SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - AUG 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml clear glass bottle from Sainsburys. Amber. Light, dry tannic malt. Tree bark bitterness. Some grapefruit zest, but more of a standard best bitter than the golden ale it claims. OK, but just a little bit dull.
Fin (6887) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Sainsburys, Bicester, August 2013 consumed at home in garden Sunday 17th August 2013 Pours clear warm gold with white head. Oh how I despair over some English hops and boiled sweet beers. Described as fruity yet bitter, what utter shite, it’s got a metallicy twang taste of ’Happy Shopper’ boiled sweets and is just utter rubbish. The fact that it looks good and the rose bush was happy with the watering are the only positives I could draw. A4 A4 T3 P2 Ov7 2.0
MrHangover (2068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker golden beer with a small, off white head on top. Aroma is slight honey, some sweet malts. Flavour is fairly bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Not too interesting.
jmgreenuk (3250) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s :-) Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is malty with a few honey notes. The flavour is medium bitter, hoppy with a smooth palate. Super refreshing and light. Great for the summer.
deanso (4495) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Clear golden blond pour. Nice bitter
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bitter. Brilliant. Im not sure which dickhead put this as a bitter, it is definitely a golden ale
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 12/04/13. An amber coloured beer with an off-white wisp of head. Quite a lot going on actually. Some grainy malts. Chocolate. A hint of citrus. Pretty decent and nicely quaffable. Good in the mouth especially the chocolate flavours.
BlackHaddock (3163) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear 500ml bottle: poured into my ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged pint vase @ home on 28 Dec 2012 (not really Summer!). I just wanted something light after all the food and drink I’d consummed over the festive season.
Light amber body with a good solid foam head.
The nose was bread, biscuity and slightly yeasty, I also detected some hop notes within the aroma (piney).
The taste was a lot better than I expected: a pleasant blend of maltines balanced nicely with a fruity bitterness from the hops. Shepherd Neame get stick for some of their beers, but this one is OK.
Easy to drink and well put together, glad I made the effort to buy it.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys funnily enough. It’s been ages since I’ve had a newish Sheps beer in a clear bottle and I can’t wait to see if it matches up with all the others I’ve had. Clear pale brown colour with lasting beige head. Aroma of lemon a bit like a bitter shandy aroma. Normally these are pasteurised to death and taste of boiled sweets, but this one isn’t so bad. Actually has a proper mouthfeel. Yes maybe just filtered. It’s ok. A light bitter I would say. Some bitterness and zing on the finish. Bit of hersbrucker I suppose. Yep, it’s fine and I would almost say I enjoyed it.
leaparsons (7667) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with a bubbly foam. Aromas are biscuit and grain with toast and a light nuttiness. Dusty yeast with tea with hints of apricot. Flavours are thin lemon with toast and dry tea. Hints of weetabix with brown sugar. Peppery on the finish. Some hints of plastic. Very average.
worldbeertaste (1536) - AUSTRIA - OCT 2, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale amber with a thin somewhat lasting frothy beige head. Smells of bread, malt, cherry and a light chemical staleness that is common for all beers from Shepherd Neame. I’m sure the clear glass doesn’t help keep the taste or smell any fresher. Medium to light thin to oily body. Tastes mass produced but still reasonably drinkable. Chemical, malt, biscuit and a bitter-sweet finish. Some citrus hops are noticeable in the nose and taste but not enough.