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


on tap

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Regular. ABV of cask version reduced from 4.5% in 2009.
"Premium Kentish Ale".
A Best Bitter. Originally produced in 1990 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. It is Shepherd Neames best selling cask ale, supported by quirky Second World War-themed advertising.
"Lingering malt and hop flavour, with a well-balanced, lasting aftertaste."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4017) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2012 On tap. Deep copper colour with an off white head. Toffee and hoppy aroma. Toffee, hoppy and light fruity flavour. A bit flat

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2011
Amber brown colour with medium white head that soon diminishes. Aroma slightly drain-like stinky with slight creamy malt. Slight toffee/caramel elements, but overall not much taste. Pleasant in the mouth and with soft carbonation, but really not very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (1806) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2011
Drucken på fat på Sir Tobys i Malmö. En relativt lätt och ljus engelsk ale. Humlen är det som gör ölet. Fin beska och mycket smak. Jag gissar på golding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Draught at Bishop Arms Copenhagen. Clear red/amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1743) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel, wheat, oats and floral hops. Plenty of caramel and hops in the taste with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 Re-rate @ Starbank Inn, Edinburgh. Pours amber with a nice head. Nose of toffee, hob nob biscuits. Taste of chocolate biscuits some preserved ginger. Nice mineral note coming through. Palate medium bodied, creamy and tangy texture nice bitter finish. Overall, a classic bitter well executed. It’s a shame that my previous experience was not as good and it shows the huge variation in quality between good alehouses and bad. Previous rating 30/06/11 5+3+5+2+10. Cask at Ryries Bar, Edinburgh. Pours amber/red with a slim head that hangs about and no bubbles. The nose is of toffee. The taste is of hay and caramel. The palate is light to medium in structure and texture with a malty and not too clean finish. Overall, it’s alright but I don’t want another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (826) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 16, 2011
Cask. A clear reddish-amber ale with an average white head. Nose and taste is butterscotch biscuit malts with a light citrus hop presence. Slick texture with medium-light body and low carbonation. Highly sessionable. Should be judged as a Kentish Ale in which case it is not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
Cask Real Ale at Gallows Bird. Mild nose. Pale thin head. Golden colour. Roasty malty average hopped taste. Some grassiness in the taste. At the end hoppy bitterness. Fresh help for thurst.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
(Cask at Great Baltic Adventure/Gallows, 20110611) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was white. Aroma had toffee and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied. Flavours were malts, toffee, fruitiness, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A balanced and malty bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
Cask at some pub in Deal. More or less the same as the bottled version, although much fresher and a lot less carbonated. A touch more chewy caramel

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