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Fake Lager

Rating: 3.35

Although I had been attempting to stick to buying beers from the 1001 List for the last few weeks, I couldn’t resist the urge to pick up a new Brewdog beer considering it is by far my most visited brewery in terms of beers drank. This one will be my 47th beer from the Scottish brewers and was a new beer for summer 2013 that I have seen a number of times in their different bars but never in any shops until now, although it’s not exactly hard to find if you’re looking for a bottle. The beer was launched earlier this year, presumably in order to replace 77 Lager that is no longer one of the breweries core beers. This one is a slightly weaker, 4.7% abv. Czech style pilsner and one that I was pleased to see as it seems most Brewdog beers are experimental offerings or come with a huge alcohol content so it’s always nice to see a good session lager introduced to their rotation, plus it keeps the masses happy. I grabbed this one in a Peckham’s store in Glasgow last weekend and this will be my first new beer from the brewery in a while so it is one I’m looking forward too; here’s hoping it’s a good one.
Fake Lager

Appearance (4/5): Pours a hazy, golden amber with a thumb sized and bubbly white head that holds steady at that height for a couple of minutes.
Aroma (6/10): Light grassy hops and touches of citrus kick things off and are coupled with some biscuit malts and a touch of corn. There is some sweetness but overall the beer is quite light on the nose.
Taste (7/10): Corn and light hop taste with some grassy flavours and a light, biscuit malt base to begin. There is some sweetness and a faint hint of caramel on the taste buds. The background is a very slightly fruity one and the taste is quite clean.
Palate (3/5): Crisp and clean with medium to lively carbonation and a light body. There is also a light bitter finish to the beer.

Overall (13/20): Quite an easy beer to drink and a refreshing one but overall the beer seems quite average and doesn’t really do much to stand out from the crowd. Definitely a step up from a macro pale lager but it seems to be more aimed at the masses than pushing boundaries. A good pilsner but certainly not a classic.

Brewed In: Fraserburgh, Scotland
Brewery: BrewDog
First Brewed: 2013
Type: Czech Pilsener
Abv: 4.7%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Peckhams (Glasgow)
Price: £2.15

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