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

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RATINGS: 68   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."


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 21, 2007
Cask. Amber colour. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet, fruity, hoppy and malty flavour. Dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2007
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a clear dark maber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty and fruity flavor with some hoppy hints. Malty and fruity flavor with some waek hoppy hints. Sweet malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Vat and Fiddle Nottinghsm. A copper coloured beer with a creamy head. The aroma is faintly hoppy, and the taste is a well balanced malt/hop English bitter. Very easy to0quaff but ultimately pretty dull.Score 3.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 3.1

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small creamy head. Hoppy aroma and a thinnish fruity taste. Medium to low bitterness. Run of the mill bitter. 11.10.10 Same location. Malt in the aroma and sourness in the taste. Otherwise still run of the mill. Rating: 5,4,5,3,10:2.7

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
profane (40) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2007
Cask. Light ’nail varnish’ smell. Cherry taste. Bitter and hoppy. Long bitter end.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of chocolate and malt, while the flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and straw, leading to a very bitter end. The body is thin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2006
(At Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Gotenburg) Golden with a creamy oggwhite head. Mild, fruity aroma. Flavor from grapes, grassy, fruity and with a quite nice bitterness. Hoppy finish. Quite a good beer to start the afternoon with...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2006
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 02/08/2006 Malt aroma. Amber coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Crisp and dry full malt finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2114) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
From tap in Lewes, East Sussex. Hoppy aroma. Good copper appearence with little head. Smooth taste with a slight bitter after taste. Overall quite a sweet and yeast tasting ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 23, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Freemason’s Arms (Covent Garden - London).
Light and much vanishing head. Red limpid color, clearly and stationary. Flowery and woody scent; pleasant notes of toasted malt and ash. Dry, smooth and arid taste. Little alcoholic but a lot watery on the end.


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