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Type: Beer – Lager
Name: Simond Farson’s – Cisk
Made: Mriehel, Malta
“A golden, bottom fermented lager with a well balanced character and a rich hop aroma.”
After a recent guest post: My Blind Date with Malta I was excited to try this beer that Author Louis Jobin described as “a sweet, cheap and delightfully refreshing local beer that was well-needed after another hot day of gorgeous weather.” I’ve never tried Cisk or been to Malta but I was excited to place myself right next to the author as I re-read his post.
So what was my take on this beer…
The scent had a touch of grains and malts, which is very typical of a lager nothing outstanding. There was a little bit of sweetness in the nose, but it was subtle.
Down the hatches it went and I do have to say it drinks smooth, light and almost creamy in texture. However, there isn’t much in taste, not even in the finish, but it’s likable. I could see enjoying this on a nice hot day with a hearty rabbit meal or stew. Or at least that’s what seems to be a traditional dish in Malta.
As I continued to drink this beer down there was a faint hint of hops that were noticeable, but more so the malts, without being malty that is. (Hmm Malta’s malty malts – hehehe)
The one peculiarity about the beer was that it leaves only the tip of my tongue feeling dry. Overall it doesn’t leave much of an impression. It is drinkable, I could drink these all night and it was cheap as Jobin stated, even as an import. Yet it doesn’t give you enough of anything to be craved, missed, reminisced, or in other words its forgettable. Maybe if I was sitting on the shores of Malta enjoying this beer after scuba diving it would leave an impression. Yet that would be the scene not the beer that puts me there, but then again that seems to be common for beers from hot climates.
Overall, I give this beer 2 1/2 out of 5 bananas. It was middle of the road good, which is more than I can say about a lot of beers.
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