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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle.Yellow with a small head.Slightly cardboard like flavour. A bit tinny and left no lacing. This is what gives lager a bad name. To be avoided.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3803) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2002
Good head and condition, malty nose with low level of hop aroma. Hops in the mouth becoming slightly ironlike towards the end , and a hop bitter finish with a strange aftertaste.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9851) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle. Golden with a short lived white head. Malt with some hops in the aroma. Tastes OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - 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 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 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2008
Shep’s bottle. Gold colour. Quite a foxy malt aroma. Taste has some malt, biscuit and a pleasant citric tang. Not very bitter, but it has a bit more character than most pale lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
50 cl bottle...Pours a clear golden yellow, slight white head with moderate retention...bready, malty, and a little yeasty on the nose...slightly sweet with a bit a a bitter bite for balance...light bodied with average carbonation...generic, but not awful.

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