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%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2120) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (44144) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2421) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15274) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Cask at ÅBF08. Golden colour, very small head. Green apple aroma. Weak caramelly flavour, some apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1198) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10214) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34376) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14095) - 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 (40484) - 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.

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