Brewed by Freedom Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Rugeley, England


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle and keg - filtered but unpasteurised.
Freedom Pilsner is made with a blend of liberty and saaz hops, which produced a full bodied lager with a citrus hop aroma and lavishly satisfying aftertaste. To produce Freedom Pilsener we’ve re-assembled the original Freedom brewery and bought a much larger brewery set-up from the States to cope with demand. We’re located on a green field site with its own supply of the famous Burton water, (acknowledged to be among the best brewing water in the world) drawn from the alabaster layer of limestone, which has attracted brewers to the Burton area for over three hundred years. This is pumped direct to our brewery from natural underground sources. We’re also growing our own barley on the farmland and bottling and kegging our beer at the brewery so we can control every element of the beer we produce. To perfect the recipe, we tracked down Master Brewer Ian Ward, who developed the original Freedom Lager back in ’95, when it was the first micro-brewed lager in Britain.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (12941) - Copenhagen, - FEB 1, 2013
[email protected] Bridge Tavern, SE London - Gold/yellow coloured pour with a fluffy white head. Crisp biscuit grainy malt, with hop, pine, grass notes. Sweet start with bitter finish, light in body. Ok.

Towey1989 (3270) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Keg at Beerdock Leek. 4.4% ABV. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, a little creamed corns and subtle grass. Taste of grain, some straw, a little corn and subtle grass. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, grassy bitterness in the finish. A standard Pils but with a decent body, a little corny though.

jjsint (3496) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Keg at the Lansdowne, Leicester. Golden, clear and fizzy fizzy fizzy fizzy. A decent-sized loose white head. Light aroma of metal, hay, lime and a touch of vinegar, some corn, some vanilla. Despite the smell, it actually tastes quite good: sweet without being sickly with a punch of spicy grain. Some sourness just at the finish with soft citrus and cereal notes in the aftertaste. Carbonation looks heavier than it is, it isn't too harsh on the palate. It's not too interesting but it's better than a lot of widely-available keg lagers/pils.

FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2017
330ml bottle (Ales By Mail) at 4.4% (7:3:6:3+:13=3.2+)
Beautiful spicy gingery aroma, gentle bready malt support, lovely for a lager. Pale, but a lovely persistent frothy head. Refreshing palate, but not thin. Pleasant bready malts, more spicy hops, gentle grassiness, and a little bit of a tingly zesty bite throbs on the tongue - nice. What a great lager, so characterful and very gluggable. My biggest issue with this beer is that it comes in a 330ml bottle - this is something that you want in a 500ml bottle at least.

leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle, Marks and Spencer, Oadby. Golden. Corn and grain with caramel. Chemicals with lemon. Grassy notes. Rough finish.

berkshirejohn (6660) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
33cl bottle from M&S, Camberley. A rather poor Pilsner - straw in colour with a fast fading white head leaving moderate carbonation; cereal aroma; thin with a sweet corn syrup taste and a trace of grassy bitterness; and a watery finish. No better the majority of Eurolagers.

harrisoni (19341) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle from M&S Stratford and drunk at home. Clear gold lasting white head. A little earthy hop on the aroma. It’s ok, not as good as the Four Lager. OK, but not much of a pilsner. Bit earthy. Not very hoppy.

Cunningham (8412) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2015
Appearance: Light hazed golden color with a fine white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Malty, mild fruity and mild citric.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation. Mild acidity.
Taste: Mild malty, mild fruity and mild citric.
Overall impression: Ok fresh lager.
Personal stats:On tap at Wheatsheaf in Tooting/Wimbledon, England

99smithsamuel (74) - - MAY 9, 2015
330ml bottle from ales by mail. Pale golden in colour with a thin frothy white head. Grassy, citric aromas. Subtle bitterness and lemon flavours with a dry aftertaste.

Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Klare goldgelbe Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht fruchtig, grasig, muffig. Geschmack wässrig fruchtig, hopfig, leicht grasig, trocken, naja!

undercurrent25 (2203) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a blonde colour, slightly above average in taste for a lager, other than that nothing special

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