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Shepherd Neame 4-4-2

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Pale in colour, full bodied, and brewed with 10 different hop varieties to celebrate the World Cup

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle, ’The Ten Hop Beer With A Kick’ according to the front label: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard 1st Nov 2011, the bottle being best before Jul 2012. Orangey, amber colour, clear and bright, on top a lovely full head of snow white bubbles, extra bubbles can be seen rising through the body to replenish the crown. The smell is hoppy (well what did you expect?), but not overly so, those un-named varieties obviously counteract each other in the aroma department, as they did in the taste! I thought I was going to get some sort of West Coast of the US hop monster brew, this isn’t anywhere near that, in fact it isn’t even a standard UK hoppy IPA for hop content. It isn’t even really bitter, not even at the end of the mouthfeel. Strange taste, the malts try and blend in with those aforementioned hops but don’t really mix too well. Couldn’t take to this beer at all, it’s another of Shepherd Neames cheap supermarket brews and it shows. It seems to me they’ve found some old half sacks of hops and crystal malts: thinking we’ll not waste these, lets brew another beer to fill supermarket shelves and make some easy dosh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Unretired and retailing in Lidl at a quid a bottle. Clear brassy gold with a high, subsiding white foam. Aroma of butterscotch, typical Shep’s flying saucer sherbet, some vanilla. Decent with that sourish mineral, Shep’s thing; watery bitterness, rust, caramel. No hop flavours as such; just bitterness, maybe pine. Dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (1003) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
4.0% gold colour with a poor head, citrus hop aroma and taste, slightly too much hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is slight citrusy and mild herbal hoppy. Sweet and fruity flavoured. Mild herbal touch into a dry and slight bitter finish. Ends crisp citrusy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (22268) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and ashtray. Fruity flavour of malts, caramel, hops and ashtay. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of elderflowers, butterscotch, and some malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of elderflowers, and medium notes of butterscotch and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
clear yellow, small white head. eglish style metallic slighly flowery hop aroma. flavor is bitter hoppy, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of oh6gdx. Clear golden with a creamy white head leaving some lacework. Fruity nose with some floral British hops. Light body, dry fruitiness and a surprisingly solid bitterness. 230511

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (20449) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2010
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear deep golden, fairly small head. Mild floral nose. Sweet and fruity, light bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Some grass and soap. Low-medium bitterness. Has the typcial house flavour of Shepherd Neame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1674) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
Golden with white, frothy head. Grassy, floral hop aroma with notes of toast. Soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Surprisingly little bitterness here. I was expecting more. The flavour is a bit on the hoppy side. Some fruit is in the mix.

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