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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10540) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2009
Cask at the Wharf, Aalborg. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, fruit, malt, caramel. Flavour is hop, fruit, malt, caramel. Medium to full body. OK bweer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1326) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2009
Cask at the Betsey Trotwood. Pretty red-amber color with lowing white head. Nose of hop resin, like pellets, and not unpleasant. Soft carbonation with mild hop-bitterness, emphasizing that green, resiny aroma. Nice enough stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2009
Cask at the Wharf, Aalborg. It pours a clear, slightly dark golden body with a nice finger-thick off-white head leaving lacings. Malty nose with caramel and a subtle piney and citrusy hop print. The flavor presents piney, orangey hops on a malty background with a good dash of caramel. Some orange-peel bitterness blend in, leading to a bitter, piney finish. Medium to full body, smooth and gentle. A quite dry one, but über-quaffable, the kind you could enjoy all-night without getting very bored. (090205)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgiskOlklub (899) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
Cask at The Warf, Aalborg. Clear amber body, small white diminishing head. Malty aroma but alsom some citrus and freshness. Thin flat body. Well balanced flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (10000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
A hazed amber ale with an extra thick onctuous light moka head. Light nutty malt aroma, non-descript. In mouth, a light malt with rather metallic hops. Thin bodied, unsatisfying. On tap at JD Wetherspoons, Heathrow, Mid November 2006.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tompete (211) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2008
Ålborg, DK @ The Wharf. Dark yellow to light amber color with a fine head. Quite pleasing hop aroma - not too strong, not too light. Light body and a good balance of malt and hop bitterness. A hint of sweet on the initial finish and then bitterness for the lasting finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2008
Cask gravity @ Ølfestival Aarhus 2008 @ Charlies Bar.
Clear medium red brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lancing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, grass, pine. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - flat. (180508)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Lively pint, brown with good creamy head (without sparkler). Juicy malt with good resinous hop flavours. 20 years ago all of Sheps beers were as good as this. It’s nice to know they are still capable of producing a quality ale showcasing their local hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Cask at Charlies. Clear red/brown - white head. Malty, sweetness, ryebread, caramel, light bitterness, light hoppy, red berries. OK - a bit flatand broing !!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10143) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Cask. It’s a dark amber with an aroma of malt, fruit and pumpkin. The flavour has a light, smooth sweetness with notes of caramel, roasted malt and a slightly dry and bitter citrus. It’s uncomplicated and charming.


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