James Squire Currency Lad | King St Brewhouse & Restaurant

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King St Brewhouse & Restaurant

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dwarbi on 03-21-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by dwarbi:
Photo of dwarbi
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a surprise to see this new beer on tap when I went to try the Hop Thief... and this lad stole the thunder if you ask me. The colour is a bit dark for the style but very appealing. Golden almost amber, cloudy, and an appropriately poppy-bubble head. There's a really nice subtle hops aroma - true to the German style. Definitely one of the most aromatic JS brews. The beer itself is very, very refreshing. Why did they introduce this at the END of summer?! A perfect amount of bitterness rounds out a truly BIG mouthfeel. A supremely drinkable beer. Thumbs up, lad.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours very similar to a lot of JS beers - golden and cloudy with a slight sediment through it. Head is good, white coloured, dissipated quite quickly. Pretty good looking.

Nose is a bit simple, probably a bit too cold. Bitter pangs, a fair amount of clean but spicy hops on that, slight fruit character. Still seems quite simple though, even warmed up.

Taste is not bad. Clean and crisp lagery flavours, with a pleasant sweet front palate and a malt profile that lasts pretty cleanly from start to finish. Slight tingle in the mouthfeel, otherwise quite thin. Finishes cleanly with mild, polite bitterness.

Pretty decent effort, very drinkable.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow. Tried this one recently at the James Squire Brewhouse, and wasn't expecting an awful lot, but this one really is a good package.

Slightly cloudy orange amber body. It has a good white head, and low carbonation.

Spicy fruit on the nose, with citrus and a little passionfruit. Very fragrant and appealing.

Strong tropical fruit on the front palate. Quite rich with a fine, bitey bitter finish. The hoppy bitterness cuts through the front palate nicely. This is a really good unfiltered lager. I was very pleasantly surprised.

This is worth a try if you're at the JSB. I very nearly passed on this one and would have missed out on something good.

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James Squire Currency Lad from King St Brewhouse & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 3 ratings