biir (742) - Berlin, - MAR 13, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transferring Old Data - Can - I think this was my first beer ever from Scotland back then. Simple, uninspiring. Rather bad.
Padchenko (277) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 29, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
cheap and cheerful. Pretty bland golden lager. Needs to be chilled. not the worst around by a long shot
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This ones from memory: Iíve probably had over a 1000 of these throughout the course of my existence so I think Iím qualified to rate it this way.
I am going to mark this milestone with a throwback to my early days of beer-drinking and a mark of appreciation to all those who Iíve had the pleasure of sharing a beer with; a shoutout to the 6th criterion, a hidden one, although it is inherently subjective so itíd be pointless including it - the social aspect.
Not only can it get the conversation going but it has the ability of bringing people together. Pointless small-talk with the bar staff after work? Thats beer. Getting rustled by the rusty CAMRA-head in your local? Thats beer. Sharing beers, in the company of some great people previously unknown? Thats beer.
Sitting in cgarvieuks with Stu666, BenH, allmyvinyl and McNeillR (and his wife + the guests whoíve come along) slaying 40-50 bottles in a few hours? Fruitful
Homebrew tastings with Gareth, Jake, Frank and the homebrew co (opted to exclude othersí namesí incase they donít want it all over the internet; those mentioned are fairly public in the beer world)? Eye-opening
Slaying whales with some Swedes at Akkurat and Norrtalje? Cultural
Getting craft-blootered with blue_zulu and other friends/acquaintances? Enriching
BobbyHeenan and the rest of the people Iíve traded with: youíve provided many bottles and your contribution has been far-reaching, to many more trades!
Now on to the beer:
This beer has lubricated many social gatherings; its transformative effects are incredible - it has the ability to turn a dull family dinner situation into front row at a Justin Bieber gig.
Beer is elementally similar yet so different and with multiple layers of complexity, this is a great reminder of the fact.
Iím not going to use many adjectives to describe this beer - chances are youíve had something similar before and if you havenít then go out there and treat yourself to a fairly priced pale macro lager from a large supermarket chain, itíll be quite similarly bland and uninteresting for the majority of this audience.
This spiel is a bit OTT for a 1000th rate but I I doubt iíll ever reach the lofty summits of 5 figures that some have conquered so instead, Iíll take the opportunity at my first and possibly only significant milestone.
Iíll probably have another 1000 of these which will consume productive rating time, but I will endeavour to keep on rating the craftier beers, to address the balance.
5/5 for inspiring me to find better beer and, consequentially, on to new experiences, friendships and this moment of reflection.
HonestGriff (64) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smells awful taste is not much better, tastes very cheap, like a cup of tea that hasnít been brewed long enough
hauxe (376) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated from old notes. Harshly flat at the beginning. Somewhat bitter. No aroma that is good. Oh, where do we go from here? Faint hint of malts Feels like more alcohol is here than actually rated. Less than mediocre.
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught, Hilton Hotel, Edinburgh. Pours golden slight white head, good lacing lasted to the end of the pint. Nose was caramel sweetness with a slight corn and green vegetable tone. Taste was slightly sweet, slightly bitter finish
maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught from Nicholsons. Pours a clear dark golden color with a moderate white head. Nose has lots of corn elements to it with a bit of grains. Taste is slightly sweet and seems to be a bit stale. Falls into the crappy pale lager category like so many others. Bleh.
Dunc1981 (36) - - OCT 10, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crisp clear lager with a slight malty aroma/taste. The sort of lager that would be easy to sink a few of on a night out, but very generic tasting in general.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jann3 (283) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pale yellow with a smallish head. Very mild aroma with some malty sweetness. Taste is mild and sweetish too with a very faint crispy notes. Short finish and somehow watery mouthfeel. Just another bulk lager. Boring and tasteless but drinkable anyway. (500 ml can)
aleksander9 (1337) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden with small white head. Sweet corn aroma. Short, floral and cardboard finish. Overall: bland and bad