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


on tap

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2007
Pours a light copper with a tight dense head. Aroma features citrus, lemon and lime fruit essence, a touch of nutty malt and a touch of light strike. On the palate the lemon lime character is continued, a slight caramalt character, and a decent bitter finish. A light quenching pint, would be better from the cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Darker amber with white frothy head. Dry slightly skunky aroma of hops, and fruit. Flavours of caramel, roasted malts, and fruit. More complex than I was expecting. Finishes quite clean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/06/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greens

amber color, malt aroma and flavor, bitter finish

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 2/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.3/5.0
Score: 4
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BuckeyeSammy (572) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Lighlty carbinated english style, not my favorate. dont have much to say about this beer, wouldnt buy it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
Iíd been craving Master Brew all day which is odd as I donít like it much. Couldnít bring myself to buy a pint in the local (for £3.20 or so!) so I bought a bottle. Lacked the depth of a cask pint but still had excellent hop acids on the finish with a good hop depth too. Malt was a bit shallow though. Carbonation was like a volcano.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (11929) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2007
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Red amber with white head. Highly carbonated, sharp beer with a wet cardboard background. Flabby and poor with a late caramel note. Ooh err.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
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!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21886) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1075) - 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.

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