The Yenda Crisp Lager has a sharper taste that will appeal to seasoned drinkers, but suffers the same fate as the Yenda Session Lager…
The Good: Man oh man was the a pleasant surprise. Coming off of the back of the Yenda Session Lager I did not have much faith in this particular lager, but damn was I sorely mistaken. This beer has a lot more bite to it than I was expecting, tantalising the tastebuds with some extra flavour after another day labouring in the backyard (crafting the perfect beer garden takes time and a lot of hard labour!). The hops are not that intense however the barley and malt that is used takes off some of the bite that you may expect making it a delightful almost creamy taste to it.
The Bad: It suffers the same fate as the Session Lager in the sense that it doesn't elicit any stronger feelings as you finish the bottle. To be brutally honest the last mouthful whilst a much better mouthful than the Session Lager, didn’t really do much for me. It remained consistent but towards the end felt too carbonated or heavy for a drink that is only rated to 1.1 standard drinks.
Enjoyment: I categorise this in the same boat as I would a lot of Lagers, that is they are great to start with but never finish with them. What I mean is if you have worked a full day and just need a beer to relax with then the Yenda Crisp Lager will hit the spot every time. That being said it is not the sort of beer that I would want to do a full session on, its carbonation would hit you before the alcohol hit you and depending on what you are looking for that is not a good thing.