Chudwick (1073) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle - pours cloudy yellow with a finger of white head and hin lacing. Nose is hay, straw and grass, Atchoum. Flavor adds a modest malty backbone. Light taste. Light to medium body. Easy to drink. Inoffensive.
SarkyNorthener (600) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale gold colour, little head. Aroma is a little metalic and grainy. The taste is quite biscuity and soft rather than crisp. An unusual tasting beer, not bad, not refreshing either.
johninmelb (1003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose is grainy (corn?) but very slight. Pours straw with a white head. Flavour is thin, as is the finish. All told, a kind of nothing beer which clearly is focussing on the ethics of production whilst paying no real attention to the quality of the product. Not bad, but not good for any particular reason either.
JorgeLee (709) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Looks like a lager. Smells like a generic lager. It’s actually a bit better than that, avoiding skunkiness or unnecessary chemical qualities. But it isn’t as crisp or quenching as good lagers, a bit thin on the palate, and quite forgettable. I picked this up on special offer, won’t bother again.
TheBeerGod (4630) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gold bodied with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is grains, malt notes, honey and straw. Taste is straw, honey, buttered biscuit, grains, sweet malt and light lemon. Body is light-medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more buttered biscuit, sweet malt, light lemon, straw, grassy hops and soft honey.
Drake (6486) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Paramus. Pours a hazy yellow color with a large frothy white head. Average head retention. Earthy, grassy aroma with pale malts. The taste is pale malts, some graininess, apple and a grassy finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
mansquito (2491) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($3): Pours a golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is bready, with German hops, nice and dry. Taste is slightly hoppy. I was actually surprised by this. It is very nice and smooth and is actually quite similar to German-made lagers, in terms of hop character. Light and refreshing.
carldurose (15) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours slightly hazy gold. Initial taste of brought back memories of chemically enhanced lager tinnies. The head dissipates very quickly and what is left is the flavour of a lightly carbonated British pale ale. Not one that is influenced by new world hops, the palate is full of the earthy traditional British hops. Although probably not recognised by CAMRA I suspect that the beer has more links to ale than lager. My guesstimate that it is top fermented, rather than bottom and I'm fairly certain that the beer isn't lagered for long enough to be a traditional lager. It is the pale malt, lager yeasts and light carbonation that give enough characteristics for the brewer to name the beer lager. Could be a very good beer to slowly turn your lager head mate into new territory. £1.35 bottle from Waitrose.
Beersiveknown (1615) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pale blonde with buttery sweetcorn nose...buttered scones. Pleasant bitter crispness up front with lemony malt and very full mouthfeel, light carbonation
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 10/09/12. A blonde beer with an off-white head and lace. There are hop notes in the nose but also a bit of milky vomit. Fairly bitter in the mouth with more milky notes. A decent enough lager.