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Asda
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

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

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RATINGS: 69   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."


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Very light golden orange color with a minimal head that goes away and remains like an IPA usually does - you know that half ther, wholey ugly that’s just beautiful to a beer geek like you and I. There’s a light hoppy flavor and while it’s a bitter, I thought it could have been an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2011
Good all round ale. Nice creamy head. Malty taste which lingers. Great value too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3030) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2010
Light brown colour. Quite a sweet and lightly fruity aroma. Medium body, clean and easy to drink. Soft malty flavour, slight hop dryness. Good session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2004
Bottled. Bronze, good lasting white head and moderate condition. Some butterscotch and caramel in the nose, Thin and metallic in the mouth with some fruity malt and caramel. Quite dry finish with some sweet caramel and a developing low hop bitterness.

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.

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!

3.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
A brownish bitter with a medium sized head on pouring.More like a bitter tasting mild or brown ale than a bitter.Quite pleasant for one of those beers that you often see on the shelf at ASDA but ignore.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4443) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1499) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Plentry of roast flavour and body and a good aftertaste of blackcurrants. Taste lingers well on the tongue and throat. As supermarket label beers go, this is one of the best and currently on sale at £1.00.......


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