Saturday, 17 November 2012

A. Le Coq Premium

A. Le Coq Premium is an awesomely named pale lager made by the brewery of the same name (minus the Premium). It comes all the way from Tartu, Estonia. Sold in nice looking 500mL bottles, A. Le Coq contains a slightly anemic 4.7% alcohol. It pours a clear, pale straw colour, considerable carbonation, and a quickly fading white head. It has a grassy, grainy aroma. It's pleasingly crisp, with very little aftertaste. The flavour is grainy, with a slight smack of bitterness for balance.

This is a great warm weather beer--the kind of brew that I'd like to cool down with after an afternoon of yard work. It's refreshing, crisp, and uncomplicated.  Personally, I'd like a bit more nuance to it to round out the taste, but it's still pretty good stuff.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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