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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Special.
Brewed at Shepherd Neame by brewers from Firestone Walker for Wetherspoons Autumn Festival 2011.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
futre7 (130) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 29, 2011
Ruby in colour with a thin head , some lacing. Nose is caramel and citrus. This is bitter yet slightly malty . I can also get a burnt fruit taste. Some carbonation but in all smooth. Quite strong I think after a couple I could feel it. I found out after it’s an American ale so that makes good sense. Overall I’d say it’s perhaps a little too earthy, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1480) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
Cask. The High Cross (JDW), Leicester. Medium white head with good lacing, clear copper body. Fruity, citric, grassy, red wine, peppery. Bittersweet. Bitter finish. Drinkable, which is surprising given its higher strength. And not so American, seems to share far more characteristics with English beers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10021) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Chestnut with full head. Smooth nutty, roasty malts leading to a slightly metallic, hoppy note. Earthy rather than American in character, more British I reckon. A pretty decent offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2011
cask at walter scott ed airport airside ... brown... thin tan head ... soft woody toffee malt nose ... bitter woody chocolate front ... long malt ... light chocolate linger ... ok

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Cask Conditioned Handpump Figure Of Eight Birmingham. A chestnut coloured beer with a good tight white head. The aroma has jammy fruits, hops and toast. Good hops with berry fruits in the mouth. A long finish with more toast. Pretty decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Cask at Archibald Simpson’s, Aberdeen. It pours red-amber, with a thick off-white head. The nose is instant coffee, roasted malt, dough and spice. The taste is wood, filter coffee, spice, caramel, roasted malt, astringency, metal and a touch of chocolate, with big dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A bit of a let-down.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
Hand pulled cask at the Moon & Sixpence (JDW) Hatch End. Amber/red with a healthy beige head in the peak of condition. Dry with understated malts and late cascade hopping coming thorough after a while. A slight metallic twang lets this beer down. It grew on me after a few pints but I would say that it tastes considerably more English than the pump clip suggests. Hopefully the forthcoming Spoons American themed festival will throw up some more adventurous efforts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2011
Cask, handpump at The Postal Order, JDW, Worcester 17.09.11 Pours conker brown with a creamy head. There are some hedgerow berries, its got a fruitiness throughout, smooth, its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
evergreen0199 (1948) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
Cask at Willow Walk Wetherspoons, Victoria, London. An amber brown coloured pour with a small white head. Slight malty aroma. Tastes malty, caramel, fruity. Thin and boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3211) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2011
Cask @ The Sir John Moore JDW. Medium brown colour, reasonable head. Rustic malt aroma. Dry nutty bitter malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average. More a bitter than an amber ale.


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