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


on tap

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndrewC (337) - 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 (11197) - 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 (10187) - 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 (20712) - 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 (7439) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1069) - 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.

   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6780) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (10318) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2779) - 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!)

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