Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
Leeds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A well balanced fusion of malt & floral hop, with a clean dry citrus finish.

shoestring's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (321) - larkhall, - APR 2, 2013
’Spritzy’ it how I would describe mouthfeel. It improved as it warmed up (served too chilled). Maliness was there - and hops came through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle from Seiyu supermarket (as "Shepherd Neame Golden Ale"). Rich fruity initial, light raisin, plums, toasted malt, and a rough floral note. Copper/brown color. Light roast malt initial, tangy hop and fruit in mid palate, a touch of citrus, and a mildly bitter finish. Thin-medium body. Golden Ale -- perhaps named w/o reference to that style. Tastes much more like a bitter or an ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3332) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from Asda, great Barr. Golden Amber beer with small head. Aroma of yeast and malts. Taste is malts, caramel and dry biscuit with a hint of yeastiness. Ok, standard supermarket beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2015
Filtered, amber and with a small head. The beer has a typical bread skin and caramel malt base in the aroma and flavor. There are some esters and delicate acidity in the flavor. Aftertaste is short and mostly on the bread and ester side. Nothing more to notice about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
willisread (1283) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle from Seiyu. Marked down to 118 yen. Best by date of June this year. Poured into an English tulip pint. Pours a clear amber with a small head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a little rim throughout. Aromas of grain, caramel, wet cardboard and slight toasted toffee. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. Taste is more of the same but a bit spiky on the palate. Finish tastes a little like old tea. Not very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (6234) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2015
Many thanks to Sean for this bottle! Malzig-süßlich, frisch. Etwas aleig-süßlich, leicht säuerlich. Malzig-nett, aber zu flach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle 150 yen from Seiyu. 4.5% Deep copper-amber gold with a foamy off-white head and good lacing. The nose is butterscotch and grainy caramel. Scratchy body, a bit metallic/cardboard starting to go off I think, other than that the taste is sweet grainy mildly cloying caramel I associate with British brews hence my statement of Adnam’s Wild Hop being a cut above the average British brew I know. Kind of meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Walmart, Xiamen. Pours dark golden with a thin white head. For a golden ale this is all malt and toffee aroma. Dry bitter finish. Was surprised to see this in China and it certainly makes a change.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Solid and simple one shared with McTapps. Offering some malt with a touch of caramel and bit flowers in the back. Average stuff between a meal and a big beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Asda in Eastbourne. The beer pours out in a golden colour with airy head and medium body. Aroma of hops and barley with some hints of straw. Taste of bitter hops, vanilla, caramel, malt, bread and barley. Flowery finish. Drinkable and solid, yet nothing special. Average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (773) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle from Seiyu. Pours a clear amber. Aroma has grains and light floral hops. Quite dry and bitter, very subtle hop flavour.

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