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Asda
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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."


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 (1060) - 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 (7428) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1126) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14120) - 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

3
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2005
Bottle from Asda. Not unpleasant copper bitter. Bitterness quite low in the mix. Fairly good body.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2005
[bottle ASDA] pours clear brown colour with a small quickly diminishing head. Nose is roasted toffee with some burnt nutty notes and a little caramel. body is thin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle. Bronze with a small off-white foam. Aromas are light tofffee malts with fruit followed by metallic, nutty hops. Flavours are burnt toffee malts with moreish bitter, metallic, hops. Has a nice dry aftertaste. A little thin in character but has a nice lively sparkle. Decent.


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