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

bottled
common

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unknown

Broad Distribution

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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.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 (500 ml bottle). Exquisite aroma, beautiful colour, very bitter aftertaste (perhaps too bitter?) Rerate: I regret part of my first comment: The flavour is NOT too hoppy - it’s just an acquired taste. And the aroma IS exquisite!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ruprekt (20) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2006
I like to call this ale ’The Bothie’ as it’s the classic English allrounder. Hoppy, refreshingly bitter and has that distinctive Kentish fizz. Is there any occasion where this wunderale cannot be de supped with pleasure? Is there? The answer is no.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle 500ml. Great beer. Aromas of burnt caramel, nuts, flowers, pine, and a hint of butter. Taste has a sweet start, with lingering bitterness, and very good length. Palate is silky, with a medium body. Amber, with a frothy head.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 28, 2009
Smooth. Amber clear color. Small head. Maybe little watery. Hop grassy character. Medium-low carbonated. Malt with caramel notes. Very light fruitiness. Bitter, hay aftertaste. Drinkable & nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (1230) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2000
A good ale, nice nose and a moderate spicyness, some fruit tones, but then that’s not a plus with me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2002
Bottled. Chestnut brown, good head and condition. Big hop resin aromas, lots of hop flavour and bitterness in the mouth but low on malt and quite thin and steely. Mainly hoppy in the short finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Another great Neame beer. Golden in colour with that coppery distinctive Neame taste. Spitfire’s younger brother - Very drinkable; an ale for any occasion!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
Possibly the mos famous butter made by Shepherd Neame, so when I saw it, I had to buy it. A clean, dry, refreshing, bitter, having a touch of sweetness, but displaying an assertive and vibrant hop with a lingering bitter finish. A pleasing drink.


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