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


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8404) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (650) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AtronSeige (473) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1400) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at 3.8% ABV. Burnt amber body. Thin white head with poor retention. Nose is atypical of Sheps: boiled sweets, fruit, hops. Black malt. Vegetables. Bittersweet, but with actually quite a decent amount of bitterness from the hops. Nutty. Dry finish. This is like Sheps take on John Smith’s. Very indistinguishable from other cheapo Sheps bottled ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Nutty with a subtle bitterness, Describes itself as a winter warmer which it isn’t. Still a reasonable beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3185) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Clear 500ml bottle (3.8%ABV): poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 21 Mar 2013. As the name suggests and the clear bottle shows, this is an amber coloured beer: a white appeared initially but it soon fell away to a wisp and collar. Fairly sweet nose with malts and spicy hops vieing for position. The taste is also a battle between the hops and malts with the malts just about winning: the hops however do give a dry and bitter finish to each sip. This OK rather than good: I think it came from the Lidl supermarket chain, so it didn’t cost much. Might also be the reason it was slightly watery in the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (702) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
500ml bottle. pours a clear amber with slightly off white head. aroma is of hops and spices. tastes wintery but not too strong. good full mouth feel with full after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (1872) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. Copper coloured with malty and burnt toffee flavours with a red fruity and slight woody hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1551) - AUSTRIA - APR 4, 2012
Orange clear copper with a white soapy somewhat lasting head. Strong smell of caramel, nut and citrus, malt and light hops. Sort of artificial. Medium frothy body. Taste of smoke, caramel malt, and orange peel. Dry bitter hop aftertaste. The pasteurisation sweet malt added a light chemical soapy element. Like a Spitfire but with more character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
Bottle, from Lidl, Scunthorpe. Deep copper, lasting fluffy off white head and moderate condition. Gentle sweet caramel maltiness anda spicy citrus hop note in the aroma, fruity at first in the mouth with a citric hoppiness developing and a dry bitterness stretching into the finish, although traces of a sweet fruitiness linger.

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