ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another off the line of beers I thought I’d had already. This one just doesn’t sparkle in the way I had hoped. Firstly it produces up a sunny gold and bright with a quickly fleeting white head leaving it shameless and exposed. The nose offers little more than a grainy, sweet and grassy wash with a hint of honey, straw and lemon peel. Quite grassy, gassy and heavy, yeasty for a lager that seems light on the palate chilled. Sits heavy in the stomach. A hint of lemon tea over layers of bready, dull malts and honey. Soapy finish has a touch more mown lawn. Too drabby and sickly to be enjoyed. Not a fan! (55cL, BBE 09/13, Thirsty Camel, Butler)
pintbypint (2358) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550ml brown bottle. Pours clear and light yellow. White foam, ok lacing. Nose has straw and a bit of caramel. Taste has straw/grassy hops, clean grains. Finish has light grains, tiny bit of grass hop. Lots of carbonation, light bodied. Easy drinker, better than expected.
maxwelldeux (2944) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear light gold color with a smallish white head. Nose is fairly light, but has some of the good aspects of a traditional lager smell. Taste is light and somewhat watery, but is quite crisp.
mike_77 (2676) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a malty lager. Has a light fruity sweetness. Quite smooth and easy to drink.
MattH (605) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Aroma is typical pale lager aroma. I do not know how to describe it exactly. Flavor is slightly sweet bread, with a mix of slight bitterness. Nice clean straightforward flavor without any adjunct garbage bringing weird flavors into how it tastes. Level of carbonation is medium to low for a pale lager.
jeremyh70 (563) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light yellow with small bone white head and decent lacing. Light aroma of pale malt with some grain and sweetness but not much else. Taste is the same with a bit of a floral note coming also. Light/medium mouthfeel with carbonation on the low side. Very light taste but enjoyable and drinkable.
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kambei70 (463) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clean sweet grain smell. Pouts light golden color with small white head and plenty if carbonation. Perfect balance between malt and hops taste.
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worldbeertaste (1538) - AUSTRIA - JAN 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale light yellow with a fizzy, soda pop, quick disappearing white head. Smells of coconut, hay, light peach with some malt. Grassy toasted malty expected lager. Thin light watery body with soft carbonation. Mild sweet taste of corn and peach and simple malt with a bitter grassy and plastic. For a lager is generally ok but as a beer I don’t really like it.
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with a tall, frothy white head.
Aroma of grain, light citrus.
Taste is creamy grain malt, slightly herbal/grassy..
A decent lager....soft.
schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This should be interesting. When I think of English beer, I think of the famous stouts, ales, and IPA’s. I don’t normally associate lagers with England. Here goes: Pale golden color with high density white head. Has that yeasty coconut smell that American lagers have and this one is pronounced even before the head fades away. Taste is mild sweetness, but to put it in perspective; a high-quality version of an American lager. It has that yeasty-coconut smell with creamed corn characteristics. I don’t like it. For a good lager, you have to go to Bavaria or the Czech Republic. I’ll leave the ales and stouts to the Brits, they do it well.