Tag Archive: Lager

Jul 26

Stella Artois Premium Lager Beer

Stella Artois

Stella Artois

Name: Stella Artois Premium Lager Beer

Country: Belgium

Brewer: Stella Artois Brewery, Leuven, Belgium

Type: Lager Beer

ABV: 5.2% (USA)

Packaging: Green glass bottle

Bottle Info: Belgium’s Original – Over 600 Years of brewing experience.

 

First Impressions:

The nose is slightly sweet and fruity.  The pour creates a moderate head.  The initial taste is best described as middle-of-the-road.

Mid-Drink:

There is very little in the way of a definitive hops or malt taste.  I can’t resist saying that this is a beer that would never offend anybody.  It’s an easy drinker  to an extreme.

After Word:

I can’t say that this is my favorite beer.  However, it is so inoffensive that I would never refuse one if offered. Certainly, there is no hint of “malt beverage” taste.  It’s simply a beer that aims not to shock or assault your taste buds.

Who Should Try:

This beer might be a good introduction to lager for those who aren’t 100% sure that they like beer.  For the rest of us, it’s simply another choice for smooth, easy drinking.

[important]Cocktail and Beer’s 0-10 Ratings:

Malt: 5

Hops: 5

Bitter: 3

Acidic: 3

Carbonation: 6

Easy Drinker: 9

Beerness:  6

Overall: 6

Recommended: Yes

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Jul 21

Jever Original Friesland Pilsener Review

Jever Lager

Jever Lager

Name: Jever Original Friesland Pilsener

Brewer: Dortmunder Brau & Brunnen Group (Oetker Group)

Country: Germany

Importer (US): Raven Import Co.

Type: Pilsener

ABV: 4.9%

Packaging: Green glass bottle

Bottle Info: Jever Original Friesland Pilsener, Premium Lager Beer, Product of Germany, Since 1848

 

 

 

 

First Impressions:

Bitter, but not in an annoying way.  Subtle hops taste with little malt.  Good nose.  Slightly challenging to the American palate.

Mid-Drink:

Bitter aftertaste lasts and lasts.  Hops forward, but tough to nail down the taste profile.

After Word:

Leaves no doubt it’s a German beer.  Interesting enough that I will want to try it again.

Who Should Try:

Anyone who can stand some bitterness and a beer with some backbone.

[important]Cocktail and Beer’s 0-10 Ratings:

Malt: 4

Hops: 7

Bitter: 6

Acidic: 7

Easy Drinker: 6

Beerness: 8

Overall: 7

Recommended:Yes [/important]