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style
Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
Holborn, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


bdunhill's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Appearance - amber with a nice fluffy head. Nose - caramel and biscuits. Light orange. Taste - more of the same. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a solid citizen.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2171) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle round a friend’s. Golden honey brown, clear, with a fizzy white head. Malty smell with some oranges and clove. Taste is malty sweet, with earthy hop in the finish. Toffee aftertaste. Confused and not all that.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (775) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
Praagse kruidige hoppen.. medium carbonisatie... beetje caramel.. iets verassends fruitigs in de afdronk

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
500ml bottle. Big floral aroma, citrus, hoppy, bitter. For me, one of Shepherd Neames best beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3917) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from sainsbury, wednesfield. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and sheps yeast. Taste is same with some spicy pepper. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ktwse (3822) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Pours clear deep amber with low off-white head. Aroma of light caramel, bubblegum, banana, a bit funky. Taste is sweetish with a mild bitter finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (860) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
500ml bottle behind 68008, poured deep golden brown with white head. Aroma is malty twig. Taste around the same! average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2790) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from local Sainsbury in Canterbury. Dry and crispy bitter with notes of citrus. Easy drinkable. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoNrRiI (1144) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
0.5 bottle. Clear, copper color and a small, white, rapidly disappearing head. Aroma of hops, caramel, spices, coriander, and fruits. Taste of caramel, some grains, and delicate spices. Light body, thin texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is short and watery like the rest. Overall the beer does not deliver the difference promised, although the packaging is very convincing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
canddw (92) - - JUN 14, 2015
Pours dark amber, frothy head develops due to quite high carbonation. Nose has hops, coconut, a metallic hint, touch of staleness. Taste is okay; non descript hops with a little sweet biscuit. Short slightly bitter finish with a metallic hint. Watery palate. I’m afraid I didn’t taste the difference.

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