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


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular.
"A distinctive, mid-brown bitter ale, with all the hoppy aroma youíd expect of a beer brewed in the heart of the hop country. Well balanced, with a taste thatís been described as "wonderfully aggressive, tinged with sweetness". "

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5823) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Cask @ The Horse & Groom. The pourís 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 Iíve had. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingvit (403) - - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma: very grassy, toffee; Appearance: pale orange, minimal head; Taste: intense bitterness, slight sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, watery texture, bitter finish Essence of a Kentish Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Dark orange, still, clear, small bubbly white head. Aroma is resin, toffee, dried fruits. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweetish biscuity malts, some resin and fruit, dry finish. Simple classic malty bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sjohnh (486) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Underwhelming - maybe not a surprise given the style. Copper coloured and clear with a small covering of off-white head. Light and watery body. Some earthy hop and caramel malt. In my opinion if you want a light session beer then stick to lagers or IPAs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2026) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at the three horseshoes, Waddington. A slightly disappointing beer. Not much to say other than below par bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1368) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Pint. Clear amber with thin off white/beige head. Aroma is bread, straw and weak malts. Malty slightly sweet taste. Bready finish with a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (14271) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2015
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 250415

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5803) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Cask half pint at the Cask and Glass, London Victoria. Deep amber to brown colour, moderate white head. Moderate malts and hops in the aroma. Tingling hops in the flavour, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Pale amber pour with a creamy white head. The aroma is softly sweet and a little bit herbal. Really quite light tasting with a nice soft hop bitterness. Itís pretty light tasting. Quaffable but could have more flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1680) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
Cask at the Bishop Blaize, Richmond. Amber body. Thin white head. Toffee, caramel, black malt, grass, Sheps house flavour. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (4702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Cask at Mabelís Tavern; clear golden amber pour with a frothy off white head, malt aroma, taste has dark fruit a hint of caramel.

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