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Shepherd Neame Burns Ale (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle, pasteurised. A classic ale to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland’ national poet, born January 25th 1759. Full bodied and malty, brewed using Pale, Crystal and Brown malts with generous quantities of the choicest Scottish Oats. A beer to bring poetry to the soul and to warm the cockles of the heart. Savour the flavour for Auld Lang Syne.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2013
500ml bottle from Lidl. Pours clear mahogany with a thin, but long-lasting white head. Aromas of grain, malt, brown malt specifically, and light british herbal hops. Taste has some bitterness to back up the sweetened coffee. Palate a bit thin. OK.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1033) - SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle, Lidl. Dark amber with a rather big bubbled white head, it lasts well tho! Aroma and palate are both malty, another rater mentioned coffee, which I noticed as well. A pleasant bitter, would try again.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4207) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
50cl bottle from Lidl. Copper coloured with a thin, fading, white head; aroma of roasted grains; in the mouth the grains are toasty with lots of sweet caramel - not sure if I’d spot the oats if I hadn’t read the description, but once you know they are there they stand out; the finish is rather lacking, but overall this isn’t a bad "heavy" style bitter.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Bottled 06/10/12. A dark brown to chesynut coloured beer with a whitish head. A very husky oatsy beer. Highly malty and grainy. Coffee flavours. I like the malts in here. I can see this being a marmite beer, but a grainy malty beer serves me well from time to time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
50cl bottle. Thin white head. Clear ruby pour. Nice enough bitter. Subtle bitterness

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (1872) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton, Gateshead. A brown beer with a sweet toffee and red fruity flavour with a malty finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ralphdot (973) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
4.0% deep amber colour with a good head, roast malt aroma, malty bitter taste, slightly too much carbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
Bottle, from Lidl, Scunthorpe. Deep chestnut, thin but lasting off white head and low condition. Gentle burnt toast, sweet malt and earthy hops in the nose, quite dry with a roasted barley note initially in the mouth with a slight caramel sweetness and a developing hoppiness that becomes quite pronounced, muted finish with a low chalky burnt note and earthy hop bitterness

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1338) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Hoppy with balanced malts on the first taste, quite a complex beer with cereals and caramel on the palate

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
Bought a bottle of this from the Shepherd Neame Brewery Store. Aroma-Not to sure about, there was an aroma of rotten veg. Also some sweetness. Appearance- very dark brown with a light head Taste-Burnt oats, or burnt toast, doesn’t last long. Some sweetness, its not unpleasant. Overall- Its ok not my favourite beer, I don’t think I would buy this again there are better beers from Shepherd Neame.


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