Cisk Lager - Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.
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2.4/5 rDev -18.4%
330 ml. bottle poured into a lager glass
Appearance... Golden beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers aprox (not lasting)
Aroma... Hay, wet straw smell, Grain aroma predominance
Taste... Some citric notes and acid too, sweetness and poor bitterness
Mouthfeel... medium body and carbonation
Overall... a not impressive lager, poor balance, not refreshing. To forget.
07-19-2014 12:20:59 | More by Jetulio
2.15/5 rDev -26.9%
330ml bottle. Lager glass. Golden color, crystal clear appearance. White froth & thin crown. Slight sulfury, honey & grassy aromas. Crispy & bitter upfront. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery texture. Malty sweetness, harsh grainy & rough bitterness resolve in a dry sweet finish with light acidic touch. Unbalanced & boring.
04-18-2014 09:46:56 | More by GONZALOYANNA
3.34/5 rDev +13.6%
330ml bottle poured into pint glass 20/3/14
A clear golden yellow with small fast bubbles, a few random bits of sediment being pushed by the bubbles throughout, well sustained finger of bone white foam leaves a few partial rings down the glass
S sweet malt, honey lemon cough drop, some dried hay, faint grassy hops, better then I was expecting
T not that far from the smell really just a little less of it, again there's nothing offensive but nothing special
M light airy, fairly clean finish, suits the style I suppose
O I was expecting something worse then this, I could drink this on a beach if I had to but not something I'd go searching for
I'm pretty sure this's a country tic for me, I'd take this over macros from North America any day of the week but I hope they have better beer then this in Malta.
03-21-2014 00:21:27 | More by wordemupg
2.43/5 rDev -17.3%
This Maltese lager pours a completely clear golden color, topped with at least two finger of white foamy head with short retention.
The aroma is mild, just some hopps and perhaps a little grains.
The taste naturally follows the nose - light, slightly watery, with initial sweetness, but lacking a bit of that bitterness in the end.
Not much to it, could be better, but it's damn good on one of Malta's sunny beaches.
01-30-2014 16:04:03 | More by MarkoNm
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.49/5 rDev -15.3%
500ml Can as a gift from Malta:
Clear and light straw colour but is topped with a huge, very foamy looking head that is bone white and holds better than you would expected. It does gradually reduce and leaves a slight trace of lacing on the glass too.
Sweet and quite basic with a lot of corn and adjuncts as well as a slightly astringent aroma with some cereal and wheat as well. Pretty much standard for a basic macro lager and it's not great sadly.
Lager malts and some adjuncts kick things off but the taste is a little bland with some cereal and a hint of grassy hops. A few malts make an appearance and there is a touch bitterness too.
Smooth and fairly crisp too with a light, almost watery body and a very clean taste. The finish has some bitterness and doesn't seem overly dry.
What I expected from this one really, a fairly bland but certainly drinkable pale lager. There is nothing much in the way of taste or aroma to this one and it's pretty inoffensive.
11-09-2013 14:45:41 | More by flyingpig
2.45/5 rDev -16.7%
A: Very light golden colour, very clear, white fluffly head, head does not last long, little lacing.
S: Weak but typical lager smell, nothing special.
T: Strong malt flavours, a bit of sweetness, minimal hops, easy to drink! The beer does not have any strong flavours in any direction, just a malty aroma, little hops, otherwise no special characterisitics.
M: Average Lager mouthfeel, nothing special.
O: Nothing Special is probably the best term for this beer, no special flavour characteristics, easy to drink, I guess it's nice and refreshing on a hot day.
07-08-2012 15:03:53 | More by PancakeMcWaffles
2.1/5 rDev -28.6%
The colour is yellow (6 EBC), the liquid got some dust-like residue floating around. The finger thick airy head is two fingers high. No lacing.
The smell is dusty and a bit frowsy. Some sharp sweetness, hints of cereals and dough. Spicy hints and a mild chemical bitterness.
The taste is sweet with dough-like flavours of unfermented cereals. Odd weak notes of Christmas spices. Mild aftertaste with dusty sweet notes, chemical alcohol and a hint of raisin.
Medium to strong carbonation. The bubbles are rather strong. The liquid is sticky.
I am not impressed.
