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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in filtered 500ml bottles at Sainsburys supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.

A smooth and fruity beer, bursting with refreshing flavours of citrus fruits combined with rounded, malty notes. This crisp and citrussy beer is brewed using a single hop variety, Earlybird to give a light malty beer with fresh floral aromas.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5745) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
Bottled from Sainsbury Local, Marble Arch Golden with a bubbly head. Grassy, spicy aroma. Some grassy hops in the flavour too; light to medium bitterness. Light toffee.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
Mild in all respects, quite malty and sweet but lacking body. Moderate carbonation. Bit bland.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11532) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle from the Cromwell Road Sainsbury’s in London. Pours copper amber. Aroma of light roast malt and floral. Med body. Flavor is light roast malt with some sharp bitter. Could be a mix of citrus floral. Too sharp for floral I’d think. It’s not tasteless for sure. Good session ale? I really like the way the bitter builds in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hens (534) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
0,5L bottle. Sweet mead taste. Too watery. I wish more taste and stronger , robust for ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Amber beer. Citrus aroma. Tastes malty sweet with a light citrus hoppy bitterness it's very fizzy though. Fine but nowt special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdunhill (250) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
With a malty town this English Bitter is simple yet flavorful. It appears dark brown in town with a simple small head. It has a simple taste that lingers and leaves you coming back for more.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
Cereal, malty nose with a hint of pepper. Pours a perfect amber with a cream head. Flavour is bitter and malty but let down by a watery finish and a lack of any kind of distinction. A handful of hops would help.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Flaske 0,5l delt med Rune på rom 224, Premier Inn Blackfriars 1 Nov 12. Gyldenbrun. Tett, lavt skum som flater helt ut. God maltaroma. Smaken malt. Litt syrlighet i ettersmaken.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
500ml bottle from a Sainsbury’s Local. Bright golden-brown body. Bubbly ring to the rim of the glass. Aroma of caramel malts and fruity hops. Caramel malty taste added by herbal hops followed by a bittersweet ending. Quite ordinary leaving a soft and clean impression (shared with Finn, hotel room, London 01.11.2012).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (994) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
4.5% pail amber colour with a thin head, slightly sweet citrus hop aroma, sweet caramel hop taste.


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