Chapel Down Winery
Formerly brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Lager
Tenterden, England
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
330ml bottle; Cold Filtered.
NOTE: Replaced by Curious Brew Lager Beer (q.v.) at 4.7%, which has a different recipe and uses different hops.
Curious Brew Brut is the result of a co-operation between English Wines’ Frazer Thompson (formerly Heineken Global Brand Director), Owen Elias (UKVA Winemaker of the Year 2002 and 2003), and Andy Hepworth. The beer is brewed by Hepworth as a lager, using East Anglian malt and Cascade and Saaz hops. It is then re-fermented using Champagne yeast. Finally it is cold filtered and bottled.

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JefVerstraete (3637) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle @ pub in Pett. Clear blond colour, white foam. Lots of carbonation. Very watery with light malty base. You’re better drinking sparkling water than this. Same taste but cheaper.

Vevey (2) - Bradford, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
GOLD winner at The International Beer Challenge London 2012. Tried bottled which rating is based upon but really looking forward to trying hand pulled.

Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Quite a meek aroma, urine style. Super fizzy with a sweet metallic edge and some sticky cereal that becomes cringingly sweet. All in all this might be a good beer for a twelve year old girl.

fonefan (51109) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ Kelly Tasting @ The Coach & Horses, Sheffield Road, Dronfield, South Yorkshire, England S18 2GD.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, cabbage water. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090418]

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle at home ... Crisp golden orange .... a lager hop nose with just a hint of soft malts ... smooth and sweet ... light carbonation ... not by thing but as lager goes not to bad.

berkshirejohn (6655) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2008
330ml bottle from Bentalls, Kingston. Amber with a thin white head; very fine carbonation;musty hop aroma; sweet and malty flavour; rather dry finish. Not very exciting.

harrisoni (19338) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2006
33cl bottle from the Goods Shed, Canterbury. Golden, good carbonation and thin lasting white head. Woody lager aroma, some citrus. Too fizzy and woody in mouth and then I don’t like the finish at all. Please someone, take this away from me. Overall nasty.

AZeagle (11) - Cave Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Bottle. Poured nice golden yellow with almost no head. A musty aroma with no clear smell. First sip tasted clearly like a lager with no real notice of the champagne yeast. However as I sipped further, more flavor and complexity came out. Finish was slightly dry. All in all, not a bad beer.

JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a slim white, soon gone, head. Sweet and hoppy aroma. Taste is a bit different, just not sure if it’s in a good way; quite crisp, fruity and dry. On refelction; not too bad.

Dougthomas (4) - ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2005 does not count
Served by a very proud barman in a Malmaison Hotel. Beautifully presented (it does matter!) with a fresh delicate cascade dominated nose. Clean and refreshing palate livener with very small bubbles and a dry taste. I was hugely impressed and thoroughly enjoyed it. Doug Thomas

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