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


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
[CASK: The Albert, Southport 06/03/07] This was my 100th cask ale that I tried and wow a great one to mark the milestone. A good flavour and a very good example of British ale - What more can you expect from Britain’s oldes brewer. Definatly worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (2022) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
Drought. Red clear colour, flat head. Aroma of malts, banana,citic, and a nice hopy end. Flavor is almost the same;flowers, citic, and a nice balance with malts and hops in the end. Light to medium body, and a light to medium finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (17258) - 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 (12445) - 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 (19331) - 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 (5151) - 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 (2525) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  10  11 12 13

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50