SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 scorcher of a summer day! ..does it even get warm in N. Ireland?? ... i can very easily see me drinking this in a N.Irish pub .. thanks mum for picking up this oddity .. i love the bitter content of this brew, very refined and clean yet still has enough bitterness to really make you think at every sip .. these guys would make a killer Pale ALe i would imagine...
rerate: did finally have a half pint at the John Hewitt in Belfast. it was very nice.
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
jmized (1) - Pace, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Stuartyboy (341) - SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Bottle at home Clean crisp lager with floral grassy aroma slightly sour aftertaste but nice as far as larger goes
estpiwo (1157) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from beer shop near Dublin. Pale golden color, little white head. Spicy, grassy aroma. Hops in taste, spicy notes also. Nice bitter aftertaste. Good.
Beersiveknown (2093) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden lager with frothy white head. Clean floral ssaz aroma with resinous tones. Pineapple and light malt body with steady stream of bubbles. Bitter moreish finish.
tommann (2289) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, with a big thanks to Colin. Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a large head. Aroma is sweet, touches of lemon and honey. Taste is sweet to start with lager malts. Slightly sour finish. Solid lager and a deserved 100 for style.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at (parent’s) home - 25/08/12 - thanks to Steve ’beers I’ve known’.
Pours a clear pale golden colour with a thin white head. Lively carbonation evident from the appearance.
Pale malts, straw and a little honey and orange on the nose.
In the taste, sweet malts, grassy, a little wheat and grain, a pinch of citrus and a little spice culminating with a bitter crisp finish.
Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation.
Well poduced lager.
evadoit (27) - meath, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, barnyard, rich aroma ,golden, frothy, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, this is a really really nice lager...recommend
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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