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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask - Regular.
Introduced in Aug 2008 as a lower abv, lower hopped, regular replacement for the occasional 4.1% beer of the same name.
Ingredients: Pale and crystal malts; Cascade and East Kent Goldings, grown within a few miles of the brewery.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2009
Cask at the Nut Tree, Murcott, Oxon 08-02-09 Stated 3.5% on the pumpclip. Pours warm gold with white head. Aroma is quite hoppy which is not as noticeable in the mouth though it must be noted I did a few hoppy burps during the consumption of this, so there must have been a few in there. Some citrus flavours and reasonable bitterness. I wouldn’t have been bothered with another one of these that said it was a fine enough session beer. A6 A4 F6 P3 OV11 3.0

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol, 6/2/09. Deep gold in colour with next to no head. Sweetish aroma and flavour, with some citrus fruit and a surprisingly spicy hoppy kick in the finish. Ok for the ABV.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1751) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2009
Cask - Bramley’s Bar, Canterbury. A clear golden ale with an orange tint and a small white head. Fruit is plentiful in both aroma and flavour. A touch of nuttiness and some spicy hop flavours. Nice and light, quaffable and thirst-quenching. A woody and citrusy bitter finish, though light.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7800) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2008
Half pint, hand pulled at Barony Bar. A few patches on the surface over a golden body. Floral fruity smell. Rounded and fresh taste of hops. Good cask ale for its low 3.5% ABV [On a rainy day in Edinburg, 25.10.2008].

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
(Cask) Pours a clear golden with a small, off-white head. Butterscotch aroma. Medium body with some malts and fruit. Lightly bitter finish. 210908

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2008
A Mes rate: gravicask at the Bree Louise.
A clean golden brown colour with a good white head and rather impressive condition. Bloody hell I can smell hops! They may not be bowling me over but they are certainly there. Flavour wise it’s a boring but balanced bitter. Slight hops on the finish lend a bit of bitterness and give it a nice dry feel. Nice enough just very very dull.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4404) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2008 Cask at the Bell, Hythe, Kent. Hazy gold with a trace of white head; apple aroma; chalky in the mouth with some restrained apple fruit and a malty body; dry finish. Rather non-descript and average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s01gs (17) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2008
Light amber colour. Caramel and apple nose. The flavour is a mix of caramel parred with a hoppy bitterness that feels quite unusual. A good ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
Cask (EBF2008) - 3.5% was on the cask’s label
Sweet farty hoppy aroma. Big sherbet hoppy taste, sweet. Quite interesting, and very good for 3.5%. Grainy finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
larsga (6146) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2008
Smallish coarse offwhite head. Light amber body. Sharp eggy sulphur aroma. Dry watery resiny taste with wooden sulphury notes. Dry sulphury aftertaste. Cask must have gone bad. (0.1l taster from cask at EBF ’08.)


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