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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2005
Wetherspoon’s Beer Festival. Wow! This is an awesome pint. Best Sheps I’ve ever had. Everything is damn wonderful. Great malt. Great hops. Great balance. very drinkable. An absolute joy. A ripper zipper!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5565) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
May, 2005. JDW, Rochester. Fresh, delicate and very tasty. Malt is fat and juuicy, yet not greasy or clinging, nor too sweet. The hops are crisp, aromatic yet soft and teasing. This is one of the best Shep’s beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Cask, Four Candles, Oxford. Pale gold, white head. Fresh spring day aroma; new alfalfa breaking through rich earth, that warming sensation of being hit with sunshine after many months of being indoors. Light clean malt with subtle, earthy hop bitterness. Soft and balanced, rewarding by the sip but very quaffable. A very pretty beer, and a terrific surprise from Shep. The best use of Fuggles I’ve ever had, a hop I usually consider kind of an ugly step-sister to Goldings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2005
Cask Conditioned at a JDW. Orange amber beer with bubbly white head. It’s surprising that Sheps have retained this beer just for JDW Festivals, much more could be made of it. There is a dusty hoppiness throughout, the same flavour you get from chewing a hop bud, perhaps a little overwhelming, but it is definitely Fuggles. A light crisp base to carry the flavour, which it does well. On the drier side, very enjoyable.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1292) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Cask at The Grid Inn, Southfields during "Spoons Fest in a Day" crawl, 2nd Nov 08. Light amber with lots of citrus hops on the nose and the tongue. Light palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgiamatei (317) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2011
Boa Ale. Coloração cobreada. Espuma neve. Cheiro suave de lúpulo. Retrogosto amargo, . suave e aveludada, boa drincabilidade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2012
Bottled. Amber color with a nice cream head that diminish quite quickly and keeps a good lacing. Hop spicy aroma, hint of floral hop. Flavor lightly bitter, mouth feel is short with a smooth bitterness. Dry end..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Cask @ County Hotel (JDW) Ashford. Caramel in colour, Shepherd Neame distinctive yeast nose and citric nose. Malty caramel and fullish in mouth with slightly dry finish, slightly earthy. For a Sheps beer, I quite liked it

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