Shepherd Neame Fuggles Kentish Ale
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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Seasonal - Wetherspoons May Beer Festival.
This is a single hop varietal ale, brewed using the finest English Fuggles from the hop gardens of Kent. Golden in colour, this is a full-bodied ale, rich in taste, with a distinctive hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1287) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Pale gold with healthy white head. Full of fresh tasting goldings bitterness but well balanced by a smooth maltiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2008
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes in Wetherspoons BF ’08. Pale gold. Very slight buttery aroma. Pleasant grassy, strawy taste with some bitterness. Not really my thing, but quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - JDW Northampton A light gold coloured beer with a loose white head. The aroma has some slight lemon and soap which carry forward into the mouth. It’s ordinary and acceptable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
<i>A Mes rate: cask at the Crosse Keys ’Sporks.</i>
Attractive gold colour with a thin white head and good condition. Decent Fuggles all round. Nice fruity malt and a balanced fruity finish. Likable but straight forward and hard to get excited about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5950) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
[Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading.] Amber with a thin cream head; spicy hop aroma; creamy mouthfeel, with some chewy malts; gently bitter and slightly spicy to finish. Pleasant but unexciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1938) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2008
Cask - ’Spoons, Canterbury. Pours a clear copper colour with a golden tinge to it and a smooth, small white head. Typically SN in all aspects, but not entirely derivative. Dusty hoppy aromas mingled with some caramel and vanilla. Flavour-wise, there are simple hop notes as a backbone, with more vanilla and a toffee quality coming through. Dry and spicy finish, with a chewy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9465) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2008
Cask at The Penny Black, JDW Bicester, Oxon, Pours light gold with white head, soft feeling in the mouth. Simple hoppiness, light creamy vanilla, and the a nice light easy going bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
From cask at Standing Order. Pours clear and golden yellow with a fully gone head. Mild spiced and slight malty towards minimal butterish aroma. Bitter and hoppy flavoured with a mild butterish note. Ends spiced and medium dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Cask somewhere during my Southwark pub crawling. Clear copper, small white head and good lacing. Unsweetened toffee, tree branches and light peppery finish. Well made but boring. Can we just forget about this Kentish beer like we have forgotten the Kentish english dialect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 18/05/2005 Golden coloured hoppy and fruity flavour. Slightly creamy on the palate. Bitter lasting malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Bankers Draft JDW, Sheffield 29/11/2008 (ABV 4.4%) Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate fruity and a little sweet. Some dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.

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