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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3108) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2012
Distinct, herbal aroma. Thin foam. Light amber colour. Clear, slightly bitter flavour and strong aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle, 4.7%. Very faint nutty aroma. Clear dark copper colour. Big stable off-white head. The flavour starts off caramelly, turning slightly nutty and finishing with some CO2 flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (4440) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
Nut brown colour with an off white head. Caramel malt and hoppy aroma. Flavour about the same with a fruity edge.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (797) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Light brown color, tinted head. Flavor of caramel and toastednuts, figs and malt. Not much bitterness. The brewmaster seem to have been a bit to cautious and not added enought of just about anything. Spook ale becomes a promise, but not much more.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klas (266) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
caramel, nuts aroma. amber color. frothy head. A bit bitter. Quite good spooky ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Copper to ruby, off-white head, lacing. Aroma: caramel, floral, earthy, soapy. Taste: caramel, fruity with pears and sweet lemon, orange, light sweet licorice, earthy. Medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NordicV (1138) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
Kopparfärgad öl med smutsvitt skum. Doft av malt, ljust knäckebröd, mörk frukt och kryddighet. Mycket av detta återkommer i smaken. En stram och torr avslutning.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2012
Lovely malt, bisquity, as the labesl says. I thought this was filled with fruit and spices, but it is an old fashioned beer crafted with hops and malt. Clear amber color. Bittersweet, full of flavour. Englighs hops, English malt. I’d try this with a curry. A pleasant surprise. Bottle from Systembolaget.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nordcore (1020) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Amber, clear with a medium offwhiote head. Aroma of malt, hops and caramel. Sweet taste with a caramel fruity end.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at home. Shared with Theis an Joergen. Sweet and extremely malty. Aromas of caramel malts and hints of liquirish. Cocoa malts. Boring hops... needs more. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry, malty finish.


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