Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Pale Lager
Faversham, England


on tap


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 25, 2007
Appearance: copper color. Golden color. Medium head, white color and not lasting. Aroma: malty; light herbal touch and some metallic from hops. Slight citric-fruitiness reminiscence like grapefruits. Flavor: light and ephemeral sweet start from pale malts. Citric touch with reminiscences of peel lemon and grapefruits. Slight dry-hoopyness from hops, some resinous with metallic note and not lasting. Palate: light body and medium carbonated. Mediocre, but refreshing for a summer’s day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2007
Keg at the Globe Inn, Hythe, Kent. Straw colour with a thin ring of white head, but highly carbonated with big bubbles; a fresh aroma of grassy hops; crisp with sweetish malt flavours balanced by a sharp bitterness, quite prickly mouth feel. In the end the sweetness wins over the bitterness leaving an unsatisfactory finish. It’s hard to place the style, it’s similar to Stella in some ways, and 1664 in others. Not a bad lager, but I would not go out of my way to find it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 This is a Shepherd Neame beer, which is always good. It’s pretty nice, not as strong as the reputation that proceeds it: I find it quite refreshing. Yellow amber in colour (like Stella), slightly hoppy - I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a love child of Oranjeboom and Stella actually. What do you reckon?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2006
33cl bottle. Gold, with thin lasting white head. Actually, some Sheps yeast on the aroma, some citrus fruit of the lemon variety. Malt is plain in the mouth, which is a bit dull, but with nice citrus on the end. Even the yeast makes another appearance on the finish. Hey, nice lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
Bottle 01/11/2004 Clear golden coloured and hoppy. Slightly dry malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle. Golden with a short lived white head. Malt with some hops in the aroma. Tastes OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004
This was the UK draught version, brewed under license by Shepherd Neame. It’s a bit dull, but dry and clean. Not too bad for a UK keg lager. On tap (keg) at the Three Tuns, Faversham.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2004
Bright gold and a bit flat looking. Aromas are grain with zesty lemon. Flavours are citrus, grain and quite crisp. Some soft malts, too. A pretty dry finish - quite a decent lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2003
[Draught, London] A quite nice lager. Very malty aroma and flavour. Some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2005 March, 2003. Bottle.A pleasant malty lager. Pale coloured. Brewed under licence in the UK by Shepherd Neame. [2.1]
March, 2004. Keg. Ship & Trade. A Shepherd Neame pub. Pale yellow - foam head. Restrained malt. Mild bitterness - slightly salty. [2.1]
Oct, 2005.Keg. White Hart, Cuxton - a Shep’s pub. Side by side with Oranjeboom this struck me as having a pleasant clean hop finish and light carbonation. [2.4]

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