RateBeer
overall
36
44
style
Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available pasteurised in cans and bottles @ 4.0%; in nitro keg form @ 3.7% as Master Brew Smooth; and in standard keg form @ 3.7% as Master Brew XX.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
Fizzing red half-litre from the bottle. A thin blanket of silky cream suds, maintained well. That boiled-to-within-an-inch-of-its-life pasteurised vegetable aroma, developing some biscuit and creamy nuttiness as it warms. Cheesecakey malt, caramel, and gently fruity English hops poking through. Alright.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1052) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2007
A nice brown colour with caramel aromas. Solid robust ale taste with little carbonation (as I presume is the intent). A good drop.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 The crystalline caramel color was the best thing about this beer. The head was weak and soap-like, foretellling the relative lack of carbonation. Overall, it has less taste than an American macro. There was a passable hoppiness to the aftertaste, but not nearly enough to save this. The least you can expect from a beer like this is to be crisp and refreshing when you’re hot and thirsty (which I was), but it wasn’t refreshing, and the hops had more of a mushy taste than a crisp taste. Give me a Miller Genuine Draft over this any day.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle. Amber coloured with next to no head.This didn’t stand out from the crowd. Aroma was slightly sweet, flavour had some hoppy dryness but little finish. Bland.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9631) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2007
500ml bottle (Nousuvesi, Espoo). Altogether brown. Vegetably aroma root vegetables, that is. Very unsubtle biterness, somewhat watery too. No real guts. They brew much tastier beers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2734) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 23, 2007
Bottle, large head, nutty/coffee aroma, ruby red colour, bitter tasting with a hint of hops, a tasty beer all round, a long aftertaste. Nice and refreshing, is no Bishops Finger though (Which to me all other Shepherd Neame products are measured!)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2007
Bottle, pours a clear copper, quite carbonated, with a large pillowy white head. A light caramal malt aroma, but strangely metallic. Very carbonated in the mouth as well. Very hoppy with a sharp bitterness. Some in the background. Pretty average overall.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1934) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Very good golden brown colour. Very good aftertaste slighty bitter. A very good beer. Typical shepherd Neame beer, not as good as Spitfire.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaid6 (26) - Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Bottle: brilliant golden colour with an off-white head and some carbonation; aroma of stewed fruit; caramel malt taste with lightly bitter aftertaste - very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2006
Bottled
Amber color, foamy white head. Aroma is hops and coffee beans. Starts thin and mild, taste is toffee, caramel and coffee. Very dry and bitter hoppy finish. Quite similar beer to Shepherd Neame Spitfire.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 15 16 17  18  19 20 21


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50