Doppelganger (1385) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, Anchor Tap, London. Pale gold, white head with some good stick. Light grassy/herbal hop aroma, touch of sour lager malt. Pleasant grassy hop flavor, soft bready malt. Crisp carbonation. If Samuel Smith is going to persist with not serve their beers from the cask, then keg is sooo much better than nitro. This was actually pretty pleasant. Vastly better than the nitro Brewery Bitter I also tried.
Rune (6368) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2008
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Enjoyed the décor and interior at the great Cittie of Yorke in Holborn much more than this half pint of pale lager. Sparkling and fizzy stuff with little taste. Clear, amber body. More like a soft drink than a beer (09.08.2008).
TWSwift (1) - da da city, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2008 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
As virtually all the other ratings say this is "rank stuff". A sort of buy now pay later larger. Tastes of cat, metallic taste, no good for hair of dog either.
I had four points of this over 2 hours on a Saturday night, it made me feel quite rough for 2 days after.
The only good thing is it is cheap, but saving £1 per pint to feel rough is certyainly not worth it.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kag as a 4.5 vertion of the taddy lager in the 78. Aroma is biscuity and pale malts, slightly metallic edge. Taste is similar not much goiung on but inoffensive.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I’ve been drinking this on off for years at Sam Smiths pubs in london. Up until now it didn’t occur to me that I should rate it as it is fairly rank stuff. Flat, orange and smelling faintly of chemicals it alwys tastes slightly watered down. The Man In A Box pump top seems to have dissappeared which is a shame as it was the best thing about this dish water.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Mes rate: Tap at the Princess Louise.
Pale gold with a thin white head. Very metallic, slight hops, papery and a nasty finish. Bland and crap.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2008
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Keg at The Cardinal London SW1 5 Feb 08. Pale golden colored. A lasting white head. Aroma? Disgusting flavor of cardboard.
Fukito (682) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Keg @ York Arms, november 07. Shinny golden color with a medium white head and a very sparky carbonatation. Skunky aroma with some grainy notes and very slight hay notes. Light mouthfeel, uncomfortable filthy feeling with a sick sweet aftertaste. Skunky/ grassy aroma on the verge of offensiveness. Sad, poorly brewed pale lager.
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, many London locations. A perfectly good lager, one of the few I can actually drink, and far better than the usual stuff you get on the lager taps. Very thin head, crisp and refreshing flavour. Sure, it’s a lager, but for a lager it’s not half bad.
AWS9 (419) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in London. Had this awhile ago actually... but as I remember it, nothing special to look at (light golden with little head), but the taste was incredibly refreshing. Not much else you can ask of a pale lager really.