Formerly brewed at Samlesbury (AB InBev UK)
Style: Pale Lager
Preston, England


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Pasteurised keg and can.
Interbrew took over the UK licence from Carlsberg in December 2002, upping the abv from 3.9% to 4%.
AB InBev, which produced the beer on licence, agreed with brand owner Lion Nathan to retire XXXX from the UK at the conclusion of their licensing agreement on June 30, 2009.
Ingredients: Pride of Ringwood and Tasmanian Cluster hops.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2007
Not a good lager at all. Thing is you could have 6 of these for 3.50Strl so this became a stand by

shoestring (422) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Holding rating as sampled a lot but not put on site. Chjjfhkhkgjkbgyyffrjhgjjykghfighhkhjfjfjjghgh

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Can (BBE looks like 2009, but could be 2008 too). Hilarious find on the flea market in Palosaari, Vaasa, and I took the chance to buy it for 2 euros, with the thought that it probably wasn’t any good to begin with. Yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Bubbly and crisp carbonation still. Aroma is grassy, herbal, earthy and some bready malts. Flavour is quite similar, but also has a quite evident grainy and some cooked vegetably notes to it.

redders1974 (1579) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
What the xxxx was this lager doing worst thing to come out of Australia since fosters.

christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
citrus, golden, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, i used to drink this many moons ago and i remember it being fizzy with a unpleasant taste wasn’t great but was in every pub . why ? i don’t know !

nickel (1224) - UKRAINE - MAY 11, 2014
MAinstream pale lager. Nothing special at all. WEak malty taste. Too carbonated.

Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2013
Can. This is a really dreadful pale lager. Not one we mourned when it departed.

The_Osprey (8715) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Used to be the only lager in my local village pub. Had with crisps and chocolate - was a good combination altogether. The lager is pretty standard though.

Senka (1090) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2013
From the archives: Reminiscing about my summers spent in England, I remember that this was the cheapest available lager. You could by a case of XXXX for 10 quid. Simple pale lager. Go get Tesco cheapest lager - it was very similar. Was a really good value :-)

ManVsBeer (10928) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
What the four X’s stand for might sum this lager up, pretty poor bog-standard stuff.

Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 6, 2011
(Sampled in 2004). Íåêðåïêèé ëàãåð, ñâàðåííûé ïî àâñòðàëèéñêîé ëèöåíçèè.  àâñòðàëèéñêîé âåðñèè èñïîëüçóþòñÿ äâà òèïà ìåñòíîãî õìåëÿ – Pride Of Ringwood è Tasmanian Cluster. Íå óâåðåí íàñ÷åò õìåëÿ â ëèöåíçèîííîé âåðñèè, íî åãî ïðèâêóñ î÷åíü ñëàáûé, õîòÿ è íåîáû÷íûé.

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