Asda (Wal Mart)
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7392) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2009
Very lively pour, with a deep amber colour. Muted malt aroma with some dusty hops. Flavour was sweet, with chunky malts, dried floral hops and a short, bitter finish. Ok, but this was subdued all round.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
Light amber colour with a small white head. Smell of flowery hops with a flowery hoppy taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2007
Bottle 500ml. I picked up three Shepherd Neame bottles yesterday, a 1698, a Whitechapel Porter and this Gentleman Jack. The 1698 was great, the Porter was crap, so what was this one going to yield? Well, it pours a good translucent brown with a medium white head. A slightly fruity aroma with hops. The taste was okay, a fairly standard brew, but not quite a premium bitter. I found it a little thin on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2007
Clear chestnut pour with a generous dimpled white head. Soapy caramel nose. A promising combination of caramel malt and leafy hops largely ruined by a stale cardboardy back-taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2007
Bottle, pours burnished copper colour - almost ruby - with a foamy white head. A pleasant rich malty aroma, but the flavour is more dominated by hops that cut through the richness and caramal malt. On the downside, I agree that it is a little thin and has a slight metallicness. Better than most Shepherd Neame brews though, and surprising that they have let it be branded Asda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2436) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
Sweet bitter aroma. Dark bronze with a medium carb. Thin to no head. Malt flavour, fizzy on the mouth. Slightly metallic. Feels a bit thin, I expected something better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ruprekt (20) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2006
I say! What a little truffle in the Asda dirt! A lightweight, but crisply bitter and refreshing little filly. Whatsmore, its a steal at just over a quid. This is like a common trollop, easy on the palate and game for a fiddle, but you wouldnt want to take it home to your mum. Bring it on, I say!

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5513) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (331) - 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.

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