Welcome to the Drink in the Sights Lunar Lager from Aldi Beer Review. This is my fourth beer review of a lager in a row. Don't worry I'm not going mad, I just can't justify buying more beers until I've cleared out the cupboard. I'll be back to ales again shortly. In this case we have Lunar Lager from budget supermarket ALDI, and clocking in at only one pound a can I figure what have I got to lose by trying it? Well a pound for a start I guess. The only thing I can tell you about the brewer is that it's in Warwickshire, but as even the address on the can is only a PO Box it's clear the brewer wants to remain anonymous, which probably isn't a good sign.
Lunar Lager comes in a cool, yellow 330ml can which is covered in astronauts, spaceships, shooting stars, robots, and other such interstellar fun. I quite like it, but then I did grow up as a sci-fi geek so I was always going to like it. The beer contains 4.6% alcohol, which is very much the average these days, and if memory serves me my last 3 lagers have all been 4.5-4.7% so yea this seems to be very much the lager alcohol content of choice at the moment, and for a quid you don't really expect much more.
The beer pours really nicely with a clear golden body, and nice thick head. This is exactly how a lager should look so things are starting to look up a bit. The aroma is really mild, I mean it's not easy to pick out much at all, but maybe it's obscured by the head. Once it dies down a bit you'll pick up some wheat scents, but really there still doesn't seem to be a great deal going on with the smell. Hopefully the taste will set Lanar Lager apart from the other lagers out there.
The texture is very much that of a light lager, it's drinkable and smooth, but pretty standard. The taste actually makes Lunar Lager feel more alcoholic than it is, but despite that it's still very plain, a bit like drinking (insert generic lager here). I'm sure if I cracked open a can of Lunar Lager on a warm summers day I'd find it quite refreshing, but as a drinking experience there's really very little going on beyond the cool can and nice aesthetics when poured. I'm going to give Lunar Lager from ALDI a distinctly average 4 out of 10. Drinking Lunar Lager is like looking at the moons surface, there's just not much going on there.