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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A classic beer of true quality, Spooks Ale is characterised by its huge biscuity malt palate, derived from three traditional roasted barley malts used in this brew, giving a glorious deep red hue. The excitingly complex malty flavours are wonderfully balanced by a huge citrusy, hoppy bitterness and aroma from a particularly fruity hop added at four stages in the brewing process.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
Det här är ett öl som lämnar en hel del att önska - exakt vad är däremot knivigt att säga. Spooks Ale definieras mer av fantomsmärtan efter det där diffust frånvarande än det helt och hållet närvarande, som under normala omständigheter borde vara gott nog. Kanske är det så här dödfödd potential smakar?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7642) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
500 ml bottle. L114. BB Apr 13. (Systembolaget) Arvidsjaur, Sweden.
Clear reddish amber colour with small white head. Wood, biscuits, floral hops, mild bitterness and malt in aroma. Flavour is floral hoppy with moderate bitterness, sweet biscuity maltiness and some dryness. Drinkable and balanced. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle at home in Skövde. Dark amber beer with a big offwhite head, not lasting. Fruity and malty aroma. Malty, bready flavour with som dried dark fruits notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1855) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
En bra engelsk bitter. Torr och lagom sötma. Smak och doft av malt, knäck, karamell, apelsin. En trevlig beska som är lite pepprig och kryddig i karaktären.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4634) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle from SB cons 2012-09-11 Göteborg AR: cherries, caramel, fruit syrup, cookies AP: clear ruby, 2 cm thick stothy/wee rocky yellowish white that is lasting F: cherry cookies, cream brulee, wee roasted malt, full heavy body, medium bitterness, soft wee carbonation, wee sugary feeling, finishes wee cherry and citrus

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2287) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours mahogny with a big creame white head. Malty, sweet and slightly spicy aroma. Taste of light rosted malt, lemon cest and some citrus juice. Too sharp carbonation, otherwise a rather nice brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (3701) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Sample at a tasting. It poured a clear golden liquid with a dirty white head. Flowery smell with some bready malt. Similar but milder taste. A bit boring, doesn’t go in any particular direction.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2282) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Rödbrun färg, lågt skum. Knäckig doft, fruktkaka, russin, rostad mandel. En doftbild som jag förknippar med engelsk öl som är ett par procent starkare minus alkoholtonerna. Riktigt fin. Smaken avslöjar att det är 4,7%. Lätt ganska torr kropp, murriga smaker av höstskog, lite mineraler, torkade apelsinskal knäck och en för England ganska markerad beska. God men doften lovade ännu mer. Ändå en strålande special bitter. Helt min kopp te.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (432) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Dark copper colour, clear, with a rich foamy head. Fruity, malty aroma, some burnt sugar. Roasted and malty taste, rough bitterness at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1555) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2012
Bottled. Pours amber with a white head. Smells elder barries and nutty malty. Tastes dry nutty malty with a similar finish.


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