drjoeng (458) - - JAN 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapped out a slightly hazy gold. 5şSRM.
Nose has some nice bright citrus aromas of grapefruit and lemons. There is a fresh pine scent as well. There is an invitingly sweet aroma of fresh ripe yellow pineapple.
Mouthfeel is sudsy. Palate is beery with a light wheaty sweetness leavened by the body of raw dough and wheat flour. There is a nice wonder bread like fullness to the body which is medium. There is some very pleasant residual malt sweetness at the end of the palate. Overall keeps to the promise of being a pils, drinks with a full-bodied palate, but without the overly sour or floury body of a wit or a wheat beer and with just enough hop presence.
Finish is hoppy and clean. A very nicely crafted pils. Right next to Lagunitas’ this is my favorite.
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Food pairing ideas: Roast pork, char siew, local chargrilled spicy skate (bbq stingray).
Beersiveknown (4669) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home from alesela
again another standard pils with bitterness towards the German side of things, herbal & nettley with a fairly clean laid back malt profile. Decent session lager with some interest to it.
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh, Old Parochial (2015 launch night). Pours golden with a big fluffy white head. Nose is lemon/lime and a big dollop of grapefruit. taste is like a lager and lime but nice, slightly sweet at first then you get a nice bitter after taste, i’d happily drink this a again.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Scopey 5K tasting. Cheers! Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. Light dry cereal in the nose, dry pale bread, hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with mild citrus fruits, cereal, light bitter hay. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced finish with light grassy bitterness and bready sweetness. Good one.
MrJamesMcEwan (200) - SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
* Bottle 5.0%. Pours golden, cloudy, with white head.
* Aroma is strong, apricot, straw, pine & slightly spicy.
* Palate is light body, high carbonation, very fine bubbles.
* Taste is medium, hoppy, spicy & grassy.
* Finish is drying, rough earthy.
* Overall a hoppy, spicy, grassy & drying, rough earthy finish.
thmsboyd (188) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle BBE: 28 Aug 2016. Cellar temp. Pours a slightly hazy, pale amber body with a medium, lasting, loose, frothy white head. Very hop forward for a lager, with medium intensity citrus, herbs, nettles and a little pepper. Nicely balanced to taste, with a medium-light heather honey sweetness firmly underlined by a medium, crisp bitterness. There’s a bit of body, probably light medium, with a gently coarse texture. Carbonation is high-medium and the finish is honeyed and sweet with a slight alcohol astringency. Lacking the subtlety of a classic pilsner, but well-balanced nonetheless. Another solid offering from Tempest.
JackMandarin (103) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Aldi. Pours pale and golden. Pillowy white head that fades pretty quick. Beautiful biscuit aroma. Fresh. Herbal hops. Cut grass. Good level of carbonation. Medium to full mouthfeel. More biscuit flavours in the malt. Grapefruit and lemon peel bite. Sherbert. Assertive bitterness. Dry finish. Bit harsh in the finish perhaps. Pretty pleasant Pils. Impressed.
themightyjag (338) - - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Tempest.
Bubbly white head, light lacing. Clear golden body. Nose is spicy, apricot, straw, a little pine. Flavour is spicy hops, grass, bitter earthy aftertaste. Medium carbonation, big fizz on the tongue, slightly rough. Very tasty lager.
The_Osprey (4891) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sep 2015 - 330ml bottle at home watching Argentina v Georgia. As ’Tempest Easy Livin Pils’, 5.0% BB July 2016. Clear orange, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is rubbery, floral, mint and bubblegum. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is rubbery, earthy, floral, touch of melon, straw, light citrus with a crisp finish. Nice floral hop character.
jeevan (215) - SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at the Stockbridge tap. Pours golden with a thin head. Farmhouse grainy earthy aroma plus hops. Citrus hop upfront flavour plus a nice pilsner character coming through. Quite bitter. This is the best modern fusion lager that I’ve tried. It does it really well without compromising so much that it becomes something too distant from the Pils. Very nice.