Brewery: Camerons Brewery
You don’t get much bigger rock n roll icons than Lemmy. The style, voice and the “don’t give a fuck” attitude of the late Lemmy Kilmister moulded Motörhead into the legendary rock band it is today. Although he may be gone now he will never be forgotten. I was even lucky enough to have the great man in my pub back in England for a night and he did indeed manage to work his way through an impressive amount of Jack and coke. Motörhead have had their name on a lot of different drinks, such as beer, whiskey and rum. The Motörhead lager is one of the easier rock inspired beers to get your hands on but it’s not exactly impressive to say the least. I found the Röad Crew APA though and thought it could be interesting to try it in a tasting. Brewed in Hartlepool England by Camerons I was hoping to feel some of that beloved rock attitude had worked its way into the beer. Unfortunately this didn’t seem to be the case.
This beer was crisp dark golden in colour and had a non existent head coupled hardly any carbonation. It really wasnt the most enticing beer I’ve ever had the chance to look at and was all rather uninspiring. It was thin to medium body with little lacing too. The smell was rather light, pleasant but also rather complex. It was slightly vinous with bread, honey, perfumed grass and mandarin all noted. The taste however did not live up to the aroma. None of those delicious fruit tones came through in the taste. The bitter hops were of course present but there was a sort of soapy tone present that wasn’t that nice. It was rather watery on the palate and felt quite watery. The aftertaste was also a major letdown as it just seemed to disappear.
This was quite a disappointment. It was drinkable but no more than that really. If only they could have replicated the lovely aromas in the uninspiring taste. This was hardly a beer to honour the memory of the great man himself. An exceptional band should inspire exceptional beer but this isn’t it. It’s a missed opportunity and if I had to honour Lemmy I would go for the Jack Daniels over this any day of the week.