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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Pint from cask. Amber body, not much head. Lots of hops and malt. Very sugary, but the hops cut through.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of fruits, malt and sweet. A flavor of malt, fruits, weak hops and bisquit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2008
Cask. Clear and pale golden in coloured with almost no head. Quite refreshing with notes of malt, hops, caramel and fruit.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2008
Cask gravity @ Ølfestival Aarhus 2008 @ Charlies Bar.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lancing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is fruity - apple. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (160508)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Cask, JDW, 4th April 2008. Orange amber with a vanila & malt aroma and flavour. Average weight. A bit too like a vanilla soda and very forgettable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Cask Conditioned at Ølfestival 2008, Århus
Deep blond color, frothy head. The aroma is a bit soapy, and the flavor light and breadish. Too simple.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Cask at ÅBF08. Golden colour, very small head. Green apple aroma. Weak caramelly flavour, some apple.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 1, 2008
Clear gold, thin beige head. Nose is sherberty, almost belgian ale, hoppy, then some malty biscuit. Mouth is slightly artificial fruits, slight sherberty with a watery finish OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
I tasted this beer as one of the first during the summer 2004. I liked it a lot, as I do today, where I have it from cask. It’s golden with a nice, white head and the aroma is hoppy/fruity. The flavour has a nice touch of fruity hops and some caramel. It’s quenching and uncomplicated with a slightly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
Cask at Ølfestival, Århus, 2008. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of grass. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of grass and citrus.


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