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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1883) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask@theimperial, walsall. Copper colour large foamy head. Aroma mildly digestive biscuit. Taste is a little bready and yeasty. The palate feels watered down. Dissappinting.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Cask @ JDW Victoria Station. The pourís deep amber with a tiny white head. The nose is toasted bread, some cereal grain, sweet honey butter and mild yeast. The taste is toasted leafy tobacco, dried wood. Sweet berry-like malty body. Hints of acidic apple skins. Mildly chalky, yeasty body. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, not one that Iíd quickly return to. Thereís a bit too much harsh tobacco flavors for my taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale copper in colour with a thin off white head. Thin weak mouthfeel with a sparkling mineral quality to it and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive malt base with sweet tangerine fruit present. Slight bitter edge in the short aftertaste with hop resins present but not overpowering the malt. Sweet fruity malty finish with sweet orange citrus still evident. A decent well balanced session bitter. Not as bitter as I was expecting from this vanguard brewhouse of hop resin?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4505) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Straw with a loose white head; fruity in the mouth, crisp and fresh, and lightly bitter; quite full bodied and satisfying, despite the lack of any outstanding or redeeming features.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10171) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. Malty, dryish, grainy beer, I really didnít get a feel of the hops used in this, it tasted a little stewed. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Light gold with a white foam. Aromas are lemon and grain with some mineral notes. Some caramel with zesty yeast. Flavours are crisp and grassy with yeast and bitter lemon. Quite floral with some peanuts and a dry, lightly hopped peppery finish. Quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2774) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Cask at Charlie Hall (JDW) part of Autumn 2012 Beer Festival; Light Brown Pour, 3 types of hops used at different stages apparently but I donít get much hop from it. Quite fruity and bit of smoke.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13632) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 Cask handpull at Sameul Peto. Clear deepish gold Lasting off white head. Hoppy some sheps yeast but pretty good i thought. 3.5 Rerate at Ashford Spoons ok bitterness on finish but not as good as i initially thought

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2012
cask at sorder ... copper ...thin bubbly white head ... soft dry citrus fruit nose ... dull softt wooody biter ... blah


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