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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37673) - 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]

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (33803) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2009
50 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge off-white and creamy dense head. Mild earthy toned hops aroma with a light floral touch. Light malt base and a distinct bitterhops flavoured profile. Vague floral touch but distinct bitter and dry into the finish. Light floral note in the far finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 17, 2003
An orange beer with a small but fast diappearing head. The aroma is very slight with notes of fruit. The flavor is flat and casky - but then it turns slightly sweet with notes of raspberries, other berries, and fruit, before it turns bitter with a cask flatness to go with it. But what lingers on the tongue is a nice fruity bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful amber colour with a nice, white head that leaves laces when it settles. Malty, sweetish nose. Surprisingly full-bodied considering the low alcohol. Sweetish, lightly smoked malt - almost whisky-like notes. Siscreet, short, dry, hoppy finish. Lovely spring beer. 160605

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (22451) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a white heaf. Aroma of malts, fruits, caramel and hops. Flavour of fruits, caramel and hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21835) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2008
Bottled (4.5%). Deep orangeish golden colour with mediumsized creamy white head. Aroma is grainy, ashes, zest, some mild notes of nectar. Flavour is grass, citrus and some mild paperyness. As it warms up some nuttyness and mild herbal notes also become present. Not much aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2005
Bottled. Deep golden. Fuggley hay aroma. Sweet and aromatic. Fresh maltiness accompanied by a wealth of hops. Medium bitterness. I like it better than the cask version.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (18703) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours a golden colour with a white head. Fruity citrus aroma with some hints of hops. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of caramel and citrus. Malty finish with some bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
Amber color. Light hop aroma, grassy. Quite poor malt, some caramel, dry mouthfeel, with a hint of aromatic hops. Rough!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2006
500ml bottle from Sainsbury. One of my favourite Sheps beers. Copper colour with rocky off white head. Beautiful hop flower aroma and Sheps yeast. A bit of a star this one. Some biscuit. OK in mouth but not with the fullness of the cask version. Superb hop flavour on end. Some caramel.


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