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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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4028) - 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,

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13374) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25453) - 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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5557) - 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.

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