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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottl,e pasteurised.
Previously 4%
This burnished copper coloured ale is characterised by it’s distinct fruity, citrus aroma and gorgeous zesty bitterness. The special marriage of fragrant hops with pale crystal and brown malts give this beer it’s unique signature. A classic to savour and enjoy.


maeib's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 3, 2012
Bottled 26/10/12. A chestnut coloured beer with an off-white head. Fruity sweet boiled sweet aroma which follows through to the mouth. Malty and clearly pasteurized. There is some chocolate and toast. Old fashioned but not awful.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (5109) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle from Lidl, Sowerby Bridge. Copper with a thin head. There’s some small grainy pale malts in its aroma and taste which are more stated in the former. It has a fairly crisp drinkable texture with a low to medium bitterness.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
themightyjag (217) - - DEC 28, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear dark Amber body, thin white head disappears very quickly. Nose is toffee, a little fruitiness. Flavour is malty, biscuit, metallic finish. Thin mouthfeel, lots of rough carbonation. Standard traditional English bitter fare.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from lidl. Dark copper beer. Aroma of fruity malts. Taste is fruity, a little yeast and malty. Ok beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
500ml bottle from aldi. Pours clear copper, thick off-white head. Aromas are light lemon and toffee, some metallic notes. Taste is more of the same, watery and thin. Bitter finish, but lacks body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (2879) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle, reddish brown with an off-white head and that absolutely typical Sheps sweetish hop aroma. It would be perfectly drinkable if it wasn’t way too gassy, although the only thing that distinguishes it from pretty much any other Sheps bottled beer is the toasted caramel note.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StueyD (1332) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
A mid amber brown coloured beer with a frothy off white head. A strong fruity aroma on opening the bottle, zesty lemon and a sultana, mixed peel type smell. Medium dry mouthfeel. The taste start off with a bitter hop flavour of zesty lemon, this is ten followed by a slightly sweet, malty taste that brings on the dried fruit flavour and a caramel element that tempers the hoppiness into a short and slightly weak finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Wokingham. Poured a clear, bright amber colour, with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma of straw, candy sugar and some faint malt character. Taste is very synthetic, in your run-of-the-mill Shepherd Neame bottled beer way. There’s some malty sweetness, cream soda and boiled sweets. Finish was the typical Shepherd Neame yeast, light grassy hop and force carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zenkis (638) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 6, 2014
pale copper in color, aroma and flavor-weak bitter, far away amber malty, more herbal hoppy; hints of honey in aroma. Light bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1137) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Pours a light, clear chestnut with a white head. Smells got a bit of caramel to it. Taste is a nice even bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AtronSeige (809) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 6, 2013
Aroma: Hops, caramel, grassy, Appearance: Clear, dark copper body. Medium, off-white head. Good lacing. Flavour: Medium bitterness Palate: Fizzy. light/watery, Overall: I was hoping for more from this beer. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8A. Standard/Ordinary Bitter


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