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Shepherd Neame Cinque Ale

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
This new beer’s name celebrates the historic Cinque Port Confederation, which dates from Norman times, and has been brewed especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It is deep chestnut in colour and has been hopped, appropriately, five times throughout the brewing process, resulting in a distinctly hoppy nose and fruity palate throughout. Hops Used : Cascade and Target

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Fruit hopped ale pleasant enough to drink with a fair bitterness to it. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1604) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin tight white head. Spicy hops detected in the short dusty aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a weak digestive biscuit base with dry currants present. Strong hop presence with thick resins to the fore in the rather spicy aftertaste. Finish is really dry and bitter with cask and woody briar notes full in the mouth. A below par session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Alexander Graham Bell (JDW), 128 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 4JZ.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, chesnuts, metalic. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101029]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 29/10/2010 Fruity aroma. Copper coloured and a little rich on the palate with a fruity orange flavour. A hint of roast malt in a bitter dry and nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Staple hill Oak, Bristol 14/11/10. Deep amber in colour with a slight, off-white head. Fruity aroma with a touch of sweetness. Easy drinking with more fruit and some caramel before a decent bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2010
Cask at The Tyburn JDW. Pours dark, copper-red with a mild, bubbly head. Holds a distinct chocolate malt aroma. I guess I would describe the flavor as malty. There are some lightly roasted malt notes, with muddled dirt and caramel, along with some earthy bitterness, and subtle notes of plastic. Body is light and carbonation is fine. Finishes with messy malts and some dirty hops. Not very good. When I burped after drinking this it tasted alright, so apparently my stomach juices actually improve this beer. Either I missed something or this cask is a bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2010
Cask Conditioned Handpump High Cross Leicester. An amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A fruity aroma with berries and chocolate notes. A nice spicy hoppy taste with good fruits also. Pretty good depth and a nice flavour. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2010
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Lasting beige head, some lace, clear copper body. Juicy & light fruits all over. Bit of strawberry, some underlying bready malt. Quite a bit of aromatic fruit & floral hop. A fresh & grassy bitterness in the finish preceded & supported by a pleasant nutty, woody malt base. Good length to the end, soft palate with light carbonation. Fairly dry, good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2010
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] Odd bronze-brown colour with a moderate off-white head. Hoppy from the off - grassy and green leaf notes followed by a bit of pine. There’s woodiness behind and some nutty malt. Moderate bitterness and a good chewy mouthfeel - I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
From cask at Standing Order. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, roasted malt and breadish. Bitter, dry and breadish malt base. Rather roasted and dry bitter. Ends lingering malty and dry.

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