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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Bottle: Filtered.
A delicious and refreshing golden ale, ideal for summer drinking. Brewed using the finest English malt with the perfect combination of choicest First Gold, Hersbrucker and Styrian Goldings hops, this ale has a zesty aroma and notes of citrus peel complemented by a bitter twist on the finish.


SilkTork's rating

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5166) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - AUG 14, 2012
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3875) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Golden and clear with a fruity aroma upon opening. Some citrus is present and there is a bitter finish. A value for money bitter/golden ale.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fin (7267) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4071) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Clear golden blond pour. Nice bitter

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
Bitter. Brilliant. Im not sure which dickhead put this as a bitter, it is definitely a golden ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3488) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13256) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
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.


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