Towey1989 (1504) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Keg at The Black Swan, Leek. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Very faint aroma of grain, subtle lemon and some grassy hops.
Taste of grain, mineral and some cardboard. Light bodied and a fizzy carbonation. A slight, grainy bitterness in the finish. Tasteless, boring and weak as hell. Avoid.
jjsint (2023) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg tap at the Caledonian, Carlisle. £1.40 per pint during happy hour so what the hell, at that price it falls under ’it’d be rude not to’ territory. Slightly darker than your average lager, with intense forced carbonation. Grainy aroma, simple and quite bland but not offensive. Hint of astringency. Taste is imbued with that unfortunate cardboard note prevalent in so many lagers. Drinkable but uninteresting to the core.
Iznogud (1969) - CROATIA - NOV 13, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draught at Opium, Edinburgh. Pours clear golden with thin white head. Malty, grainy, corny. This one is just bad, barely drinkable after all those nice beer at the Scotland trip.
Alengrin (4148) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted from draught. Very bland, neutral, soft and thinnish lager without noteworthy hop character. It’s easy to understand why English lagers have a poor reputation if this is to be considered a typical example... I never understood their popularity anyway, considering the rich world of English ales.
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Quite undistinguished lager without any personal taste or identity. Thirst quencher.
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 11, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can. This is another variety of water beer that is great with a curry at 2 am.
ManVsBeer (7818) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow with a good carbonation. Ordinary lager with a fair nose. Fairly easy to drink.
jamestulloch (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 Keg. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Lively carbonation. Faint lacing. Almost no aroma - hints of grain and metal. Flavour of corn, straw and grain. Thin body with a watery texture. Fizzy carbonation. Not a great beer - no flavour, complexity or body. Tastes more or less the same as other macro-brewed lagers.
Boris66 (4) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Used to be popular but much less so today. Unpleasant taste; neutral aroma; may help to clear the palate in the presence of curry (but then so don’t most lagers?). Nothing to justify its’ consumption.
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
another one for teh "bleurgh" file. watery, horrible taste. thankfully not as widely available as it once was