Brnhr The Drunk Hop - Large Lager

RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna & Carapils
Hops: Magnum, Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Citra, Cascade & Columbus

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1921) - HONG KONG - JAN 2, 2017

330 ml bottle bought at Wiselects booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during The 14th Hong Kong Food Festival.

Looks: Clear golden colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and barely notable slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant Pils malt, with candied fruits, lychee, rambutan, light grapefruits, wood, honey, floral, light spices, bread, lemon and grass.

Taste: Close to medium sweet Pils malt, with lychee, grapefruits, tropical fruits, strong floral, honey, light biscuits, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Close to light body. Dry and slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Quite solid Pils maltyness in a thin but slick background. Strong fruity hops dominates as in lychee, strong tropical fruits and fair grapefruits. Strong floral with honey-ish sweetness, light bready with strong lemon to round. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Candied fruits, lychee, rambutan, light grapefruits, wood, floral, spices, lemon and grass in nose. Lychee, grapefruits, tropical fruits, strong floral, strong lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Dry. Fruity, grassy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is much more than a Pale Lager - a dry-hopped Pilsener to be precise, with solid Pils maltyness, very strong hoppiness in nice sweet tropical fruit aroma and taste, and topped with strong German hop bitterness. Only a lack of carbo holds it back somewhat but overall, a well-interpreted, very hoppy and sessionable Pils. Recommended!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PacoRasas (11) - Toledo, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2016
Malty as required by the style but balanced with hops giving extra aroma to the overall impression. Very special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1877) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle @ mogala3 festival, Vilnius. Pours hazy yellow with small head. Aroma: hay, caramel, malty, yeasty, some sour notes. Taste: sweet, yeasty, malty, hay. Thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (906) - HONG KONG - MAR 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2016 Clear golden with a small white and bubbly head. Aroma is floral, fruity and malty, very rich for a lager. Taste is where you understand that this is not an industrial lager: malts, hints of lemon, dry hops. Medium bitter, rich, medium bodied. A pretty good lager.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughhaug (13) - West Bromwich, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Pale gold with slight chill haze fluffy white head and lace. Mild and complex citrus grass and floral aroma. Very mild crackery malt grassy spicy finish. Very light body lively fine carbo. Nontraditional and excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (7183) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2016
330ml bottle (Alus Tirgus, Riga). Clear pale golden color. Medium size, fluffy white head, stays. Malty, watery, minerals, hops in aroma. Sweet, hop pellets, malty, perfume in taste. Perfume in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Really perfumey brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (15575) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 5, 2016
330ml bottle (Alus Tirus, Riga)
Pleasant fruity light hops initially, but a nice light bready graininess too - real barley there. Taste is amazingly soapy, in a bad way, and extremely medicinal. Otherwise watery palate, and the chemicals and soap make it harsh. Finish messy, a hodge-podge of beer ingredients, ulimately ill-integrated and unsatisfying. Dont like so much soap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2016
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a beige head. Thenaroma has notes of malt, straw, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rherperss (11) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2016
Ich trinke sehr gerne Pils und das Schnramer ist schon echt die Krnung: Leicht fruchtig-hopfiger Antrunk, voller Krper und trocken-aromatischer Abgang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wcejrowski (13) - Wasrsaw, POLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Butelka Barwa złota, piwo klarowne. Piana obfita, drobna, biała, bardzo trwała, mocno oblepia szkło. W aromacie słd, amerykański chmiel (cytrusy, kwiaty) i leciutkie miodowe utlenienie. Smak to słodowość, nuty chmielowe: kwiaty, słodkie cytrusy, lekkie miodowe utelnienie.

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