Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Regular. Replacement for Best Bitter.
"This is an ambient bitter, successfully merging the biscuity sweetness of English malt with the fruity, floral bitterness of locally grown East Kent Goldings and Target hops, to give a clean, satisfying and moreish drink."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Cloudy amber with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with grassy hops. Sweet flavour with grassy hops, malt and caramel notes. Grassy hops towards the end that gives it a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12074) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2008
Cask @ Charlies Bar, Cph.
Pours deep redish nut-brown with a small bubbly, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, some caramel and toffee. Lightly burnt and ashy with a hint of chocolate. Low, soft carbonation - just a tad watery. Flavour is lightly roasted, weak chocolate and caramel. A mild, dry bitterness with a flowery edge. Finishes off with some dry chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2008
Amber with nice head. Mild hoppy aroma of flowers and fruit. Flavour is starting out sweet and finish with nice bitterness. No carbonated, creamy mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Cask at Charlies. Clear amber - white head. Lots of bitter hops. Light aroma hops. Light flowery, medium malty, medium caramel, ryebread, light minerals, weak body - thin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
From cask at Charlies. Pours cloudy orange with a lacing white head. Light malty and bitter aroma. Flavour holds a mild citrus fruity note to a somewhat vague malt base. Goes into a solid bitterness in the finish and ends quite dry. Crisp and clean bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Cask at Mableís Tavern near Kingís Cross. Darker amber color with an off-white head. Malt, light caramel, is the aroma. Less than medium body. Fruit slightly overlayed by roasted caramel. A bit harsh. Bitter of some sort balances this at the finish. Good, but more malt than hop for most of the drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexcandy (63) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
Appearance- Honey gold, little head Flavor- hoppy Ok but not sure that I would order again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2008
Cask at the Kings Head, Hythe. Gold with a thin cream head; nutty malt aroma; fruity and nutty malt body; pleasant dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (6291) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2008
Cask at The Cask & Glass London SW1 5 Feb 08. Dark brown colored. A small lasting off-white head. Modest malty aroma. Dry and hoppy impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
Pretty good ale this one, but not Shepís best (with a small "b"). They only seem to serve this up there in East Kent; I can never get this on tap in Medway only in Faversham and Canters. Anyway, it is a distinctively Neame brew with that hoppy aftertaste. A bit more malty and sweet than a Spit or Late Red, more like a weaker/poor manís Bish Finger.

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