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Gulder Lager (Nigeria)

Rating: 2.7

Another beer I tried back at my hotel whilst in London earlier this month, this one is also another from Nigeria following on from the Guinness Foreign Extra I reviewed a few days ago. There is also a Ghanaian version of this beer but thanks to Nigerian law, all beer brewed in the country must be made with a portion of sorghum.  Due to grants for growing this sorghum, breweries are able to buy it cheaply and in turn lower the malt content of their beers and produce the beer at a lower cost. This is apparently the sole difference between the Ghanaian and Nigerian versions of this beer although I don’t suspect I’ll be able to confirm this by trying the Ghanaian version any time soon.
Gulder Lager (Nigeria)

Appearance (3/5): Clear golden in colour with a few bubbles rising to the surface and a very thin, bubbly white lacing for a head on top.
Aroma (5/10): Lager malts and 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.
Taste (5/10): Mainly a combination of cheap 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.
Palate (3/5): Light bodied and fairly smooth with a slight citrus tang and strong carbonation. The beer is a little thin but not totally watered down.

Overall (10/20): A pretty standard to 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. Give this one a miss if there is anything else available.

Brewed In: Lagos, Nigeria
Brewery: Nigerian Breweries PLC
First Brewed: 1970
Type: Pale Lager
Abv: 5.2%
Serving: Bottle (600ml)
Purchased: Costcutter (London)
Price: £2.29

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  1. July 20, 2017 at 11:17

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