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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (8699) - 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 (11946) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1107) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
You know, I wanted to hate this. Asda’s own and all that. But, as it turns out, it wasn’t that bad - ok nose, lasting creamy head, sweet toffee malt coming through with a solid bitter finish. The biggest problem is just how undistinguished and safe it is - there really is nothing to set it apart. But as a premium bitter, it’s ok if thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
Bottle from Asda, brewed by Shepherd Neame. Reddish brown, beige bubbly head. Doughy yeasty aroma. Toffee malt in mouth is a touch over burnt. Some toffee throughout. Finish is dry with a bit of spice. Bit thin in mouth with Sheps distinctive yeast

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
Copper amber, short lasting white head. Caramel, toffee, mild plum aroma. Sweet caramel, mild fruits, bitter long finish. Bit thin, but acceptable bitter.

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