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Mike’s Premium Organic Lager

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Brewed by Mike’s Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Taranaki, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mike’s Lager is a crisp beer with citrus undertones; the perfect beverage for a hot summer’s day. Lagers traditionally take longer to ferment out than ales. This gives it the signature dry crisp taste that is proving so popular amongst beer drinkers the world over. This is truly a lager like no other ... At Mike’s we set out to brew full flavour beers. Mike’s Lager won’t disappoint. You will revel in the full malt character. The finish is crisp and clean with distinctive lingering hop tones; a full strength beer at 4.8% ABV.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 The label says Bottle Conditioned but obviously it is not. Faintly hoppy aroma of grass / citrus, mostly pale malt-focused crackers and toast with some simple syrup and honey / agave notes. Medium-light body, medium sweetness balanced marginally by neutral hop bitterness, the finish is basic malt extract syrup. Medium-low carbonation under-delivers. It’s clean, at least, just simple and bland. Clear gold. From bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
6th September 2011
Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Palate is light and crispy. Okay pale malt. Light citrus. Semi dry finish. Okay.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013
Draft. A golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of spicy hopsand malt. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of malt, hay, cardboard, and a bit of caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Coaster87 (2) - - DEC 18, 2012 does not count
Pours golden, with little to no head. Quite weak with very little body. Slight citrus aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle at the Summer Beer Festival, Rome. Cheers Alex. Poured clear yellow gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma is dominated by malts, flavour has straw, grass, malts, light hops, bit of toffee. It was free and I probably enjoyed it a little more than I should of as a resut of that.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omega (699) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2012
Nose reminded me of oatmeal which is confusing as typically I have breakfast in the morning so it didn’t sit right with me. Colour is nice and golden with good effervescence. Good length of flavours but nothing which makes you sit up and say wow.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandman (2080) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle at GBBF. Golden body, white head. Just another pale lager with no remarkable taste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3445) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2011
330ml bottle. Clear and light amber colour and carries a flat white head. Looks a bit on the thin side. Modest aromas and you struggle to find anything that stands out. Flavour is musky and not a lot else.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniele (5434) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2011
oro media schiuma non molto persistente naso maltato leggero citrico non molto amara buon maltata lieve nota di cereale

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2011
The colour was light brownish orange amber, and it had a medium cream head, with light carbonation. There was strong malty bitter hop aroma. The flavour had malty orange fruit, with grainy light bitterness. This is a fairly simple style with light flavours.


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