Two ‘craft’ lagers, from Fullers and Greene King

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This is why the term ‘craft beer’ needs a definition. Two respectable enough beers from big brewers, but not really craft at all, even though they appropriate the term.

Fuller’s Frontier New Wave Craft Lager
4.5% alcohol
Made with new world hops. Golden colour. Rich and full flavoured with a distinct maltiness and a hint of herby, spicy hoppiness, as well as lemony notes. Full flavoured lager that’s just a little bit boring. 6/10
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Greene King Noble English Craft Lager
5% alcohol
Brewed with Tettnang hops. Gold colour. Sweet and herby with some toffee notes. Very fudgy and sweet but there’s an attractive tangy, citrussy hoppy edge to the palate which saves it. I’m not keen on the toffee notes, though. 7/10

2 thoughts on “Two ‘craft’ lagers, from Fullers and Greene King

  1. Olly Bartlett

    Isn’t 7/10 quite a high score for something that sounds a little average and contrived, Dr J? Doesn’t leave you much room for maneouvre (sic?)

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