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Brewed by Whitewater
Style: Premium Lager
Newry, Northern Ireland
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask & Bottle; Regular.br>
A crisp continental style full flavoured lager with a very smooth finish and distinct bitterness making it very drinkable. Top 50 beers in the World in category, 2008.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2010
500 ml bottle from Tesco. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white eggshell head. The aroma is sweet hay and grains. The flavor is nice; a light refreshing lager, no frills, grainy and light honey. Malty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2302) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle from McHugh in Artane. Dark golden colour with a white head. Gentle aroma of hops. Slight bitter aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluegrass101 (4) - USA - MAY 25, 2010 does not count
As much disdain as there is surrounding lagers in general, properly executed lagers provide a great all-rounder. This is one of those lagers. At home anywhere.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Golden coloured body with a light creamy glow and a very nice thick (two centimetre tall) off-white head. Aroma of corn, lemons, oranges, light hops and a touch of metal. Light-bodied; Sharp malty flavour with lemons, metal and some cardboard comes through. Aftertaste shows a light fruity flavour with a subtle hoppiness too. Overall, not such a great beer - fairly mild in flavours, but not horrible tasting at all. Worth a try if you can find this - I thought this was a common find, but it doesn’t look like it is - nice! I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased from McHughes Off-License in Dublin, Ireland (Republic) on 20-February-2009, sampled at home on this side of the pond in Washington on 08-February-2010.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of hops and spices - among them ginger. The flavor is sweet with notes of cardboard on a lightly malty back ground, leading to a dry finish where the cardboard note lingers. Thanks KimJohansen for sharing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
Clear yellow of color with a white head. An aroma of hops, weak malt and dry notes. A flavor of malt, bread and bitter notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
[2182-20090520] 500ml bottle. Not much aroma, some toasted straw? Slightly hazy, big medium-lasting foamy white head and a deluge of bubbles throughout. Wheat and straw and some toasted yeast flavour with a tart aftertaste. Medium body. Average, interesting to try.
(@ Bierhaus; Cork, Ireland; w/ jerc)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
2009-05-20. Dark yellow body with a good sized foamy white head and great lacing (3+). Flavour has a sweet pale malt base but has a lot of floral hops to it, pleasant bitterness grows a bit as you go, lingering floral hops. (6+) Hoppy aroma is very floral, noble hops. (6+) Average plus palate is very good for a lager. (3+) Pretty decent lager, but I am not partial to the hop profile. Bottle at Bierhaus, Cork

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmized (1) - Pace, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009 does not count
My wonderful wife brought this direct from Dublin. After a night in the frig and a hard day at work I treated myself to the single 500ml bottle of Belfast Lager. I’m a simple drinker of beer, i.e. not a ’taster.’ That said, the first few swallows had a mildly bitter edge. However, that was simply palate prep for a very enjoyable beer. The 4th sip on was wonderful and exactly how the brewer must have meant it to be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 19, 2009
Bought this 500mL bottle in Northern Ireland on a trip to Belfast and enjoyed it back home in Dublin. Pours a nice yellow straw color-light to let the light through with a tiny little white bubbly head that disappears quite quick. Smells great, much more aroma then you would expect from a lager. Some grass and hoppy notes with a tad of citrus. The hops is great in this lager and is the overwhelming factor. Slightly bitter with some light floral hints too-tastes great. Finishes slightly dry with a bit of bite to the hops and a little unbalanced, but overall is nice. I was quite impressed by this overall and quite happy-I haven’t tasted an Irish beer like this before. I’d like to see more of this around and hope that it all tastes like this!


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