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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - February to May.
Early Bird Spring Hop Ale is brewed with the Early Bird single hop variety - hence the name! This light gold beer is full-bodied, distinctive and refreshing as a spring day, with a malty undertone.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (1151) - ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Cask. Copper ale with a decent white head. Biscuity nose. Slightly watery in taste, imparting a slight spice (ginger?) and some sweet malts. All a bit "bleh". Not bad, but not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16626) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Cask at the Cask & Glass, London, 09/05/13. Clear golden with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a swirl. Nose is malt, caramel, light orange, sweaty socks, hint of spice. Taste comprises caramel, bread dough, light hop presence, biscuit, touch of sugar. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the finish. Average - safe bitter ... yawwwwn!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (595) - - APR 24, 2013
Subtle taste of hops, malt and fruit. Very light and drinkable. Good if you’re having a few.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7427) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 22, 2013
Cask at The Mason’s Arms, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear amber with a big white frothy and long-lasting head. The aroma is weak malty leading to an uber malty, medium to weak bitter flavour. It’s one of those liquid Ovaltine drinks, with some nice smooth bitterness on the palate. Ideal for a session.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2013
Cask at Auctioneers. The aroma instantly identifies this as Shep Neame beer. Another poor beer in this brewey’s traditional style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4689) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2013
Cask by handpump at The Auctioneers, Glasgow - clear golden, thin creamy off-white head, pungent meadow hop aroma, good lacing, non descript malt flavour, grassy hop aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12671) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
From cask at Christian Firtal. Dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of grass, hay and nettle with a hint of toffee in the background. Drysh hoppy flavour with good malt balance. Refreshing and easy drinking

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (7982) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
Cask@The Red Lion, Copenhagen - amber pour with small white head. Light hoppy notes, some toffee, nutty nuances with a biscuity caramel malt base. Pretty decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8490) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Golden with a small frothy head. It has the familiar Shepherd Neame soapy hop aroma and a small fruitiness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (3180) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2012
On cask at "La Abadía", León. Soft herbal and malt aromas. Pours light copper, clear, with thin white head, non persistent, good lacing. Light body and flat carbonation. Taste is malty, herbal and slightly bitter. Dry finish. Stronger taste woud be appreciated.


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