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

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nordcore (1017) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle 50cl. Amber, clear with a medium offwhite head. Malt, hops and honney aroma. Light bittersweet taste with a soft caramelish end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle 50cl abv4, found at Isrenna Ica, and Matservice Eurospar Langnes, Tromsø. Offwhite head, down to a 2mm layer on the beautiful and lively amber body. Rich scents of malts and hops. Good hoppy taste with grass, barbecue notes, and bitter. Mouthfeel very seriously balanced. Ending with bitter, grass, leaves, metal, smoked wood. Overall a rich tasting beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPAgutten79 (499) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle 0.5 l @ home. Nice golden colour. Aroma is a little hops and sweet of some kind. Taste is fruity, sweet and a little bitter. Decent beer from supermarket.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 23, 2013
Aroma: Caramel, light hops, medicinal/old plastic plasters Appearance: Clear copper body. Off-white, fizzy head. No lacing. Flavour: Medium bread, light bitterness, slight acidity Palate: Medium-high carbonation, light body. Overall: The smell is off-putting! The taste is OK, but not for a bitter. The body is too light. 500 ml bottle, poured.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (345) - - SEP 19, 2013
Recht trocken, leicht metallisch, schön herber Nachgeschmack.Die Bittere hängt nach, leider wenig Hopfenaroma.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foffern (1180) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a golden amber colour topped with an off-white-colored, medium head. Its aroma is characterized by fudge, hops, leather, bread and some dried fruit and cardamom. The taste does not possess as much complexity, but rather malty with touches of leather and hops, and dry in the finish. Mouth feel is smooth, while the bitterness is at a medium level. In summary the flavour did not follow up the aroma that had several interesting items, and felt a little unbalanced but with a decent hoppy touch.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingstoni (1491) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale amber color with a thick foamy head. Aroma of resin and grass. Some bitterness in taste. Medium thin body. Oily feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom303 (82) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 I really like this. Amber/golden colour. Aroma is sweet/toffee and a touch of typical shepherd neame pungent hops coming through. Taste finishes quite bitter and dry but there is a bit of fruit and sweetness to start. a bitter bitter with a nice balance overall. Fairly lively carbonation. A fine mellow easy drinking ale with plenty of flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (682) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Amber ale. Refreshing and slightly hopped. Not outstanding but fine with this barbecue.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2013

Appearance: Clear copper golden color with a nice white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, light hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, mild hoppy and fruity.
Overall impression: Refreshing, but a bit boring .
Personal stats: Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway.


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