texasbro (8) - USA - FEB 25, 2010 does not count
Cant get this anymore around my parts, but I luv it, I am on the hunt for a new favorite pilsner. Help! TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
blech...Shaftebury is becoming quite adept at brewing alot of crappy beers. Rubbery aroma, mild yeast flavour. Flat finish, kind of tangerine like. Avoid. DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2006
Deep yellow gold, foamy white head. Stale aroma, a little wet hair too. Somewhat sweet, definite pale malt, mild bitterness. More to talk about than most macro pale lagers, but still pretty avaerage really (not BAD, just average). presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Wanted some lower alcohol than the heavy hitters at home. I was actually looking for the Pinkus blue label and found a six of this. Not a bad idea since my keg ran dry yesterday. Dark gold hue. White head and a film lacing. Sort of a light creamy grain aroma. Full body for the style. A bit of a sturdy hop flavour around the edges and finish. A bit of sweetness and OK as it warms. First comparison that comes to mind is Maverick. A drinkable pale lager. Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
Cloudy pale gold, small white head.Corny/grainy nose. Sweet corn/malt flavor with an odd bitterness in finish(not hops)
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
Poured a sunlight blonde with effervescent head. Lace was barely noticeable as I took a whiff of lawny hops. Even at warmer than average temperature the mouthfeel was rather plain, but I guess that was the goal. Some sweetness comes through after a few sips, but it’s a clean sort and not overpowering in the least. Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2005 Light golden colour. Light pale malt aroma with grassy hops and sweatiness from the distinctive house yeast, though this latter component is suprisingly understated. Must be a lager thing. The palate is slightly crisp, and a light bitterness underpins a fresh pale malt character. Clean and refreshing. You can’t really call it a masterpiece of brewing, but it hits all the notes it was aiming for and is a well-made example of the proverbial "lawnmower" beer. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Was certainly better than their new Wet Coast Wheat.
From the bottle: Poured deep gold colour with plenty of bubbly head.
Grassy slightly musty smell.
Tasted fairly subdued. Faintly woody., Start is very carbonated but flavour smooths out after initial hit. Finishes very weak with a hint of hoppiness.
Would prob. be very refreshing if you just wanted a cold beer. Easy drinker... JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2005
Pale lager appearance, straw coloured with a thin white head. Pale malt aroma, faint grassiness. Flavour is typical, maybe a bit of hop flavour. One day, Shaftebury will make a beer worth drinking again... but not today.