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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (2963) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of nettles, spices, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and nettles, leading to a dry and lightly spicy finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3844) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. ( Clear ) Golden and very clear.Quite dry with a bitter finish.Typical Shepherds Neame signature floral flavour. A bit predictable but still rather nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10688) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2010
50cl bottle from Sainsburys. Not sure if this is the same beer as the Asda Golden Ale, seems more citrussy to me. Clear gold in colour with a rapidly fading white head; lightly citrus aroma; some caramel malts. biscuits, and a crisp, fresh, dry, citrus hop finish. Really clean and fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 1) 29/11/10. Brilliant bronze, bright white foam. Fizz-sodden aroma of caramel, tea, rabbit hutch and gentle berry fruit. Prickling fizz, hop dryness, sherbet on cardboard...then some decent bread and creamy malt notes lingering long after the swallow. Ash and good jellied hop on the burp. Decent, but damaged. 536312=2.9. 2) Brilliant bronze, slim white neck. Aroma is pure, fresh-plucked English hop off the bine; sherbet, musk, bay leaf custard, cinnamon, Turkish Delight. A showcase for English hop exactly like my homegrown. Decent, mellow, spicy hop flavour like allspice on a Rich Tea biscuit. Some apple and berry fruit. Smear of chocolate. Too fizzy but pretty good. Got to hand it to Sheps- they seem to have mastered the art of pasteurising without destroying the character of their beers. 836314=3.4.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Wonderful peaty aroma, with some apricot. Color is orange./amber/golden. Nice mild bitterness on the tongue. Soft carbonation. Flavor makes up for somewhat watery feel in mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdunhill (243) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Kidlington, Oxon, consumed 07.10.10 Pours light amber, the aroma is a little leafy, taste is touch sweet with a buzzy sort of bitterness, sharp edge, its fine, finish is a bit of soft. Taste is just a touch clinical, strange floral edge in the mouth also. [a] A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3587) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Sainsburys Grimsby. Amber gold, big fluffy long lasting white head and moderate condition. Sweet caramel malt and fruity earthy hops in the nose, quite soft in the mouth with a good balance of sweet malt and earthy hops, slight nuttiness in the finish but the earthy hops linger and dominate


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