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


on tap

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottled, Pasteurised;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Aroma has a lot of sweet caramel notes with a hint of sugariness and may be a touch of spice. Flavour loses most of the good elements of the aroma and leaves a lingering watery bitterness. This is an OK beer but in no way outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (4100) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle (short dated) from the local offy. For the grand sum of 80p! Clear, reddy brown with a lovely, creamy, lasting, off white head. Looks good! Aroma of sweet toffee maltiness. Some fruit. A hint of hops too! Taste is a slightly burnt, light sweetness. Actually quite enjoyed this. Especially for the money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (9188) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101127.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, some mild hops and fruits. Flavor of sweet fruits and malts, caramel, toffee and hay. Not very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a rocky white head. A distinct aroma, of dusty malt, wood and hay. Medium bodied and fizzy mouthfeel. Malt dominates the inital taste, smooth, nutty with a touch of caramel. This is then followed by a hoppy, citrus fruit bitterness, a little like lemon rind, only not a harsh. There is also a grassy element in the background. The finish is bitter and quite lengthy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 18.12.2010
Aroma has some english toffee and hints of goldings style hops. Flavour is somewhat sweet with toffee, somewhat harsh malt, some caramel, hops and hints of biscuits. Yet another bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle from Nisa (formerly Pedmore Wines), Grange Road, Stourbridge. Looks decent - clear, chestnut brown/reddish tint. Small head with nice lacing. Smells pleasant - a hint of flamingos and tablelegs but the overwhelming aroma is beer. Tastes well balanced, the right mix of bitter hops and sweetness; very drinkable. A stronger flavour than its 4% would suggest. A little fizzy on the tongue - some might rate it down for that but I think it’s just the right amount. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Nilz (503) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Aroma hints of bread, floral; clear with a reddish hue; Head frothy, white foam; lightly bitter taste; light body, thin feel, fizzy. Would refresh Rudolph and not be demanding at 4%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1937) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured a clear, lively chestnut colour with a healthy, lacy one finger off-white to beige head. Metallic mid fruits on the nose with caramel, leafy hop and some dishwater. Sweet caramel, toffee & boiled malt flavours, fruit spice, a toasty nuttiness and a grassy hop finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a short & unrefined bitterness, which isn’t the only area that comes through as such; there’s a raw sweetness and generally disjointed makeup to speak of too. Not terrible but if I was Rudolph, I’d be rather disappointed that this was my reward.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2531) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a touch of red, the aroma is malty, and bread, the taste is malty with a roasty hint and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3300) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours an orange copper with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malt and skint, spicy hops. Taste has some fruity malt to start and a watery, caramel finish. Bland.

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