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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (33333) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2004
Sampled cask conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Dark amber. Aroma of melon and cucumber left in the fridge for weeks. Medium sweet with estery, tea-like hoppiness and light, sparkling mouthfeel. Notes of strawberry jelly as well. Watery finish with low bitterness. An odd bird.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15542) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2007
Cask @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Pours a clear amber color with a creamy white head. Malty fruity aroma with hints of hops. Sweet malty and fruity flavor with hoppy hints. Fruity malty finish with a hoppy bitter aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (13533) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
25th May 2008. Mid brown ale. Dry and bitterish with a dusty and bitter hop finish. Not good!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Cask at ÅBF08. Golden colour, very small head. Green apple aroma. Weak caramelly flavour, some apple.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theis (12758) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2006 Cask at Sun Inn Faversham, Kent. One of Sheps better seasonal beers. Good lemon citrus hop nose and a refreshing citric flavour with flowery hops. Still the usual Sheps slight yeast taste, but still pretty good


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