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


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotty (1107) - - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Calisky (1998) - 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 (4942) - 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 (4019) - 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 (966) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (2086) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
7.3.2015. Reddish brown. Aroma of dark fruits, malts. Taste is mild, malty, biscuity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4165) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
500ml bottle, BB Dec 2015, from LIDL and consumed at a work do at a BYOB. Dark reddy brown, slight haze, big off-white head. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is malt-forward, slight ash, slightly sweet, soft bitterness. Predictably average. My colleagues hated it, but I thought it was at least passable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3471) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Deep brown. Typical Sheps hoppy nose with toasty caramel notes, malty with more toasted caramel, faint marmalade, very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1542) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
A mid to dark amber brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A light roasted malt aroma, nutty and caramel. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malty taste, nutty, dark caramel, plus a hint of oat. There is a mild bitterness in the background. The finish is long and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1543) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle@courtesy garry&caroline. Copper clear small head. Intens malty aromas of Toasted cookie notes. Light Caramalty biscuit flavours. Very slight sweet dry. Love it for its maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (388) - - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Lidl Wrekenton. Pours dark ish brown, quite fizzy but flattens fast. Very nutty flavour, with bitter aftertaste. Nice enough.

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