1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

James Squire Currency Lad - King St Brewhouse & Restaurant

Not Rated.
James Squire Currency Lad
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
-
no score

3 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
King St Brewhouse & Restaurant visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwarbi on 03-21-2006)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dwarbi:
Photo of dwarbi
dwarbi

New York

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%

What a surprise to see this new beer on tap when I went to try the Hop Thief... and this lad stole the thunder if you ask me. The colour is a bit dark for the style but very appealing. Golden almost amber, cloudy, and an appropriately poppy-bubble head. There's a really nice subtle hops aroma - true to the German style. Definitely one of the most aromatic JS brews. The beer itself is very, very refreshing. Why did they introduce this at the END of summer?! A perfect amount of bitterness rounds out a truly BIG mouthfeel. A supremely drinkable beer. Thumbs up, lad.

03-21-2006 12:11:05 | More by dwarbi
More User Reviews:
Photo of laituegonflable
laituegonflable

Australia

3.45/5  rDev -13.3%

Pours very similar to a lot of JS beers - golden and cloudy with a slight sediment through it. Head is good, white coloured, dissipated quite quickly. Pretty good looking.

Nose is a bit simple, probably a bit too cold. Bitter pangs, a fair amount of clean but spicy hops on that, slight fruit character. Still seems quite simple though, even warmed up.

Taste is not bad. Clean and crisp lagery flavours, with a pleasant sweet front palate and a malt profile that lasts pretty cleanly from start to finish. Slight tingle in the mouthfeel, otherwise quite thin. Finishes cleanly with mild, polite bitterness.

Pretty decent effort, very drinkable.

08-04-2009 00:03:47 | More by laituegonflable
Photo of lacqueredmouse
lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +3%

Wow. Tried this one recently at the James Squire Brewhouse, and wasn't expecting an awful lot, but this one really is a good package.

Slightly cloudy orange amber body. It has a good white head, and low carbonation.

Spicy fruit on the nose, with citrus and a little passionfruit. Very fragrant and appealing.

Strong tropical fruit on the front palate. Quite rich with a fine, bitey bitter finish. The hoppy bitterness cuts through the front palate nicely. This is a really good unfiltered lager. I was very pleasantly surprised.

This is worth a try if you're at the JSB. I very nearly passed on this one and would have missed out on something good.

04-24-2006 04:13:22 | More by lacqueredmouse
James Squire Currency Lad from King St Brewhouse & Restaurant
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.