Liberation Reviews




mr_h
3.8
Liberation Pilsner
Cask, belated festival ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Counting House, Glasgow on 24 Oct 2016, floral, grain aroma, pale golden with a thin white head, lager malts with a mild lager hop flavour, smooth, hint of grassy aftertaste.
Friday, November 25, 2016

downender
3.1
Liberation Pilsner
Cask-conditioned, on gravity, at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol October 2016. Golden with a thin, white, head. Light lemon notes, a touch of lager malts, touch of leafy hop and moderately bitter finish. Fine.
Monday, October 31, 2016

planky84
3.1
Liberation Pilsner
Cask at the Greyhound, Bromley. Vanilla, wheat and citrus nose. Malt, citrus and vanilla flavour. Not bad.
Friday, October 28, 2016

BeardedAvenger
2.2
Liberation Pilsner
Tap at Herbert Wells, Woking. 27/10/16. Really bad, a flat golden ale more than a pilsner. Nil aroma. Bright gold, with a passable white head. Watery, chalky. No crispness to it or anything vaguely pilsner-esque.
Friday, October 28, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
2.9
Liberation Pilsner
Tried at the Felix Holt, Nuneaton. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is floral hops. Taste light sweet to fruity bitter finish.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

allmyvinyl
2.2
Liberation Pilsner
Cask at the Booking Office. Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Aromas are a bit grim. Funky lemon and butter. Off lemon curd maybe. Taste is more lemon, better than the nose, but from a low bar. Sulphurous aftertaste.
Monday, October 24, 2016

Scopey
3
Liberation Pilsner
Cask at Canary Wharf Spoons. It pours clear yellow - gold with a small white head. The aroma is straw, toasted grass, mild sweetness, candied lemon and white bread. The taste is crisp, dry, quite floral, lemongrass, peppery spice, grass and straw with a dry finish. Light body and soft carbonation. Not a huge amount going on, but it drinks easy. Not bad.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

cgarvieuk
2.8
Liberation Pilsner
Cask at jwd station... Golden yellow.. Thin white head... Soft grassy fruits nose.. Long lemon grassy fruits
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

berkshirejohn
3.2
Liberation Pilsner
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. A pale straw colour with a thin white head; floral aroma; dry floral taste with a sweet grainy body; and a crisp grassy bitterness. Light and refreshing, put not really a Pilsner.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WingmanWillis
3.1
Liberation Pilsner
Cask at the William Withering. Pours clear gold with thin head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is grass and malts, taste is a malt hit that is nicely balanced with grass and hay. A decent cask Pils.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

harrisoni
3.1
Liberation Pilsner
Cask handpull at Liberty Bounds JDW London. Clear pale gold colour lasting white head. More a kolsch i would say. Some ok dusty hop. Malts are light but fine. Lemon. Dusty finish. Temperature and condition both ok. Fine if as i said more like a kolsch.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Stuu666
3
Liberation Pilsner
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, lemon, cereal, taste is sweet, lemon, grassy.
Friday, October 14, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.2
Liberation Pilsner
On cask at the Standing Order. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - lemon and very light spice. Taste - lemon and spice again. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could be fresher for this style. Overall - ok.
Friday, October 14, 2016

mR_fr0g
2.6
Liberation Pilsner
Cask hand pull at the crosse keys Jdw. A clear pale yellow coloured pour with a a halo of white head. Aroma is simple pale lager malt, little apple, subdued. Flavour is composed of slightly earthy pale grains, tangy apple, thin, little earthy hop. Palate is semi sweet, thin, lowish carbonation. Swing and a miss.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

leaparsons
2.8
Liberation Pilsner
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Pale golden with a white head. Nutty light lager malts with biscuit. Mellow lemon with damp cardboard notes. Residual sugars. OK.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The_Osprey
2.7
Liberation Pilsner
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as íLiberation Pilsenerí, 3.8%, brewed in channel islands. Pale yellow, still and clear with a foamy white head. Aroma is a touch sulphurous up front, settles down to hobnobs and malted milk biscuits, rubber, sugary. Body is smooth with soft to tingly carbonation. Taste is plain sugary malts, light floral hops, touch buttery, crackers, rubbery, musty finish. Alright.
Friday, October 7, 2016

Grumbo
3
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
Bottle bought at Jersey Airport. Pours a clear amber gold colour with a good sized and quite creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some hop and biscuit. Fairly high sweetness, moderate bitterness. Body is medium, texture a touch creamy. Average carbonation.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MrChopin
1.6
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ schnapps snifter ][ 01.09.15 ]
translucent honey, thin white ring. Stale cardboard, light grass, light toast crust.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Jerseyislandbeer
3.6
Liberation Ale
A golden ale available in bottle and on draft in pubs on Jersey. Itís brewed using the maris otter & lager malt, golden hops provide bitterness while Syrian goldings and Hallertau Hersbrucker hops provide aroma. Itís has a hint of citrus on the nose. Itís a morish beer, with one often leading to two!
Thursday, May 12, 2016

fonefan
3.4
Liberation American Brown Ale

Cask (handpump) @ Lloyds No.1 Bar - Nottingham (JDW), 1 Carlton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 1NL.

