Welcome to the Drink in the Sights Partizan Lager Beer Review. Partizan Lager turned up as part of a Brew Republic subscription last month so I guess it's time I opened it. I find it a little odd when you order a mixed craft beer selection and wind up with lagers but I'm not going to complain. Partizan Brewery have been in operation since 2012 in South Bermondsey which I gather is in South London. A quick look around their website will reveal that they don't do complicated beer names so we have Partizan Lager, but there's also Partizan IPA, Partizan Porter and so on. Personally I quite like this approach as at least you know that the beer does what it says on the bottle, or at least you'd hope so.
Partizan Lager comes in a pretty cool 330ml bottle featuring a sketch of a very happy looking man drinking a lager which is about twice the size of his head, and who wouldn't be happy with that? It's a nice label, and I do like it when there's a bit of art with a beer. I also can't help but think I'd enjoy some art galleries a lot more if I was allowed to walk around with a pint. Anyway... Partizan Lager clocks in at 4.6% alcohol which is distinctly average. Even the description on the bottle declaring 'the beer is light, delicate, and very approachable. Even so, it's a beer of substance; bursting with character' isn't exactly exciting.
What is promising is that it's an unfiltered beer and in my opinion these usually have a bit more taste and character about them, so here's hoping. Partizan Lager pours much clearer than you'd expect for an unfiltered drink, and despite a lively start the head pretty much completely vanishes in no time. It doesn't look bad, but I've seen better. The aroma is also a little on the (for want of a better word) meh side. There's possibly a little bit of a banana smell, a little bit of malt, and a splash of lemon/citrus. Much like with the look, the aroma is just a bit passive for my liking.
The texture of Partizan Lager is as expected, crisp and light. It starts off mildly sweet, with a mildly bitter aftertaste, so it's all just a bit mild, a bit plain, a bit mundane, you get the idea. There's still a small hint of banana in there, which I guess makes it not completely average, but in all honesty it adds very little. On a warm summers day you'll probably enjoy this beer as much as you'd enjoy any lager, but on a cold winter night it really wont change your life. I'm going to give Partizan Lager from Partizan Brewery 4 out of 10. Having just had a Birra Moretti before drinking this I know which one I'd be reaching for in the future and I'm afraid it's not Partizan Lager.