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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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."


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1259) - 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. Itís 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 (14088) - 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 (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Cask. Itís 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. Itís uncomplicated and charming.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Clear amber with tiny off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with mild hoppy and caramel notes. Flavor likewise with floral hops and a discrete bitter end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Cask @ Aarhus, 2008.
Pours deep brown amber with a great, creamy yellow-white head. Aroma is very pleasant, fine caramel, pine, grass and flowery hops. Fine carbonation, lightly creamy. Good flavour, some caramel with a great hops profile. Dry bitterness with pine and grassy hops. A big positive surprise for me.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
ōlfestival, Aarhus, DK. Cask/real ale. Caramel and fruity flavor, Some hoppy floral aromas

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davebravey (10) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
Great beer and the first time Iíve tried it on cask. Twice ass good as the bottled version that I have normally tried. Good aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
From cask at Charlies. Pours hazy orange with a copperish glare and an off-white head. Light hoppy and mild acidic aroma. Light sweet and mild fruity flavour. Ends with a decent bitterness and light fruity note.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2008
Cask - Ye Olde Beverlie, Canterbury. The body of this ale is a clear amber colour with a thin and airy off-white head. Fairly sweet caramel malt aromas with floral undertones and a marginal basic hop tone. Flavour-wise, this beer tastes of caramel malts and an earthy hoppiness. A dry, slightly resiny hop finish and a clean, smooth mouthfeel with a light to medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
This ale seems to taste of everything - itís sweet, lemony, hoppy, malty and burnt in taste, but above all strong - itís 5.4% and tastes it. Similar to Neameís Autumn Ale Late Red and nearly as good. Man this ale is good!


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