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Asda
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2006
Mmm, what a hidden little gem this beer is. Obviously, being an ASDA own brand, one is immediately put off. However, on closer inspection the bottle indicates that this is a Shepherd Neame beer, which is always a good sign. It’s a darkish brown in colour and has a strongish, fairly hoppy taste with a nice malty flavour. In my opinion, this is what a Spitfire/Bishop’s Finger love child would taste like! Very good, well done ASDA and Shepherd Neame!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2006
Looks pretty standard for a bitter - chestnut brown with a white head. Malty aroma and stridently bitter taste. Excellent value.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2006
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Very acceptable indeed as an ’own brand’ bottle from Asda. Deep deep colour/full head, which dissipates, but laces. yup, enjoyed this one, especially since it has been on offer for a while at £1.00 a bottle. Not spectaculer (seems to lack just a wee bit of something), but safe and enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7254) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle, Picked up by friend in Asda 22-09-06. Standard brown beer with busy white head, not much of an aroma. Malty, caramelly tasting beer not one that particularly tickled my tastebuds but fine enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2006
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. Good looking Brown beer with holding off white head. This is a decent bottled ale, malty with a touch of toffee caramel. Enough flavour, with a waft of dark roast and a distant hop. A touch thin maybe, but drinkable all the same.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2006
Bottled. A wonderfully average strong bitter - looks OK, some nice malts to get your lips round, hard bitter finish... but it made me wonder what’s been left out that could turn this into a more expensive, but ultimatley more satisfying, ESB.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Aroma is minimal to start with, then gets going with toffee and roasted malts. Body seems a bit thin with again roasted malts, but lacking in depth to make it good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1040) - SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2006
Nice bronze colour,off white headis soapy looking and quite unappealing. Sweet toffee on the nose with some underlying fruit. A good malty palate, and some balanced bitter hops too. The typical Shepherd Neame hop flavour creeps to the fore on the finish. Very good for an own label brew...like it!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
Amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma promises malt but the taste was disappointingly watery with just a hint of caramel, and the bitter finish was dominant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
500ml bottle from Asda. Coppery bronze colour, with a red tinge. Very bready, toasty malt aroma. Dry malt flavour. Very dry, in fact. Flinty, mineral mouthfeel. Nutty nuances. Not bad but doesn’t deliver a knockout punch.


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