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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35735) - 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 (20821) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14015) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras, been looking for this beer for some time as I didn’t believe it existed. Clear amber colour thick amber head. Not as horrific as some Sheps bottle beers. Some pepper hop on aroma, some malt fruit and some sheps yeast. Bit too much toffee. Some white pepper hop on finish. Maybe a touch too sweet and a touch empty. Not as badly filtered as some previous beers. Decent hop on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Bottled 27/12/12. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head. Stewed fruits and boiled sweets in the aroma. Bitter and fruity in the mouth. Obvious pasteurization yet in spite of that there’s a decent beer trying to get out as the fruitiness from wht I suspect are goldings is strong and tasty. This was surprisingly drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8258) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7416) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Amber in colour with a decent, off-white head and a large amount of carbonation. Bready, malt aroma with a touch of grassy hop and hedgerow fruit. Flavour had more of the same malts, a hint of nettle and metallic, bitter finish. A challenge to finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deanso (5567) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2012
50cl bottle from Kellys Expat shop the Hague. Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Ok but missing something.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5252) - 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?


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