SlackerMads (1940) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange/brown with a medium sized white head. A bit low on flavour; nutty, earthy, wooden, light grass, caramel, light bready. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation light/medium sweet and bitter. Nothing fancy, but easy to pour down.
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Brewhouse Pub. Aroma is quite hoppy, earthy and herbal, nice malt note. Flavour is a but dull in comparison to the aroma, more watery then expected. Prefer the bottle.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. On tap @ Green Lion Inn. A solid example of a regular bitter, just not enough to be impressive though.
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber appearance, not much of a head. Aroma is hoppy and spicy. A smoooth taste which has malt and hops in the background. Distinctive Shepherd Neame taste. Pretty good.
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spitfire is a great example of a best bitter. Kentish fruity hops are offset by maltiness, with some floral notes throughout. No need to be snobby - I’m not a fan of some other shepard neame brews, but spitfire is a safe bet which is often underrated. It’s ruined by poor cellaring and pipes in some pubs, and can taste pretty cheesy, but it usually does the job on a cold afternoon. Quite high ABV for a bitter, but this is subtly done.
Camons (7002) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ Mabel Tavern, London. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light grass. Flavor is malt, caramel, nuts, grass. Medium body, soft carbonation. 190913
elbernays (770) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown foam head. Flat watery slightly acidic finish. Slight notes of fruit as it goes down - peach maybe. Dry finish. Okay just
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask): Deep amber with a small, creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, floral notes and caramel. Big malty taste with floral, caramel, biscuit and earthy flavours. Not bad at all!
SarkyNorthener (2716) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark amber beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of floral malts. Taste is sweetish malts and a little spice. Decent, better than the bottle.
mr_h (3406) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at The Doublet, Glasgow - clear amber, thin creamy beige head, fruity, malty aroma, excellent film of lacing, fruity, sweet, malty, nicely balanced, carbonation low to moderate, easy to drink