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Brewed by Hepworth
Style: Premium Lager
Horsham, England
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Hercules Premium lager is craft brewed in small batches by master brewers. Every pound of malt, every whole real hop is weighed out and added by hand. It’s brewed more slowly than mass produced beer so that time and yeast can work in harmony to remove the harshness that ’fast’ beer can retain. The result is a distinctive sparkling lager with a delicate citrus nose.

Distributed by Pierhead Purchasing Ltd., pierhead.uk.com


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (708) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with thin quick to disappear white head. Aroma: Corn, biscuit, peppery and grassy. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium sourness and low bitterness, slight saltiness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light body, average carbonation, dry abrupt malty, corn finish. Comments: Tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2184) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear pale gold, thin, short-lived head. Aromas of lemon and light straw. Taste is more lemon, light malt. Pretty dull to be honest. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (640) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle rhythm+booze. Pale amber colour halo white head. Aroma is weak citrus malts. Taste is slight hops followed by sweet malts ok bitterness. Good silkey body for a larger and good soft carbonation. I agree with the brewer that this is better than the mass produced cat piss associated with larger but. It is lacking anything really special.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wimpyjoe (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from Booths. Golden-yellow and loses its head fast. Bridges the gap between ale and lager with its texture, much more like the later in nose and taste, but not a great effort by any means.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle from Mouton Rouge Canterbury. Clear gold lasting white head. Lager yeast malt aroma. It’s kinda ok, I can see what they are going for, but just don’t quite make it. Some lemon, some hop on the finish. Still a bit of puke in the flavour. Not terrible, but not exactly good either. But a big gulp and it’s fine.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dogbomb (863) - ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Slightly cloudy yellow beer with a busy head which settles to a scum. Nose is slightly old oranges and dishwater. Taste is reasonably pleasant - a malty sweetness with a bit of nuttiness and citrus, but there is no real bite here or anything to grab you. The carbonation isn’t there to excite even. OKish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze Barton-upon-Humber. Gold, thin shortlived white head and low condition. Gentle herbal hop and sweet honey notes in the nose, quite soft in the mouth with a gentle malty sweetness bordering on estery balanced with a low hop note, finish is short and sweet with a low chalky bitterness.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Yet another beer by this brewery where they don’t add their name to the ’credits’. Picked up in ’Rhythm and Booze’ near Blundell Park, Cleethorpes. 330ml bottle: best before 13 Nov 2012, opened during one of my random drinking evenings on 16 Nov 2012, some three days late. The beer was poured into a Duvel glass at home: golden with a slight haze with a fading white head from the start. The beer had a sour feel from the begining, might have been skunked in the fairly bright shop, I’ve only had it a week. Bland and boring, glad I only bought one of them. To be fair it is really just another supermarket brew from Hepworth and should be viewed as such.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle sold at the Mercure Hotel in Exeter, while watching Andy Murray secure the 2012 Us Open. Perhaps I was just in a good mood because of that, but this was a really enjoyable lager. Pours with a good head that lasts nicely, citrus and pear in the nose and a smooth, malty taste with good citrus character and a nice balance. Good craft lager.


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