Calvors Premium English Lager Beer

Brewed by Calvors
Style: Pilsener
Ipswich, England


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A malty body followed by a gentle level of hops. Smooth and gently carbonated.Calvors Premium English Lager Beer has a malty body, followed by a gentle level of hops. It is smooth and only gently carbonated, so is very good with foods and particularly those that are spicy. Being double cold filtered it is a beautifully clear, polished beer.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (2590) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Keg tap at the St Radegund, Cambridge. Light yellow with a little white head. Pee, metal and grass aroma... Not as bad as Ive made it sound but not great. Taste is actually sweet and refreshing, an improvement on the smell. Heavily carbonated refreshing palate. Ok, not a great beer but Ive had worse lagers and it is certainly drinkable. And it seems to get better as it goes on, which is always a good sign.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Keg in the Ship, Dunwich, Suffolk. Straw with a light layer of white froth. Not much aroma. The taste is citrus with light spice and spome pleasant bitterness. Good lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (8951) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, Stevenage. Yellow-blonde with a thin head. Floral, but not so pleasant nose with a better lager-malt taste with an ale texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (533) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
This rating system really conspires against a beer like this, but it is a success nonetheless. The taste is lead by bready malt, with grain and light caramel sweetness following soon there after. Elements are well balanced and round out nicely as the taste grows in your mouth. Better than the numbers show!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (9947) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle at The Cambridge Chop House, Cambridge (Lozs works Christmas Do) Monday 16th December 2013 Sweet lager its ok for the style if a little bit corny and even a bit buttery at edges, actually too sweet and not that refreshing I am drinking more sparkling water than I am this! A5 A4 T5 P3 Ov10 2.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (23396) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
7th November 2009
As Premium Suffolk Lager. Pale gold beer, light suddy head. Light malty nose. Light crisp palate. Light malt - almost creamy. A little tiny bit of hop bitterness. Finishes crisp and zingy but with a metallic taste that skews what is an otherwise decent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6244) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
330ml bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring as Calvors Premium Lager at an ABV of 5.0%. Pale straw with a ring of white head and light carbonation; the aroma is of Saaz hops, leafy and slightly spicy; crisp and dry with a fruity apple flavour; and a clean finish. Like the 3.8 this is so much better than the average macro lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
A - slight lemon and grassy A - light with thin head T - sour and light sweet with dry bitter P - thin O - o.k.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ chriso [ chrisos festive get-together tasting ].

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, grain, toasted, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20111230]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 330ml bottle, best before 240512, drunk at 2011 Festive tasting on 30 December 2011. Its good to see British brewers making "proper" lager but often they seem to fall between two stools - better than the usual macro fizz but not reaching the level of the genuine (good) European stuff. I thought his one suffered a little from that. Clear gold with a diminishing head but decent carbonation. Not too fizzy. Mellow mouthfeel, maybe a bit soft. Light biscuity malts on the nose and palate. Im not sure what style of lager they are going for but I tend to prefer the dry, North German style with plenty of hop bite. This was a bit soft and sweet for my taste. OK but didnt really excite.

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