zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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!
SilkTork (5509) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bobinlondon (1286) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Pale gold with healthy white head. Full of fresh tasting goldings bitterness but well balanced by a smooth maltiness.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bgiamatei (317) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boa Ale. Coloração cobreada. Espuma neve. Cheiro suave de lúpulo. Retrogosto amargo, . suave e aveludada, boa drincabilidade.
Russo (1996) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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..
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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