pressures" aka cost-cutting. It’s a pishy lager.
Beer4000 (4099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap @ The Marked Inn, Faversham. Clear golden body with a firm white head. Aroma is light grainy with German type hops. Not so much flavor here, light grainy and boring hops. Thin body and little aftertaste. Boring lager.
Leighton (8648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours perfectly clear gold with a fine, bubbly white head. Papery cereal nose, light dough. Faint doughy and lightly sugary flavor. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild straw to finish, further dough, paper. A bit of oxidation has taken place here. Not great overall.
wimpyjoe (2267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow lager sustaining a small bubbly creamy head. Fairly standard lager taste.
altonbrownd (4477) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and on tap in Zurich. Golden body wih puff, corny head. Taste of malts, corn and hips. Prickly texture. Enjoyable.
Arve_Christian (2469) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Johanniter resturant, Zurich.
Golden color, good foam.
Aromas of wheat, with some lightly hopped notes.
Light body & complexity.
Crisp and ok beer
McTapps (2321) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap in Hawkinge @The White Horse Inn. Watery lager with pale golden colour, no head. Aroma of grains and sour mash combined with a light flavour of beer, hops and sour citrus fruits.
MichaelBruch (2184) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
On tap in Hawkinge, Kent. Awful and watery lager with aroma of maybe grain and soap. One of the worst pints of my life.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap (Belgian Cafe, Margate)
Light fruity nose, a touch of citrus, quite dry. Refreshing palate, but still fairly full for a pale lager. Basically a bit dull. Simple lager, that’s all.
Jonb5 (288) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint, pale golden colour, clear, 1 finger head. Malty grassy aroma with notes of german style hops. Fairly malty taste, a bit grassy, finish slightly grainy. Crisp mouthfull, well carbonated. Overall refreshing lager, not bad or outstanding.