Brewed by Saint-Omer
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Saint Omer, France


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (47961) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle 65cl. w. swing top @ [ Ulfborg Tasting ].
[ Courtesy of Maria ]. Clear light to medium orange color with a small, fizzy - virtually none appearance, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, cabbage water, vegetable, cardboard, sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20081202]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle at Pub Heaven, Nice, France. Pale golden, small white head. An ordinary lager, some malt, some hops. Refreshing a hot day but not that much more...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (18214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
65cl bottle somerfield. straw colour thick lasting white head. some slight hop aroma is masked by a sickly lager smell. a little lemon flavour. not a bad lager style beer some bitter hop on endy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Bottled, 650ml Swing Top. Gold with white head. Sweet, clean and refreshing beer with a lightness that belies its strength, there are some vegetal notes within the body of the beer but they seem to add to its character. I really quite enjoyed it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (10451) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle. Golden with a white fluffy head. Aromas are sweet grain and caramel and nothing else. Flavours are sweet grain and caramel - nothing much going on here. A bit crappy but still drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
Thanks Michael for bringing this back from France. It is golden with a small, white head. The aroma has notes of malt, vegetables/fruit. The flavour has sweetness and notes of malt, vegetables and in the finish I find some rancid grapefruit, that is unpleasant. The overall impression is thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
65 cl flip-top bottle. Pale golden with a thin white head. Light yeasty and malty aroma. A bit honeyish. Light malty flavour, caramel, honey and a fairly spicy hop flavour. Pretty simple, but quite refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
Bottled. A pale lager with a large creamy head on pouring. The aroma is sweet and a little perfumed. A lot of buttery malts present. The taste is really sweet, practically to the point of nastiness. Again quite buttery, but that sweetness just gets in the way. Glad I shared the 650 bottle with the wife as would never have managed it on my own.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
750ml bottle. Golden, fizzing, lacy. Smells waxy and grainy like a Polish Strong. Its all vaguely smoky, buttery whiskeyish malt and no hops. Faint apple and alcohol. Unpleasantly bitter. One-dimensional and dull.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (7047) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
65cl flip-top bottle: My bottle was best before Jan 2008 and drank in May 2007. Part of a mixed four pack, this is the first to be reviewed. Poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru tulip glass which holds 33cl (so used it twice). Large pop, as I opened the bottle, lots of pressure in there then, it frightened the dog, he doesnt like champagne being opened either. Clear golden amber, not a light straw colour blonde, this one has highlights. A good solid white head sat on top, the beer looked impressive. A slight citrus aroma, not much else for my nose, although I rarely smell much when sniffing lagers and blondes. The taste was OK, no great flavours hit you, but for a blonde-lager it is well above average for the mouthfeel and drinkability. The 6.4% alcohol gives it a little kick, all in all, not a bad beer.

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