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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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, Scotlandí 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5090) - 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 Iíd spot the oats if I hadnít read the description, but once you know they are there they stand out; the finish is rather lacking, but overall this isnít a bad "heavy" style bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - 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 (6481) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
50cl bottle. Thin white head. Clear ruby pour. Nice enough bitter. Subtle bitterness

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3085) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ralphdot (1007) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3655) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - 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

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
alexcandy (63) - 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, doesnít last long. Some sweetness, its not unpleasant. Overall- Its ok not my favourite beer, I donít think I would buy this again there are better beers from Shepherd Neame.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2100) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle from Lidl Blackwater. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head. The aroma is full of dark malts, the taste is very malty with a sweet bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
invinoveritas (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
Quite a dark ale, quite thin consistency but with a thick, almost creamy head. Pleasant aroma of porridge oats and roasted barley. Tastes of roasted barley, but quite well balanced. Texture smooth, but somewhat watery. Overall pleasant, but not mind-blowing.


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