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Sainsbury’s Franconian Style Dark Lager
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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
London, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Dark lagers were the norm until the late 19th century and they still exist today in Franconia, north of Munich. We have recreated this ancient lager using toasted Munich barley malt, then slow matured it for up to six weeks to develop rich toffee caramel flavours.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Reddish/brown, perfectly clear with a medium/thin off-white head. Slight hint of roasted malt in the sweetish malty aroma. Smooth and slightly sweet at first there’s a bitter, malty finish. Not bad, I’ll give it another go.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 Much better cool than cold. Dark chocolate brown pour with stouty creamy beige head. Nice malty chocolate/liquorice flavours, soft on palate. Still not sure if I like this style as without the stout mouthfeel the flavours feel somehow ’wrong’, but enjoyable anyway, and actually very palatable served cool rather than lager-cold.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pretz (3) - ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2007 does not count
Different to what I’d expected from a dark lager. The colour is very dark with little carbonation, almost coca-colaish in appearance. Very complex taste, similar to coffee or dark chocolate. Enjoyed this quite a bit, although it is not what I’d expected! Another example of a good beer from this sainsbury’s range, I really liked their wheat beer that they don’t seem to do anymore.


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