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


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Cask: Regular.
"A distinctive, mid-brown bitter ale, with all the hoppy aroma you’d expect of a beer brewed in the heart of the hop country. Well balanced, with a taste that’s been described as "wonderfully aggressive, tinged with sweetness". "

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
(Cask, GBBF 2013): Clear copper in colour, medium head. Weak aroma of fruit, caramel, malt. However, taste is really well balanced. Malt, fruit, caramel, grass and slight hop notes come through. Not bad, a little on the flat side though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
back (1551) - Holstebro, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
Kobber klar skum hvid tæt lang Brændt karamel citrus nødder Bitter moderat sød lidt Vandede flad @ ashford ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
Cask @ The Alma, Painters Forsdal, Kent. A clear, deep golden body with a fast disappearing off-white head. Rather mild in aroma mainly from light roasted caramel malt. Flavor is cask soft caramel malt, a bit fruity and moderate bitterness. Medium body and medium strength aftertaste. Totally OK session ale, but frankly rather straight forward.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (5329) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Golden copper in colour without a head. Has a mild soapy fruity aroma but a thin texture. Little flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
Not bad. Not terrifically good either. What can only be described as a bog standard bitter. Not very bitter, nor complex. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Cask @ The Horse & Groom. The pour’s chestnut brown with a tiny white head. The nose is light wood, some berry, hints of caramel and straw. The taste is more wood, red apple skin, bubblegum sweetness and hints of fruits. Solid malt presence, smooth dry finish. Very still and soft, low carbonation. Drinks well. Overall, one of the better sheps beers I’ve had. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (5195) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2012
On tap in Kent. Fruity aroma and taste forrest strawberries beneath a bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (5193) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2012
On tap in Kent. Nose and aroma seem to be honey. Taste a bit sweet but witha tough bitter ending. Not bad. But not a sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonb5 (417) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Pint, dark amber colour, hazy, tiny tanned head. Aroma was Golding hops and some Maris Otter malt. Tasted malty and bitter, long charcol finish. Smooth, no real carbonation, thick texture for strength. Overall decent character for the low ABV, good session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2012
(cask in Brabourne Lees) amber with nice head. Biscuit malt aroma with some grassy hops. Flavor is biscuit malt, grassy hops. Nice cask mouthfeel.

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