Brewed by Hepworth
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Pulborough, England
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
We have collected and grown old traditional hop varieties and selected the best combination of these for their aroma, and balanced them with additional organically grown hops, in this, our first beer. Although we farm under both biodynamic and organic standards, we go much further in our quest to produce the very best hops and barley. Our micro-biology lab continuously tests the soils, adding compost and compost teas so that the biology in the soil has the right proportions of beneficial bacteria and fungi for the hops and barley to be at their best and most flavoursome. This creates the deep flavours of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Bronze and sweet perhaps a bit too much for my taste. Small head and a lingering sweet aftertaste. Recently voted the best lager in Britain-there cant have been much competition!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Malty aroma. The taste is malty with a slight hop finish. A bit tinny as well. Overall not so great, the aftertaste is a bit cloying and the body is pretty watery. 4,5% abv.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
I’ve got pale later all over this one. But what do I know? Tastes very average of bog standard pale pager , refreshing cold on warm day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (2594) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours almost clear yellow with a small whitish head. Aroma of bread, citrus, and hay. The taste is pretty bland; just some bready malt with a hint of bittering hops. Light bodied and slightly dry. Plain, but nothing wrong with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pale, hazy, golden color. Holds a thin, pure white head. Has a nice, crisp aroma of fresh but grain. Flavor is grassy and malty sweet with a hop bitterness that overpowers the malt. Nice lager character. Crisp and refreshing but finishes a little sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle with Andrew. Pours a clear golden body with white head. Aroma is grains, sweet malts and light grass. Mouthfeel is light with notes of grain, biscuity malts, grass, light pee, and bitter floralness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1017) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
2 bottles for £2 at Waitrose, so worth a go. 330ml bottle served cold from the fridge in a chalice. Pours brilliantly clear light gold, with a white haed that disappated to leave lacing around the glass. The aroma is floral/citrus, as are the flavours, with a bit of added fruitness. I detect apricot marmalade sweetness balanced by hop bitterness. Medium bodied, somewhat creamy palate. Nice, unchallenging in a positive sense, good summer session lager. A bit gassy mind, but nice burps!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate grass, light grain, and a hint of lemon. It pours a transparent gold with a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thin film that leaves behind some sporadic webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a light dose of sweet grains. The finish is moderate grass and floral bitterness. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Gold with a white head. Nose is light skunk, grain, malts, and crisp. Very smooth on the palate, sweet malts, easy finish, not much here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear gold with white soapy head. Aroma of grass, grain, malt, hints of floral. Flavor is much the same with a nice malt back bone and very balanced. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all but over priced at $12.99 per 4 pk.

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