Larry_Duffman (321) - - JAN 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a golden color with a decent white head and lacing. The aroma is corn malt, fruit, and hay. The taste is corn, bread, slight hop bitterness, hay, and grain. This had a very crisp and clean quality to it with nice carbonation. For the style, it’s excellent.
Sigmund (6380) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Top1 Forever restaurant, Royal Victoria Dock, London. Pale golden color, low white head. Aroma and flavour are more malty than hoppy, this is more of a Bavarian Helles than a Pilsener. Moderate diacetyl comes through as the beer warms up a little.
Garrold (3920) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Betty’s, York. Clear yellow. Ring of white. Grassy hop. Sweet malt. Taste is sweet, and light, grassy hop bitter. Crisp palate. A bit thin. Finishes more of the same. Vomit burps. Not great.
JPC1524 (93) - Devon, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Attractive golden lager. Clean crisp flavour with hoppy notes. Lengthy bitter finish which slightly lessened my enjoyment of the beer.
FatPhil (13051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (5+:4:5:3:11=2.8+)
Soft vanilla, some orange, and light grains. Beautiful tight persistent head over a bold golden body. Simple light grainy taste, less interesting than aroma. Fullish palate. Want some hops in the finish, there’s almost none. Very nice lager, but still lacking a few details.
Camons (9622) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Øllets dag, Brdr. Schmidt, Viby. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grain, grassy hops. Flavor is malt, little sweet, grain, light bread, grass. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. 050915
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20 oz bottle poured into a english pint glass. The aroma of fresh grass and hemp is noticeable along with a light, acute, clean lemony citrus followed by bread dough and grains. It pours clear with a pale straw hue and a light effervescent nature. It’s head is white with a filmy surface and a very light retention and lace.The taste is a medium light sweet and light bitter.The texture is a thin oily with a lght, soft fizz carbonation and a light body. The flavor is a bit of lemon, a light floral hemp, and bread grains that has a finish that’s crisp and clean with a light spice and a honey slickness, as well as lighter notes of cornbread and citrus. It’s refreshing aftertaste is mild, spice and bread.
downender (7752) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. CLear gold in colour, with a decent, white, head and moderate fizziness. A crisp lager, with some hay, a hint of leafy hop, solid malts and a lengthy, bitter, finish. A pleasant lager.
Quick3Beers (808) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an amber from a bottle. Aroma of corn, skunky sweet grain flavor with bitter soapy finish. Somewhat oily mouthfeel. Meh.
sound67 (604) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maker: Samuel Smith, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England ***
Beer: Pure Brewed Organic Lager (bottled, 355ml) ***
Style: Premium Lager ***
ALC.VOL.: 5.0% ***
"Brewed with great care using only malted barley, hops, medium-soft water and a bottom-fermenting yeast; matured at low temperatures to bring out its delicate flavour and soft hop-character finish." [brewery notes] ***
Colour: Bright golden yellow, clear. Medium fluffy head. ***
Nose: Floral notes, barley, whiff of citrus. Pretty much Pils-ish. Active carbonation. ***
Texture: Medium body, hardly watery. ***
Taste: Fresh barley, straw, light citrus, some sweetish malts in the background. Malty sweetness and some hoppy bitterness balanced in the middle. Mild bitterness in the finish and asftertaste, together with the grains. ***
Impressions: I’ve had this beer many, many times on tap at one of my favorite pubs, The Chandos in London. On the whole I find it superior on tap, as the carbomnation is a wee bit too active in the bottled version. Otherwise, this is a superior, refershing lager, with some depth to it (as much as the style allows, really). My go to English lager that I drink as a thirst-quencher when in England.