Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Lager
Tenterden, England
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoshBridger (1) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
Delightful lager. Light, clean, fresh, hoppy. Won GOLD at International Beer Challenge 2012. I can see why. Lovely stuff. Well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnZa_FIN (2) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013 does not count
one of the better lagers, really crisp. obviously the unortohodox re-ferment process is to credit here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (580) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 30, 2014
Aroma: Fruity, musty, cooked corn, Appearance: Clear light gold body. Medium, white, long lasting head. Lacing Flavour: Medium-sweet, medium-light bitterness, light hop flavours, grassy, medium malt flavours, grain, crisp, Palate: Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation Overall: A good beer. 300 ml bottle, poured. 2A. German Pilsner (Pils)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Interesting stuff - it looks like a lager but has a nose like a beer. Not sure it really works but it's actually quite tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1711) - WALES - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013
Nov 2012 - Cold bottle.. Advertised as a lager. Fruity wine/champagne qualities, mild lager and mild IPA qualities too. Good mix of the styles. Sweet, vibrant, potent flavours. Liked it a lot. V drinkable and interesting. (4.1)

Feb 2013 - Sadly I didn’t enjoy it anywhere near as much as last time. The hops and wine qualities were dampened and so it was really just a more carbonated lager. I was eating some strong tasting food at the time though, but my feeling is that this was a watered down batch. Nowhere near as vibrant or interesting as the last bottle I had. Disappointing. (3.3)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (275) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
0.33 l bottle from local supermarket. No head, lots of bubbles, as expected from a champage beer. The combination of champagne yeast and hops produced something similar to America Pale Ale, a floral bitterness. Still a bit on the mellow side of what it could have been, but quite refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4100) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle at The Pullmann in Folkestone. That one is wonderful example how Lagers can score. Of course it has an easy drinkability but it also has that crispy taste and aftertaste, those nice aromatic hops upfront and it grassy taste. Wonderful Lager to cheer. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle from Waitrose 08.12.11 consumed 28.03.12 Light gold in colour, nice nose bit of fresh exotic fruit, reminds me a little of Kipling, really good nose. Taste does not quite live up to the nose but it isn’t bad, some soft fruit, sweetish malts, tiny bit dry, its not bad at all and when I finished I was looking for a bit more from the bottle, sadly it was gone. A8 A4 A7 P3 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at Chriso Easter Tasting 2012. clear gold lasting white head. Citrus hop aroma. Good soft mouth. Good orange flavour. I liked it. Good citrus lager

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (943) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle (330ml from Fenwick, Newcastle):
Lively smelling beer with some grapes and floral notes to begin along with a sort of white wine aroma, no doubt thanks to the champagne yeast used in the brewing process. It is quite dry on the nose and pretty light too with a fair helping of flowery hops as well.
Clear and light amber colour with a thumb sized, foamy white head on top that stays quite well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass too.
Lots of floral flavours coming through and some grapes to start. There is a white wine taste that the smell hinted at and a little citrus thrown in for good measure. I could also detect some lighter malts coming through but not many.
Lively carbonation to begin along with a medium bodied and a rather dry feel to things. The beer was clean on the palate and quite crisp with a touch of bitterness in there. Overall the palate is quite a sweet one but pleasant nonetheless.

This one wasn’t a bad beer at all, it was certainly different but pleasant to drink in spite of this. There is a good flowery aroma that settles down a bit in the taste but is still good. I could have done with the beer being slightly more complex perhaps but it was still enjoyable and worth a try if you get a chance.

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