johndoughty (5566) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2004
What a con! Imagine my excitement at finding a lager from Nepal only to realise that it was brewed in Manchester.For this alone Lees need taking to task.They follow up by producing a poor lager lacking in any kind of originality apart from the false Nepal label. having said that its reasonably refreshing with a big head that diminishes quickly. But I will always check the label closely for anything else i try from J.W. Lees. SilkTork (5886) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
Bottle. The infected urine appearance of this Nepal lager sure looks tempting! Perhaps Lees want to make this look authentically like a third world lager, where they have poor sanitary conditions, and the beer is made from yak's piss and llama vomit. Or perhaps there is some mystical ingredient that, while it may make the lager look as though it will taste like the floor moppings of the Duck & Grunt back toilet on a Friday night, it will actually taste like honey flavoured hashish, and take you to the 7th stoned nirvana. It was damned near as expensive as first grade Nepalese Temple! But sadly, this is an appalling product. And as low in contempt as I hold pale lagers, this stuff does not even deserve to be called lager. The most intense metallic smell and flavour that I've encountered outside of giving a tongue job to a chastity belt. Man! This stuff is appalling! I think there are some spices in there, but I'm fucked if I'm going to try and work out what they are. rauchbier (3941) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2004
J.W.Lees must be given credit for attempting some interesting beers, but this is a world class failure. If anyone wanted to know what is genuinely the worst beer in the world, this is it! It fails on every count - appearance, aroma, flavour and palate. Those bland watery products that people give low marks to - pah! - at least they are drinkable...
Bottled. Faintly hazy gold, some sediment in bottle. Good white lacey fluffy head and moderate condition. Pleasantly fruity hop and malt aromas, some malt in the mouth but with a dominant infected chemical taint, excessively dry and bitter finish. Not pleasant. leaparsons (10809) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2003
J W Lees is not prominent on the label as if it is claiming that this is a Nepalese beer. It is brewed to a Nepal recipe. Aromas are light grain and butter. Flavours are light, again. There are some malts but not many. Not great, but not bad for a UK lager.