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


on tap

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - January/February.
A golden brown ale with a fruity aroma and zesty citrus, complementing the full malty palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity. Bitter, citrusy, peachy, orange, grapefruity and light sweetness impression. Nice caramelish dry malt base to this. Citrusy and peachy flavoured into a nice fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
Cask handpull at Vernon Arms, Liverpool. Crazy, I come all the way from Kent where I can’t find it, to Liverpool, where I can. I almost missed the pump clip at the end of 6 handpulls and had to squint to see who the brewer was of this amber ale. Of course, once I saw what it was, I ended up drinking a pint and a half of it. Deep amber in colour, with a lasting cream head. It’s a decent amber with that rich slight roasted maple syrup pecan nut flavour which I like so much. Some Sheps yeast. Now almost obligatory hop all over it. Can’t believe it. They’re turning out good stuff. Great malts, really good hops on the finish, like earthy really fresh hop. Brilliant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martian1 (10) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
the colour of this Ale i thought was wonderful. Good taste to it. Good use of hops in the beer, which made it in all a good standard Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Cask at the Betsy Trotwood, 08/02/13. Clear amber brown with a thin beige bubbly head that retains well. Nose is caramel, light pine, hops. Taste comprises caramel malt, pine, hops, biscuit. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in the finish. Having had a twiggy mess from the same brewer on my previous drink - I feared the worse! However ... this was a great beer, hopped up bitter meets ESB. Would happily seek this out again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2010
Cask at The Wenlock Arms. Red amber colour, frothy head. Intense hay and citrus aroma. Good and complex hop bitterness.Very dry, yet caramel and licorice blend well. Has the character of a harvest ale. Light body. Quite a surprise. A hoppy feast from Shepherd Neame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2010
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, pink grapefruit, and orange peal, as well as medium notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of grapefruit, hops, caramel, butterscotch, and bread, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7849) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Cask at The Horniman At Hays, London. Its deep amber with a creamy off white head. Lovely hoppy aroma of grapefruit, peach, pine and caramel. The flavour is peachy, hoppy, citrus and pine. Very lingering and quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Charlies Bar, Pilestraede 33, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, fruity orange - lime, dry grass, dry hop flowers. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100319]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Not usually keen on Shephard Neame beers, although I’ve drank many of them. This is excellent well hopped with a great aroma, reminds me a bit of Old Speckled Hen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1871) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Cask @ Hampton inn Hearne bay ! Not bad stuff , it tasted Americanized in vibe somewhat : hops kick it on nicely with pine floral grapefruit flavors. Resemblance to an air freshner in tang , metting Caramel richness that’s there but without textbox shepherd neame carboard malt flavours . A pretty pleasant and refreshing ale .

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