Noble, English Craft Lager
Greene King / Morland Brewery

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From:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Lager - European Pale
ABV:
5%
Score:
75
Avg:
2.95 | pDev: 10.51%
Ratings:
19
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 30, 2016
Added:
Feb 20, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  4
SCORE
75
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3.42/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Poured into pint.
Clear golden with copper hue, white foam, good retention.
Smell - typical for Greene King, malty, fruity, sweet, touch of grassy hops.
Taste - progressively poor, grainy with some fruitiness.
Light body, good carbonation.
Pretty average.

Mar 30, 2016
 
2.89 by dmurray50000 from England on Jun 26, 2015
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3.26/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by captaincoffee from Virginia

Bought as part of Green Kingcrafr brew set at London Costco...although i knew the terms Green King and craft were kinda mutually exclusive. I won't go as far as to say I liked this beer. However, as the Euro light lager category goes, I'm not sure what else people are expecting. Light mouth feel, light hops, not much flavor, etc. Honestly, as I drank this, my one thought was that BMC beers could easily be improved to the level of this brew with a touch more malt and hops. With that said, I can't see why I would purchase again. Good lawn mowing beer perhaps.

Apr 09, 2015
 
3.36 by sengland70 from England on Mar 02, 2015
 
2.62 by david_b from England on Feb 20, 2015
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3.03/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by jazzyjeff13 from England

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2015. Acquired a little while back from a supermarket. The label mentions that this is hopped with Tettnang.

A: Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A clear golden-amber colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before collapsing and dissipating.

S: Aroma of light malt with hints of fruity ale yeast, faint grass/hay, vague noble hops and stewed leaves. The yeast esters suggest the GK house yeast was used to brew this.

T: Tastes of light grainy malt and fruity yeast with a dry finish. Notes of mild husky grain, fruity yeast esters, subtle grass/hay, a twinge of noble hops, faint nuttiness and stewed leaves. Well-attenuated, followed by a crisp, restrained bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with a light, insubstantial body and prickly carbonation. Mildly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity yeast esters, stewed leaves/grass and a touch of cardboard.

O: So-so; not terrible but a pretty average lager. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are quite light and bland. Subdued malt and mild grassy hop notes, underpinned by unusually fruity yeast (for a lager). A more authentic yeast strain could have been employed. Body is OK. Refreshing enough but uninspired - no need to seek it out.

Jan 24, 2015
 
2.83 by SStein from Colorado on Jan 05, 2015
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2.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Paul_Hutchinson from Scotland

Certainly crisp and refreshing and initially a lovely taste, but little remains if you dig a little deeper. Pours to an amber hue with a frothy head which quickly disappears. Smell is there but almost abstract so difficult to pinpoint. Taste is also weak but nice for thirst. No real lingering taste

Dec 17, 2014
 
3.25 by Monochrome from France on Dec 13, 2014
 
3 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey on Nov 08, 2014
 
3 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Sep 24, 2014
 
2.5 by Sam-VW from England on Aug 17, 2014
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3.06/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Markiboy from Denmark

To be fair to the brewery, they do say the lager is meant to be "crisp, light and aromatic" and it is. It's pretty easily drinkable but it misses all of the right components at the right time of the drink. What I mean is, it doesn't smell anything special as you bring your lips to it, the first taste isn't that enjoyable as you begin to drink and the aftertaste is too watery to invite subsequent gulps. So, all in all, it is light and crispy, but just too light, imo.

Aug 01, 2014
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2.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled
Pours a golden body with big foaming white that quickly disappears
Thin barely noticeable aroma
Thin barely noticeable flavour
Thin barely noticeable body

Jul 09, 2014
 
3.25 by endless1408 from England on Jul 01, 2014
Photo of vinicole
3.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by vinicole from England

Golden colour. Head quickly dissipates leaving a scum like layer.
Fruit and cereal smell. Malt distinguished. Both sweet and sour.
The taste is reminiscent of the aroma but rather harsh with stewed hops.
Moderate feel.

Jun 22, 2014
 
2.5 by Andy_Luft from England on Jun 21, 2014
 
3.25 by pknyc from New York on Apr 21, 2014
 
2.5 by wl0307 from England on Apr 19, 2014
Noble, English Craft Lager from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 19 ratings