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Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Lager
Tenterden, England
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 330ml bottles (not bottle conditioned).
Brewed in England with precision and passion to create a uniquely satisfying, drier, cleaner, fresher, lager beer. We use East Anglian malt, Saaz and Cascade hops, then re-ferment using Champagne yeast before adding a "dosage" of the rare and fragrant Nelson Sauvin hop, before cold filtering this unpasturised beer into bottle.

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2.7
k0mpsa (2968) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle at no1 lounge, heathrow. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma has malts and some lager hops. Light malty body, quite fresh, some hoppy notes at the end.

2.6
BeerViking (4796) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle, gold with a thin head, malty eurolager, mild bitterness, decent for the style.

3.6
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Pineapple and plantain fruitiness rises from this crisp, delicate lager, a compelling profile which begs for closer inspection.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy golden.
-Hop flavors, though very different from what you expect, are nicely extracted for the style here; mostly aroma and flavour, not bitterness.
-Mouthfeel is prickly and lean.
-This is very drinkable and far from boring.
-Most macrobreweries could produce something as good as this if cost cutting wasn’t their priority.

Bottle.

3.4
TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Very decent lager - has some musty Nelson hop in the nose and in the finish. Nice body for a lager, too.

3.1
kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle at the Crown Rivers, Heathrow airport, 20.4.16. Clear gold with a white head. Grass, a little green apple, pomegranate and grapes in the nose, fruity and some grapes in the mouth, followed by mild bitterness and a little bit of biscuit. Medium body, malty bitter finish.

2.9
hatzer (199) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Strange is the only way to explain this the pour shows a bit of the champers in fairness

3.2
AaronTDubs (500) - - MAY 4, 2016
Bright and hoppy aroma with a mix of light malts and wet sock (in a good way). Mostly dry and sharp. Obvious sour flavor. Nice mix of hop flavor and malt. Very flavorful. Has a slight off flavor. Not too bad.

3.4
LazyPyro (1213) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
33cl bottle. Pale yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is pale malts and light hops, floral. Flavour of pale malts, hops, some sweetness, slightly floral. Really smooth and refreshing lager, one of the best I’ve had.

2.6
SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
330ml brown bottle, filtered, from Waitrose. Soft lager with some soft sweet fruit notes. Pleasant aroma. There’s some attractive qualities about this craft lager, but nothing significant enough to make me buy it again.

3.6
Juha (73) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Small glass at The Open Arms in East Grinstead (their house lager). Aroma sweetish citrus and tropcal fruits. Taste is grapefruity and tropical, some hoppy bitterness. Very clever and sophisticated lager, could be slightly crisper and dryer but the Cascade and NS hops make it very interesting.


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