Category Archives: Euro Pale Lager

Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager

Brewery: Stone & Wood Brewing Company
Country: Australia
ABV: 4.7%
Style: Euro Pale Lager

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Influenced by the surrounding green hills that roll down to meet the Pacific Ocean, Green Coast is brewed with a blend of the finest malts and left unfiltered to create a beer that has a light amber colour with a natural yeast cloud, and a flavour that strikes a fine balance between its subtle hop aroma and full malt palate, finishing soft and clean.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 2.6
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 8th March 2017. Poured into a Moonzen teku glass.
Appearance: A very slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malts and maybe a little musty at times. Not getting any of these supposed ‘subtle hop aroma’.
Taste: Sweet malts with some grassy notes.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Can be refreshing on a hot day, but nothing special.

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Brewdog Kingpin

Brewery: BrewDog
Country: Scotland
ABV: 4.7%
Style: Euro Pale Lager

Brewer Description: (from bottle) For years people have been suffering the maddening delusion that lager tasted of nothing. Well, we’ve got some 500 year old news for you – it tastes and then some. Kingpin is on a crusade to put lager back on top. It is lager reborn, a taste sensation for the 21st century. The crowning glory of the Pilsner dream. Brewed with 100% malt and a juggernaut of hops, this cold-conditioned King lies recumbent for a full five weeks. Expect the first wave of robust, full-bodied malt character to hit, then spicy citrus notes charge across the palate and an assertive bitter finish win the day. Kingpin, centuries in the making, moments in the glass. Lager is dead, long live the King.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 2.68
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 14th May 2017 and poured into a Mikkeller pint glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear golden colour with a one finger white head that settled to an extremely thin cap and leaves some decent lacing.
Aroma: Grain, grass, some corn and a hint of lemon.
Taste: Bready, grain, corn sweetness and grass.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Ahhh, no, I don’t get it. This was not a 21st century lager for me. Lager is not dead, Jack’s Abby makes great 21st century lager. And there are other great lagers around; this was just not one of them…

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