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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottle: Filtered.
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12131) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber clear body with a big cloudy off-white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, grains, hints of pear and red berries. Taste is caramel, grains, dusty hops and hints of dry grass. Thin body, medium carbonation. Fair enough, but very far from a winner in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (1363) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle 500ml. Small white head, leaves a thin layer. Clear brown color eith a red touch. Aroma has hops and malty cookies. Taste of smoked pointed peppers and malty cookies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6789) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a large head. Fruity, butter, caramel aroma. Flavour is butter scotch, fruit, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (360) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2012
biscuits, malt and sweetness all poke through the maltiness in this one. Enjoyed it - for a ’wee seasonal one it was nice and would certainle have again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Furseth (2101) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25462) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - 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.

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