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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
500ml bottle from Lidl. Dark brow beer with thin near white bottle. Some caramel, some malts, some diacetyl. In the mouth is a rather boring darkish malt beer with a pasteurised malt body. Bitter on finish, without much actual hop flavour. Just too buttery and a bit boring to be honest. Oh dear. Ugh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
50cl bottle. Thin white head. Clear ruby pour. Nice enough bitter. Subtle bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (4945) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4179) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (4021) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3699) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3573) - 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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