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Cisk Lager | Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.

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2.9/5
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68 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.
Malta
farsons.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The original Cisk Lager Beer is a golden-coloured, bottom-fermented lager with a distinctive and well-balanced character. Its rich hop aroma and pleasant bitterness has made it the natural choice and thirst quencher for beer drinkers who want to savour the original brew which has remained faithful to its recipe of 1929.

Recipient of a number of international awards since its launch in 1929, Cisk Lager Beer is popular any time of the year and consumed across the Maltese Islands, holding a strong presence at Malta’s traditional social band clubs, known as ”kazini”. On a hot summer day, it is best enjoyed chilled by the sea with friends. Just add a barbecue banquet or a selection of fresh shellfish and Cisk will be the perfect companion.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,185
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
68
pDev:
20.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
2.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Golden color with a thick two finger head with decent retention. Lots of apparent carbonation at first.
Aroma with notes of bread, lemon and orange drops and very mild floral.
Flavor with notes of floral hops, lemon drops and very mild cardboard. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Watery body with appropriate carbonation.
Refreshing adjunct lager but easy to be forgotten. Nothing special and body is too thin, but it has no residual sweetness nor bothering off-flavors.

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Photo of JeremyBM
4.12/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
2.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.85/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Clingy creamy snow cap over bright gold. 4
Sweet dough and grass. 4
Cracker, some husk, then mild grass. 3.75
Halfway to medium, snappy, slight cling. 4

This is… decent. Helles-sytle, mostly; sweet and low hops. But no flaws - that's something, considering it's an adjunct lager. Hurrah for British brewing culture. 3.75

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Photo of torwart94
2.69/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of buzzy
2.85/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.18/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Taste: Mild, citrus, grainy, thin, with a mellow nose. Pale gold semi clear with large foamy head. Lite body with a bit salty notes. Not a real robust lager

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Photo of stevoj
1.77/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

33cl Can from Jeremy. New country tick. all else, a cheap, grainy euro lager, watery, wet paper smell and taste. Not horrendous, but not that good either.

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Photo of SoPeL
1.9/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of JohnGalt1
2.58/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Can from Buckeyeboy... Clear golden.... Standard grainy lager nose... Nothing really wrong with it, just un-inspired... Still better than most BMC standards... Perhaps an older can. Cool to try... Thanks Jeremy!!! Another country tick is another country tick.

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Photo of Flemingpt
3.07/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of chubenzino
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Oidmoe
2.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of adityashekhar
3.12/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Andrej70
2.6/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Redrover
3.27/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one seems to be the national beer of Malta. I had in bars, cafes, restaurants, on the waterfront, etc.

16oz can poured into a pint glass, the beer is mid yellow with a huge white head.

It has a nose of grass and grains. Fresh with no off or skunk notes.

Taste is a combination of sweet and grainy. Not a ton going on, but again no off or odd flavors. There is definitely a hint of corn on the finish. Minimal hoping but it is there.

The mouth is crisp and overall, the beer is an easy drinker for those hot days and nights in Malta.

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Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Jetulio
2.4/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

330 ml. bottle poured into a lager glass

Appearance... Golden beer with foamy head colour white of 2 fingers aprox (not lasting)

Aroma...   Hay, wet straw smell, Grain aroma predominance

Taste... Some citric notes and acid too, sweetness and poor bitterness

Mouthfeel... medium body and carbonation

Overall... a not impressive lager, poor balance, not refreshing. To forget.

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Photo of mizx
3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of desint
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.18/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle. Lager glass. Golden color, crystal clear appearance. White froth & thin crown. Slight sulfury, honey & grassy aromas. Crispy & bitter upfront. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery texture. Malty sweetness, harsh grainy & rough bitterness resolve in a dry sweet finish with light acidic touch. Unbalanced & boring.

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Photo of Oakenator
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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Cisk Lager from Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc.
Beer rating: 2.9 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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