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

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RATINGS: 130   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.


3.4
   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 (1393) - 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 (2428) - 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 (3351) - 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 (3795) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (202) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2013
Malty and slightly yeasty aroma. Hints of apple shortbread and caramel. Ok but not great. Only cost £1 for a 500ml bottle so no complaints.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3117) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2013
Aroma is quite toasty and nutty. Flavour has roasted malts and has a certain creamy, nutty sweetness. Carbonation is a bit high and there’s a bit of a metallic aftertaste otherwise a decent brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 10, 2013
good quality Kentish bitter. Very surprised to find a strong chocolate flavour in this otherwise hoppy wholesome medium bodied standard English bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
Dark amber colour. Smells malty and fruity. Taste biscuit with a fruity taste. Bitterness on the finish. Thin body. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de.
Pours clear chestnut with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has toasted caramel, nuts, biscuits, light piney. Medium carbonation, fine dry and somewhat grainy mouthfeel. Flavour has toasted caramel, slightly nutty, biscuity. Quite bitter finish. Piney, grassy and light earthy.


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