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77 Lager - BrewDog

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76
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PartyBear on 09-21-2009)
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Reviews by Kulrak:
Photo of Kulrak
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a minimum of head that still manages to lace the glass. Smells of noble hops, and slightly grassy. The taste is fairly balanced between the slightly malty sweetness and the slightly hoppy flavor. Mouthfeel is heavy and slightly fizzy. Overall, it's very drinkable and fairly tasty. I'll be looking for it again.

Kulrak, Dec 19, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of ricke
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden yellow with orange hues and a white head that settles after a while and leaves some lacings.

S: The smell is malty with notes of oranges, grass and butterscotch.

T: The taste is very sweet for the style. Malts, white bread, butterscotch, grass, sweet orange notes. The finish has some bitterness to it, leafy hop notes and a hint of minerals. Boring and some flavors seem off.

M: Light body, medium carbonation. Feels sheep.

D: Not a good pilsner. Slightly unbalanced with some off-centered flavors.

ricke, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of Satyr179
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Satyr179, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

fionn13, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of KarlMcGowan
4/5  rDev +18.3%

KarlMcGowan, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4.08/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

biboergosum, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of Graeme24
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Graeme24, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Daniell
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: colour/lacing/retention fine for the style. 3.5

S: smells like apple juice with faint hops a la cooper's pale ale. Some vegetal stuff in there too. Very underwhelming. 2.5

T: Taste is substantially better because there's tangible hop bitterness in there and actually some pleasant contributions from the malt. 3.5

M: A bit thin maybe. 3

D: On the whole I don't really like this that much and don't think I'd buy again. 2.5

Daniell, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pleasant drinking "pilsner" obtained from the brewery itself. Pours medium yellow with ridiculous malty foam. decent for the style. Decent mellow bitterness, but I get a significant sweetness. Average mouthfeel but good drinkability. More balanced in bottle had from Zyn a year later.

Sammy, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of WeissGary
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

WeissGary, May 08, 2012
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Ciocanelu, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Craigmg0
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Craigmg0, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of bobbo_
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

bobbo_, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

GRG1313, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows loads of caramel, cookie dough, tangerine and marmalade. Not all that hoppy.
Flavours are not so interesting, but show some caramel before a harsh grainy finish rolls through.
Nice light body and med-high carbonation.

CrazyDavros, May 06, 2010
Photo of bluejacket74
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, stamped best before 13-7-11. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a gold/amber color with a small 1/4 inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is mostly bready malt, with some light caramel, apple, and citrusy hops. Luckily the flavor is stronger than the aroma. The brew tastes like bready malt and light citrus and grassy hops, and has a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little bit slick and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent enough. I think this brew is worth a try.

bluejacket74, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Phyl21ca, May 11, 2011
Photo of Rossi
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Rossi, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of IronDjinn
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

IronDjinn, May 10, 2011
Photo of javiernano
4/5  rDev +18.3%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The third BrewDog beer I've reviewed, but the first tonight, during my BrewDog evening of five new beers.

Brown 330ml bottle (like all the others I've seen of theirs), loads of life left according to the label. Poured into my huge 'Judas' glass.

Deep golden colour, clear and with a medium sized white head sat on top. The head soon died to a wisp.

Hoppy aroma for a pilsner/lager, some yeast esters as well, better than most I've had my nose in over the years.

Sharp, crisp and refreshing taste, very dry aftertaste though.

The 4.9ABV seems less than is felt in the mouthfeel, I would have gone for 6.0% at least.

Interesting, but a bit to dry for my taste, nothing wrong with it, just a tad dry. I've had many pilsners/lagers, and from all over the world, this one stands out from the crowd because of its darker gold colouring and its dryness.

BlackHaddock, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of Blissmo
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Blissmo, Aug 12, 2012
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77 Lager from BrewDog
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