Everest | Mount Everest Brewery

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Mount Everest Brewery

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 11-27-2004

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by tone77:
Photo of tone77
3.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hectic day here in Kathmandu and time for a cold beer.Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, a touch of sweetness to it. Taste is light and mild, some malts, almost like a light beer. Feels light in the mouth and overall, nothing offensive about this beer, and it is refreshing, just bland and boring.

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Photo of Thrasher
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Everest was first brewed in 2003 to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the first historic summit of the mountain. The label on the front of the 650mL bottle is Sir Edmund Hilary's photo of the sherpa Tenzing Norgay with the flags of Nepal, India, UK, and the UN. This particular bottle was manufactured 8 Sept 2004 with a best-buy date of 7 Sept 2005. The beer pours a typical pilsner brass with large white head that takes a while to settle but eventually disappears. The aroma is slightly skunky with hay, straw, and grass flavors but none of the metallic element found in many beers of this sort. It is not particularly sweet, nor especially bitter, but runs down the middle of the road with mostly grain and grass flavors. A slight tang is evident, as is a wheaty zestiness, and a peppery spiciness becomes evident. The mouthfeel is relatively full-bodied, almost syrupy without any beadiness that might be found in golden lagers of this sort. It doesn't induce burps. Nor is it flat. On the whole it is a cut above the global pilsner but doesn't exactly put Nepal on the beer map. Regardless, the beer was pleasant and fun to drink due to its exotic origin.

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Photo of Brenden
2.99/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was kind of a weird and random find...

It's a mildly hazed but very bright pale yellow beer with a small, sudsy white head that falls somewhat quickly, leaves a very thin layer, and drops very little equally thin spotting.
There's a dichotomy in this beer's aroma and flavor of dryness, even with a sort of vinous character, and sweet, with lots of pale fruits (apple and pear) as well as grapes. There's a touch of must from the malts and a hint of grass before getting a little grainy. It finishes on the tongue drier and mildly bitter, even.
As light-bodied as I expect, this lager wants to run thin to the point of being watery, but it stays with it and doesn't go too far. It's crisp and, while not perfectly clean, more than anticipated.

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Photo of burtonryan
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CraigTravor
2.13/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of woodychandler
2.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

He often credits me as the founder and creator of The CANQuest (TM), but so many of the exotic CANs on my list have come from the incomparable in-person, local trader, tone77 that he is inextricably a part of my success. Many, many thanks! This is just one example.

From the CAN: "Special Limited Edition"; "EVEREST Premium Lager Beer is brewed with the 'STATES-OF-THE-ART' Technology using selected malt, adjuncts, hops, aroma hop, brewing water and pure yeast culture and finely blended to a unique flavour. A perfect [CAN]noisseurs' choice!"

It was an interesting Crack! in that it used an older, squarish tab as opposed to the rounder ones currently in use. I went to an inverted Glug, producing a finger, of soapy, bone-white head with mild retention. Color was a pale lemon-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with a faint chill haze. No problem, because these are the real mountains, to which Coors and Coors Light could not hold a CANdle. I have no doubt that it is chilly up on Mount Everest. Nose had a grapey vinousness to it that did not bode well for my future. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery, but the taste was nowhere as bad as I had girded myself against. It actually had a pleasant toasted malt character, so I am unsure as to their use of "adjuncts" since I was not really tasting corn. Rice, perhaps? That is forgivable. Finish was semi-dry and while not a bad beer, per se, it would not be a standout in a crowd, either. Once more, I am damning with faint praise, but so be it. I calls 'em as I sees 'em and if you don't like it, don't send or sell me your CANS!

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thierrynantes
3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer bootle (65 cl.), tasted in 2009 (during Nepal trek).

Appearance : yellow color with white foamy head.
Smel : grassy with notes of malt.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet malty, light bitterness and hoppy finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style german pilsener, but quite pleasant to drink after a trek.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650 mL brown bottle, capped, expiration date stamped on cap (but was somewhat illegible due to smudging). This bottle was brought back from Nepal by a friend who went hiking there.

This lager poured a clear, golden color with very white foam that persisted a bit but the settled leaving a bit of lacing. There was a fine stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. The smell was malty and hoppy with a light touch of grain. The taste was lightly sweet and hoppy. There was a taste of biscuity malt and an initial tangy flavor. The flavor actually improved as the beer warmed to room temperature. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with medium body and modest carbonation feel. The flavors lingered lightly. This was an easy-drinking lager, and I was pleasantly surprised by it.

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Photo of i4ourgot
3.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty standard light lager character. One thing to really consider in this country is one the beer is being served at room temperature (which is pretty warm) and two the beer depending on where you get it could be pretty old. Some of those small towns the beer can sit for a while beware of the dusty bottles. Defiantly had a few of these beers that were a little skunky,before I had a nice fresh cold fresh one.

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Photo of cannontm
1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

Photo of randylangford
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JBougher
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Easy and fair larger.

Presentation: 650 ml brown capped bottle. Oval label with the image of a sherpa in climbing gear and noting limited edition. Back offers a general narrative of the brew, an commemorative occasion. Cap offers an illegible best by date. Shows 5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a pilsner glass.

A - Clear straw pour, rich frothy head, moderate retention and surface memory with good lacing.

S - Soft grainy nose, lager touch with a grassy hint.

T - Soft lager touch, hint of grassy hops and light malts with a citric hint.

M - Light body, medium carbonation, smooth flow and good bitter touch in the finish.

O - Good flow, generic but with some flavor.

Notes: Nothing to rave about but I was fearing something more perfunctory at best and this was rather quaffable. And as a remote gift it is always a treat, thanks A.

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Everest from Mount Everest Brewery
3.12 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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