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Shepherd Neame Sun & Planet Steam Ale

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


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2002
Lightly hopped flavour yet a slightly sweet nose from this redish beer. Generally a dull flavoured beer, but ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
loved this. I felt there was a lot going on with fragrant lemon zest, a good anchoring of malt body that never dominated, and a refreshing hit of hoppy bitterness, all held together with a generous mouthfeel that oozed quality. There were no rough edges, and it all melled together splendidly. My personal beer of the month.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2002
Attractive gold brown colour. Reasonably interesting aroma, some hops and a faintly sweet caramelly flavour. Overall a very pleasant ESA. I think maybe I prefer the Neame Spitfire bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2002
Hoppy in smell and taste. A tiny bit of burnt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Aroma is similar to Newcastle Brown Ale with a buttery maltiness backed up by a waft of hop resins. Copper brown in colour and with a well balanced body, the alcohol and hops creeps back up your throat and fills your nose with a warming blast.

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