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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - 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
yespr (40811) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
27th October 2010
Spoons Fest! Clear brown beer, short tidy white head. Light dry palate. Mildy toffee - nutty and biscuity malt leads to some apologetic orangey hop. Finish is dry. In fact the beer is typically Sheps dry - ie a bit too much so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
cask at foot of walk ... copper ... thin off white head ... sweet toffee fruits ... toffee roht .. light toffee ... soft malts ... fruity ... quite nice ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18695) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Cask handpull at Samuel Peto, JDW, Folkestone. Mid brown colour, lasting cream head. First out of the cask, saw it being pulled through and put on. Some Sheps yeast and malt, reminds me a bit of a mix of Kent’s Best and Late Red. Great condition in mouth. Very drinkable. Some slight spicy peppery hop sting flavour on the swallow which is pleasant. OK bitter. Sheps have brewed worse. This is quite fresh tasting too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Copper with white head. initially dry and hoppy and yes it stays that way, unusual for a Spoons festival beer. Nice leafy peppery hops on a heavier malty body, some nutty notes. Not a world beater, but my best of this Festival so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Dark Amber brown with an off-white head. Aromas are toffee and chocolate malts with bready yeast and a light smokiness. Earthy Autumn fruit with some floral and spicy notes. Flavours are chocolate and weetabix malts, soon replaced by a dry peppery and light pine hoppiness. Quite floral and spicy. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9667) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Cask, handpump at a JDW, Leith Nr Edinburgh in company of Craig, Rob and friend (sorry forgot name) & Loz 29.10.10 Not as hoppy as I was expecting considering the bumph about the hops in the description. Fairly standard bitter, some furry bitterness bit of stale bon-bon, had much better. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   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.

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