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


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
derekvaiti (4) - modena, ITALY - OCT 10, 2009 does not count
Good ale. very persistent hop and good balance between the aromas, little fruity, little spicy, very fresh and inviting with the evanescent froth and amber colour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (922) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2010
I apparently liked this beer more than most. It was a very light, golden orange color with a minimal head that goes away over time leaving this ugly lilly pad looking bubbles that only a beer geek like you and I can appreciate. There is a light hoppy aroma.I liked it, the flavor was a little hoppy as well - very hoppy for a british bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Yeasty, hoppy and bitter. Has that distinctive Neame taste and copper colour - very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6235) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2009
Cask at the Bishop’s Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg. Golden brown to copper coloured beer, moderate head. Nutty and moderately hoppy aroma. Nutty and hoppy flavour, also notes of toffee. "Frightfully English" - nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14738) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2008
Cask. Clear dark amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour is subtle, hint of spicy hops. A bit of soap, but in all a nice enough flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24346) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Orange colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is yeast, hops and some wooden notes. Flavour is very pleasantly wood, yeast and some fruity and grassy hops.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
Cask at Wild Swan (Shepherd Neame). Clear golden pour with a small white head which quickly disappears. Some light citrus on the nose with balanced biscuit and a touch of zest. Orange and lemon in the taste - citric fruits seem to be the focus, light biscuit, orange rind. Very easy going. Quite a decent mid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Cask at The Farmer’s Arm Inn, King’s Lynn, July 2012
Light amber color. Mild aroma, with a lemony trace. Light body, simple flavour, with good bitterness and light lemon trace; the final is correctly bitter, maybe too dry. Simple but refreshing enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Cask at the Bishop’s Finger - Smithfield, London. Pours perfectly clear gold with a fine, creamy head. Light citrusy hops in the nose, fine biscuity pale malts. Light sweet flavor with mellow orange rind, other pithy citrus, restrained pale malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Fair balance onthe finish, slight leafy bitterness, further dry citrus, touhes of dry, pale malte. Nothing that wrong here, although the character is on the wimpy side.

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