climberbob (452) - Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2016
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle in Accra. Looks, smells and tastes like typical pale macro suds. Sweet grain dominates. No appreciable hop aroma or flavor.
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The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
June 2016 - Bottle share at Scopey’s. As ’Star Lager’, the version brewed in Ghana. Many thanks to Dave for this glorious Ghanaian gift. Dark yellow, clear, still, small foamy head. Aroma is weeeeed, skunky, papery, touch of chlorine maybe. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is soft cracker malts, papery, sodawater, some sweetcorn notes. Like many beers consumed purely for the country tick, this doesn’t taste great. Actually, it’s predictably below average. But I guess I can say I’ve had a beer made in Ghana. Cheers Dave!
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home, thanks to my Wingmane for the country rake, 24/06/16.
Clear golden with a well appointed off white head - a decent looking bier.
Nose is pale malts, grain, corn husk, faint citric elements, light bread.
Taste comprises toasted grain, barleycorn, light malt, biscuit notes, touch of caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough pale lager, not too sweet or papery, Cm’on bier xnobes - no need to knock this one so!
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
16th June 2016
Scopey’s grand vertical. Thanks to WIngman for this African rarity. Almost clear paleish gold beer, tidy white head. Light crispy palate, mildly dry. Light papery malts. Mild floralness. A whisper of lemony hop saves this from really bombing. Dry finish.
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Scopey place birthday tasting. Many thanks to Wingman Dave for this one is . Very pale yellow coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is weedy, grassy, skunk, pale oxidised paper grains. Flavour is composed of light grains, semi sweet, apple, grassy. Palate is light, moderate carbonation
Not as bad as the aroma.
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle a little bit out of date.... big thanks to Willis. It pours clear pale yellow with a small, bubbly white head. The aroma is sweet and papery, grass, weed and straw. The taste is sweet, paper, white sugar, straw, cheap white bread and soda water with short finish. Light body and fine, foamy carbonation. Basic papery lager. Not great....
WingmanWillis (144) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared at Scopey’s birthday tasting. Pours golden with a white head that dissipates. Paper, weed and malt aroma. Tastes malty with a really sweet finish. Not awful.
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - huge thanks to WW. Pours clear yellow with a frothy, white head. The nose holds dry grains, veggies, paper, cereal. Light sweet flavor with simple white bread, crispy cereal, hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Fairly clean on the finish, with more pale bread, white bread, light bitter hay, faint lemon peel. Really, not that bad.
eRock_2013 (409) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Was able to sample this African brew (my first beer from Africa I believe) courtesy of a good friend from Ghana. I understand Star lager is an authentic local favorite in its country of origin, and it's not bad for being a standard euro-macro-lager. Pours an exceptionally fresh and full-bodied bronze/gold appearance, more impressive than your average pale lager. Lots of lacing and foam releases a strong grainy and hoppy aroma. The hoppiness is distinctive but in a slightly cooked herbal way, interesting but a bit funky. The sweet grainy malt also has a corn-tinged undertone to it, but is not too unpleasant. In the aftertaste, the noble hops turn sour and my impression is that the hops used are not of the highest quality as one can imagine, but at least they stand out, which is more than Heineken can say. Finished a bit watery and the adjuncts are noticeable, but again it's not bad for what it is.
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 As Star Premium Quality Finest Lager Beer. ’Local’ beer at an African restaurant, from an expensive 50 cl bottle; the owner claimed it to be Nigerian, but the label unambiguously read Guinness Ghana. Medium sized, fairly lacing, light yellowish white head, bright golden blonde colour with somewhat ochre hue and good fizz. Very neutral aroma of green malts, corn, mineral water and the unmistakable skunky odour of a lightstruck effect. Grainy and corny taste but very restrained, watery and neutral, bit ’sweaty’, somewhat minerally, lightly sourish and grain sweet with a very bland and boring, bit watery body, also as a result of the total absence of hop bitterness. Not truly off-putting but terribly simple and good for a country tick, I suppose.