Ingevara (795) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small head, low in carbonation. Rich in taste, malty and a well balanced bitterness with some sugar, hints of resin and fruity acid. Easy to enjoy.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, some liveliness in the pour for a clear amber colour with a frothy off-white head that quickly disappeared. A rich and sweet malty aroma - some caramal and Christmas cake notes. Some fizz in the mouth and an unfortunate metallicness. Sweet and malty flavours, a bit too sweet. A tanginess in the finish as well that just doesn’t quite work. Another OK beer from Shepherd Neame - but that’s all.
Stew41 (1735) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly standard in appearance - darkish amber with a thin head. Soft malts with some noticeable sweetness. Similar in the palate early but sharpens considerably with a bitter kick at the finish.
stouby (3716) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Rover.
Orange with a white head, no lacings. Aroma moderate malty and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, long duration. Light /medium body, flat.
Gethinbeer (2141) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong malty aroma. Light copper colour with a thin head. High carb. Nice smooth wood feel, malty with a hint of spice. Alcoholic tang. tasty beer.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This seems to get good ratings, but, for me, this is one of the Neame’s poorer efforts. It’s strong, I’ll give it that, but is too sweet and caremel for my liking. I still drunk it, of course, but if I were to have a Neame tomorrow, I’d rather have a Late Red, Masterbrew or, even, their flagship Spitfire ale. Also, watch out for the crystallisation in the bottom of the bottle: sedimentary, my dear Watson!
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned: brilliant gold colour with no head, this may have been due to the careful pouring to avoid the light sediment - light carbonation provides some live; typical Shepherd Neame yeasty aroma, strong hoppy taste but not overwhelming; not too bitter either.
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich zesty pint with a subtle but fruity nose and caramel adter-taste. Slightly cloying but still a decent drink.
gunnfryd (10426) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bishop Arms, Gothenburg. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, hint of hop. Flavour is sweet, apple, malt, hop.
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bishops Arms, Gothenburg. Clear, dark golden with a dense, off-white head. Hops and fruits in the aroma. The flavor is sweet and carmelly, with fruityness and some bitterness. Medium body. Sweet and bitter in the finish. A pleasant englishman. (060825)