Cabrazul (1) - Comares, SPAIN - APR 2, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ever since I moved to Málaga, Spain I have started a small ’fight for Victoria’ because I think it’s the best commercially brewed Spanish lager there is. And because it is from Málaga I feel it should be served more than the ubiquitous (and horrible) Cruzcampo. Carbonation is low, which is great when you’re planning to drink tons of the stuff on a fiesta! Not much of a lingering taste, corn, pale, not that special really until you are forced to drink Cruzcampo and then suddenly you start noticing that Victoria is much better!
smmaaren (270) - NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
1 litre bottle from local supermercado in Fuengirola. Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Ordinary pale lager with little taste and aromas. A little sweet malty aftertaste.
KeefOz (1056) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tasted 31/3/15. Draught at Cafeteria el Parque, Mabella, Spain. Poured a crystal clear amber with a one’s to two-finger white frothy head that retained OK but laced poorly. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma of slight malt and slight sweetness. Taste of malt and with a slight bitterness. Light body. Smooth, crisp and refreshing when cold. Another macro-lager.
Zekada (374) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is malty and sweet. Pours clear golden with a rich white head and it does look inviting. Taste is very bland and dosen’t offer anything different from other mass produced lagers. Palate is too full and it takes to big a place in the mouth. Overall a boring beer which is worse than most commercial pale lagers.
Jur (439) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another take on 1920's lager in Spain. Very pale, little head. As other similar Spanish re-brews very malty, mildly bitter and full of additives (preservatives), which give an artificial aftertaste. Could do worse though.
finol (2318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite big and round mouthfeel, sweet with some vegetables. Aroma of malt and celery
gowdy (802) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
25cl bottle from supermarket is Spain. Really quite a lot of gas. Thin body. A bit refreshing in the heat.
Lowenbrau (2428) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml can from Carrefour.@home 12-06-2014.
In short: another poor mainstream lager.
Some corn and sweet aromas. Boring.
enidlesim (19) - - MAY 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought from a supermarket in Malaga. Quite sweet and not much depth of flavour. Has a slightly metallic tinge.
madsberg (10595) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Clear. Small off White head. Aroma. Grains, sweetness, hay. Flavour. Grains and sweetness. Thin bodied. Ends vaguely bitter and sweet. Not the worst pale lager I ever had, but still quite boring