Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Pale Lager
Middleton, England


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottled lager.
"The Nepalese and British people have long enjoyed a unique friendship epitomised by the noble Ghurka Regiments of the British Army. Their famous fighting knife lends its name to this spectacular beer. Its creation is the harmonious product of original Nepalese recipes and the brewing traditions of J.W.Lees one of Britain's oldest Independent Breweries. working in partnership Manhanta Sherestha a native of Katmandu and Head Brewer Giles Dennis have striven to capture the essence of Nepalese taste and culture in this superbly smooth premium beer."

Lambister's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lambister (418) - - SEP 16, 2013
Pale golden colour, minimal head. Bready aroma like most lagers. Pretty dry and light bodied with some grassy hops. A refreshing pils like lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjakk (674) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 23, 2016
UPDATED: APR 24, 2016 Bronze, clear, white foam. Sweet, malt in the aroma. Sweet,mild malt with almost no aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackBeerPG (245) - Darien, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2016
Taste: crisp airy, bitter, wheat, carbonated, an odd skunked nose. Gold, clear, soapy head. I wonder if bottle color added to stale flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
660ml green bottle. Pale gold pour, skunky aroma. Flavor is metallic, not a huge amount of skunk, a bit sweet for the style, not repulsive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
330ml bottle from Oakham Wines (Rutland): poured into a Duvel glass at home on 20th March 2016. Clear golden amber body, good, deep and full white blanket on top. Malty nose and flavour with a good hop bittering balance, one of the better UK brewed lagers in my opinion. Went down very well with some English Cheeses and salted biscuits.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
minutemat (3744) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
330ml bottle, then a 660ml bottle @ Avatar Nepalese restaurant, Shrewsbury. A very fine Nepalese restaurant indeed. Pours gold, white head. Aroma is sweet pale malt. Taste is clean, lightly sweet, pale malt. Not a bad lager really. Went well with my Vindaloo.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2015
330 ml. green bottle sampled. Thank you! BBF 17.03.2016. Sold as a Nepalese beer but not made there, I almost wonder if this is even sold in Nepal. A small gusher – seriously, a fist one for a macro beer. The least you can expect from a macro beer like this is no issues like that. Never encountered that before. Very pale clear golden, little head. Nose is awful rotting thin, hugely watery metallic corn, hugely oily & spoiled. Taste is hugely oily & watery, spoiled, rotting corn, mold, terrible oily tea, sugar, artificial, chemical, mineral,… Body is thin, watery, chemical & overly metallic. Really bad beer. Rubbish really even if you taking non-beer country standard in mind.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sinfull (1332) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Clear , deep golden color. Medium-sized, white head . Malty aroma with notes of hay and metal. Sweet malty taste , with light bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (2813) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle in a Nepalese restaurant in Shrewsbury. Golden with a frothy white head. Light aroma of citrus and grain. The taste is sweet grain with a hint of citrus. A very average slightly sweet pale lager. Just about drinkable. Disappointingly not even a country tick. Why dress this up as Nepalese when it’s brewed in England?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
charlotte (5099) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle.Clear golden colour with large white head.Aroma is malty and light hoppy with flavor of grass and corn,medium body and light grainy with short mild finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (10703) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2015
330ml bottle, 4.7 % abv, at BaseCamp, Nepalese Restaurant in Helsinki. Airy white head reduced to a patchy layer. Poor lacing. Bright golden body. Pale malty sweetness on the nose. Taste is rather sweet dominated by grainy malts. Sweet malty endnotes. Soft carbonated. Unvaried but okay with the tandoori lamb (27.09.2015).

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