Alengrin (5884) - BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2018 Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice head and lacing. OK, that’s about it for positives. Yellow colored, very clear liquid. Not much aroma, citrus flavor (no indication of citrus on the label - but then there isn’t much on this label); very crisp, champagne-like carbonation. This is definitely a pilsner but not a very good example.
Pale lager made with rice, exclusively for Indonesian restaurants, the only one of which that serves this in Belgium (at least so I was told) is based in the Ghent Patershol quarter: Gado Gado, where I tasted this as their house beer on New Year's Eve. Irregularly lacing, snow white, moussy, thick, large-bubbled head over a cristal clear, deep 'old gold' coloured beer with vivid sparkling throughout. Aroma of soggy breakfast cereals and soggy rice bread, chicken food, freshly cut grass, minerals, molten rubber. Neutral onset, sweetish graininess, coming across as more slick and rounded than average for a pale lager - doubtlessly due to the rice; strong minerally fizz, pure and clean cereally aspect lingering with some grassy, mildly bittering hops in the finish. Simple, straightforward, neutral quencher like any pale lager, but for me this is clearly elevated above the masses of cheaply made industrial examples, feeling a bit more full, more 'honestly' sweet and more pleasantly rounded, even if it is still what it is, namely a simple pale lager. NallePalle (727) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle, 50 cl, Indian Curry House, Turku. Reminds about a pils in general terms. Quite modest: not too hoppy, neither malty, neither carbonation. Went well with lamb curry, though. mjs (7768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2017
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Annapurna, Helsinki, 20170703) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness and mildly grass. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, malts, grass and mild bitterness. Aftertaste was mildly bitter. An easy-to-drink pale lager. kingstoni (2171) - FINLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle. Clear pale golden color with a minimal head. Mild aroma of hay and straw. Medium bitter taste. Lively carbonation. Thin body.Heidbummer (977) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2017
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Belgian beer for curry. Pale, almost no aroma. It’s crisp, but largely flavourless. Meh.
angel77 (4048) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2016
Botella 27.5 cl de el c Inglés tomada en Oviedo en junio 2005. (t110). Colección Fcpref 29..03..2006 Lote 29CE 09:53. Sin mucho que decir. Corriente. mice (1097) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Kirkas kullankeltainen olut melko pienellä ja nopeasti häviävällä valkoisella vaahdolla. Tuoksu maltainen, viljainen ja makeahko, ehkä aavistuksen hedelmäinen. Maku maltainen, keskiasteisen hiilihappoinen. Ihan toimiva lager, noussee aavistuksen normikeppanan yläpuolelle kalervo (1044) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Shalimarissa 11/2015. Regular, quite pure pale lager. Nothing special, works quite well with spicy food. dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Had at an indian restaurant. Belgian? Weird, this must be Belgiums best beer. Pale lager, tastes like stale hops and a light malt. Not terrible, but...whatever Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 9, 2015
A clear gold brew with good head of foam and retention.
Malty nose with some balancing spicy hop bitterness.
Sweetish malt followed by some grain and spicy crisp bitterness from the hops. I especially love the finish; maybe the best part of this session.
Medium body and carbonation.
A nice Pilsner of the German kind brewed in Belgium.