Phoenix Beer - Phoenix Beverages Group
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3.9/5 rDev +43.9%
Appearance - 3.5
Pours a finger of white head over a light gold body that has a little chill haze. Leaves some sticky lace.
Smell - 4.0
Very clean and delicate with a lovely pale malt aroma that makes me think Munich Helles, rather than American Pale Lager. Bready, doughy, dusty pale malt upfront with just a suggestion of grassy, herbal hops in the background.
Taste - 3.5
Not quite as delightfully German as the aroma, but up there. Slightly sweet malt that reminds of the crust of freshly baked white bread. Very clean, with just a little herbal hop character in the finish.
Mouthfeel - 4.5
Light bodied with moderate carbonation and very fine bead, perfect for the style and not as bloating as many pale lagers.
Drinkability - 4.5
Would work as a lawnmower beer and as something so sit back and enjoy. I could drink this by the stein!
OVERALL - 3.8
Pretty damn good, a real surprise beer for me. This was given to me by a friend and now I am interested to know the price because I could see this becoming a regular summer beer for me. Phoenix Beer would give many a German lager a run for its money!
07-02-2010 08:31:33 | More by LittleCreature
3.75/5 rDev +38.4%
The thing that attracted me to this particular beer was that it was from Mauritius.
It is a beer that is a little bit above the ordinary having a cleaness about the taste and appearance.
It is dry and appropriately bitter thus making for a beer made for hot weather
09-16-2009 07:02:13 | More by jarmby1711
3.45/5 rDev +27.3%
appearence is deep yellow with reasonably receding head.
Smell is strange, kind of reminiscant of ethiopian food, not bad, just average in a different way.
Taste, very smooth, not much to it, though nothing offensive.
Mouthfeel is pretty average, not amazing.
Drinkability, well if i want a cheap lager to get smashed on, i'll keep this one in mind as it is the cheapest in australia and it is enjoyable.
11-14-2010 06:18:55 | More by philphilphil
United Kingdom (England)
3.4/5 rDev +25.5%
Brown 330ml bottle obtained from 'Beers of Europe' which id near Kings Lynn in England.
Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass, it looked the part. Clear, bright golden lager colour with a good white head that hung around for a while before turning into a wispy covering and collar. There was some lacing as the beer was consummed.
Very little in the way of aroma, some grassy notes but not a lot of anything (like most lagers/pilsners).
The taste was different to your normal lagers, this was woody, earthy and interesting.
It was dry and refreshing, had a hidden depth of character and suprised me in its complexity.
One of the best lagers I've had since I started reviewing on this site. Glad I made the effort to try it, highly recommended.
06-13-2009 13:27:15 | More by BlackHaddock
3.35/5 rDev +23.6%
Bought a 6 Pack of this from Dan Murphys for ~$14.99
Lovely crackle as it pours into the glass
Pours nice amber colour
Head slowly receding to around 1 inch
low to moderate carbonation
Low bitterness, very refreshing, floral hops, crisp
This beer seems to be everywhere in Australia, I wonder who decided that they were going to import it here! But whoever it was, I thank you.
01-05-2011 14:09:18 | More by maddux91
2.88/5 rDev +6.3%
Ah, another entrant in my vague African lager tour. Looks like a normal lager, pretty fizzy, normal head. It's like emerging markets all design the same hot weather beer with small variations.
Phoenix has a nice beery, hoppy, front of the mouth taste. Decently full, and turns a bit bitter in the aftertaste. Line many others in the same line, it's a beer suited for the beach and sunny weather. Refreshing, but more full of taste -- in a good way.
09-19-2013 16:19:38 | More by seydou
2.68/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured from a 33cl bottle into a lager glass.
A - Solid finger of head. Very clear golden colour lager augmented by a few carbonation bubbles.
S - Wheat, grass and plenty of hops!
T - Light & malty a first. Not much body. Golden wheat flavours with a malt kicker.
M - Touch of bitterness but pretty weak generally on the palate.
O - Wake pale lager. Minimal flavours across the board.. pretty disappointing.
04-23-2011 13:54:22 | More by xylophonica
2.66/5 rDev -1.8%
330ml can poured into pint glass 19/3/14
A clear golden liquid, streams of bubbles popping up from everywhere, finger of loose soapy foam lasts a few sips leaving zero lace
S corn syrup, honey, sour apple, faint hay, some dry cereal, not as bad as I thought it would be but plenty of room for improvement
T what I smell but with a big metallic thing going on, lots of tin can, it smelled better and that's not saying a whole lot
M thin but well carbonated, aftertaste is some sweet grains and cardboard
O at least its not skunked, could be a whole lot worse I suppose but far from good
It's another country tic for me but that's about it, if nothing else was around I could drink it on a hot beach if I had to
03-19-2014 01:42:03 | More by wordemupg
2.35/5 rDev -13.3%
This brew pours a golden see through yellow hue with average carbonation that leaves behind a one finger head and little lacing,the smell is typically macro with hints of grains and sweet perfumey hops,it has a light bodied well carbonated lacklustre mouthfeel and the taste is basically the same with tastes of grains,pale malts and perfumey hops and the finish is just like a lager with no bitterness and overall this is very much a macro drop or at least tastes like it and reminds me of Mauritius as bintang does bali but thats about it.
05-01-2011 03:28:29 | More by ADZA
2.2/5 rDev -18.8%
A - One finger of soapy white head caps the clear pale gold body. Lace rings follow.
S - Usual adjunct lager corn smell, although this time it reminds me on bbq'ed corn on the cob.
T - Corn, some grainy malt, faint floral hops. Very bland.
M - Crisp and sessionable, highly carbonated.
O - Just another macro rubbish lager.
12-17-2011 11:03:51 | More by dansmcd
1.93/5 rDev -28.8%
A: Pours a light golden color with a small head that fades to no real lacing.
S: Aroma is musty with grain, some hops and hint of sweetness.
T: Taste of some caramel sweetness and grain. Has a tacky bitterness and a sticky finish.
F: Light body, has some rough edges and sort of a gritty texture.Pretty bland.
O: Another not discript lager in an ocean of beer.
08-13-2012 10:08:30 | More by soju6
1.78/5 rDev -34.3%
Pours crystal clear gold with a small, sudsy short-lived head.
Nose shows loads of rice, some alcohol and a little grainy malt.
Similar flavours but a bit more bready malt shows. Finishes with a mild metallic bitterness.
Very water body, carbonation is too high.
04-27-2011 10:54:45 | More by CrazyDavros
Phoenix Beer from Phoenix Beverages Group
70 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.