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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5567) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2006 Nov, 2005 JDW, Rochester. Creamy and sweet best bitter with a quiet and dignified hop exit. [2.9]
April, 2006 <a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/14/146 Anchor, Faversham . A beautiful marmalade sweet best bitter with a dusty hop edge lingering in the swallow. The sweetness is soon balanced, leaving a sweet memory. This is an impressive ale - spicy and full bodied. Dark cherry flavours. I enjoyed this more and more as the pint progressed. A bloody great beer - every mouthful a pleasure. [4.4]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
[Cask at the Bull Inn, Bulverhythe, Hastings] Amber, thin loose cream head. Chocolate & lightly roasted malt in a lovely smooth mothfeel. A glorious relaxing bitter, I didn’t know Shepherd Neame had it in them!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7314) - 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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2009
Cask at Charlie’s, Copenhagen, on July 10, 2009
Hazy copper color, tan head. Floral hoppy scent. Malty, bready, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Cask handpump at The Lamb, Farnham, Saturday 10th March 2012 Possibly the beer in the most spankingly good condition of the day. Pours a sort of copper colour amazing clarity. Ok its really just a nice session strength beer, little furry on tongue, steady bitterness, clean with a little dryness at the end, but it’s very good. A7 A5 T7 P3 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, 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...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
matstrange (107) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Lovely clear dark amber ale with an off white head. Quite a strong bitter flavour but its actually pretty refreshing. Not sure its the best Kent has to offer but its definitely up there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
Cask, Moon Under the Water, Boston. hazy red/copper in colour. Aromas are berry fruit with sweet malts, earthy hops with sulphur and spices. Flavours are biscuit malts with fruit, earthy and dry with spices. Has a good finish that is very moreish. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6077) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2009
Pint on handpull at Ye Grapes in Shepherd Market (London), dark brown with a bubbly head. Biscuity with a good malt palate.

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