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77 Lager - BrewDog

77 Lager77 Lager

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.43%


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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: PartyBear on 09-21-2009)
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FLima

Brazil

3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with an aired thin head.
Light aroma of bread malt, some orange citrusy and herbal hops.
Flavor of sweet pale malt well balanced with herbal hops. Hints of lemon-orange peel citrusy, perfume and tea leaves. Dry aftertaste with an increasing grassy bitterness.
Light body bordering watery with low carbonation.
This was is past its prime, the one I had before was livelier. It could have a bolder body, and off-course with hops proportionally tuned up. Still, a very sessionable Lager, and not mono flavored as traditional pilsners.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 00:09:45 | More by FLima
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in a Weizen glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow color forming a medium creamy and bubbled white head. Medium retention and many spotty lacings left in the glass

S: Malts and flowery hops. A bit sour too

T: Very grainy with notes of flowery hops. Dry and slightly sour. Mild hoppy bitterness

M: Light body and carbonation. Dry malty and flowery hops aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Not a bad Lager

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 15:22:57 | More by eduardolinhalis
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SmashPants

Australia

3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: 330mL brown bottle. Pretty plain, yet kind of stylish. At least it's different.

Appearance: mid golden-copper in colour with a touch of haze. Not much in the way of head though, which is a bit disappointing.

Aroma: a somewhat earthy aroma with spices over the top. Grassy and citric hops barely noticeable.

Taste: not a bad lager, but neither is it spectacular. A touch of bite from some heavy grains and nuts. Otherwise however, not much happening.

Aftertaste: an awkward bitterness lingers. Not particularly pleasant.

Mouth feel: Again, this lager could have benefitted from a heavier body. The carbonation is about right however.

Overall: not a bad lager - at least it's different to the standard lager fare. But because of that I would compare it to a light pale ale, not a lager, in which case it is overpriced at AU$75 a case (2012) compared to a lot of its (better) competitors.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 01:34:34 | More by SmashPants
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poure out as a clear yellow brew with a white head on top. The head retention an lacing were both pretty off on this beer. The smell of the beer is grainy, fresh and slightly grassy. The taste is also grainy and has some flavors of corn and grass. The mouthfeel was decent, not too exciting. Overall this beer was sessionable and could be enjoyed by many.

Serving type: can

09-30-2012 03:05:00 | More by Knapp85
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womencantsail

California

3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a clear light golden color with a tall white head. Typical pils aroma of biscuit malt, cracker, and light hops. A nice yeast note, mild esters, and floral hop aromas. Lightly sweet, too. The flavor has just a touch of grass to go along with the floral hops. Bread, biscuit, and cracker malts give a soft sweetness. Light yeast and some hints of apple esters.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 21:39:41 | More by womencantsail
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htomsirveaux

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle tried 23 Oct 2010. Courtesy of L&D, thank you very much! Batch 177, best before date 13/07/11. Served in the 0.25 L DAB mug.

Ok this beer exploded out of the bottle as soon as I opened it. What gives? Smallish white head. Medium carbonation. Lightly hazy bright deep golden in color. Somewhat sour, grainy aroma. Ok, this sounds weird, but the dominant taste I get is dustiness, followed by a little mineral graininess. A moderate sweet graininess throughout, becoming a bit dryer in the finish. Lingering tartness in the finish and aftertaste. Medium body, light ethanol.

Cannot recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 04:48:55 | More by htomsirveaux
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle my friend brought from Edinburgh.

A - Pours a really nice hazy blonde colour. Nice carbonation coming up to a one finger soapy white head that fades to a cap pretty fast. No lace and no retention.

S - Slightly soapy with nice lemon, grassy hops, biscuity malts, and some orange zest. Quite nice.

T - Grains, lemon, biscuity again, less orange but it's still there. A little soapy and some citrus zest again with grass.

M - Aggressively carbonated, too much so for my taste. Fairly light yet nice body and a touch of sweetnetss in the finish.

