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

bottled
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RATINGS: 117   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."


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34371) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30765) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29170) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2010
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, grass and hops. Fruity flavour of malts, caramel, hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2010
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear amber/brown. Nutty and resiny. Mid dry withmedium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Straightforward with plenty of dried grapefruit and resin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16460) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
14th September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! On tap at the Sun Inn, Kelvedon. AKA Nuns Delight! Mild dark ale, malty, not too sweet but not that bitter either. Drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - 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).

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
A dark ruby in colour, with a light fruit nose and a typical fruity bitter flavour.


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