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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Sune's - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - white head. Chocolate. Cocoa. Dry toasted. Ok malty. Light hoppy. Amber malts. Needs some fresh hops to be pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
elosop (150) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2012
Bränd, nästan fadd smak först, smakar inte som en english ale brukar. Påminner mer om fruktig IPA. Eftersmaken bättre, men alltför besk.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SheffieldSteel (115) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - OCT 4, 2012
Smell of rich malt and yeast, marmite. Pouts a medium creamy off white head. Copper colour. Light carbonation. Taste is very malty, spicy hop with some toast. Short bitter finish. Wow, great beer with tonnes of character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3609) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle, from Morrisons Scunthorpe. Chestnut brown, fluffy lasting white head and moderate condition. Big bready nose with hints of wood smoke and peppery spices, pleasant roasted bitterness apparent in the mouth with a suggestion of chocolate, some muted berry fruitiness. Finish is initially dry with a lasting chocolate bitterness and some malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (740) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. A standard ESB - very malty with a citrus hop finish. I’m quite partial to an ESB on a cold night but I won’t but this again in the future.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
They have had more fun writing the label on the bottle than to brew the beer, as the description on the label was full of fantasy and mystery. The brew was rather bland with a burnt bitterness that does not let up any malt flavor.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorgosh (256) - - SEP 28, 2012
Smakrik och fadd i samma mun. Levande och kvävd i samma andetag. Fantastisk god med tilltugg men i stort sett värdelös med sig själv som sällskap. Den här kommer nog få minst en eller två chanser till.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hubbabub (4) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012 does not count
Doftar som brittisk öl ska göra :-) , den har en len smak med en liten brände ton i starten avslutas med lätt beska i munnen

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peral2 (570) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Flaska från SB. En del malt och humle i såväl smak som arom. God Ale. ....

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
shrike (2) - - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
Lots of malty, biscuity elements going on. Sweet. The advertised particularly fruity hops aren’t that particular. Somewhat disappointing. Balanced but a bit boring.


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