Vladivostok (198) - Buckinghamshire, - JUN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber ale which tasting blind, could have sworn was Harvey’s Best. Palate quite substantial for its gravity and bags of toffee flavour with a long bitter finish. Like a previous reviewer was badged as Dering Ale for the Dering Arms.
Beer4000 (4099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 Cask @ The Shipwrights Arms, Faversham. Labeled “Shipwreck” but probably the same as Special Ale (House Ale ). Practically clear, dark golden body with a small off-white head. A mild malty aroma with notes of fruit. Smooth malty flavor with fruit and a pleasant bittering level. Medium body, actually very fine in body compared to the low ABV and nice malty aftertaste with bitter hops as well. A very pleasant session ale after a long walk to this pub.
imdownthepub (9161) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at Blakes of Dover. Amber with white head. Sweet malts predominate this beer, some sulpher on the nose, lacks depth, but compared to the rest of Dover it was a treat.
berkshirejohn (3966) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispensed at Doris’s (The Red Lion), Snargate. Labelled as DSB, presumably Doris’s Special Bitter. AMber with a thin ring of white head; warm earthy malt aromas and a hint of farmyard; more earthy malt flavours; well-balanced light dry bitter finish. Very pleasant.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask handpull at Dering Arms, Pluckley. Badged as Dering Ale. Deep copper, lasting white head. Extremely malty and hoppy. Orange/tangerine fruit, somewhat like candied fruit with smack of bitter hops on end. One of the best pints of this that I’ve had in a time. Seems to have more of the fine light ale about it than the dark. Distinctive Goacher’s aroma and just slightly acidic in the mouth
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2010 This was sold as "Shipwrecked" but is probably the same as Goachers Special, a session bitter supplied for re-badging as a house beer as it has the same ABV and I can’t find any other reference to Shipwrecked. The colour was a deep amber copper. Fruity, with a good ration of balancing hop bitterness. Quite a lot of dry malt in evidence. Bittersweet finish. Cask (gravity dispense) at the Shipwrights Arms, Faversham.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 Dering Ale
Jul, 2003 Dering Arms, Near Ashford, Kent.
Beer in good condition. Orange colour. Soft, soon vanishing head. Gentle, natural carbonation. Medium bodied with light tangerine flavour with enough rough edges to provide character, plus hints of oak. Sweet Marris Otter aroma with a touch of caramel. Initial soft finish but returns with a gentle dry bitterness. Good session ale. [3.2]
George V House Ale
Jul, 2004 King George V, Brompton. Dry and softly hoppy. Pleasant and in good condition. [3.0]
Wine, Ale & Cookhouse: WAC
Jan, 2006 Oak On The Green, Bearstead Flaccid. Soft and drinkable, but tastes like a blend. Nothing defined. [2.4]
Jul, 2009 Shipwrights Arms, Faversham. Toffee accented quaffing bitter. Touch of orange. Few hops. Beautiful condition. Very drinkable. [3.9]