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


on tap

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2007
Cask @ Shipwrights Arms, SE1, London. Mahogany color with no head. Aroma is light dark malty, weak caramel, light notes of hops and dark fruit. Flavor is slightly bitter ending. Easy drinking. Flat mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
From cask at Charlies. Pours deep orange and slight hazy. Lacing white head. Mild malty aroma. Malty flavour, slight sweet to medium bitter dry. Somewhat breadish. Medium bitterness in the finish with more of the same malt notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30943) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2006
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] An amber beer with a beutiful orange head. The aroma is sweet fruity combined with fruits, and a light note of cask metal. The flavor is sweet fruity leading to a dry lovely hoppy bitter end, combined with light notes of metal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
(On tap) Amber coloured and clear with a small off-white head. Malty, nutty character with some fruity, aromatic hops. Lightly bitter finish. 250605

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2006
Cask at Charlies. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Fruity aroma with malty notes. Flavour of malts and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Cask@Freemasons Arms. Dark amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is really sweet fruity hops along with some wooden hints and nextar. Flavour is the same along with big wooden and earthy notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
Cask @ The Eagle & Child, Oxford. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty fruity flavor with hints of caramel. Sweet malty fruity finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 <i>2008-10-21, cask conditioned at The Kings Arms, London, 7-4-7-4-14=36</i>
The aroma is also a bit cheesy, interesting. Good Bitter, good caramel flavor and quite good hopping, surely quite strong.

<i>2008-03-03, cask conditioned at Rover, Göteborg, 7-4-6-3-14=34</i>
It has a light amber color and a persistent layer of foam. The aroma is good, malty and fruity too, with a lot of nice caramel or fudge. The flavor has basic caramel, less interesting than I expected by the aroma. It has a strong bitterness, with some resins in the end. Ordinary Bitter, but still better than most of the latest ones I had in Copenhagen.

<i>2008-02-15, cask conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen, 7-4-7-4-14=36</i>
Amber color, frothy head. A pleasant Ale, quite refreshing and earthy, with good caramel/toffee flavor and strong bitterness. Well brewed, well balanced, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15647) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2005
Cask at County Hotel, Ashford. Yeah this is ok as a premium bitter. Typical Sheps nose with some fruit and some hops in this mid brown beer. Mind you I will only have this is there are no guests on or Abbot Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2008 Cask. Clear, still, copper-colored bitter with a small white head. Weak malty aroma with some notes of hops. The flavor start sweet and sodapop-like, but is soon replaced by malt and hops. Quite weak flavor. Thin and watery beer with a decent hoppiness in the finish. A bit disappointing, yet drinkable beer. Rating: 5-3-4-3-10-2.5. (060713)

Cask at Århus Ølfestival. Served a clear, yellowish golden body with a small white head. Citrusy hops playing the major part in the aroma, but with good support from malt. Some piney notes too. Quite citrusy and hoppy flavor with some room for malts. Medium to thin body. Piney, hop-bitter finish. Nice. Much better than the last time I had it. (080516)

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