O/D - A decent 'craft' lager. Nothing too special here and doesn't nearly compare to Mikkeller's Vetoboro Pils, but it works and it's easy drinking. Too much carbonation and lacking in noble hop character though.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 00:07:18 | More by tbeckett
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grapetonix

Sweden

2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hmm, hazy medium light yellow. Not exactly beautiful. Medium head and carbonation. Not impressed...

S: Like with most lagers there is malt skunkiness, but it is far less prevalent than in most cheap lagers. Maybe slight tones of citrus but hard to say. Not offensive, but not the least impressed with this...

T: Plain lager. Very little hop taste. Tastes good for a standard lager but can't really call this interesting.

M: Smooth and easy to drink.

O: Plain lager - You are better off with anything else from Brewdog unless you actually like to drink unsurprising brews.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 21:45:51 | More by grapetonix
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle 4,7% Abv.
Best before 11/08/12
Served cold in a Brewdog Teku glass.

Appearance: Pretty standard pour; clear golden body topped by a good sized white head that lasts well and leaves average lace.

Smell: Hmmmm, my initial impression is that this smells just like any average pilsner. Where are the hops?
Clean pale malt dominates, some bready notes and a touch of grassy/floral hops.
Thankfully warming brings improvement through more hop character (freshly cut grass and floral notes).

Taste: Sadly the taste leaves the same first impression as the smell but does not improve significantly with warming. Clean pale malt and grassy hops are present in equal quantity, but far from enough to make the beer interesting. The finish is drying and acceptably bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light body with crisp carbonation. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Overall: A little dull for my tastes, but on the plus side it is clean and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 21:01:46 | More by Thehuntmaster
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly no head and what is there settles to a single layer of rim bubbles. No lace at all. Deep straw color and crystal clear.

Fruity with an undercurrent of unmated, untoasted barley. Very light hop.

Better hop in the taste. This is a spritzy beer with subtle complexity. Relatively dry, but there is a fruitiness as well. The hop comes on with force in the swallow. The aftertaste provides a flowery mouth. The body is light as one would expect for this style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 16:23:36 | More by smcolw
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dansmcd

Australia

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - A fizzy, cloudy, bright orange colour. Thin head with next to no retention.

S - Orange, lemon, with some floral notes.

T - Follows the nose. A slight hoppiness adds to the citrus.

M - Highly carbonated (too much?), light in body, crisp and refreshing.

O - An OK but unambitious pils. A step up from the macros but I probably wont revisit it as so many others in the same price range do the same thing better.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 00:53:24 | More by dansmcd
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a light amber colour... white head poured pretty big and foamy then faded to decent frothy layer which was maintained throughout by a good steady stream of carbonation... some light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Some caramel mixed with biscuity malts, peppery and grassy hops, light candy sugar, doughy bread, light almond nuttiness, some spicy tropical ripe fruits (orange, light peach)..

Taste - Good strong peppery and grassy hop bitterness, biscuit malts, juicy fruits (pears, orange), some soapy traces, very light toasted bread, light floral honey sweetness, faint chalkiness, some graininess...

Feel - Crisp, sharp and dry... Light body... A very quaffable pilsener...

Overall - A good clean crisp flavourful lager... One of Brewdogs best offerings

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 13:02:24 | More by mdagnew
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patra7

Greece

3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle served in a typical pilsner glass (200ml), 1 week before BB Date.

Appearance: Light amber colour, hazy, with a white head of about 1 inch.
Smell: Delicate but distinct hoppy flavour. Grassy and citrusy.
Taste: Hoppy, citrusy, earthy; only slightly bitter. An aftertaste resembling something …burnt.
Mouthfeel: Quite fizzy at first; the first sip gave me a real pinch, but it then got milder – overall medium carbonation. Medium body. A rather “coarse” texture for a pils but enjoyable nonetheless.
Drinkability: Very refreshing, easy to consume; the small bottle felt just like a starter but I only had one.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 21:01:41 | More by patra7
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doktorhops

Australia

3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've been looking forward to a BrewDog for some time now, the allure of a company that touts the strongest beer in the world has been brewing inside (no pun intended).

