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


on tap

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2719) - Malmö, - SEP 7, 2012
Rödbrun färg, lågt skum. Knäckig doft, fruktkaka, russin, rostad mandel. En doftbild som jag förknippar med engelsk öl som är ett par procent starkare minus alkoholtonerna. Riktigt fin. Smaken avslöjar att det är 4,7%. Lätt ganska torr kropp, murriga smaker av höstskog, lite mineraler, torkade apelsinskal knäck och en för England ganska markerad beska. God men doften lovade ännu mer. Ändå en strålande special bitter. Helt min kopp te.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cokemonkey11 (296) - - NOV 9, 2015
Official Ghost Brew. Brown bottle, Morrison’s, Aberdeen. Pours medium chestnut translucent with a medium gray head subsiding average. Scent is nothing. Taste is medium light yeast with a slightly bitter ending. Very plain but tasty. Fine.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (51) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours with frothy slightly yellow white head. Dark red brown colour. Aroma of digestive biscuits and mildly sliced. Rich bitter taste without a huge amount to interest. Solid and seasonal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Halfling_4132 (15) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Aromas- malty coffee, Appearance- clear ruby, golden foam, Taste- Roasted nutty malt, Palate- light bitter lasting finish, Overall- Powerful bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
flying_pig (1254) - SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2015
500ml bottle from Morrisons supermarket (£1): Terrible, that’s about all I can say to sum up the taste of this beer really. It started okay when I first poured it, sitting well in the glass but instantly things deteriorated when I smelt and tried the beer with little more than some caramel malts and too much bitterness coming through. The beer was a real struggle to finish and I ended up giving up close to the end, it was that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lokis333 (159) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 18, 2015
Clear ruby color with small caramel foam. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt. Palete light, medium body but bitter aftertaste/finish. Taste, Roasted malt, nutty. Overall bitter, malty, smoked okayish, not my stile beer but definatly has stronger and lasting taste which is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
birocotsios (81) - - OCT 1, 2015
Dark red with cream top. Sweet aroma of malts and toffee. Sweet taste with malts, caramel toffee and red fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3054) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle, 10C. Copper with a bit of a pink tinge, light beige head. Aroma of redcurrants, plums, biscuity malt. Fair bit of body, lowish carbonation. An intriguing array of fruit and biscuity flavours - redcurrants, cranberries, plums, blood oranges. Moderately bitter and somewhat astringent finish. Pretty engaging drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15808) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons and drunk at home; Chestnut colour, lasting beige head. Light Sheps house yeast aroma, with some sweet fruity malts. In the mouth, there is some malt. A little light cocoa. Bit thin on the swallow. Some hops, but mostly bitterness rather than flavour. Some almost burnt malt. Toffee. Dryness. Ok. A little thin on the back end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
[7199-20150425] Bottle. Biscuit bready grains aroma. Clear, amber red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted grains and breadcrumbs and biscuit malt flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamaty (1547) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Morena rubi. Espuma normal, dos dedos poco duradera. Aroma malteado. Sabor continúa el aroma, algo mas frutal pero sin acabar de hacerse, con un regusto al fondo del paladar poco agradable.

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