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


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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". "

profane's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
profane (40) - - FEB 15, 2007
Yeast, hopp. Not my preferreb beer type. Light and without special taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Rocky minerals meet fruity caramel accents, a simple profile which watches over a fledgling hop aftertaste.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the clear amber, lacing nicely.
-Mouthfeel is a tad watery.
-The mineral water flavour is on the dusty side too.
-The very low carbonation (under average for a cask on a handpull) doesn’t help these flavors to shine.
-When the water profile appears to be the main contributor to your beer’s flavour, there is a problem.

On cask at Ye Olde Pumphouse, Hastings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ambro206 (360) - ITALY - APR 10, 2016
Bevuta dal cask del pub del birrificio. La birra si presenta ambrata con riflessi ramati. Schiuma con bolle un po’ grossolane, niente di strano considerato il servizio. Al naso un pizzico di mela verde e frutti rossi. In bocca si apre poi ad um ventaglio ampio che spazia dal biscotto al amaro erbaceo, sottile e gradevole. Molto equilibrata. Un po’ di astringenza finale. Carbonazione pressoché assente, corpo medio/leggero. Buona beva.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
11/7/2009 12:56:22 PM Cask at Tom Cribb, Mayfair. Amber body, no head. Hoppy nose. Hoppy taste with good malt balance. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2842) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2015
Mörkorange öl med ett stort och långvarigt skum. Smörkola, frukt och gräs i såväl smak som doft. Mjuk och rund munkänsla. En fruktig sötma smyger sig på i avslutningen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingvit (409) - - 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 (6600) - 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 (773) - 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 (3909) - 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 (1578) - 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 (17810) - 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

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