Brewed at Shepherd Neame

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


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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7322) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 (2334) - 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 (2221) - 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 (4725) - 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 (288) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7817) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10776) - 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.

   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.

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