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip pint.

A: BAZZAM! This beer does not like being kept under 4 degrees in the fridge - it came bursting out of the bottle like it had something to prove before the slightly tan head died down to nothing. Body is a cloudy honey orange.

S: Smells like various herbs and cannabis... a party waiting to go down. The grains are bludgeoned to death by the hops in this so-called Lager. There is also a hint of cut grass (grains?).

T: The hops dominate with a spicy/herby character that finishes dry and soured. It's like a challenge thrown down by BrewDog, a gauntlet slapped across the face of US micro-brewers saying "Oi! We Scots can brew complex hop driven beers too"... I like it. There are much stronger beers out there that have much less flavour than this. The only thing that detracts from the taste is that it doesn't really qualify as a Pilsener in my books - it's more of an APA in flavour style... bit of false advertising there.

M: Maybe as a result of the explosion of foam that came out of the bottle when I opened it but this beer is fairly flat (making it seem even more like an ale), not that I have a problem with that.

D: It does say "Juxtaposition Pilsener" on the bottle - perhaps that's the juxtaposition (that it doesn't taste like a Pilsener). Who cares? It's a decent beer that goes down well, that herbaceous character is at home with my taste buds any day of the week.

Food match: I would juxtaposition this brew with a gourmet pizza and be quite satisfied... in fact I will!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 08:23:23 | More by doktorhops
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billshmeinke

California

3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled purchased and consumed in London.
A: Clear slightly darker golden color. Finger and a half of rocky head. 4
S: Smells of fruity lager yeast. Some earthy notes, and even a touch of corn. 3
T: Tastes of apples, pears, grainy cereal like yeast. Fairly sweet with a straightforward clean and hoppy slightly bitter finish. 3.5
M: Well carbonated, medium bodied. 4
A solid lager that I would probably buy more often if it were available in the US.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 03:03:18 | More by billshmeinke
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Rossi

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Distinctly average pilsener from Brewdog. It's refreshing, malty with a slight taste of hops. Gone is the metallic taste that dominate some of the other Brewdogs, which is a big improvement. The colour is a dark golden and in common with all the Brewdogs I have sampled the head was nicely compacted. Everything is good apart from the taste and mouthfeel which are a little rough in the homebrew tradition.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 11:14:24 | More by Rossi
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright yellow color lager with a nice compact foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma consists of light sweet floral malt with light dry hops. Taste is really dominated by lightly sweet floral malt with very subtle note of hops. Refreshing with nice cereal touch and good carbonation. Light unrefined grainy notes is a bit disappointing but still very good overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 02:57:57 | More by Phyl21ca
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 330 ml brown bottle, best before date listed as 28-10-11, with this being batch 314. Pours out a slightly hazed rustic gold hue, with a all creamy off-white head that slowly settles to a thin cap.

Grainy notes on the aroma, with some sweet bready malt and dry, spicy, earthy hops.

Flavour seems to have some loose ends, although what should be there is there, it just seems a bit astray. Dry grains up front followed by some sweet buttery bready malt (not diacytl though), with the spicy and herbal hops kicking in during the middle as well. Those hops carry things through the finish and into the aftertaste. Just doesn't seem to come together though, something seems a bit off....

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, velvety smooth texture, with moderate carbonation.

Just something about this German Pils puts me off, and I can't put my finger on it. It's okay for what it is, and I'd take it over domestic macro any day, however I can't see myself picking up more of this. Perhaps it didn't travel well. A pass for me in the mean time though.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 01:31:30 | More by IronDjinn
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden coloured with a very nice, bubbly head that has okay retention. It settles to a finger sized head with some nice lacing.

