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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2655) - 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 (1801) - 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 (12329) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2006
(Bottled) Clear amber color with a medium, somewhat lasting and lacy head. Crisp, woody-nutty-hoppy aroma with birch leaves and caramely malt. Fresh, grassy-nutty-hoppy flavor with slightly buttery maltiness underneath. Dry and bitter finish lasts for a long time. Light to medium-bodied, bitter and quite refreshing palate with medium, slightly fizzy carbonation. A well-hopped, but otherwise quite plain and straightforward bitter. (Bottled, rated 1/11/2004, was 6-3-7-3-13=3.2, moved from under cask version) Amber color, medium, diminishing head. Hoppy, bitter and dry aroma. Quite carbonated, although it doesn’t look like it. The flavor is hoppy, hoppy, and hoppy with bitter, dry finish. There’s no aftertaste to speak of, only a dry feeling in the tongue. A decent bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
Possibly the mos famous butter made by Shepherd Neame, so when I saw it, I had to buy it. A clean, dry, refreshing, bitter, having a touch of sweetness, but displaying an assertive and vibrant hop with a lingering bitter finish. A pleasing drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ruprekt (20) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2006
I like to call this ale ’The Bothie’ as it’s the classic English allrounder. Hoppy, refreshingly bitter and has that distinctive Kentish fizz. Is there any occasion where this wunderale cannot be de supped with pleasure? Is there? The answer is no.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from somewhere in Ramsgate. Lovely fresh hoppy nose that reminds me very much of marijuana. Fresh green stuff. Can’t help but find that inviting. Amber colour, distinct lack of head in keeping with the other offerings of Shepherd Neame. Straight forward malty and hopyy flavour with a somewhat unusual hoppy finish. Must be the ganja. Thin mouthfeel. Nothing special other than the smell.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
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.


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