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Shepherd Neame East India Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Special - Wetherspoon Festival 2011
This celebrated pale ale, from far back in this brewery’s archives, has been revived especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It has been brewed true to its original style, with the finest malt and Kentish hops, resulting in a classic bitter, with generous hop notes throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 Cask handpull at JDW Willow Walk Victoria. Amber clear colour very thin beige head. Sheps yeast character screams through this. Some sweetness from the malts. Actually quite sweet. Hops? Well yes there are some earthy Goldings on the finish. Some dryness and faint bitterness. Its fine. I would drink ut. But too sweet and not enough hop. 3.2/5.0. Re-rate Folkestone Spoons. Better. More hop. Pretty good to be honest

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold to amber with white head. Initially a touch thinnish, which was all you could detect as it was served so cold. No flavours here then was my initial reaction. Fortunately i had to leave it for a while and on my return, someone had seemingly placed a different beer in its place. It had warmed a little and out to play had come a peppery dry hop flavour, quite spicy and bitter, so although still thinnish, the hops were a delight. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
Half pint hand pulled cask at Willow Walk (JDW) Victoria. White layer that stays well on top of a slightly cloudy, amber body. Restrained aroma of dried fruits. Sweet malts, some spices and bittersweet dried fruits in flavour. Has also got a decent bittersweet ending. Likable (London, 22.03.2011).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Golden amber with a bubbly foam. Some floral notes. Aromas are grain and caramel with clean lemon and grapefruit hops. Flavours are sweet grain with underlying caramel. Sweet fruits are followed by dry, woody hops with grapefruit bitterness. Refreshing with a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9689) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
Cask, handpump at The Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon 28.03.11 Pours gold with a thick and very noticeable big mouthfeel, its almost as though they are trying to rival the Ballast Point beer brewed at their brewery, in fact this stands up very welll next to the Ballast Point Calico which I had at the same time. Gold in colour, some burnt toffee, bitterness rips along the roof of the mouth, really decent bitter, nicely hoppt, tasty stuff. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Paramount JDW, Manchester 27/03/2011 Some hop aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate fruity and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a dry lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8778) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask during a Wetherspoon Beer Festival in 2011. My notes from then say healthy body, healthy tasting with a high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
The Baron. Bright gold with a dense collar tufting the glass. Shrubby green aroma with roots, clumps of earth, hints of ginger and unripe banana. Dull, faintly orange-accented taste with light finishing bitterness, cream and husk. Pedestrian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 25/03/2011. Amber coloured with a tight, off-white head. Sweet, slightly earthy malts, with a touch of spicy hop in the bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2011
Cask @ Crystal Palace, JDW. Dark golden colour, off-white creamy head. Aroma is light malted, citrus, and fruits. Flavour is citric, light malted, followed by dry biscuit. Bitter finish. Finally something decent from Shepherd Neame.

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