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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (16395) - 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 (14434) - 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 (1197) - 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 (10191) - 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 (30195) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (12303) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34797) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10347) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - 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.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theis (14305) - 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.


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