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

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Bottle.
A light and refreshing ale.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (4440) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
50cl bottle picked up in Hastings. Amber with a billowing cream head; typical Shep nose with a touch of sweet citrus; sweet, almost sickly taste, with some flabby malts; and an insipid bitterness to finish. Not Shep’s best.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2011
500ml bottle at home on 19 June 2011, best before January 2012. Amber colour - certainly not pale gold as claimed. Too much cardboardy evidence of pasteurisation. Dusty malts on the nose. More of the same on the palate. Some late bitterness. Not much sign of the "spicy citrus" as alleged on the bottle. A bit disappointing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle. Amber gold with an off-white foam. Aromas are grassy with caramel and blackberries. Lightly nutty with apricot jam. Lightly toasted with pepper. Flavours are sweet biscuit malts with earthy raspberry and mellow lemon. Peppery to finish. Has a dry aftertaste with fruity sweetness. Decent.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
British bottle beer whiff on taking off the cap. Then the hops come through - a little nettle nip. Malt is clean, biscuity, bland. Hops are a little too noticeable - a lot of dusty bittering hops, powdery and slightly unpleasant. The more I drink the more I dislike the hops. Not keen on this. Tastes too buggered about and processed. Where’s the malt flavours, and where’s the fresh, decent hops?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

Clear medium yellow amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, toffee, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, grass. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110619]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized foamy white head. Aroma is fruits, some wood and mild SN house aroma. Flavour is fruits, wood, some herbal notes and quite SN houseflavour notes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from my local offie. Crystal bronze with a whipped egg white head and lace. Top, freshly-pinched hop aroma (at first) like one of my homegrown Fuggles..mingling with metal and digestive biscuit. I enjoy inhaling Shep’s beers more than I enjoy drinking them; drinks slightly rusty with sherbet-on-cardboard notes and a pleasant digestive biscuit and jellied orange-hinting quality attempting to shine. Watery, but with glimpses of character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2665) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a large head. Aroma is piney, a little grapefruit with a bit of bread. Taste has a little grapefruit and bready malt. Grapefruit, medium bitter finish with the Sheps house flavour.


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