[ As Liberation American Brown Ale ].
Clear medium to dark amber - red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, sweet malt, fruity nuts, light roasted, moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, sweet malt, nutty - fruity, light toasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141013]

Saturday, May 7, 2016

downender
3.1
Liberation Noire
Cask-conditioned, on gravity, at the Tuckerís Maltings Beer Festival, 15/4/2016. Near black in colour, with a decent, beige, head. Aroma of milk chocolate and roasted malts. Rather thin in the mouth, with more flavours of chocolate and toasty malts, before a dryish. Ok.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

gnoff
3.5
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
Bottled thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on February 6, 2016 at crazy ticking evening with Thomas.
BB 05.15
Hazy amber color, small off-white head. Hoppy, sweet, fruity scent. Bitter, resin, toasted, malty taste. Toasted aftertaste, also bitter. Medium though low CO2 mouthfeel, fairly pronounced but medium high dry bitterenss.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Nisse666
3
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
Bottle from Rasmus40 - many thx Man! cons 2016-02-06 GŲteborg, Country #139. BB 05.2015 AR: plums, citrus, bready, wee tired AP: hazy bronz, frothy white head F: sweet suger cake, sweet mouth feeling, tropical fruity, marmalade
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Vladivostok
2.4
Liberation Ale
I wasnít awfully impressed with this. It was gold in colour, had very little aroma, flavour or body. One of those forgettable beers which, however worthy just doesnít cut the mustard. Admittedly it was a long way from home, so Iíll give it the benefit of perhaps being a beer that doesnít travel well...
Friday, February 5, 2016

nimbleprop
2.1
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
50cl bottle pours a clear gold with some clumpy, white head. Nose has cheap malt, brown paper, plastic. Flavor has rotten fruit, malt, pear. Watery finish.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

GenDV138
2.2
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of butter, grass, citrus, cardboard. Tastes of malt, butter, grass, lemon, floral notes. Light body with a dry finish.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Iphonephan
2.8
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
From a 50 cl bottle shared at the 2016 Nuplastik is back tasting. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Caramel nose. Flavors of tropical fruit. Thin, bitter finish.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Huhzubendah
2.7
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
Clear bright yellow/orange body with a small white collar. Minty, hoppy, bready. Light in body. English IPA style. Not my thing.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

solidfunk
2.8
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
Light amber pour with ok head. Light citrus. Some tang in finish and aftertaste. Bottle shared by Travlr.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Travlr
2.6
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
Bottle courtesy of me, bought from some supermarket in Jersey, thank me very much! Bright pale golden color. Fruity aroma with a bit of gun metal. More metal in the flavor.
Saturday, January 9, 2016

anders37
3.1
Liberation IPA (Cask)
Cask @ GBBF 2015. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

fonefan
2.9
Liberation IPA (Cask)

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Liberation IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, pale malt, bisquit malt, light to moderate hoppy, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, bisquit malt, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150811]

Friday, November 20, 2015

olliejobbins
3
Liberation IPA (Cask)
Cask at GBBF. Pours a clear light amber with thin white head. Aroma is grassy malts, dough and hops. Taste is weak malts, a little citrus and quite flowery. chalky texture. think the it was a bit better by the bottle.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Travlr
3.6
Liberation Blonde (Keg)
Keg at Cock & Bottle, Jersey. Clear golden yellow color, bright white head. Aroma of white pepper, straw. Taste is bitter peppery citrus. OK.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Travlr
3.6
Liberation IPA (Cask)
Cask at Post Horn. Clear golden color, sparkler induced head. Nice tropicsl fruit aroma. Taste is earthy citrus. Tasty.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Travlr
2.8
Liberation Flying Ruck
Cask at the Post Horn. Crystal clear golden color, thin white head. Aroma of subtle lemon. Taste has light citrus, subtle white pepper. Not even very exciting amongst other goldens.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

