tinylightsrecs (306) - - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Pours dark golden colour - not much carbonation or head but a really nice sweetness to it.
danlo (1492) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at Blackfriars restaurant, Newcastle. Clear amber colour, white foam head and grassy aroma. Taste is malty, some grain, slightly bready & fruity, with grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry lingering fruity bitter finish. Quite OK.
JohnCook101 (391) - - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, small off-white head. Aroma is mild slightly flora. A decent amount of malt flavours, slightly woody, floral notes, fruit peel. Not exceptional but pretty good.
Tom303 (94) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Dark amber, lovely sweet malt and fruity maroma with taste to follow and perfect balance of rich bitter sweet flavours. Quite sweet and fruity for a pilsner, but good balance overall. Really good lager.
AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle thanks to John Brash.
Appearance - a darker golden than expected. Decent head retention.
Nose - cornflakes with just a hint of green beans.
Taste - more green beans and pale malt but just a touch of cardboard, though I’m not sure it’s an off taste. It’s more like a note that culminates from the combination of hops and malt.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a long dry finish.
Overall - not bad, quite solid really.
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. >A dark golden beer with a slight woody, floral fruity and toffee flavour and a malty, sweet finish.
mr_h (3405) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh - clear deep golden, thin white head, no lacing, fruity malty aroma, initial sweetness, fruit dominates the malt, smooth, easy to drink
TomL79 (9) - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has all the characteristics of a good czech lager. That rich, malty, fruity aroma. The dark gold colour. It packs a hell of a punch on the palate and goes down a treat.
flying_pig (1071) - SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (500ml from Fenwick, Newcastle, UK):
Hoppy to begin with, there is a definite yeast aroma and some lager malts. There is some background fruits and a fair amount of orange coming through with a little spice thrown in for good measure.
A bright orange tainted amber colour that looks quite lively with plenty of bubbles rising to the surface. There is a foamy white head on top that is about two fingers width tall that manages to stay for a good few minutes then only starts to reduce in size as I start to drink it.
Starting out with slightly too much yeast and floral hops. There is a good citrus flavour in there with some orange and spice. I could also detect some biscuit malts and it is all rounded off with a medium amount of bitter.
Medium in body with a citrus tang around the middle and a bitter finish together with mild carbonation for a pilsner making it probably moderate overall.
I wasn’t a huge fan to begin with but once it settled down I began to enjoy it, although there was an almost skunky flavour lingering on and again throughout that stopped it from scoring higher. Good but not a memorable one or one that I’d seek out again.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Handmade Burger Co. Pale golden, thin white head. Light musty hop nose, some white pepper, wet grass. Soft sweet bready malt, touch of oddly saisony funk, juicy sweet lemon, dry in the finish with some sweaty sourness. Meh.