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Shepherd Neame Early Bird (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
Spring Hop Ale
A blend of Kentish Early Bird hops together with natural well-drawn water, and pale malt produce a finely bittered seasonal spring ale.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
campbega (70) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
500ml from Nelson Wines, Merton. Golden colour with a reasonable head Wheaty and fruity aromas with a very ligh body. Simple beer but not really inspiring.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (2565) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2013
Rating from 2010:
Dunkelgoldene Farbe, toller Geruch wie eine frisch geöffnete Tüte Doldenhopfen. Faszinierend grasig-aromatisch-frisch. Der Antrunk ist herb-hopfig, sehr angenehm hopfenintensiv. Im Hauptteil ist das Bier aromahopfig-herb, insgesamt aber leicht wässrig im Körper, dabei aber toll herb-aromatisch. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, toll grasig-herbe Aromahopfennoten. Ganz leichte Ale-Töne, für meinen Geschmack aber etwas zu wenig, was auch dem dünnen Körper des Bieres geschuldet ist.
--> Sehr tolle Idee und tolles Hopfenaroma. So richtig toll frisch!! Aber insgesamt etwas wässrig neutral - außer dem tollen Hopfenaroma ist da nicht viel!
--> 12,13,12,10,12,12 - 11,85

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2037) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
Gammal recension från 2009. Drucken med ölföreningen. Ljus bitter med lite extra engelsk humle. Dock karamellig malt kropp, typisk för SN med en torr, stram och fruktig på ett omoget sätt. Fin om man gillar UK-humle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle @ Too many Geuze’s - only one toilet , Ulfborg 2012. Day 2. Golden color with a small fast diminishing white head. Sweet malty, lemony hops, grassy , toffee, moderate bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Arve_Christian (3053) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
On bottle from local shop in Wirksworth. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of wheat, some fruit and light notes of hop(very light) Light body & complexety. Ok bitterness and balance

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3956) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle shared with hubby. Boring aroma, something between a field of hops and beef stock. Taste is quite nice with flavour of refreshing mild citrus fruits and hops. Bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (3958) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. A hops dominated ale with a sharp bitter end. An average one but way better than other from Shepherd Neame.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - SEP 15, 2012
Clear amber colour with small white head and hoppy aroma. Flavour is a nutty malt, hops and a slight sweetness. --- BeerItsNice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle from Morrisons, Sidcup. Amber pour with a white head. Bake apple and pear aroma. Orchard fruit flavours, quite malty. Fruit filled finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kalervo (684) - FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Really good "basic" bitter ale, with twisting aftertaste. Citric aroma, long-lasting bitterness.


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