Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I. Pours perfectly clear yellow with a light, creamy white head. Simple stuff: sugary dough, light straw, mellow bitterness, cereal. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet dough and cereal on the finish. As pale lagers go, this is fine.
Braudog (5357) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft at Heavens Pizza. Ugh ... lives up (or down) to all the bad stereotypes for American macro beers ... clear and pale yellow, no head, flat corny aroma and flavors. No redeeming qualities (but nothing technically wrong either). (#5198, 8/15/2013)
jackl (3475) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ The Train Tasting, Pt I. Light golden pour with a small white head. The nose is honey, a bit of paper. Some white bread. Fairly neutral on the olfactory nerves. The taste is honeyed pear. Golden syrup. Sings of mild oxidization. Clean finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, inoffensive stuff. Not bad for the style.
mR_fr0g (1389) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can on the high speed train tasting Birmingham Beer Bash. Light clean aroma with a little peppery hop.Than watery palate. Not much flavour, but clean.
Theydon_Bois (5299) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I, 06/07/13, thanks to James (Jredmond) for this top pale lager want! Can badged as "Lionshead Deluxe Pilsener".
Clear pale blonde with a thin white head.
Nose is pale malts, cereals, sugar, light citrus.
Taste comprises lightly toasted malt, sugars, bread dough, light citrus.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finish.
Ok as the pale lager world goes - it won the showdown for me over Leightons beloved Utica Club! Just !
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Outbound train tasting! Light haze on this pale gold beer. Fresh palate, softish. Fine carbonation. Clean malt that develops thin cream. Light dried fruits. Light dry finish. Inoffensive.
RichTheVillan (1629) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
First train beer of RB Black Country Beer Bus Bash; pale pour white head, malty aroma very much your generic pale lager, I could get verbose about this but I’d prefer to hear about the Virgin Train toilets.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can on the train to Wolverhampton. Clear pale gold. Ok canned generic lager. Ok not exciting but some lemon on finish.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Not a style I care for much, but amazed how much better it is than a macro version.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a sparkling, light to medium yellow with nice carbonation and a very small, white head that fully diminished. The aroma had moderate bread, pale malt, cracker and biscuit; light hops; and slight corn. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, acidic and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and bitter, and slightly sour. There was pale malt, a little corn, a little cracker, white bread, biscuit, light sour malt and a slight hint of hops. The light to medium body was watery and then a little dry with fizzy carbonation and slightly metallic finish.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of stale grains, possibly stale hops too, citric, and corn. Taste of light toastiness, sweeter malts, bland, but not really offensive.