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


on tap

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular.
First brewed in 1958 to celebrate the lifting of malt rationing.
Ingredients: Winter pearl barley malt; East Kent Goldings hops.
The name refers to finger-shaped signposts still found in Kent, which once pointed pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.
"Full-bodied with complex fruit flavours."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (16646) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
A dark ruby in colour, with a light fruit nose and a typical fruity bitter flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12039) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Cask at The Spanish Galleon, Greenwich. Malty aroma, perhaps underlying fruit. Darkish amber clor witha a large bubble whitish head. Seems a bit thin. Starts lightly malty, but a surge of hp finally appears. The malt is goneby the finish, leaving a relatively dry bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2007
Taste and nose are great, but I find the tap version to have a bit too little carbonation for my tastes. It seems to vary a little from time to time tho.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dugite74 (3) - Redcliffe, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2007 does not count
an absolutley stunning ale, great deep red colour, sweet malt taste, available in bottles at selected shops in perth, rarely on tap, but like all ales better on tap

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2006
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Slight sour fruit aroma. Malty taste is quickly followed by quite an intense ashy bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18734) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a clear dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a dry malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4970) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
Cask at Wetherspoons Heathrow Terminal 2: Orange brown with a cream head which lasted to the end of the pint; malty aroma; smooth and full bodied in the mouth, dominated by the hops, leaving a pleasingly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2275) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2006
Amber color with a nice off-white foam. malty aroma with a hint of fruit. Medium body with some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6756) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2006
(Cask at Mabel’s Tavern, St Pancras, London, 30 July) Colour is mahogany with disappearing off-white head. Nose is malty with dark fruit and wild berries (blackberries). Taste is mainly malty with a balancing dark fruity character, notes of blackberries, raspberries, cherries and caramel. Balanced malty sweetness. Balanced dusty hop character in the finish. Very nice balance!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1445) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2006
Red beautiful colour, aroma pleasant with some sweetness and grass. Small head. The flavour contained toffee, flowers and honey. The aftertaste was even sweeter. Beautiful as a whole.

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