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

bottled
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RATINGS: 209   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.


birrabona's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
birrabona (205) - - MAR 2, 2013
amber copper. intensive taste of kentish hop . good bitter with tipical english high fermentation aromas. rostaed malt. very dry . light in alcohol but strong in flavors. my compliments !


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
Fully fading blond head. Crystal clear golden brown colored body. Weak aroma. A wee scent of caramel, faint hay-ish hops. Well-bodied for low abv beer. Slick mouthfeel. Dry peppery sour-accented malt flavor. Clean earthy bitterness underneath. A mild bop linger in an otherwise short malty finish. [0.5 l clear bottle, bought at my local Meny]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
Clear copper colour, off-white head. Aroma of malts, light metallic, caramel, straw. Malty flavour, hint candy sugar, light bitter hops. Light body. Finish caramel, light hay. (from 50cL bottle @ emiel1001?s place. Thanks for sharing, Milo!)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrold (1117) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
330ml bottle from Rythmn and Booze. 11 months out of date. 49p. I couldn’t help myself. I should have known, though. Watered down, fizzy banana milk shake.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (2623) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle 0.5l from local market, Espoo. Originally rated 11092011. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, bitterness and malts.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lambister (205) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
50 cl from Stockmann. Enjoyed in summer cottage. Diminishing small head and amber colored. Dull aromas and can’t really find any specific aromas. Light structure and body makes it very easy to drink. Some bitterness in the end bringing some malt notes.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackafholmes (141) - - APR 11, 2014
Variety pack from macro. Really dull taste. No decernable character. Lowest common denominator ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1650) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 11, 2014
A clear amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is slightly buttery with notes of toffee, bread and grass. Flavor is more hoppy and refreshing. Medium body with soft carbonation and a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (687) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Amber with an off white head. Big hop and malt aroma. Taste not quite so bold, but there are sweet malts and plenty of bitterness.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Expected a lot as I'm a big fan of spitfire which I believe comes from the same brewer. Was somewhat disappointed with this though.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ermo (7) - ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
Pours dark yellow caramel color with a medium thick head which disappears after a minute. Taste is a weak bitter in the beginning and turns into watery after that.


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