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


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21503) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
26th October 2015
Hamilton Hall Spoons. Cask. Clear deep red - amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is smooth, very modest fine carbonation. Sweetish malts, little lactose. Light cherry. Touch of candy. Light sweet floralness. Semi dry finish. A light and sweet beer, is it a bitter?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (20641) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2012
cask at sorder ... copper ...thin bubbly white head ... soft dry citrus fruit nose ... dull softt wooody biter ... blah

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18005) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16927) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (12908) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. Malty, dryish, grainy beer, I really didn’t get a feel of the hops used in this, it tasted a little stewed. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10906) - 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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (9986) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Cask at the Crystal Palace. Pours copper, nose is light citrus, toffee, taste is crisp, toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9674) - Wigston, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Cask handpull at the ledger building jdw. Nice reddy amber coloured pour with a lasting sticky cream head. Aroma is sweet jammy berries, figs, nutty malts, raisin. Flavour is composed of jammy fruit, figgy pudding, hint of liquorice, nutty malts. Palate is semi sweet with decent cask condition. Slightly thin. OK tasty malty beer.

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