Brewdog 77 Lager: (Scotland: Pilsner: 4.9% ABV)

Visual: Pale brown gold, large bubbly head but dissipates quickly

Nose: Wood sap, glucose. Very light hops, apricot.

Body: Barley; slight honey. Peaches and sweet fruits. Touch of chives, maize. Crunchy nut cornflakes.

Finish: Lovely malt, dry gnawn wood. Sugar and strawberry.

Conclusion: A balanced lager, not exceptional but complex for the style. It has a rich body with fruit touches. This beer straddles the ale lager line and mixes it well.

The downside is that some of the more bitter notes don’t quite balance out, but generally a beer that rounds out well.

The cask version is a superior effort to the bottle version sampled here; it brings in extra creamier flavours.

Worth noting, my Father, a dedicated follower of the somewhat less flavoursome lagers was tempted into trying this on tap and found it to be a fine break from the norm – and who can say no to beer with recommendation like that – so possibly a good beer for converting those who normally avoid the more unusual beers. (It seems beer runs in the family 🙂 )