Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Pale Lager
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Rights to the brand have now been bought by Shepherd Neame.
Keg 4.8%; Bottle/Can 5.0%
"Considered by its many devotees to be one of the finest lagers brewed in Britain. The brewing of Hürlimann is strictly controlled to ensure that the beer remains true to the original Swiss recipe. Only the finest Swiss yeast and Challenger hops are used in this all malt brew to give a full lager flavour."

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Jonb5 (568) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Pint, pale golden colour, clear, 1 finger head. Malty grassy aroma with notes of german style hops. Fairly malty taste, a bit grassy, finish slightly grainy. Crisp mouthfull, well carbonated. Overall refreshing lager, not bad or outstanding.

imdownthepub (15326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Asda, Brighton Marina. Pale gold with white head. Well, there was me thinking that I managed to get a Swiss beer and being conned by S.N. The beer itself is quite flavoursome, lemony, fruity, light and crisp, but I do feel a bit put out.

BlackHaddock (7672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
May 2009: Ordered this over the internet (with a load more beers) thinking it was from Switzerland, but it is now brewed by Sheperd Neame! Brown 330ml bottle, poured into my ’La Chouffe’ stemmed tulip shaped glass. Typical pale golden pilsner/lager look to it, the white head soon left as normal too. Slight apricot, grapefruit and citrus aroma. There was also some malted biscuits from the bottle in the initial sniff, but that dispersed before the beer had hit the glass. Nothing special here, dry, refreshing and boring. I have read elsewhere that they only use Challenger Hops and a yeast culture imported from Switzerland. It is also supposed to be an all malt brew. I couldn’t pick up any strong malt content, but there are hints in the taste. Fairly thin body, a lightwieght export in my view. Nothing wrong with the beer, ideal for a warm sunny day thirst quencher, but not a classic in any way.

Grzesiek79 (4433) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 lager ale w miare ok, tresciwy ze srednia piana i srednio trwala. Nic szczegolnego ale przynajmniej nie wodnisty i w miare tresciwy

fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, cereal, cardboard, light vegetables. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20111208]

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is eggy, quite grainy and rather harsh. Flavour is being very similar, but also got a smooth sweet maltyness. That’s isn’t enough for saving the beer from being bulky though.

Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle at Brasserie Fédéral in Zürich. The beer is a clear golden color with a medium thin and foamy white head that diminishes to a film steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and grassy hops. Light body with a mild floral and grassy hops character underscored by sweet malt. The finish is short and lightly hoppy. Barely average overall.

thill25 (233) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
50 cl bottle...Pours a clear golden yellow, slight white head with moderate retention...bready, malty, and a little yeasty on the nose...slightly sweet with a bit a a bitter bite for balance...light bodied with average carbonation...generic, but not awful.

kwik-lime (2043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
Had at Faversham Town FC. Corny, overly gassy and without any positive characteristics you’d expect from a beer. Rubbish.

wheresthepath (2395) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
[On tap at the Bull Inn, Bulverhythe, Hastings] Dull gold, moderate white head, soft fizz. Leaf & grass aroma, watery mouthfeel. Not great.

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