Organic Lager | Freedom Brewery Ltd

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Brewed by:
Freedom Brewery Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 07-18-2006

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of vinicole
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straw colour. Slight haze. Thin head. Some retention and lacing.
Grain and yeast discernable.
Light malt flavour. Some sweetness but really not much there.
Decent carbonation.
Better than your standard euro lager.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml Brown bottle, best before 18 Aug 2011, this was the second beer in my random tasting evening on 12 Aug 2011.

Poured into a Veltins Pilsner badged stemmed tulip glass: looked good, usual pale gold body with the snowy white head you'd expect to see on a lager/pilsner.

The aroma wasn't strong, but there were hints of caramel and malty molasses if you sniffed hard enough.

The taste was a pleasant blend of dry hoppiness and a front of sweeter malt flavours.

I can't pretend to be a big lager/pilsner fan, but this one was OK and certainly different and more interesting compared to the mass produced ones I've reviewed or drank when on holiday in hotter places than the UK.

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Photo of thepeter
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on Tap at Barbecoa, poured dark golden with a decent head that did not clear out very quickly. The aroma was a bit sweeter than a typical craft lager with a bit of grass and hay but not much citrus. Tastes refreshing and crisp, again a bit sweeter than expected, caramel, hay, light bitterness at the end. Feels light on the tongue, nicely carbonated and medium light body. Overall, this is a decent lager a bit too sweet and would like a bit of citrusy zing to it but it went very nicely with my food and made me happy.

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Photo of DerBayer
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy darkish straw colour very beatiful but mine had no head

The smell is judt of hops and just that not bad but is it great?

Taste is miles ahead of the smell it s basically bitter hops balance out with caramel and malt flavours - commendable

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation very refreshing indeed

This is a very good session brew overall

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Photo of wl0307
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This previous flagship beer of the ex-Freedom Brewery is now brewed in Germany according to the info. from the new Brothers Brewing Co. which owns the Freedom brand: "Our award winning organic lager is brewed in Germany according to strict German purity laws". Purchased at an Oddbins wine shop. Coming in a 330ml brown bottle, filtered, without any freshness info. printed on the label. Served chilled in a pilsner glass.

A: clear, yellowish straw hue, with a slowly growing and well sustained white foamy head, supported by lively carbonation full of tiny bubbles. Not bad.
S: a lightly honeyish fore-note underlined by a more chewy, grainy+corn-ish lager malty base; a slightly doughy as well as sour-lemony, crisp hoppy edge stays behind. Overall, clear and simply-composed grainy nose.
T: a loosely-formed texture of sugar-cane juice like fruitiness upfront with a mild toasty as well as corn-ish maltiness... light and thin-ish on the palate; slowly turning dryish at the back, with a subtly bitter edge of hops and its floral after-taste and aroma. Crisp and medium-length finish.
M&D: slightly spritzy but not intrusive on the texture, this bottled version is quite restrained in flavour and lower in hoppyness as compared with the draught version, which provides a more pronounced, fresher and more tasty hoppy edge. Not very successful attempt of bottling, but not a horrible beer either.

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Organic Lager from Freedom Brewery Ltd
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 6 ratings