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Shepherd Neame Cracker

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Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Special - Winter 05/06.
This handsome ale mingles nourishing crystal malts with enchanted hop-garden scents; the pungent freshness of East Kent Goldings meets the exotic grapefruit and floral hints of cascade hops.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Cask conditioned @ JDW, Soton. Moderately malty with fruit, burnt notes and a strange citric fruitiness which is almost but not quite out of place. A touch thin - all in all too many strands that do not unite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2005
Cask Conditioned at a Whetherspoons. Red, dark brown colour with malty head. Served very cold and we were in a hurry so couldnít let flavours develop. Bitter malty beer with some body, a grainy fruitiness. A bright fresh finish with some late alcohol. Decent brew, badly served.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2004
This may well be a one-off brewed for Wetherspoons, rather than a regular Christmas seasonal, but only time will tell. Hereís a tip. If youíre going to stock a beer that purports to be a winter warmer, donít serve it icy cold, negating much of the aroma. It truth, even when it warms up a bit, itís not very Christmassy. The colour is an appealing chestnut brown. Itís clean, fresh and quite malty. However, the malt is very dry and accompanied by a strong hop presence, producing a notably bitter brew, for a Christmas beer. Thereís a bit of fruit, but itís more along the lines of citrus than Christmas pudding. I thought this beer was rather pleasant, despite the misleading moniker. Just a shame I couldnít detect much of the aroma. Cask (handpump), The Shakespeareís Head (JDW), Holborn, London.


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