StueyD (1144) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A mid amber gold coloured beer with a weak white head. A light hoppy aroma, mild citrus fruit, then a background maltiness. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter hop taste to start, zesty citrus fruit, soon fades into a dry maltiness. The finish is mild and bitter.
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MichaelAwesome (3919) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ASDA, Eastbourne shared with McTapps. Well, after a two year hiatus this is my first Shepherd Neame and it hits the points in an instant. Easy going piwo with some peaches and lemons in the aroma. High drinkability, fine, not too bitter finish and some lemons in the back. Good one. Maybe the best from them so far.
McTapps (3923) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from local Lidl in Eastbourne. Beer pours out in a clear golden-amber colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of hops and mild berries. Taste of mild hops, light barley, malt, bread and apples. Flowery finish. Not as bitter as many other beers from Neame - I enjoyed it.
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small head with a spicy aroma. Medium body with some citrus standing out. A bit sharp and edgy for my taste but still a reasonable beer.
Better than quite a few others I have tried recently from this brewery.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cheap bottle from Lidl. Tastes pretty generic homogenous conformist. Not offensive but far too plain Jane for me.
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 11/05/13. A broght orangey gold coloured beer with a bright white head. A typical SN pasteurized beer. Tons of boiled sweets in the nose with caramel. Particularly sweet and cardboardy in the mouth. Just not good.
JohnCook101 (312) - - MAR 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours clear light golden with a decent head that disappears quite quickly. Fairly standard aroma - slightly grassy with a touch of spice. Flavour us pretty generic for a pale ale. Some sweetness, a bit of citrus, light bitterness. Pleasant enough but there’s really nothing to set it apart.
wimpyjoe (3766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden ale with next to no head. Typically Shepherd Neame with its soapy hoppy aroma. Fairly tasty.
deanso (5193) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
ok white head. Clear golden blond pour. Ok, not as good as other Sheperd & Neame beers.
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cheap supermarket beer bought in a cheap supermarket: clear 500ml bottle, best before July 2012, drank Oct 2011.
Poured into a UK pint sleeve: Pale golden body with very little head, could have been a Lager/Pilsner by looks.
There wasn’t much aroma, even as the beer warmed in the glass. Hops, spicey hops maybe, but very little smell all round.
Citrusy and hop bitter, not a lot of malts about: refreshing but missing any depth or finesse, this is an unsophisticated brew designed to quench thirst rather than entice the drinker into taking their time and savouring its few qualities.
Another brew by Shepherd Neame which leaves me wondering why I bother buying their bottled stuff.