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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Ashburnham Arms, Greenwich, London SE10, UK. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, butterscotch. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery, carbonation is flat to soft. (301207)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2008
Copper with a small off-white head. Caramel and grass in a weak aroma. Semi-dry, malty flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3606) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2008
Cask, at Mabels Tavern, St Pancras, March 2006. Amber, thin but lasting white head and low fine condition. Low fruitiness in the nose, gentle melon fruitiness and citrus hops in the mouth and a lingering flowery hoppiness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
Coarse white head. Deep chestnut brown body. Dry spicy tea and fruit aroma with malty notes. Sweetish mild malty fruity tea taste. Excellent harmony and balance. Dryish background. Dry wooden caramel aftertaste with tea notes. Excellent! A great beer. (0.5pt cask at the Ashburnham Arms, Greenwich.)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2007
[641-20070919] Cask @ The Harrow (Hastings, ES). Yeasty dough aroma. Clear, amber red body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Light grassy hops flavour with a very light hint of fish. Medium body. Good to try but not much different than itís brothers...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 1   Bread : 1   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : 1 Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 1   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : 2   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Spicy : 2   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : 3   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : 1   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Brightly hopped, refreshing pint. Rather herbal under the strong sweetness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity hops and some hints of grass. Flavour is bitter, fruity and slightly raisiny. Pleasant and wellbalanced.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF. Orangey Sheps looks. Sweet and fruity with a dry bitter finish. Typical Sheps. Typically dull and uninspiring.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2007
(Brabourne Lees) Medium amber with nice off white head. Mild floral hops aroma. Flavor is mild hops and malt; decent bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2007
Amber colour with a small off white head. Malty, hoppy and fruity aroma. Malty, light caramel sweet flavor with a hoppy and fruity note.


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