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77 Lager - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
78
okay

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
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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Photo of Kirk
1.75/5  rDev -48.2%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of blinktwice
2/5  rDev -40.8%

blinktwice, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of velkyal
2.17/5  rDev -35.8%

Sight - light amber with a smallish head

Smell - heavy on the citrus, grapefruit in particular - American C hops?

Taste - citrus in your face with malty undertones

Sweet - 1.5/5
Bitter - 3/5

This was clearly not a pilsner style lager, hence the poor figures I give it. In fact it reminded me more of their Punk IPA, but perhaps bottom fermented and re-packaged. In no way is this an "artisan pilsner" as claimed on the label.

velkyal, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of petluo
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

petluo, May 08, 2012
Photo of rarbring
2.65/5  rDev -21.6%

The beer is clear, golden with a white head that leaves quite some lacing.

The smell is citric, lemon, a bit 7up-ish or candy soda pops. A bit chemical.

The taste is sweet, with a chemical candy flavor of bananas, some biscuit from the malt. There is a hoppy bitterness at the end, possibly a bit alkaline.

A medium carbonation, and a dry feeling.

Hmm, I'm not convinced. It does not have the clean taste of a German pilsener.

rarbring, Feb 18, 2010
Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -21.6%

Appearance: Poured from a 330ml bottle into a (non-real) pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on September 18th, 2010. Pours a clear orange-gold with a three finger thin head that quickly reduces.

Smell: The hoppy, clean aroma of a typical lager but with a little pine. Not particularly appealing, but doesn't turn me away.

Taste: Opens fizzy, then a couple notes of pine that are a little unbalanced. The finish is fizzy but crisp. The body isn't built as well as it could be, but this lager is a few notches up from American macros.

Mouthfeel: It's a little overcarbonated, and this lends the beer a sharp coarseness that is unpleasant. The finish is wet, which works for this lager, but doesn't leave me wanting another sip and isn't particularly refreshing in its own right.

Drinkability: I wouldn't have it again. There are far better lagers at this price range. I'm pleased with its 4.9% abv, but the dealbreaker is its lack of ambition: this beer isn't trying to do anything special and while in its own right it's not bad, other beers do the same thing better.

kojevergas, Sep 18, 2010
Photo of bobbo_
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

bobbo_, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Hultkrantz
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Hultkrantz, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Kal
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Kal, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of htomsirveaux
2.78/5  rDev -17.8%

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.

htomsirveaux, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of ricke
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%

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 dgilks
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%

Medium gold colour with decent clarity. 1 finger foamy white head with decent retention. Effervescent. Looks nice.

The aroma is sweet and floral with nice hops. Low diacetyl.

This is nicely malty with a kick of floral hops and some moderate bitterness. While the base is nice, it is (like several Brewdog beers I've had) let down by the presence of slick diacetyl.

Medium body with nice moderately-high carbonation. Diacetyl adds a slickness to the tongue.

Not quite the crisp, refreshing pilsner promised. I'm sure that there are some bottles of this that are great but this one is a let down. Like the bottle of Punk IPA that I reviewed, this is riddled with diacetyl and it may be something for Brewdog to look at.

dgilks, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of laituegonflable
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%

Pours a clear gold colour, with slow and very light bead. Head is white with visible bubbles. Quite foamy, retains a thin crown. Lace is OK, as is the look overall.

Smells quite musty. Oddly sweet, with a buttery aroma slight citrus twang and mild cinnamon note. Not bad, but a bit blah.

Taste is a bit bland, with odd phenolic notes. Sweet on the front, quite buttery and corn notes. Bitterness comes through early and long, but totally unnuanced with just a long battery acid flavour. All one note and almost blaring, with not a lot to hold my interest. A bit too phenolic as well, needs something fresh to balance it. Not out and out bad but it's another mediocre offering from BrewDog.

Mouthfeel has an interesting texture- weird fizz on the mid yet mostly smooth. Not bad.

Lacking a bit, because of the intense bitterness. Some cleaning up would help and make this better than just meh.

laituegonflable, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of grapetonix
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

grapetonix, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Satyr179, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Graeme24, Aug 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Blissmo, Aug 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

jaidenjb, Jul 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

mrjez, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

DrNo, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Polasiuss, Jun 18, 2012
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77 Lager from BrewDog
78 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.