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Phoenix Beer - Phoenix Beverages Group

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BA SCORE
70
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 22.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Mauritius

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 06-13-2009)
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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BlackHaddock, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of wordemupg
2.66/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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

wordemupg, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of KAF
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

KAF, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
1.78/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

CrazyDavros, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of ADZA
2.35/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

ADZA, May 01, 2011
Photo of soju6
1.93/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

soju6, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of dansmcd
2.2/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

dansmcd, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of LittleCreature
3.9/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

LittleCreature, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of Thehuntmaster
2/5  rDev -26.5%

Thehuntmaster, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of jarmby1711
3.75/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

jarmby1711, Sep 16, 2009
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3/5  rDev +10.3%

Jerseyislandbeer, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of MrIncognito
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MrIncognito, May 30, 2014
Photo of adityashekhar
3/5  rDev +10.3%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of xylophonica
2.68/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

xylophonica, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of frontalot
2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

frontalot, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of 6string
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

6string, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of philphilphil
3.45/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

philphilphil, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of BriaCloette
3/5  rDev +10.3%

BriaCloette, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of seydou
2.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

seydou, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Mitch84
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Mitch84, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of edtri19
1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

edtri19, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of maddux91
3.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Decent lacing

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.

maddux91, Jan 05, 2011
Phoenix Beer from Phoenix Beverages Group
70 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.