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Sainsbury’s Basics Lager

Brewed at Carlsberg UK

Style: Pale Lager
London, England


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 1.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.71   EST. CALORIES: 60   ABV: 2%
Available in 440ml cans from sainsbury’s supermarkets

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2015
can at home... with all blame to James ... thin straw yellow... thin white lacing ... soft light lemon grass nose ... soft sweet hay... soft fruits ... nothing to really love or offend

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Can at home. Pours clear piss golden, nose is lemonade, toffee, taste is more like a shandy, metallic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AshtonMcCobb (3908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Can thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - light golden with a decent head which then disappears quite quickly. Nose - light lemon and pale malt. Taste - light malt and a faint hint of lemon again. Then it’s gone. Palate - very light bodied with not much in the middle and then it’s over. Refreshing but not in a hoppy way, more in the way that water is. Overall - like making love in a canoe. Phuqing close to water.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (6307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2015
440ml can from Sainsbury. Pours clear watery gold with a short-lived white head. Aromas of lemon and light cereal. Taste is metallic, thin finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
The_Osprey (3218) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
2006 - Numbers only rating from university. Can, several 4-packs each costing less than £1. An all-day drinking without getting drunk beer. Tastes light, vaguely corny, metallic and generically lager-like, watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
SarkyNorthener (2998) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Can from sainsburys. Golden beer with medium frothy head. Aroma of malts. Taste is pale malts and a touch of hops. Very watery. Crap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ManVsBeer (5807) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Soulless, tasteless yellow stuff. No head. Easily the worst of all supermarket own brand lagers I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Crap

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Koelschtrinker (12645) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 21, 2013
Wässriger Geschmack, der von Beginn bis Ende durchhält. Mild getreidig, etwas muffig. Ein unendlich langweiliges Bier. 11/5/7/5/3/4

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
wheresthepath (1787) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
[440ml can from Sainsburys, from a four-pack for £1 that my wife bought to make bread] Pungent passion fruit aroma with loads of... oh, hang about, that must be a different beer. This one pours pale gold with a swiftly-diminishing white head. Very thin mouthfeel with aggressive carbonation. There’s a hint of lemon and a hint of wheatabix on the nose, but this is overwhelmed by metals. When drinking it the overwhelming impression is of dusty sparkling water. As others have said it’s not especially horrible, but it is barely beer. It would make for a cheap alternative for sparkling water, I guess, but I can’t see any other reason why anone would buy it. Oddly comforting to have a cack beer once in a while though, makes you appreciate the good ones.

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