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(Translation from Portuguese): A beer thatís 100% natural, with proper brightness, medium body, dry character and a pleasant bitter taste. Itís light and golden colour. A distinct taste, recognized and appreciated since 1940.


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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
strings (377) - Sydney, - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle in Edinburgh. Pale grassy lager with some sweetness, and some slight maltiness. Pretty standard lager, could do much worse.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (2737) - BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2015
Portugalís national standard lager since 1940, with snow white, thick and frothy, even slightly gushing head supported by very strong, fizzy carbonation; colour a cristal clear, pale golden blonde. Very weak aroma (even at higher temperature): some corn sweetishness, hint of white bread, iron, field flowers and a whiff of grassy hops. Sweetish in the onset, corn, a tiny bit bready, very metallic with the expected strong carbonation; finish is mostly the lingering malt and corn sweetness, insufficiently balanced by a trace of floral and grassy hop bitterishness. In all: thirst-quenching as you can expect from the style, but just another generic standard pale lager, with too much corn sweetness and too metallic. I wonder when the craft beer revolution is going to reach Portugal - but considering the fact that it is already penetrating in its neighbour Spain, I expect something to happen there too within the coming years.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Towey1989 (118) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Can from The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Pours a clear pale golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of roasted grain, maize, mineral and a subtle herbal spiciness. Taste of maize, grass, sweet bread, mineral and spice. Moderate carbonation and a thin, watery texture. A sweet, cardboard finish. Donít like the aftertaste at all.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arsol (676) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Lys brun farge med tynt hvitt skum. Lukter malt og sÝdme. Lettdrikkelig, noe vannete. Noe malt og krydder i smak. Medium karbonert.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TedE (220) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 1 litre bottle (with twist top!) into glass. Pours amber with many fine bubbles. Nose is very sweet though faint. Watery body with a bit of spritz. Aftertaste is bad, lingering vegetables, tin and a hint of bubblegum. Not enjoyable. Iím drinking this ice-cold, canít imagine how bad it is when it warms.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
hens (544) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2015
0,33L can. Metallic aroma. Golden body, medium white hat vanishes quickly. Euro hop, watery beer. Nothing special. Corny finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle: Clear, gold, with a frothy, creamy-white head. Distinct lemon, grain aroma. Taste is a little soapy, dull grains, very light caramel malt. Sweet and creamy, but bland... Not bad, just lacking in brightness. It just sort of ..."is what it is".....

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beardbeerman (196) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a pale straw holding moderate carbonation topped by a fizzy off-white head. The head shrinks to an uneven porous layer rapidly and leaves no lacing. The nose is grainy with subtle malts and a touch of yeasty wet soil. The taste is also subtle on the malts with an aqueous feel and a decent bitterness. Typical pale lager with no surprising features.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Florya (520) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
How: Bottle/Tap. Appearance: Golden, some white head. Aroma: Not much, some citrus and sugar.. Palate: medium to thin body, a bit watery.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ulysse (238) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle had a "mini" on its label. Content of 0,25 cl. Another of these countless names for basically the same thing... Cheap mass produced lager beer. Donít expect more than that.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
jjsint (1053) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 Can from the Regal (JDW), Cambridge. Deep orange with a small to medium white head. Smell - ugh. Urine, malt, sour lemon and must. Taste is an improvement. Bitter and sulphurous with a corn syrup sweet finish. Pleasant enough body but this is all around bad. Didnít even come close to finishing the can.


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