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Shepherd Neame Light Ale


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

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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 2.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised and artificially carbonated bottled bitter.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
[660-20070922] 275mL. Grassy hay aroma has leafy forest notes hiding a slightly rotten skunk. Clear, orange amber body with a small medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Light wood earth grains flavour hints at corn malt. Light-medium body. Was expecting lighter -- is actually fine but for the smell. (Apparently they often use it for shandies.)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4209) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2007
THe Globe Inn, Hythe. Sparkling reddish brown with a trace of white head; aroma of wet leaves; austere, dry and bitter taste, with a quinine-like bitterness to finish. Rather like a malty Tonic Water - definitely best as a mixer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2007
The bottle looked a bit skanky on this one. Not too bad and not displeasant, but didn’t really taste of anything, but at 3.2% I suppose it wouldn’t. I prefer Courage’s version, which has a bit more dry hoppiness. This one’s OK though, if you’re driving.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5123) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
<a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/37/376 Doctor Butlers Head Celebrating my son’s graduation with lashings of Porter, then Bishop’s Finger, Spitfire and Masterbrew; finishing up with a bottle of this. Apparantly a blend of Master Brew and Light Ale is a "Kentish Luncheon Ale". Fair do, this is more flavoursome and less fizzy than most light ales, but like all light ales this is a mixer, and shouldn’t really be drunk on its own. The bottle was interesting because there was an old Guinness label under the Light Ale label. Reminded me of the sort of bottles you get out in the Middle East.


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