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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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.


bdunhill's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdunhill (251) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
canddw (37) - - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2228) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle sainsburys.Amber thin head. Aroma is malty caramel taste same some fruity floral notes dry bitter finish ok body. Standard stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (542) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Sweet, sugary caramel. Mild malt, a touch of cereal and fruit. Mild buttery bitter finish (i.e. a typical flat bitter finish). The sweetness gets a bit much by the end, but certainly drinkable. Frankly expected worse from Sainsburys!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zenkis (658) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours pale, dark golden/amber with white, thick-soapy white top. Aroma- medium intensity hoppy, clean, herbal, pine like. Min to light sweet, medium to light bitter. Clean and simple. Nothing extra. Medium body. Standart, ordinary bitter, easy drinkable, light dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (507) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Caramel, fruits, grass and toast in the aroma. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall an OK Bitter, but nothing more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (4348) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Gift bottle from a friend; clear dark amber pour with a thin beige head, robust malt and dark fruit aroma, taste has sweet toffee, malts, definite floral action, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2131) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle, thanks Roe, clear lightish copper colour, medium stable frothy head, aroma of herbs and caramel with a touch of honey, flavour of caramel and a cake maltiness with an empathic herbal bitterness. Nice session bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarauckelman (260) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Clear amber with long-lasting head. Aroma of grains with a bit of a skunkiness underneath. Round palate which leaves a bit of stickiness in the mouth and a hint of bitterness. No particular flavor jumps out. It’s a fine beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
uckelman (382) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Pours clear, amber. Lots of cream-colored head with very fine bubbles. the hops used gives a rather funky initial aroma, but either it dissipated or I mostly stopped smelling that about 5 minutes after pouring. Light body and lively, a lot of carbonic acid on the finish. Not a ton of flavor, sadly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6246) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -from local Sainsbury’s Glasgow. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, light malty nose. Malty caramel, some hops and herbs and mild fruity with bitterish hoppy finish. Simple and drinkable.


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