James Boag's Premium Lager - J. Boag & Son Brewing
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United Kingdom (England)
3.01/5 rDev -2.6%
Coming in a 375ml bottle; BB 20/11/13, served mildly chilled in a straight pilsner glass.
Appearance: pours a dark straw colour, coming with lively fizziness and a thin white foamy head to last.
Smell: despite the grainy sweetness and water biscuits, the overall presentation shows a clear presence of hop elements as well, in the form of floral and lightly grassy aroma. Given a good swirl, a mildly limey note intertwines with the doughy acidity and sweet floral scent, but overall it is still the lager malt’s grainy and starchy sweetness that dominates.
Taste: mildly sweet on the entry, the grains prevail without rendering a slick mouthfeel, leading all the way towards a finish where a lightly dry-ish and spicy-bitter palate emerges, alongside more girsty grain-ish flavour which unavoidably also leaves a little slick mouthfeel. Simplistic, but it doesn’t taste “cheap”.
Mouthfeel & Overall: lightly carbonated, medium-bodied, clean-ish on the palate although the sweetness does lend a somewhat slick feel overall; this is a grain-dominated lager beer which benefits somewhat from the belated entry of hop bitterness on the palate. Not very good, but, equally, not terrible.
07-13-2013 16:10:01 | More by wl0307
3.09/5 rDev 0%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a handglass.
A: Pretty light, hay color. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles pretty quickly but not completely. Slight lacing.
S: Hay and sourdough bread.
T: Malty and grassy. Sourdough bread with a little hint of indistinct sweetness.
M: Light, and crisp. Pungent aftertaste.
Atmosphere is decent enough. Light hue, bubbly head, and some fair lacing. Nose is bready and grassy. Pungent bready malt, with a hint of sweetness. Overall, this is a decent quaff.
06-30-2013 03:22:17 | More by bmwats
2.84/5 rDev -8.1%
Poured into a pilsner glass, color is very clear, transparent yellow/gold; head is frothy and deep, even laces a bit.
Smell all grains, nothing out of the ordinary, nothing sour or over sweet.
Taste is very bland, neutral grains, light bitterness, pretty clean, no off flavors, just nothing to note.
Mouthfeel is biting, overcarbonated, almost drying to the tongue. Flavors linger, but nothing great to taste.
Overall, a mildly average euro pale lager, too overcarbonated for me, and the flavors are just not out of range of other lagers of this style.
04-12-2013 22:06:17 | More by mvanaskie13
James Boag's Premium Lager from J. Boag & Son Brewing
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