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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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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrtavora (25) - - JUL 13, 2012
Nice fresh nose that goes well with its spring theme. Well balanced taste notes and dry finish. Overall refreshing and somewhat predictable. Is that a bad thing? You decide

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2012
50 cl bottle (4,5%) @ home, BBE 02/2013
Aroma is sweetish, hoppy and rather typical to Shepherd Neame ales with grainy malt and some toffee. Palate is too high on CO2. Flavour has toffee, some hops, grainy and bready malt and ripe peaches. Dry and somewhat nutty finish. No surprises here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6827) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2012
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear amber colour with small white head. Strong hoppy aroma with floral and herbal notes as well as nutty maltiness and some fruit tea like notes. Flavour is more nutty malt, biscuit sweetness and floral hops. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6175) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a huge foamy head. Aroma of mild hoppy fruits, nuts, malts, some herbal notes and resin notes. Flavor of malts, fruits, some herbs and hints of caramel. Medium carbonation, slightly bitter palate, dry finish.
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle with an ABV of 4.5%, best before Feb 2009, drank May 2008. Poured into a Forbidden Fruit Chalice, just because I can! Good clear light amber colour, not much of a head though, pity. Floral aroma with a good hop content, also yeasts at the begining, before the pour, that aroma faded as the beer sped into the glass. Spritzy, almost sharp. Very refreshing, ideal for a warm spring evening, luckily that is what we have at the moment in the UK, so this has gone down very well. The hops come through, but not enough to ruin the other delicate flavours that are in the beer, grapefruit and sweet citrus tones abound. Mouthfeel isn’t to strong, there is a presence of alcohol and the hops/citrus flavours do stay a while. However it doesn’t have that extra feel to make me want another pint straight away. So drinkability is only average too. I drink with my eyes, the loss of any head prevented this beer getting higher scores from me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (5387) - ITALY - MAR 30, 2012
oro buona schiuma un po grossolana piuttosto persistente naso un po citrico leggero toffee malto un tocco di luppolo discreto amaro non molto fragrante

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, light hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, light toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120128]

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin head. Aroma is caramel, boiled sweets and a bit of skunk. Taste has some caramel to start. Lots of skunked hop on the finish. I’d rerate with a fresher bottle but the clear glass kills it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11130) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little citrus and a little bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Clear copper of color with a small white head. An aroma of citrus, tea, applejuice, malt and weak caramel. A flavor of citrus, applejuice, malt and tea.


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