Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Staveley, England


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle - also occasionally available in cask.
It’s lager, but it’s tasty. Lager/ pilsner is a great beer style, given a bad name by multi-national fizz. This is, as you would expect, pale, with restrained but fresh hop character from European lager hops. Lager malt has been used, but the rules broken by using ale not lager east.
Rarely in cask, but when it is it flies out. Brewed largely for bottle.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (10954) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 Keg @ Woodrow Wilson, Carlisle. Looks like a lager but feels like an ale. Has a slight pale aroma and mild hopped taste.

FinnIckler (901) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Cask at usher. Nose is honey, wheat, bread. Palate is sweet bread, honey, citrus. Pretty nice for the style.

ieniendup (1) - - JUL 27, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2017 biere lager avec bcp de goût et une amertume agréable. très surpris en bien

rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2017
on tap @ Hanging Bat / Edinburgh Scotland --- Aroma of malt and light hops. Hazy medium gold amber, bubbly white head that falls to a thin cover, sheets of lace. Taste is malt with a little sour that moves through medium fizz to herbal hops in a long finish. Always a bit of sour, but it isn’t objectionable. A good, palate cleansing brew.

ekstedt (6977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2017
Draught at Andrew Usher & Co, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy malt, fruity, floral hops. Lager? Light to medium bitterness.

AshtonMcCobb (6916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2016
On keg at the Hanging Bat. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - light citrus and metal. Some spice. Taste - more citrus. Maybe peach. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - ok.

DanielBrown (4546) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Really good beer, which I suspect is wholly improved by being cask. Grainy, earthy, slightly citrus and tangy lager. Very good. Gone down in a flash.

The_Osprey (9163) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 October 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Thanks Fergus! As ’Hawkshead Lakeland Lager’. Pale yellow, clear, still, off-white head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is custard creams, buttery and corn. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is buttery biscuits, woody, white pepper. A bit buttery, but tastes good enough. But then the first beer after a shit underground journey always tastes good. (2.8)

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 21, 2016
33cl green bottle shared in CW. Thanks to Fergus. It pours a clean pale yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and starchy, medium sweet. Taste is also grainy starchy and medium sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, meh

Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle at level 42. It pours clear yellow with medium white head. The aroma is sweet, toasty, paper, grain, grass and cracker. The taste is dry, bitter - sweet, very grainy, white bread, grassy and straw without a dry finish. Light - medium body and average carbonation. Basic lager.

mR_fr0g (13523) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42. Canary wharf tasting 20/10/2016. A pale golden yellow coloured pour with a fading white head. Aroma is skunky spicy hop with pale grains and a little age. Palate is is light, spicy, moderate carbonation. Flavour is composed of grainy, spicy hop, grassy, little oxidisaed, straw, damp hay. Meh. Dirty.

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