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The Drunk Hop – Large Lager

Rating: 3.45

The final beer from those I tried over the Christmas holidays now, this one being a Spanish brewed pale lager from Brønhër Brew that I received as part of a box from Beer52 as a Christmas gift. The beer is my first from the brewery and one that I’d not heard of prior to opening the box, to be honest my knowledge of Spanish beers is pretty limited with this one being only my fourteenth from a country that is relatively close to the UK. This one will also be my first Spanish beer since last summer when I reviewed a bottle of Squiffy Sailor from Barcelona based Edge Brewing but hopefully, with a trip to Spain coming up later this year, I’ll be able to sample a few other beers and see what the country has to offer.

The Drunk Hop - Large Lager

Appearance (4/5): This one pours a pale, light amber colour with a thumb-sized head that is foamy and white. The body is a clear one with a couple of bubbles rising to the surface and there is a touch of lacing on the sides of the glass too; not a bad look beer for the style really.
Aroma (6/10): This one wasn’t the most complex nose really, it started off with some light citrus and hay notes that are almost standard for the style before being followed by some lemon. There was some corn and a few earthy notes coming through alongside touches of coriander but it was relatively light but fresh.
Taste (6/10): The taste is kicked off with some light malts and grassy hops that match the nose well, there was some basic lager flavours coming through as well with corn and a background sweetness being the most noticeable. The beer tasted quite clean with the odd floral touch coming through but again it was quite one-dimensional.
Palate (4/5): A smooth and probably light-medium bodied beer, this one was fresh and crisp to drink with a good balance although, as I’ve mentioned already, it definitely wasn’t the most complex or varied beer really. There was a little dryness towards the end but overall the mouthfeel was a clean one.

Overall (13/20): This one was quite a nice lager whilst being quite a standard and basic one at the same time. There was some clean malts, a subtle bitterness and all the usual lager flavours coming through but nothing really stuck out and I’m not sure it will be all that memorable a beer.

Brewed In: Villajoyosa, Alicante, Spain
Brewery: Brønhër Brew
First Brewed: 2013
Type: Pale Lager
Abv: 4.7%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Beer52.com
Price: Gift

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