oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
tommann (2486) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.