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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   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."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dpeche (1) - USA - OCT 1, 2010 does not count
Probably a little biased since I’ve just drunk a bottle but this has gotta be one of the best beers I’ve tried. Compares along side Fiji Gold. Need to locate more ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SCharles (3) - ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2007 does not count
Enjoyed this Nepalese beer last week, went down really well with my Jalfrezi. About time the Neplese produced a world beater......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devreemde (1) - dordrecht, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2008 does not count
Although the only Nepalese roots from this beer isthe owner of the brand it certainly is a gain for the British beer market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle at Yak Yeti Yak, Bath. Pours clear gold with a fine, foamy white head. Moderate cereal aroma, hints of dough and dry hay. Light sweet flavor, mellow cabbage, cereal, low hay bitterness. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light sweet finish, some crunchy cereal, mild floral notes, straw. Lighly toasted pale malts. Nice pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4469) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Golden beer with a strongish white head. The aroma is malty and plainly hopped, and the flavour is gently bitter with a malty dry finish. Overall a basic lager like beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2004
What a con! Imagine my excitement at finding a lager from Nepal only to realise that it was brewed in Manchester.For this alone Lees need taking to task.They follow up by producing a poor lager lacking in any kind of originality apart from the false Nepal label. having said that its reasonably refreshing with a big head that diminishes quickly. But I will always check the label closely for anything else i try from J.W. Lees.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
0.33 l bottle from local supermarket. Looks like an average lager with lots of bubbles and decent head. Taste is very malty, better than I expected. There is also some hops and CO2. Quite nice in its style, not just water with a hint of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2003
J W Lees is not prominent on the label as if it is claiming that this is a Nepalese beer. It is brewed to a Nepal recipe. Aromas are light grain and butter. Flavours are light, again. There are some malts but not many. Not great, but not bad for a UK lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RexTalionis (3233) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle at Gråsälstasting. Poured clear light golden with thin white head. Malty aroma. Flavour is malty mostly with some bitterness. A bit of sweetness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
660ml bottle at a Gurkha curry house in Hastings. Straw with a white head; grassy aroma; sweet grainy flavour - a typical curry beer, but pretty good in the right setting.

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