tinylightsrecs (437) - - SEP 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Marks and Spencer Team Valley. Bready, sweet. A bit bland but reasonably refreshing
allmyvinyl (9225) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear golden yellow, thick white head, long-lasting. Aromas of light malt, light metallic notes, straw. Taste is mostly sweet, slight astringent bitterness. Light body and a bit thin. OK.
Douberd (4632) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a big tulip, ABV 5%
Deep golden yellow colour on the body, with little activity in it, and a thick white head sitting on top, two fingers tall and with very good retention. Light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of an average lager, with malts and some straw, I am getting some salt (?) too.
Taste is very sweet, very malty with light metallic notes. Not much more in this one, the malts are dominating. Being used to the greek sweet lagers this doesn’t annoy me that much, at least at first.
Thin body, average carbonation.
Actually I don’t find it bad at all, it may even had scored higher on a warmer and sunnier day.
dutchbeerpages (2181) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Typical Italian Menabrea maltiness. Not pleasant. This really is not a good lager.
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear light gold body. Dense creamy white head. Nose is sulphur, corn, red fruit, light hops, iron, green apple, rich tea biscuit, wheat, light citrus, pale malt. Light bitterness. Dry finish.
ardbeguser (19) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good bottled lager.
Nice fresh taste.
For the style this is better than many.
Borresteijn (6283) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl Bottle from M&S A’dam. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of hay, sweet malts, some honey, light hoppy. Flavour is medium-sweet, light malty, light hoppy, some hay, hint of honey, light floral notes, light-bitter finish. Light-bodied. OK lager.
deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, The Hague
Thick white head. Clear golden pour. An average lager. Drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle on the train home, from the bigger M&S at Waterloo, 30/12/13.
Clear pale golden with a moderate white head (bottle rate).
Nose is pale malts, cereals, hay, cornbread.
Taste comprises pale malt, straw, light caramel, sugar cane.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp closure with sweet tones.
So so affair, Ok for style I guess!
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden pour with a frothy white and quickly disappating lace. Malt, citrus aroma. Refreshing malt flavour. Hints of honey in the texture. Little dull.