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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, caramel, caramelized caramel - malt, light toffee. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, light toffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111211]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a huge tan head. Aroma is toasted maæty and light breadish. Bitter, toffee and crisp hoppy. Toffee malty and light caramelish. Medium dry and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at Bishops Arms Gustav. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, licorice powder and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of grass and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20239) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19221) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear nut brown, rich firm head. Herbal nose with some vanilla. Dryish with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Lightly roasty anbd heavily resiny with aggressive bitterness. Shallow and fruity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13812) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, little candy sugar, malt and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13516) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13288) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11129) - 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.


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