Asda (Wal Mart)
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Leeds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pasteurised bottle: made exclusively for Asda supermarket chain.
"In honour of the boxer Gentleman Jack, we proudly present this premium ale of outstanding strength and character."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2626) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle asda. Light brown thin head. Aroma is toffee malts. Taste is same some fruit and slight spice light bitter finish. Medium body. Ok stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nisse666 (6241) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from ASDA consumed 2014-07-09 Uddingston, Scotland AR: bitter, bread, citrus, AP: dark brons, wee demishing otwhite head F: bready carael, roasted hazel. wee citrus peal,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (1702) - BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Asda, Wakefield. Pleasant amber ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1953) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsbury I think - Bronze with a small off-white foam. Aromas are light toffee malts with fruit followed by metallic, nutty hops. Flavours are burnt toffee malts with moreish bitter, metallic, hops. Bit thin, but better than I expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (6639) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from Asda; clear amber pour with soapy beige head, fruit and caramel aroma, taste is caramel, nuts and fruit, wild carbonation and moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3721) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
500ml bottle from Asda. Colour is copper / bronze. Bread aroma with slight toasty malt. Dry malt flavour. Not bad but only just.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
petewhitley (519) - Nagoya, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (4043) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from Asda, obviously. Dark amber beer with medium head. Aroma is malts. Taste is slightly fruity malts and a dry bitterness. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottled 02/10/13. A dark brown coloured beer with a white fluffy head. A dry ashy slightly burnt cardboard aroma with some fruitiness. Pretty nasty in places in the mouth. Ashy, fruity and thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tokyo_Tengu (1) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2013 does not count
Not having much experience with English beers and not being a snob of any sort, I can only say that Gentleman James, or Jack, is definitely a step up from most Japanese national brands and is definitely worth the premium (supermarket) price if you want to do something special for a home party or poker game. It is smoothly drinkable, has a very nice color, nicely bitter, and a modest but respectable wallop. On the negative side, the bottles are far too fragile for their size and must be treated with extreme care during transport. If you plan on buying several at a time, plan ahead or ask the store for some wrapping.

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