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

bottled
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on tap
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
[635-20070919] Cask @ The Anchor (Hastings, ES). Very mild aroma, not much there. Clear, dark red amber body with a long-lasting creamy white head and super thick lacing. Grainy, grassy hops flavour. Medium body is fairly rough and astringent. Does not blend alcohol that well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 4
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 1   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : 1   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : 1 Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 1   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 1
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Spicy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Nicely executed, textbook example, but undistinctive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Amber colour, mediumsized beige bubvbly head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some caramel and toffee. Flavour is wood, toffee, some nectar and bitter fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
Cask Conditioned
Very similar rating to the draught/bottle version, maybe even less interesting flavor, and better palate (lightly aromatic).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Cask. An amber beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet malty and fruity, while the flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, leading to a dry and slightly bitter end.

3.6
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (1955) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
A dark ruby in colour, with a light fruit nose and a typical fruity bitter flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11095) - 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.

2.7
   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.


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