DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the the seething, malodorous, fag-ash and urine-scented hellhole that is Fosse Park Asda. Never again. Although I did get IDd purchasing this. BONUS POINT. Standard Shepís Weetabix, rust, strawberry cream and hop cone scented/flavoured fayre with hints of Somerfield Bitter, digestive biscuit, butter biscuit and aluminium. Pours wet with a gently fizzing brownness capped with white. Some orange, Earl Grey, wet cork on the nose, which is pleasant enough. Acceptable.
jinroh (176) - ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from Seiyu, close to Komazawa Park. Pours clear amber, initially with a nice foamy head - but that doesnít last at all. I was actually expecting not bitter but British IPA - but well, got to live with what weíve got. Aroma is quite weak there are some metallic malts, some sweetness. Taste is actually much nicer than the aroma. It has a bit of citrus, nice fruitiness and slightly sweet malt backbone. Aftertaste linger on in bitterness, not too strong bitterness. Quite well balanced. Didnít really expect too much from this one at first - but it is actually quite nice!
harrisoni (12484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Asda and drunk at home. Clear mid brown colour with a lasting beige head. Shepherd Neame yeast aroma. Toasty malt. Deep citrusy aroma. Itís a typical Sheps bottled beer. Itís an ok bitter. Fruit is pretty good. Some bitterness on the finish. OK, just a bit empty.
HampshirePhil (103) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle - very dark colour but clear and with strong carbonation. White frothy head and weak aroma. Nice taste but not exceptional.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 30/12/13. A classic brown coloured beer with pretty much no head. A decent tasty and balanced beer. High enough hopping and sugary malts. Old fashioned but tasty and well constructed. Any pasteurization is well hidden.
allmyvinyl (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Asda, Dunbar. Golden amber pour, thin white head that doesnít hang around. Aromas of dried fruit and caramel, touch of biscuit. Thin, with a light bitter finish. OK as a bitter, not an IPA at all.
zacgillbanks (1741) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from ASDA Metrocentre. This amber beer has almond, fruit and malty notes with a zesty spicy fruit finish. Typical Shepherd Neame.
berkshirejohn (4121) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Asda, High Wycombe. Amber with a thin white head; typical Shep aroma, dry and chalky, with perhaps a touch of citrus; some sweet fruit flavours, but otherwise itís hard to distinguish this from Spitfire; and an orangey biscuit finish.
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep gold with a slight white head and a touch of carbonation. Tired hops, a touch of wet cardboard, bready malts and a slightly redeeming, bitter finish. Not for me, another indifferent bottled English beer.
mighty_meadow (142) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle on special offer at Asda, Irvine for £1.25. Brewed by Shepherd Meane this bares (IMO) little resemblance to an IPA. Too gassy, little flavour (grassy, biscuit) and poor hoppy finish. Not on my íto try againí list.