Maria (10179) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was disrespectfully poured in plastic glass on a P-lot in front of Tesco in Barrhead, Scotland. Itís golden with a huge, white head and the aroma is wonderfully fruity. The flavour has notes of roasted malt and fruit and a nice bitterness. Itís a very nice ale, crisp, refreshing, full and still light and quenching. Itís incredible that a beer with only 4% can have this much flavour - well done!!
omhper (20182) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear brownish amber, brief head. Nutty malt aroma. Dryish and crisp with light body and clean mouthfeel. Some grassy hops covering a light nutty,bready malt flavour. Finishisg lightly salty with medium bitterness.
DruncanVeasey (7322) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
madquacker (1056) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice brown colour with caramel aromas. Solid robust ale taste with little carbonation (as I presume is the intent). A good drop.
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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 youíre hot and thirsty (which I was), but it wasnít refreshing, and the hops had more of a mushy taste than a crisp taste. Give me a Miller Genuine Draft over this any day.
downender (6568) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber coloured with next to no head.This didnít stand out from the crowd. Aroma was slightly sweet, flavour had some hoppy dryness but little finish. Bland.
FatPhil (9748) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
garthicus (2745) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 23, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!)
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
joe19612 (1963) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very good golden brown colour.
Very good aftertaste slighty bitter. A very good beer. Typical shepherd Neame beer, not as good as Spitfire.