renffisch (643) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from waitrose. clear amber, off white head, fine carbonation. fresh, clean and quaffable. good hop notes, nice beer.
flying_pig (636) - SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons (£1.50):
Some caramel malts at the start with a sort of metallic aroma and some vanilla hops. There was also a few grassy notes and a bit of toffee coming together to give a sweet aroma.
Amber to orange colour with a massive, three fingers tall head that is foamy in texture and rises a lot after the drink has been poured. Clear & lively looking.
Light malts and sweet flavours to begin, namely some caramel and perhaps a touch of vanilla from the nose. There was a sort of bitter, earthy taste around the middle and a touch of fruit at the end.
Light medium and as expected a pretty smooth beer on the palate. Carbonation was noticeable but nothing overly strong and there was a dry, semi-bitter finish. This one was pretty standard overall on the palate but it wasn’t the most well balanced.
A standard ale with quite a nice aroma and a good bit going for it but the flavours, although nice, were a nit muddled and not balanced well which the beer suffered for in the end. Carbonation was perhaps a little strong and the head was almost out of control when I poured the beer resulting in a bit of spillage after a fairly gentle pour.
suurjuust (618) - ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, small bubbly head, delicate lacing. The nose is grassy, some hops, some caramel, malts in the background. Mouthfeel is lively, very carbonated, crisp. The taste begins watery, hoppy, then finishes with caramelly malts, strong hops and hints of sweetness. Pretty nice and refreshing.
GBZ59 (604) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle served into a Pint glass.Enjoyed on may´11.Pours reddish deep amber in color.Crown is white small size bubbled,foamy thin layer.Pretty good retention leaving a collar while slowly dissipates.Clear appearance.On the nose:slightly caramel malts & subtle floral hints.Mildy toasted malt flavor with an smooth bitterness.Medium/low body & moderate carbonation.Finishes quite bland.Quite refreshing.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Nose of malt and hops. Pours a thin clear copper coloured beer. taste is thin with malt and sugar dominant. A simple pallette. Typically poor beer from Shepherd Neame.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml). Poured a nice amber colour with a dense frothy head which lasted very well. Aroma was malt driven, with strong notes of toffee, caramel and some brown sugar in the back. Flavor was similar but less intense with plenty of malt, smooth toffee, caramel, and a great nutty finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation, watery texture, creamy mouthfeel and an average finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrisons (I think - maybe Sainsbury’s?). Spicy hop aroma. Thin bodied. Good hoppy finish. Better than I expected.
BuckeyeSammy (526) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lighlty carbinated english style, not my favorate. dont have much to say about this beer, wouldnt buy it again
MalcolmTucker (521) - SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A sub-standard UK bitter that has a pronounced metallic after taste. This beer epitomises Ship Neame for me.
tmrmwel (520) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber, with a finger thick head. Aroma is quite edgy hops with pine cones, herbs, ferns and woody spices, as well as some caramel malts and honey. Flavour is a crisp and quite one dimensional bitter with pine, lemon and grapefruit peel, giving a long bitter finish.