Brewed by Hepworth
Style: Premium Lager
Pulborough, England
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Hercules Premium lager is craft brewed in small batches by master brewers. Every pound of malt, every whole real hop is weighed out and added by hand. It’s brewed more slowly than mass produced beer so that time and yeast can work in harmony to remove the harshness that ’fast’ beer can retain. The result is a distinctive sparkling lager with a delicate citrus nose.

Distributed by Pierhead Purchasing Ltd., pierhead.uk.com

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BlackHaddock's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlackHaddock (7674) - Shropshire, - NOV 16, 2012
Yet another beer by this brewery where they don’t add their name to the ’credits’. Picked up in ’Rhythm and Booze’ near Blundell Park, Cleethorpes. 330ml bottle: best before 13 Nov 2012, opened during one of my random drinking evenings on 16 Nov 2012, some three days late. The beer was poured into a Duvel glass at home: golden with a slight haze with a fading white head from the start. The beer had a sour feel from the begining, might have been skunked in the fairly bright shop, I’ve only had it a week. Bland and boring, glad I only bought one of them. To be fair it is really just another supermarket brew from Hepworth and should be viewed as such.

berkshirejohn (6654) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
50cl bottle of Goodwood Sussex Lager from Tescos, Camberley. A straw coloured pour with no head but some carbonation; grainy aroma; simple crisp lager taste; and a sweet grassy finish. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing to recommend either.

Gradie (5) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2015 does not count
Aliased as Goodwood Sussex Lager, bought from Tesco as a 500ml bottle. Aroma is a light with resiny notes and hints of dough, not hugely enticing. Pours a clear pale gold with no head to speak of. Very sweet in flavour, honey tones with light bitterness that contingencies into a fairly long finish. Light bodied with a slightly oily texture. Not unpleasant, but definitely not worth going back to and not one I’d recommend.

Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear golden colour, with a white head, which dissipated to a halo. Aroma of honey, bread and pils malt. Biscuity malt flavour, with some dried fruit and crisp mineral. Finish had a hoppy buildup, some grass and resin, with caramel. Not a bad lager.

MichaelAwesome (6545) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Simple one shared with McTapps. Clear golden with no real nose and only a few moments of hay and bread. Nearly tasteless with spruce and malt. Below average brew with no speical moments. Fits well in the tasteless lager business.

McTapps (6976) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Aliased bottle as "Goodwood Sussex Lager" bought at Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a clear light golden colour with low head and thin body. Aroma of bitter hops and grass. Taste of unaromatic but bitter hops, grass, citrus gruits and leaves. Thin and bitter finish with no real taste. Awful stuff.

zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Bottles from Bootsh, Keswick and Rehills, Newcastle. Very pale golden coloured with sweet malty and toffee flavours, grassy notes followed by a sweet fruity finish.

Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle at home in London, shared with the Lyoli - picked up at a Tesco, I think. Branded as ’Sussex Lager’. Pours crystal clear gold, effervescent with a fine, creamy white head. Simple bread and cereal on the nose with hints of hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with further simple, biscuity pale malts, hints of white sugar, lemony hops, faint hay and grass. Light in body with average carbonation. Sweet, somewhat sugary on the finish with minimal bitterness, just more biscuits, white bread, straw. Simple lager. Easy drinking.

Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with thin quick to disappear white head. Aroma: Corn, biscuit, peppery and grassy. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium sourness and low bitterness, slight saltiness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light body, average carbonation, dry abrupt malty, corn finish. Comments: Tasty.

allmyvinyl (11019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear pale gold, thin, short-lived head. Aromas of lemon and light straw. Taste is more lemon, light malt. Pretty dull to be honest. OK.

s_hartshorne (2814) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle rhythm+booze. Pale amber colour halo white head. Aroma is weak citrus malts. Taste is slight hops followed by sweet malts ok bitterness. Good silkey body for a larger and good soft carbonation. I agree with the brewer that this is better than the mass produced cat piss associated with larger but. It is lacking anything really special.

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