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

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RATINGS: 217   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.


mt_hall's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mt_hall (147) - Hertfordshire, - JAN 25, 2013
Bottled. A copper coloured bitter with a decent, lasting white head and lively carbonation. Hops, pine resin and a slight sweetness on the nose. Hops and pine dominate the palate too, with a touch of malt in the middle then a dry finish. Pretty good.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (4077) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from a soulless Super Market; clear dark amber pour with a frothy white head, caramel and malt aroma, taste has sweet malts, a hint of caramel, light hop.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (634) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear copper, medium white head. Aroma: hops, fruits, grass Palate : light body, average carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
panzerwolf (161) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Pours clear amber. Taste has malts and hops and wood, with a bit of fruits. A very brief bitter finish. It didn’t really make me decide one way or another. Ok beer, but wouldn’t go out of my way to procure it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (2060) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle, many thanks Roei, small stable bubbly head, clear dark orange to light brown colour, aroma of hay and caramel with some herbs and metalic hints, flavour caramel, grains, some hay and nuts with something metalic in the back, pleasant empathic medium bitterness, lively carbonation. Nice nad easy to drink, like a bitter should be.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (284) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
floral, amber, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, to be honest this beer isnt much to shout about just a average beer

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpkeskinen (324) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Drank from a bottle. Quite a typical mild bitter. The taste is slightly caramel sweet.

1.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
SilverfoX (577) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
toast, roasty, coffee smells stale too, amber body foamy white head. okay so its so bitter its like youve cut your mouth and all you can taste is blood. well thats all i can think of now. how has this brewery managed to stay open?

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Slightly bitter aroma. Cloudy amber colour with excellent head. Nicely balanced between bitter hop and malt, smooth finish. Light body with medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4804) - 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 (3524) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 3, 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!)


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