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Shepherd Neame Sun & Planet Steam Ale

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Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
With the lemony twinge and a very pale colour, Shepherd Neame’s Sun & Planet Stem Ale won The Tesco Beer Challenge of the year! Based on the original recipes held on record by the Brewery when it acquired the steam engine “Sun & Planet” in 1789, it is a commemorative beer that became a celebrated renewal!


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
OllieBBommel (1069) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle@tasting (2002), 50cl. Head: white colored foam. Color: clear, yellow golden. Aroma: hops, some fruit. Taste: bitter. Palate: mild, light CO2, medium body, bittersweet finish. Overall: nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3179) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
caramel, chocolate, roasty, grass, cheese, earthy, leather, alcohol, cooked vegetables, rotten eggs, woody, red, sparkling, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2009
Bottled@8BeerQuickPicnicSession (thanks to the craziest bartender in the world!). BBE way past (2004), thanks, wherever you managed to dig this up from! Pale nutbrown colour with creamy mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is quite much fruity and flowery hops along with some grass and yeast. Also some slight skunked notes, which may be due to beer being old. Flavourwise the beer is fruity and flowery hops with some slight yeasty notes as well as mild alcoholic sweetness. All in a nice balance. Both were a bit surprised how well the flavour has kept. Smooth!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1142) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
A light golden brown colour with a thick white head. A citrus nose with a hint of hops. A hoppy flavour with a dry citrus finish. An award winning ale. (Bottle).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
1. Bottle 03/01/2003 Golden amber coloured with some alcohol present. Sour fruit and malt in the finsih. 2. Bottle 12/08/2003 Golden amber coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy. Bitter slightly dry full malt finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2004
(Bottled) Amber-coppery colored with a small, somewhat lacy head. Quite mild, hoppy aroma. Sweetish, fruity and aromatic-hopped flavor with a bitter finish and some alcohol presence. Quite carbonated, medium-bodied palate. A pleasant and complex-hopped ale, but nothing to die for.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10139) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Light copper colour with thin white head. Nice crisp malting giving a smooth mouthfeel, when you overcome the carbonation, the beer then flows into a full bitterness that warms with alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2003
Bottled.Very much in the Shepherd Neame style, amber with ginger tinge. White clumsy looking head. Big grassy hop presence in the glass. Dry, slight bitterness. Nice beer but nothing out of the ordinary. #Late mail, Improved in smoothness the warmer it got.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2003
A little gem of a find. One of the less known of the Shepherd Neame portfolio of brews, but a real treat. Smooth and tightly bound malt and hop flavours with some zesty citrus tang to finish. Can certainly feel another one coming on soon.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2002
Pure quality, what a beer! greatly enjoyable, yet still doesn’t match up to the mighty bishops finger


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