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Curious Brew Lager Beer

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Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Lager
Tenterden, England
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 330ml bottles (not bottle conditioned).
Brewed in England with precision and passion to create a uniquely satisfying, drier, cleaner, fresher, lager beer. We use East Anglian malt, Saaz and Cascade hops, then re-ferment using Champagne yeast before adding a "dosage" of the rare and fragrant Nelson Sauvin hop, before cold filtering this unpasturised beer into bottle.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4373) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle from Uncle Phil for 40th birthday (eeek). Quite good lager really. Super clean and thin. Sweet, ethereal lightness on tongue. There were sips that brought to mind layering one’s tongue in plastic cement. Airfix Dinosaur. Totnes. 1985.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (2206) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2016
A light lager, macro tasted. Sweet body, wet finish. A little yeasty with low hops flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3255) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
4.7%, bottle. golden with a white limited head. Aroma of malts and yeast. Taste of citrus, malt, dry, weird hops, grassy, herbal bouquet, sour notes, medium body.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (2433) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle at no1 lounge, heathrow. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma has malts and some lager hops. Light malty body, quite fresh, some hoppy notes at the end.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (4112) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle, gold with a thin head, malty eurolager, mild bitterness, decent for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Pineapple and plantain fruitiness rises from this crisp, delicate lager, a compelling profile which begs for closer inspection.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy golden.
-Hop flavors, though very different from what you expect, are nicely extracted for the style here; mostly aroma and flavour, not bitterness.
-Mouthfeel is prickly and lean.
-This is very drinkable and far from boring.
-Most macrobreweries could produce something as good as this if cost cutting wasn’t their priority.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheKernOwl (182) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Very decent lager - has some musty Nelson hop in the nose and in the finish. Nice body for a lager, too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle at the Crown Rivers, Heathrow airport, 20.4.16. Clear gold with a white head. Grass, a little green apple, pomegranate and grapes in the nose, fruity and some grapes in the mouth, followed by mild bitterness and a little bit of biscuit. Medium body, malty bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hatzer (139) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Strange is the only way to explain this the pour shows a bit of the champers in fairness

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronTDubs (309) - - MAY 4, 2016
Bright and hoppy aroma with a mix of light malts and wet sock (in a good way). Mostly dry and sharp. Obvious sour flavor. Nice mix of hop flavor and malt. Very flavorful. Has a slight off flavor. Not too bad.


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