Brewed by Hepworth
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Pulborough, England
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
We have collected and grown old traditional hop varieties and selected the best combination of these for their aroma, and balanced them with additional organically grown hops, in this, our first beer. Although we farm under both biodynamic and organic standards, we go much further in our quest to produce the very best hops and barley. Our micro-biology lab continuously tests the soils, adding compost and compost teas so that the biology in the soil has the right proportions of beneficial bacteria and fungi for the hops and barley to be at their best and most flavoursome. This creates the deep flavours of the beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Nose is grainy (corn?) but very slight. Pours straw with a white head. Flavour is thin, as is the finish. All told, a kind of nothing beer which clearly is focussing on the ethics of production whilst paying no real attention to the quality of the product. Not bad, but not good for any particular reason either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorgeLee (2013) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from Sainsburys. Looks like a lager. Smells like a generic lager. Its actually a bit better than that, avoiding skunkiness or unnecessary chemical qualities. But it isnt as crisp or quenching as good lagers, a bit thin on the palate, and quite forgettable. I picked this up on special offer, wont bother again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6167) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Gold bodied with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is grains, malt notes, honey and straw. Taste is straw, honey, buttered biscuit, grains, sweet malt and light lemon. Body is light-medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more buttered biscuit, sweet malt, light lemon, straw, grassy hops and soft honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
11.2 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Paramus. Pours a hazy yellow color with a large frothy white head. Average head retention. Earthy, grassy aroma with pale malts. The taste is pale malts, some graininess, apple and a grassy finish. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($3): Pours a golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is bready, with German hops, nice and dry. Taste is slightly hoppy. I was actually surprised by this. It is very nice and smooth and is actually quite similar to German-made lagers, in terms of hop character. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
carldurose (15) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
Pours slightly hazy gold. Initial taste of brought back memories of chemically enhanced lager tinnies. The head dissipates very quickly and what is left is the flavour of a lightly carbonated British pale ale. Not one that is influenced by new world hops, the palate is full of the earthy traditional British hops. Although probably not recognised by CAMRA I suspect that the beer has more links to ale than lager. My guesstimate that it is top fermented, rather than bottom and I'm fairly certain that the beer isn't lagered for long enough to be a traditional lager. It is the pale malt, lager yeasts and light carbonation that give enough characteristics for the brewer to name the beer lager. Could be a very good beer to slowly turn your lager head mate into new territory. £1.35 bottle from Waitrose. Carl Durose

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 19, 2012
Very pale blonde with buttery sweetcorn nose...buttered scones. Pleasant bitter crispness up front with lemony malt and very full mouthfeel, light carbonation

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
Bottled 10/09/12. A blonde beer with an off-white head and lace. There are hop notes in the nose but also a bit of milky vomit. Fairly bitter in the mouth with more milky notes. A decent enough lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Very light. Malt profile is very light and pale. Hops are crisp but light as well. Beer is clean. Very decent. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (2146) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a white head. Typical looking and tasting lager. Nothing special here though not bad compared to many of the other organic brews out there.

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