Coldstream Spring Lager - Coldstream Brewery
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3.43/5 rDev +24.3%
Pours a deep ruby-tinged amber. Head is white; really just a ring of lace around the edge. Quite disappointing. A swill produces bubbles but no revival. A nice colour, but nothing else to it.
Smells a little bit funky, and not in a good wild-yeast way. Malty with a metallic tinge, and an odd fruity tinge, with a touch of acetyldehyde. Would maybe suit an ale, but there's not much else in here, and the aroma kind of seems off as a result. Let's hope there's more to the palate.
Taste is significantly better, as there's a lightly toasted grain note that starts early and becomes a prominent hero late-mid. Starts with a touch of that fruity note - apple, peach and some banana, then light toasty note with English toffee, and some light resinous hops. Fairly dry on the finish, yeah overall it's pretty decent as a Spring lager. Malty, dry and not too sweet.
Thin feel, with a bit of fizz on the back. Could use a bit more body for this style and I wouldn't complain.
Decent Vienna lager but some undeniable bumps that could be ironed out.
06-06-2012 12:28:08 | More by laituegonflable
2.1/5 rDev -23.9%
I believe this is a different beer to the one listed as "Coldstream Lager". It has a different ABV, and doesn't match the description jarmby1711 gives in his review.
This one pours a deep amber colour, with almost no head—it merely fizzles up and then dissipates to nothing. Plenty of carbonation though, but this is probably another negative given the lack of head. Really, it looks flat and unappealing. If it weren't for the touch of colour, this would be a dead 1 for appearance.
Nose is faint and slightly grainy, with a hint of mild roast and a touch of acidity. Slight fatty character to it too, like McDonalds cheese. Again, very unappealing.
Taste is a little better, tending more towards an English Pale Ale in grain flavour (despite the malt and hops listed on the bottle). A little mild caramel sweetness, a touch of pleasant grain, albeit with a very flat end empty finish. It's not nearly good enough to be genuinely pleasant, but better than the appearance and the nose prepared me for.
Really not very good. Flat, uninteresting, with characters that tend towards offensive when they actually rear their heads. Can't say I'm overly enthusiastic about Coldstream in general from the two I've tried.
01-06-2012 03:34:45 | More by lacqueredmouse
Coldstream Spring Lager from Coldstream Brewery
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.