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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1380) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Has your typical Sheps aroma, which has some sulphury notes and makes them quite readily distinguishable. Soft on the palate, with a good fizz on the back of the tongue. Doesn’t hit you with the Wow factor, but is a great example of a traditional English beer. Some chewiness and citrus work together fairly well, lemon being the discernible flavour in the aftertaste. Has a dry tanginess late on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
A - caramel with light citrus and spice A - mid orangish gold with thick head T - sweet with mid bitter P - mid and soft O - decent

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is caramel, grass, some herbs, mild Sheps Neame "housearoma". Flavour is herbs, crystal malts, some caramel malts, mild nuttyness as well as quite SN like notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (440) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - DEC 16, 2011
50cl bottle poured into a pint glass. Sparkling amber with ample creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruit and floral hops. Flavor is the same. Sticky mouth feel. Lasting bitter hop finish. Not a bad brew.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (18972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Clear deep golden, brief head. Fruity glue aroma. Mid sweet with medium body . Lightly bready and fruity, faint leafy hops. Low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at chriso’s. Pretty basic stuff here. Clear gold pour with a foamy, white head. Slightly dank malts in the nose. Sweet flavor, some cereal, weak bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with lightly toasted malts. A pretty typical English bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2011
Red brown colour. Very floral aroma. Quite a soft and malty flavour with a good kick of hop in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2011

Bottle 500ml. clear.

Clear medium to light amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dusty nutty notes, moderate hoppy, grass, toffee notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111105]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. A firm, small, off-white head sits on top of a clear, dark golden body. The aroma is on the malty side, with bread, biscuits and some pleasant hoppy fruityness. Too malty I think. That goes for the flavor too, it’s more malty than I’d like it to be. Some fruity and lightly grassy hops chime in, but I think it’s too malt forward. Medium body, quite dry. Not my kind of bitter, but an honest beer anyway. 111105

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle@Ulfborg tasting.Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, fruitiness and caramel.Flavor is sweet and malty with some butterscotch and fruitiness.Medium body, average carbonation.


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