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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2764) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Pleasant floral aroma upon opening. Citrus and hops dominate and it had far more body than I had anticipated. Its rather complex flavours are not what I had anticipated from a relatively low strength beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3391) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, off-white head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops, Czech pilsener hops, slightly chemical, somewhat grainy. Flavor is a quick flash of hoppy Bohemian pilsener, followed by a watery emptyness. Quite strange short lingering flavor. Refreshing though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (657) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle @ friends place in Brighton, summer 2011.
App: Clear golden amber with a big soapy cream white head leaving nice lacings.
Aroma: Floral and grassy, fruity hoppy with caramel/toffee malts, oranges, apricot. Some crisp bread also.
Taste: Toffeeish with fruity and earthy hops. Oranges, apricots and crisp bread.
Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation.
Overall: Pretty good!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7246) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with thin white head. Aroma: Orange/lemon marmalade, peppery, spicy. Light caramel note. Taste: Low/medium bitterness and sweetness with medium sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, abrupt fruity, citrus, peppery and light malty finish. Comments: Surprisingly tasty. I wasn’t expecting much but this was lovely and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2012
Copper colour. Aroma gives off a real scent of fresh hop buds. Flavour has a slight caramel, malty sweetness then refreshing hop. Very dry finish and a slightly metallic aftertaste. A 4% alcohol bitter that is refreshing and delivers plenty of flavour.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35220) - 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]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1534) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a orange gold body with a thin white head. Pleasantly surprised on the nose. Whiff of sulphur, some malt, fair amount of hops, Goldings and grapefruit aroma. Fair amount of bitterness. Dry finish.


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