01-06-2012 19:21:51 | More by bark
2.83/5 rDev -3.7%
Look: pours very clear golden-yellow with a nice white head.
Smell: Grain, malts, some sweet white grapes and quite some hop presence for a lager.
Taste: Very light taste, not something that I expected after the smell. Malts and a somewhat hoppy dry aftertaste. That’s all….
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, watery body
Overall: Average lager. Not unpleasant, but just almost no taste…
07-05-2011 19:57:44 | More by rvdoorn
2.95/5 rDev +0.3%
A - This beer was obviously quite excited when I poured it.. good 2.5 fingers of head. Very clear yellow colour - not much going on.
S - Plenty of crisp malts/cereals and wheat.
T - Good level of creaminess from the head. Initial it's all wheaty cereal flavours with plenty of bitter hops. There's an underlying layer of malt hiding in there as well.
M - Somewhat bitter on the palate but this is mainly offset by the malt which does well to coat the mouth quite quickly.
O - Pretty bland overall. It does have a nice malt coating which helps, as does the creaminess of the head.
Really though this is nothing special - note I bumped the appearance up from 2.5 to 3.0 due to some nice lacing forming late.
04-21-2011 08:45:27 | More by xylophonica
3.13/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured from a 250mL bottle into a plain water glass. Best before 11 June (2011, presumably).
A: A stark white head is short-lived. Golden colour. Light bubbles. Veeery clear with decent lacing.
S: Neutral. Some grain. What is present isn't very pleasant.
T: Not bad. Lagery -- moderate grain sweetness balanced by light hops. Aftertaste is *slightly* dry and pleasantly bitter. Not a lot going on.
M: Carbonation and good balance create a nice mouthfeel.
D: A good lager, I suppose. Quite drinkable. Ubiquitous in Malta. By no means a "must-drink," but worth trying if you're here.
02-20-2011 10:53:19 | More by AgentMunky
3.08/5 rDev +4.8%
Who put the Pils Urquel into my Cisk bottle!! Does Malta have a stolen IP reputation!!! I swear I was drinking a typical czech pils style beer. American Adjuct Lager...WTF is that?? Never hear of it. Is that english for "our beer tastes like czech style beer??? I don't know...but lets cut through this....The color is a fine clear golden color...typical head an lacing that one would expect. Smells and tastes like pils urquel....to me. Bottom line is I like this beer just like I like pils urquel. So feel free to suck these down like no-bodies biz. And no I am not endorsed by Pils Urquel!
02-11-2011 06:05:01 | More by WoodBrew
United Kingdom (England)
3.25/5 rDev +10.5%
I'm working in Malta for six weeks and to be honest there's not a lot else to drink in Malta except Cisk unless to want to drink imported English Nitro Keg beers or Guiness.
Most of the bars in Malta tend to stock it, either on tap or in bottle, the beer is also available in cans.
Given that there's not a lot of alternatives Cisk lager is an innoffensive bland lager, nothing wrong with it and drinkable.
The beer has a light pleasant appearance, and a slightly hoppy aftertast. Bland but innoffensive.
02-01-2011 18:07:23 | More by Clembo1957
2.98/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is rather skunky. Taste is crisp, malts and grains, a bit of a hop presence, not a lot going on. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a very ordinary beer.
10-02-2010 14:42:45 | More by tone77
2.6/5 rDev -11.6%
It poured very nice with moderate carbonation and a nice clingy three finger head that shrank down to about 1 finger and held.
It had an average smell. A lite mix between malt and rice.
A slightly bitter malt-less flavor. It had medium body and a slightly dry hop alcohol finish.
Overall, the beer was average. I'm not traveling to Malta to get more, but I wouldn't turn this down on a hot day in the sun.
03-19-2010 00:27:54 | More by Rennpferd
3.6/5 rDev +22.4%
Cisk Lager is a golden color with a one inch, fluffy white head that displays good retention. The aroma is a little musty to me. But that aroma was no indication of the taste however. Malty sweet, but as Cisk warms there are some hops too. There is another taste lingering at the back of the throat; it may be metallic, but if so, it's not offensive. Feel is light bodied with sufficient carbonation. Drinkability is very good, I could polish off a six pack under the right circumstances.
I am a sucker for a respectable lager and I would have this one again and again.
12-17-2009 23:17:27 | More by kegger22
Cisk Lager from Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.
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