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

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RATINGS: 135   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6305) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours copper with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, grass, herbs. Flavor is malt, caramel, nuts, grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 030713

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11808) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 030713

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, little candy sugar, malt and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, chocolate, medium sweet, hop, fruit and a little bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (1690) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2013
Dark amber with a nice white head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is pretty much the same as aroma. Finish has a light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
I like this. Slightly unusual combination of fruitiness and roast malt flavours - in the autumnal spirit of Hobgoblin, but drier and with less of a kick. Pleasant enough to drink in bulk.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (1717) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
herlig lukt av tre. Gylden mørk nøttebrun farg med et fint lag av skum. God langt sittende smak, noe søtlig men godt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaney (2427) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2013
Dunkles Bernstein mit feinporigem Schaum mittleren Ausmaßes, also für Tommys ok. Brotiges und leicht röstiges Aroma. Im Geschmack auch leicht röstig und würzmalzig. Zieht angenehm herb nach, reißt mich aber nicht vom Hocker. Da hatte ich mir deutlich mehr von versprochen oder um es mit Shane zu sagen: Church of the holy spook!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3532) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle, rated from backlog. Clear brown with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, biscuits and pine. Flavor has toastiness, caramel, some nuts, biscuit with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4032) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle @ home, thanks hans! Aroma is has some bready and caramel malt, some hoppy notes. Flavour bready, caramel, quite some hop bitterness, light note of liquorice. Nice.


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