DomPiwa
3.5
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
Pours a dark honey colour with persistant creamy head. Hops and malt on the nose. A satisfying bitter, hoppy taste. Well done Jersey brewers!
Saturday, August 22, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.2
Liberation IPA (Cask)
Cask at 2015 GBBF. Liberation IPA pours brilliantly clear gold with a soild hoppy aroma. Medium body and it has a chalky mouthfeel. Lightly hoppy easy drinking stuff but fairly middle of the road.
Friday, August 21, 2015

The_Osprey
3
Liberation IPA (Cask)
Cask at GBBF 2015. Pale orange, clear, still, small white head. Aroma is bready and plain. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is thin, light bready malts, softly astringent, quite watery, light floral bitterness. Alright.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

madmitch76
3.1
Liberation IPA (Cask)
11th August 2015
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Light and slightly dry pale malts, modest sweetness. Mild citric peel. Light semi dry finish. Clean.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Alengrin
3.7
Liberation IPA (Cask)
At GBBF. Creamy, thickly lacing, yellowish white, clearly hops-enhanced head adorning a beautifully deep and pure amber colour with calm fizz, a bit hazy. Aroma of toasted bread, roasted pinenuts, caramel, fried egg but not unpleasantly so, flowers, some dried orange peel. Clean and crisp taste of dried berries with a soft, smooth, toasted and nutty maltiness underneath as well as a hint of clean and even refreshing, pure honey sweetishness; finish is florally hoppy, not thoroughly bitter but pleasantly fragrant retronasally, while the aftertaste remains juicily malty. Pleasant and well-balanced English style IPA.
Friday, August 14, 2015

mR_fr0g
3.3
Liberation IPA (Cask)
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015 day 2. Jersey tick. Clear golden orange coloured pour with a lasting loose white head. Aroma is sweet orange, biscuit. Semi sweet, flavor is composed of light grains, honey, Heather. Hedgerow hop. Palate is light decent cask confituin . boring.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

cgarvieuk
3.2
Liberation IPA (Cask)
Cask at GBBF 2015.. Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft toffee fruit nose... Soft dry toffee fruit.. Light dry bitter fruit
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

yespr
3.2
Liberation IPA (Cask)
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is grassy, light citrusy and mild herbal. Bitter, fruity and citrusy. Crisp hoppy and medium dry bitter finish.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MarkoNm
2.9
Mary Ann Best Bitter
Bottle from a supermarket on Jersey. Pours a dark coppery brown, clear. Topped with a decent foamy and lssting tan head. Mildly roasty aroma, some caramel and chocolate notes, very gentle. Sweet with a bit of caramel and coffee. Relatively full body with a very mild bitterness. Easily drinkable.
Monday, August 10, 2015

MarkoNm
3.1
Liberation IPA (Bottle)
Bottle from a supermarket on Jersey. Pours a clear orange golden color, topped with a decent creamy off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of caramel notes and slightly biscuity. Some fruity notes a bit later. Sweet and biscuity taste, a bit resiny with decent hoppy bitterness and some herbs in aftertaste. Mildly fruity later on.
Monday, August 10, 2015

MarkoNm
3.4
Liberation Herm Island Gold
Picked up in a supermarket in St. Helier. Pours a clear golden color, topped with a decent white head. Fine retention and lacing. Mild malty aroma, plenty of grassy notes with some fruity and citrusy notes. Mild sweetness, grassy body with some sharp summery spices. Moderate bitterness. Very nice.
Thursday, August 6, 2015

MarkoNm
3
Liberation Ale
Pours a slightly hazy orangey golden color, topped with a fairly small white head. Mild aroma, slightly malty with mild floral hops. Some biscuity notes as well. Taste is not really sweet. mild bitterness, grassy body throughout. Dry finish. Crisp and refreshing. Not bad.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Grumbo
3.6
Liberation Pony
Bottle bought at a Coop in St. Peter Port, Guernsey and enjoyed back in Jersey. Pours a light brown colour with a just off white head. Fresh aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Has a light sweetness and a very good level of hoppy bitterness. Body is fairly light, average carbonation, with a very good level of bitterness to finish.This beer edges it as being my favourite of the dozen Channel Island beers tried during my recent holiday there.
Monday, June 8, 2015

Grumbo
2.2
Liberation Herm Island Gold
Bottle at the Norfolk Hotel, St. Helier, Jersey. Pours a light golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of corn and grass, with floral notes. Light sweetness with medium bitterness and sourness which leaves a slightly unpleasant sharp finish. Body is light, texture thin with a slight sticky finish. Carbonation is quite high. Least favoured of the Liberation beers I have had so far.
Friday, June 5, 2015