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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, cereal, cardboard, light vegetables. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20111208]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
33 cL bottle as Hurlimann Sternbrau Export Bier. Pours clear and golden yellow with a fully gone head. Mild malty aroma. A bit cardboardish flavoured and flat malty to vague bitter. Ends dry and medium bitter. A bit on the boring side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
Bottled as Hürlimann Sternbräu Export Bier. A golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as lighter notes of caramel and cardboard. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and cardboard as well as lighter notes of caramel. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is eggy, quite grainy and rather harsh. Flavour is being very similar, but also got a smooth sweet maltyness. That’s isn’t enough for saving the beer from being bulky though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Comes as Hürlimann Sternbräu Export Bier. Clear golden with a rough white head. Lightly malty aroma. Light body, a light maltiness and some sulphur. Subdued bitterness. 141208

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (18526) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17282) - 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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Asda, Brighton Marina. Pale gold with white head. Well, there was me thinking that I managed to get a Swiss beer and being conned by S.N. The beer itself is quite flavoursome, lemony, fruity, light and crisp, but I do feel a bit put out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2000

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