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


on tap

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Bottle: Filtered; Occasional
Reduced from 4% to 3.8% by 2016
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.

scotty's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1156) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle on holiday. Pours copper brown with bubbly head. Aroma nutty with biscuits, good balance between bitter and sweet tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1002) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Nut brown small head toasty caramel aroma tasye toast toffee dry malts very drinkabe srssion material.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Black with a lovely malty aroma. Clear bottle.. Surprisingly robust for its strength. Unusual quite classy label.Far better than I expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5557) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
500ml clear glass bottle, filtered, from Lidl. Cheap as chips. This is a malty beer with some chocolate notes and a fair degree of mustiness rather than bitterness. Tastes old, but not bad. There’s something, for me, quite attractive about a low abv malt accented beer. Easy drinking and quite flavoursome with enough character to make it interesting. There’s not many beers like this, and it could be an opinion divider. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from Lidl, Todmorden. Copper with a very thin head. Has some light tasting darker chocolate malts with a low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (478) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Miedziany kolor o malej lekko barwionej pianie. Aromat karmelu brazowych cukrow melasy i palonego chmielu. W smaku podobnie z delikatnym goryczkowym finiszem .

Marcin G

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Calisky (2497) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2015
Kindly given by Jaghana. Couleur ambrée, très légère mousse.Nez caramel. Gout de caramel avec note caramel cuit, metal et amertume astringente. Bon corps. Fin amere astringente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (5520) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a clear dark amber beer with medium head. Nose is on caramel, aroma is on toasted caramel, dry, caramel, metallic touch, toasted grain, light honey, bit too carbonated, low body but correct for 3.8°.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (4786) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2015
500ml bottle at home, from Lidl, Jamaica Street, Glasgow, malt and toast aroma, amber brown, no head, burnt caramel, some biscuit, dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a clear brass with a one finger, off white head. Aroma is a touch skunky with mild caramel, traditional hops, and toffee. Taste is balanced with a touch of bittering hops, caramel, toffee, and a slightly bitter ending. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall better than I expected. Slight skunk with notes of caramel, toffee, and a dry finish.

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