God Save The Lager - Bridge Road Brewers
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
Had on-tap at GABS at the Royal Exhibition Hall in Melbourne.
Pours a pale yellow colour with great clarity. Body is a light-weight, fluid number, which is somewhat surprising. Solid lace forms from a firm, fine white head and the carbonation forms languidly. Overall, a good looking pils, imperial or not.
Some sulphur present early on the nose, but the bright, sharp hop characters clear this out pretty quickly. Oddly enough, there's nothing that specific about the hop characters, maybe a hint of sherbet and powdered sugar, but no dominant varietal characters. Slight booze comes through as well.
Front is dry and slightly yeasty, before a crisp greenness from the hops comes through, along with some grainy, German pils type characters. Finish is rather bitter and dry, tending to a phenolic bite on the finish. Bright and sparkling feel reminds us of its genesis.
Overall, I expected more, but this is a solid brew. It's almost like trying to brew a German Pils at 7.5% without really trying to make it taste any different. Sure, some things are going to change, but it just feels overgrown as it is.
08-05-2012 05:33:06 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.41/5 rDev -4.7%
Mostly clear golden colour with a smooth white head. Nice.
Sweet malt aroma with a slightly herbal hop character. Some fruit notes.
Sweet malt and moderate bitterness. Some fruitiness but a little dull.
Medium body with moderate carbonation.
A nice beer on the whole and it works well as a strong lager but to my tastes it is a touch dull.
01-09-2013 09:27:07 | More by dgilks
3.78/5 rDev +5.6%
Pours a clear straw colour, with white foamy head, medium thickness and hanging around decently. Nice pale colour; looks like a good pilsner.
Plenty of new world hop character here; fruity and piney with passionfruit and citrus notes prominent. Pleasant complexity, big enough to notice but not so big you forget it's a lager.
Again very NZ hoppy or possibly new Aussie hop cultivars, not quite able to distinguish yet. The hops are most definitely the star here with hop complexity front to back of the palate, fruity and piney with a slight citric twang. Gets a little bit yeasty on the back and there is a little booze character creeping through with a slight phenolic note. Little bit of a rough edge possibly because it's so fresh and hasn't quite smoothed out yet. Otherwise clean.
Nice clean lager feel, with a decent body, the size doesn't make it stodgy, still fluid drinking, but a slight heat from the alcohol.
Nice flavours but a bit big. I'd love to try a non-imperial version of this because really, you can't beat a good new world pilsner and they didn't necessarily have to jump right into the boozey end with this. Possibly with a month or two more conditioning could work very nicely as well.
07-18-2012 11:14:51 | More by laituegonflable
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
Pours gold with a large, fading head. Nose shows fruity, floral and spicy hops, creating a green, plant-like impression. Underneath is soft bready malt. Very hoppy flavours, mainly showing spicy and herbal notes. Afterwards there’s some bready malt and a bold bitterness in the clean, dry finish. Well-suited light body and high carbonation.
11-22-2012 03:02:38 | More by CrazyDavros
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
Served on tap at Mikkeller Bar.
It has an appearance of a lighter yellow tone, kind of hazy, 1 finger of white head. The nose of this Australian beer has citrus, grass and malts. Tipping it back for a sip and I taste quite a bit of hops and more citrus fruits, sugar too. Mouthfeel is medium, a rather dry finish. A decent, but somewhat unbalanced beer, too sweet and hops are a bit intense for the style. But certainly an interesting beer that I am glad to have tried.
11-30-2012 01:55:28 | More by mltobin
God Save The Lager from Bridge Road Brewers
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