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Shepherd Neame Red Sails

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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Special;
This new beer, brewed especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival, is named after the sailing barges which were used in the Swale, Medway and Thames estuaries. It is a full-bodied, fruity ale with a moderate bitterness, hopped at three stages of its brewing process to deliver a thirst-quenching fl avour and a stunning aroma and palate. Hops used: Cascade, Styrian Goldings, Tettnang


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tampierre (762) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2013
Cask at JDW ; Devon ; UK ; Fruit,citrus and floral aroma ; Golden color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and bitter taste ; Lighter body ; Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Deep gold with a lacy white head. Sweet, hedgerow fruits with some chocolate in the background and clean, bitter finish. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Gylden på farge. Nesten ikke skum. Svak fruktig aroma. Tørr fruktsmak & ettersmak. Et øl på det jevne.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3561) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Deep golden ale with the thinnest of heads. Has a rich fruity bitterness and a small roastedness in flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2752) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow (29 Oct 12) - clear deep golden, white head, fruity and malty aroma, resin, malty flavour, bit of fruit, few bubbles

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2012
Cask @ JDW Muckle Cross, Elgin
Amber, slight haze, dense white had
Aroma - Shep yeast, soft minerals, some english hops here
Taste - light pale caramel malts, some shep yeast, touch of berry fruitness, hint of lemon, some bitter hops, getting English hops here but there is slight hint of citrus, touch of soft minerals
Palate - light body, quite smooth. Finish as main flavour with a touch of spicy hop, soft bitter minerals, hint of citrus, some minerals in the tail
Overall - Standard Shephard Neame

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
1/3 pint glass, cask, festival real ale option at Penderels Oak. Good looking with a golden-brown coloured body, tiny layer and spotty lacing to the glassware. Malt-fruity throughout. Dry bitter ending. Thin to medium bodied. On par with the style (London, 01.11.2012).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Cordwainer Northampton 01/11/ A golden to copper coloured beer with a white head and lace. Very light berry fruits throughout. Seems English hopping rather than the selection quoted. Seems dull at first but a pleasant subtlety of flavour comes through and it’s pretty palateable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10538) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear fold with a fine, white cream head. Nuts, toasty grain and straw on the nose. Light sweet flavour with more nuts, grainy malts, bit of toasty pale malts, hay. Light bodies with fine carbonation. Light sweet finish, a bit grainy and nutty, some more toasty hay. Nothing too wrong here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dynamiteninja (1475) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond, Yorks. Gold body with a reddish tinge. Medium white head with excellent lacing. Fruits, strawberry, hoppy, malty, nutty. Bitter with a dry finish. A bit thin.


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