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Hurlimann Sternbrau Lager (Export Bier)

Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Pale Lager
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Rights to the brand have now been bought by Shepherd Neame.
Keg 4.8%; Bottle/Can 5.0%
"Considered by its many devotees to be one of the finest lagers brewed in Britain. The brewing of Hürlimann is strictly controlled to ensure that the beer remains true to the original Swiss recipe. Only the finest Swiss yeast and Challenger hops are used in this all malt brew to give a full lager flavour."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrTipple (3588) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Aroma: malty, slightly sour. Appearance: light gold, medium frothy head Taste: light to medium bitter. Palate: sharp bitterness continues. Overall: rubbish Lager. Pint at Britannia Inn, Dungeness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe, bought under the mistaken idea that I’d be ticking off another country. But no. Thanks Shepherd Neame! "Only the finest Swiss yeast". What does that actually mean? I don’t imagine the Swiss are overrun with yeast strains for lager fermentation to choose from. Bottle is also now 4.8%, no doubt due to "commercial pressures" aka cost-cutting. It’s a pishy lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beer5000 (5905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
On tap @ The Marked Inn, Faversham. Clear golden body with a firm white head. Aroma is light grainy with German type hops. Not so much flavor here, light grainy and boring hops. Thin body and little aftertaste. Boring lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours perfectly clear gold with a fine, bubbly white head. Papery cereal nose, light dough. Faint doughy and lightly sugary flavor. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild straw to finish, further dough, paper. A bit of oxidation has taken place here. Not great overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Pale yellow lager sustaining a small bubbly creamy head. Fairly standard lager taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Arve_Christian (4806) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
On tap at Johanniter resturant, Zurich. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of wheat, with some lightly hopped notes. Light body & complexity. Some bitterness Crisp and ok beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
On tap in Hawkinge @The White Horse Inn. Watery lager with pale golden colour, no head. Aroma of grains and sour mash combined with a light flavour of beer, hops and sour citrus fruits.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
MichaelAwesome (6470) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
On tap in Hawkinge, Kent. Awful and watery lager with aroma of maybe grain and soap. One of the worst pints of my life.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2012
Tap (Belgian Cafe, Margate)
Light fruity nose, a touch of citrus, quite dry. Refreshing palate, but still fairly full for a pale lager. Basically a bit dull. Simple lager, that’s all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (507) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Pint, pale golden colour, clear, 1 finger head. Malty grassy aroma with notes of german style hops. Fairly malty taste, a bit grassy, finish slightly grainy. Crisp mouthfull, well carbonated. Overall refreshing lager, not bad or outstanding.

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