Gulder Lager (Nigeria) | Nigerian Breweries, Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Nigerian Breweries, Ltd.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by flyingpig on 04-24-2013

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
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2.52/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Apparently different from the Ghanaian version of this beer due to the use of sorghum in this, the Nigerian version due to government grants for using it in place of malts. This is the reason for the new listing.

Bottle: 600ml (£2.29 from Costcutter, Lambeth, London):

Clear golden with a few bubbles rising to the surface and a very thin, bubbly white lacing for a head.

Lager malts & a touch of sweetness along with some corn, bread and a lot of adjuncts filling in the rest. There are a few faint, grassy hops and a touch of skunk as well.

Lager malts and corn with some faint hops and a slight touch of citrus. There is a bland taste overall and a slightly skunky finish.

Light, smooth with a slight citrus tang and strong carbonation. The beer is a little thin but not totally watered down.

Poor pale lager with a rather bland and uninspiring taste without coming across as bad or offensive. Not a bad taste just an incredibly bland one that is reminiscent of drinking flavoured water.

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Photo of desint
2.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MarkoNm
2.18/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear golden color which is topped with an average white foamy head. There is a gentle hoppy aroma. The taste is bitter and slightly acid with a hoppy aftertaste. It is drinkable, although there is this unpleasant metallic feel in the end, making it not so good really. Too bad.

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Photo of boot101
2.37/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Flashbac
3.04/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of soulgrowl
2.87/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours just like any other similar export lager, but maybe a touch more viscous. Otherwise it's unremarkably yellow with a small white head. Not much more to say. It smells sweet, like honey, sweetcorn, and rum. That rum note is particularly disconcerting. It has a kind of bad pineapple juice-based cocktail vibe. Drinks a bit like malt liquor, sickly in flavor but thin in body and aroma. Mainly it tastes of very sweet malts and white rum, but at least there is some crisp, lemony hop action and spritzy carbonation in the finish to clean it up. Not good and not something I'd want to drink every night, but it could be a winner in a hot, dusty climate with powerful food. Possible pairings: fried chicken, curried lamb or goat, Bombay mix, chips, and hot dogs.

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Gulder Lager (Nigeria) from Nigerian Breweries, Ltd.
2.6 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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