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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Cask at Mable’s Tavern near King’s Cross. Medium amber color with an off-white head. Light floral hop aroma. Light fruity flavor, followed by mild roasted caramel, and, suddenly, decent hop. Finishes nicely bitter, if a tad metallic. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Århus2008. From cask. Pours clear and golden orange. Light hoppy aroma, nicely fruity/floral and inviting. Flavour is mild floral and bitter with a light acidic bitter touch. Subdued sweetness and mild spice note. Ends light fruity. Smooth and nice to keep sipping from.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Clear amber with tiny white short lasting head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel notes. Flavor likewise with butter notes and a mild bitter end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Cask conditioned at Charlies. Golden coloured. Light grassy aroma with caramel notes. Light sweetish apple and caramel flavour. Light bodied. Rather bland.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Cask at Århus Ølfestival 2008. Clear light yellow - small white head. Very anonymos, almost no aroma, a very light taste of, grass, flower hoppy, light light citrus, not much body, almost no maltyness. Very close to pure water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Cask ar Aarhus beerfestival. Frothy white good mostly deminishng head. DArk yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderte bitter finish. Oily palate. Standard cask-bitter, lacks grassy hopps I think.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11260) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Cask @ Aarhus, 2008.
Pours clear amber with a fine, bubbly, lightly off-white head. Aroma is mil, some caramel, light citric hoppiness. Low carbonation. Flavour is a bit perfume-like, pretty dry, some apple and a good dry aftertaste. But actually rather dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Ølfestival, Aarhus, DK. Cask/real ale. 170508. Malty and with floral hop notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
Copper with a good head and a sweet caramel scent. Bitter with some sweetness at the end. Malty with some hops and dry finish. I rather liked this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2008
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, in the ’Spoons Real Ale Festival. Not long since I had this in a bottle and thought it was poor. This was much better. Copper with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma and taste with some bitterness. Ordinary but OK.

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