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Brewed by Wellpark (Tennent Caledonian - C&C Group)
Style: Pale Lager
Glasgow, Scotland

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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg, can and bottle. Filtered and pasteurised.
Reduced from 4.4% to 4.0% in 2009, after C&C bought the brand and Wellpark brewery from InBev.
"Scotlandís Finest Lager".


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jk Jones99 (1) - USA - JUN 6, 2001 does not count
One of the nicest beer i have ever tasted,

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
caruso187 (3) - Mount Washington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2008 does not count
A great casual beer. Not super filling with a great taste. Very smooth with a bold bite at the finish..

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
irishniall21 (3) - USA - JUL 19, 2011 does not count
Not desigined for the amercian drinker, my guess from reading the reports is most people were not expecting the flavor and most european lagers dont get a good rating on this site (tends to be diased towards amercian breweries/lagers) but ethier way I love it on a Sat morning watching the soccer

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Proudy (2) - Cowdenbeath, Fife, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011 does not count
great beer, great taste, a bready malt taste. carbonation is high and the hoppiness is there. nice thick white head that stay all they way down the glass. is made in the wellpark brewery in Glasgow wich is about 20 miles away from me and i have been on the the tour of the brewery, so i have to remain loyal to this beer and say i am proud to be Scottish because we make a very good lager wich is crisp fresh and so tasty and refreshing. much more flovour than that American piss water like budweiser and coor light.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PsyDow (1) - - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
Great beer, alcohol, rotten eggs, dough, roasty, clove, barnyard, alcohol, basement aromas, basement aromas, barnyard, barnyard, spruce, spruce, spruce

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GlasgowTAD (1352) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2016


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.

4.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JDuncan (1) - CANADA - JUN 27, 2007 does not count
Of all the Lagers that I have tasted, this has to be the one that I have enjoyed the most! Too bad that itís not served in Canada as commonly as it is served in Scotland. Amazing though the difference in taste between Scotland and Canada. If I could buy it on tap I would get myself a keg. Getting it in a bottle though is very different. Skunky smell when first opened.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
YellowKoala99 (9) - ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2003 does not count
One of the best lagers about. Strong hops taste gives it a good bitter edge. Very attractive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2002
Rerate#3. Sweet honeyish delight. Slightly grassy, and pumpernickel bread tones with strong leather dubbin in the finish. Too smooth for a garage beer, but enough funk to pass flavour test. Fast becoming fave lager too quickly. Brillo!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Amber, mellow. Light malt. Effervescent. Mild, good lager.


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