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


on tap

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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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3330) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle from lidl. Dark copper beer with small head. Aroma of malts and burnt caramel. Taste is burnt caramel, oats and malts. Good.

   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ralphdot (1011) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (1036) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 7, 2014
Aroma: Fault: Highly Oxidized, paper., Malt: dark fruit, bready. Hops: musty. Appearance: Dark copper, clear body. Medium, off-white head. Good retention, dense. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-light sweetness. Caramel, biscuit, lingering bitterness, light paper, slight astringency, Floral hops, dry finish Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation. Creamy. Overall: The oxidation is overpowering on aroma, but it does dissipate, allowing other aromas to come through. Although the oxidation can be tasted, it is not as aggressive. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1696) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3568) - 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.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5390) - 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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