Quite well balanced and very hoppy in smell. There is some grain like aroma in there too along with some citrus and herbs as well. Very nice, especially for a pilsener.

I felt this one tasted similar to Punk IPA in some respects, particularly with the pine like taste upfront and the hoppy bitterness that immediately follows. Very nice at the start although somewhat subdued in the finish, yet still a very nice beer.

Crisp in the finish although perhaps slightly too dry. It is smooth & highly drinkable and quite pleasant.

Quite unlike every other pilsener I have tried but in this case different is good. I enjoyed it a lot & is certainly one I'll come back to in the future. Worth a try & a beer that I recommend you try.

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Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 00:35:30 | More by flyingpig
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Wattsox

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, consumed Mar 2011, BBE Jan 2012.

A - Golden body with decent tight-bubbled head that hangs around for a long time, leaving a lot of cling on the glass.

S - Balanced aroma of grainy malts and grassy hops.

T - Typical to the style of a European pilsner, quite bitter and hoppy with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Not too many elements stand out in the taste.

M - Typical to the style, light to medium body, medium to strong carbonation.

O - Overall probably not too bad as a Pilsner and perhaps an entry level craft beer, but not something I would drink much of again.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 20:08:02 | More by Wattsox
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wherein lies the 'juxtaposition' in this brew? In the northern European production of a central European specialty?

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale golden orange hue, with one finger of creamy ecru head, which leaves some decent thick spidery lace around the glass in its wake. It smells strongly of crackery grain, and bitter, floral Saaz hops. The taste is quite in line - crisp, crackery, bready malt, a bit of lemon pepper, and leafy, bitter noble hops. The carbonation is on the low side of moderate, the body medium weight, smooth but for a bit of expected prickliness. It finishes quite dry, the zip and crispness setting you up for the anticipation of the next sip.

A very enjoyable hoppy pils, up there with the best of the German and Czech offerings I've experienced. Maybe it's just the freshness, tho - best before Oct 28, 2011.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 00:09:42 | More by biboergosum
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hoser

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A well hopped version of a Euro, kinda of a strange under taking for a Scottish brewery in the middle of Northern Scotland. Some late wood and an aspirin like bitterness that I am not really grooving on. A much better price point than their last entry into our Alberta market.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 01:07:08 | More by hoser
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kindacold

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly cloudy with almost no head. Tan in color.

Smells beautifully hoppy and light.

The taste is as they advertise: an alternative to mass marketed lagers. Taking that into account, I'd say it's a relief that this beer is, indeed, pretty good. There are some pleasant hop flavors, with a decent balance of malt, though I would prefer kick in either direction with the malt...either make it hoppier, or make it a bit maltier. Anyway, not bad.

Feels like sparkling water in my mouth, I can down a dozen of these and not notice it.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 08:13:30 | More by kindacold
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a best-before date of Nov 2011. Label features the usual modern Brewdog branding; the contents are described as a juxtaposition pilsner.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A pale golden colour with slight haziness. Considerable carbonation and a thick fluffy head which lasts for a few minutes before fading away. Smells of light grainy malt and hops.

Tastes of golden malt and has considerable bitterness for the style. Lovely fruit and grass notes from the hops; this is a prominent component of the flavour. Smooth, astringent mouthfeel with some tingling from the carbonation. Leaves a pleasing bitter aftertaste. Tasty and very drinkable.

An excellent beer - not sure how true it is to the traditional pilsner style but it is very nice. Much more flavour than your average lager. Would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 22:09:17 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A reasonably deep golden yellow with a full head and not even minimal beading this beer begins being very malt driven. Rather full bodied for the style, the hops don't really make much of an appearance until the malt decides to take a backseat.

Pretty far far off the style IMHO as it lacks the finesse I would associate with a typical pilsner. Bares too much the imprint of the BrewDog Americanesque IPA style.
And a pilsner should be squeaky clean.
This one's a dirty bitch.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 07:02:28 | More by Zimbo
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77 Lager from BrewDog
78 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.