Cunningham (6721) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep golden color with a fine white head. Buttery, herbal and mild citric aroma with an ok intensity. Medium body and a fine carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate ok bitterness. Malty, herbal and mild citric flavor. Decent thirst quencher. Quite typical Shepherd Neame ale.
[Bottle from an off Licence in Liverpool, England]
ManVsBeer (8250) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Lidl. Despite the clear bottle I managed to keep this one well away from natural light in the cellar so no skunkyness here. golden with practically no head. Has a mild hop, some fruit and a crisp body. Active fizz in the palate.
lukeboudour (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Good but tangy aftertaste. One would be enough.......................................
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden with a hoppy aroma. Cloudy and left lots of lacing.Some hoppiness with that signature Shepherd Neame twist. To my mind this brewery never produces a bad beeer, but then it never produces a great one.
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille claire 500ml. De couleur ambrée-dorée et claire. Nez malté de caramel très doux, de grains de malt, de pain, moyen de houblon floral, herbeux et terreux avec des notes fruitées (marmelade) ainsi que des notes rappelant le beurre (butterscotch) et la cigarette. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes minérales. Goût légèrement amer de houblon floral et terreux (présent en arrière-goût durant la suite de la gorgée) avec des légères notes fruitées (agrumes, traces de marmelade) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de biscuit, de grains de malt et de pain avec des notes de caramel doux ainsi que quelques traces de miel puis en finale l’amertume de houblon s’intensifie légèrement en montrant un côté légèrement plus herbeux. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, moyen-léger amer de houblon floral, herbeux et légèrement terreux avec des petites notes de grains. (2006)
JohnCook101 (534) - - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Despite the clear bottle it poured a little darker than I expected, with a medium off-white head that swiftly reduced to a thin film, leaving just little lacing. Really nice aroma of sweet malt, toffee and spice with some hops. Initial flavours similarly malty. Bready, with a little spice. The hops are there but a little hidden, given it is labelled as a ’summer hop ale’. A slightly watery middle section is followed by a moderately bitter finish. Light bodied and refreshing enough, if not hugely memorable.
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A - Sparkling head that went to a film fairly quick. Clean clear amber, looks nice up against the light.
S - Not too much here. Hops, bread, apples, all very faint.
T - Bland and dry. Soda bread, hay, yeast, and a bit of hop bitterness at the back end.
M - Smooth but effervescent, foams up a bit in my mouth but not too much and the feel is very nice overall.
D - Refreshing, The kind of beer I could drink all day if I enjoyed flavor! It’s just a bit too bland for my tastes.
rabbit17 (8) - - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
1ere fois j’adore jen redemande une comme ca
Bien fraiche bien bonne.
Vivement la prochaine
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
One thing is for sure that Shepherd Neame makes typical bitters. What I call a bitter is usually associated with their brews. Thier not very good but clear examples of the style. Light amber with a soapy lasting fizzy (pasturised chemica) white head that tastes better once its gone. Medium oily body. Smells of light malt, caramel and some hops. Tastes a little sweet from the caramel butter and a bitter hop typical finish. Nothing interesting here.
BlackHaddock (6016) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 July 2008: This is my first English beer since a beer trip to Belgium and all that entails (drinking heavy alcohol brews with complex tastes and flavours.
Anyway, this clear 500ml bottle has been sat awaiting my attention for some time, even though it has a long life left (Apr 2009). The label claims it is a ’Summer Hop Ale’.
Poured into my new La Chouffe glass (two and a half times). It was a lovely amber colour with a huge off-white head, pretty as a picture.
It doesn’t say so, but I am assuming it is hopped with Goldings. The aroma is certainly hoppy, even when served chilled as requested on the bottle.
Dry and tangy taste with the hops completely dominating the malted barley and whatever the other ingredients that may have been used.
Typical watery English Bitter feel, but it still has a presence and you know it has 4.7% alcohol within. Plenty of hops for us Brits, no where near the amount some US hopheads would prefer, but that would unbalance the beer in my opinion.
Not bad at all. Sheperd Neame produce a lot of ’Supermarket type beers’, this is one of their better ones.