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


on tap

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RATINGS: 83   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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Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
Golden colour with a thin lace. Medium carbonation. Sweet rich malt flavour. Bitter finish.

leaparsons (10696) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are grain with hints of pineapple and butter. Yeast with lemon. Flavours are sweet grain with some citrus. Dry with yeast on the finish. No different to many other pale lagers.

DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
30-Mar-11 (500-ml bottle, Batch L015: Purchased 01-Mar-11 for $7.99 at Total Wine & More in Tustin, CA)
Expecting a mild, easy drinking session lager, this beer is a real surprise, but in this case, that is not a positive thing. There’s not a lot of flavor here, but the gently grainy and bready malt has a slightly smoky flavor, and hops are exceptionally light, perhaps offering a touch of grassiness. Much more noticeable is the gentle lemony tartness and almost Brett-like flavor, but without any of the complexity or depth associated with this sort of beer and makes you wonder if this is intentional or not (I’m guessing not intentional). As a result, the beer tastes a bit like dishwater and just isn’t pleasant. The nose is mostly fruity, but it’s a tart fruitiness of grapes and peaches, with additional aromas of funk and smoked malt. Doesn’t smell at all like you’d expect, but unlike the flavor, it’s not unpleasant. Light in body and light in carbonation, but again, the gentle acidity seems out of place. When in the glass, this beer is the antithesis to most English beers, pouring fully hazy with suspended particles dancing around, but the head is nothing more than a thin wisp of off-white bubbles that dissipates quickly. Indeed a "real lager" as the bottom of the bottle is lined with yeast. Overall, not the worst beer I’ve had lately, but with the odd tart/funky character, this beer seems to have gone south and ends up being a drain-pour.

nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
The aroma is pretty weak but seems to have the herbal/floral type of hops with malt and a touch of paper. The appearance is slightly hazy gold with a small but foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a dry finish. The palate is right for this style. Overall I love organic products but this is only a decent lager. Sadly the case with so many organic beers.

GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Pours golden with a tall lasting head. Smells like a good beer rich and malty with a bit of citrus. Full nectar with excellent carbonation. A rich lager with excellent balance. Bitters up nicely on the finish.

Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear yellow - white head. Honey sweetnes, light hoppy, light herbal, light malty, hay, light grainy, grassy, caramel, sweetness.

Ungstrup (38238) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and spicy hops as well as a light note of yeast, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

madsberg (11774) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottled. Golden coloured. Quite clear. Dense off white head. Aroma of sweetness, fruits and some herbs. Flavour of herbs, fruits, some grass. Quite thin bodied. Dry quite sweet bitterness.

Pinball (12222) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
clear yellow, smooth small white head. pils like aroma, fresh, malty, hoppy , mild, balanced. flavor is malts, hops, balanced,

yespr (47034) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is cornish to malty and slight grassy to hayish. Grassy, bitter and mild citrusy hoppy. Light toasted malt. Bitter and dry finish.

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