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

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RATINGS: 136   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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2399) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with small head. Aroma is very bready. Taste is also bready with hops throughout. A little bit of citrus shows through. A typical just below par Shepherd Neame beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from Gardiner & Haskins, Bristol. Chestnut with a frothy, off-white head. Sweetish, cereal malts, with a touch of cocoa powder and berry fruits, leading to a moderately bitter finish. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (1987) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle @ the label it stands 6,6% Alc!! Clear dark red colour, big head. Aroma had vanilla,caramelly, lots of sweet maltynes,choclate was there to. Flavor had coffee,sweet maltynes, caramellynes, mixed with dark choclate, dry fruits, thin body, short caramelly finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2012
Bottled@SBWF2012. Goldeny orange colour with a small off-white creamy head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with mild toffee, herbs and slight honey like notes. Flavour is slightly toasted and bready maltyness along with some fruits, caramel, floral and mild zestyness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. from Systembolaget. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and light hopy aroma. Dry woody notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate. A little boring but ok.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Weefannybaws (107) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Copper body with light frothy head, which lasted well. Toffee malty notes with hints of citrus and rhubarb. Lingering spiced metal aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle. Chestnut with an off white head. Aromas are weetabix, dark treacle and light nuttiness with berries. Gritty cocoa with pear and lemon. Smoky with some rye bread and hints of rubber and floral notes. Flavours are weetabix malts with light chocolate. More lemon than was present in the aroma with spritzy yeast. Woody bitterness with some burnt plastic on the aftertaste. Not bad, overall.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (871) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle 0,5l. Clear and golden deep amber with a huge white head. Aroma is toasted, cocoa and light malts. Taste of cocoa and toffee and crisp hoppy. Medium dry and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (546) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours mid brown with full beige head that lingers and laces. Aroma is caramel with just a smoky hint. Taste is sweetish malty and biscuity with a dry bitter finish. Carbonation is full mouthfeel is more watery than expected

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5747) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2012
Bottled from Systembolaget Deep, clear amber with a bubbly head. Some unpleasant, skunky notes in the aroma. Light toffee and grassy hoppiness in the flavour. Light body and medium bitterness.


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