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


on tap

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPAgutten79 (769) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Aroma: Malt: medium, caramel, bready, biscuit. Hops: Medium, floral, Appearance: Clear copper body. Large white head, rocky, good retention. Flavour: Medium bitterness. Medium-light sweetness. Dry finish. Light metallic. Hops: Medium-light, floral, berries. Mouthfeel: Light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Crisp, easy-drinking. Can do with a bit less carbonation. Otherwise good. 500 ml bottle. Thanks Tanja! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (616) - - SEP 19, 2013
Recht trocken, leicht metallisch, schön herber Nachgeschmack.Die Bittere hängt nach, leider wenig Hopfenaroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foffern (1431) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kingstoni (1745) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom303 (96) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (804) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Amber ale. Refreshing and slightly hopped. Not outstanding but fine with this barbecue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5652) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3198) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
500 ml shared bottle from ICA Mandal. Clear sparkling golden with a tan colored frothy large head. Wet grass, hay and wood on the nose. Mellow, malty sweetness and a wooden bitterness. Medium body and smooth to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ErkkiH (6) - - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
Appearance is pale, clear copper. Nice smooth head. Great aroma with wood, smoke, and a little hop. Taste is very malty with some hop. Slightly tangy aftertaste. A decent beer. ---Rated via iPhone

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