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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & bottle: Pasteurised .
Also sold as Premium House Ale in the Swedish Bishops Arms pub chain.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (3556) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Watery taste combined with some bitter, boring, characterless flavours. Hints of sour mash.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (3556) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Bitter and watery ale. Tasteless and nothing saying with nearly no aroma in.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (9953) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Asda, Brighton Marina. Amber with white head. Largely a toffee, pasteurised beer, some maltiness, wet cardboard, touch of sweetness. Fairly bland.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1741) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured a clear, dark copper-amber with a one finger, mostly lasting off-white to beige head. A typical pasteurised SN bottled ale - fruits, toasted malts & caramel all round. Finished with a toasted, nutty bitterness & a grassy hop note with a metallic edge too. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, relatively lasting bitterness. Iím pretty sure this isnít the best Kent has to offer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
NathanMcC (8) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012 does not count
Chestnut brown colour with a nice white head, floral scent with a slight hint of caramel, nice bitter sweet taste with a lovely roasted malt hint

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
50cl bottle from Tesco, Hastings. Amber with a billowing white head; typical shep aroma with some caramel; straightforward malty flavour with a touch of toast; light earthy hop finish. A straightforward bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2011
bottle, nice classic hopy aroma, deep golden colour,clear, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, specific hoppy taste bitter first sweeat end,medium body, long finish, soft carbonation, good ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2011
I was expecting to hate this having had it on cask a few times and always found it to be anything but Kentís best. ...but itís actually not that bad. It spells of hops; green hops; good hops. It tastes of bitter biscuits. Itís astringent. Itís just like the kind of beers I drank in Wye in the late 80ís. A no frills bitter in the old-skool style.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palidor19 (2917) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Had this at a prime English Pub this is a weak and watery beer, only slightly malty with no hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6036) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2008
(Draught at Bishopís Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm, 6 Feb 2008. Labeled as Bishopís Arms House Ale) Amber colour with frothy off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with nuts and dark fruit. Malty taste with dark fruit and decent amounts of earthy hops in the finish. Light body, mainly dry. Nothing exceptional, but a decent, easy drinking bitter with a balanced hop character.


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