Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Golden to copper color. Nutty, biscuity and floral aroma with hint of rum, vanilla, tart fruitiness and pine resin. Dry flavors of nuts and cocoa with tart fruitiness and minerals. Dry crisp finish. A bit different type of Shepherd ale, but the usual crisp finish.
Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
29 March 2011. gold, clear, lots of steady bubbles. nose is initially a sharp, skunky lager but it turns into a slightly sweet, honey ale. interesting body. part of me wants to say it is a crisp lager and part of me wants to say it is creamy. reminds me of Innis and Gunn or Adelscott. It is slightly oaky but there is a serious part of the flavour that seems to belong to a sweet syrup. not very nice.
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold colour with a thin head, malt aroma, slightly woody, fizzy, watery taste.
joe19612 (1609) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Lidl. Pours a golden amber colour with a thin white head. The aroma is very malty with a big hint of toffee. The taste is sweet malt with a dry bitter finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Lidl, shared with Nick. Copper amber with a white head. Sweet, straightforward malt aroma and taste, very easy drinking. Lots of fizz. Some bitterness. I wasn’t sure what to make of the Nelson story. Some would find it offputting.
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
6+ Crisp citrussy aroma.
4 Mid orange, brief head.
7 Clearly the Shepherd Neame house taste at first, but there’s a lovely twist of chocolate in there too as it reaches the back of the mouth.
3 Slightly watery palate, crisp carbonation. Easy quaffer. Finish a little citrussy, but there’s no real bitterness in there.
13 Not particularly complex. The citrussy and chocolaty aspects stick out rather than providing a well integrated range of flavours. A maltier backbone would help join the two.
liinis (1429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4,0 %alc. Very loyal to the Shepherd Neame style as they tend to be all very alike. Very easy drinking. Dark gold colour with a small white head. some brandy noticeable there. nice hops.
rosenbergh (5565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2010 500 ml bottle. 4.0%. Finland.
Clear golden colour with small white head.
Sweetish fruity and floral hoppy aroma with notes of wood.
Dryish floral hoppy flavour with nuts and wood. Easy Bitter.
mile (2447) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and sweetish aroma, fruit and toffee, some vanilla. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some fruit and toffee. Short to average finish with toffee and fruit. Typical quite light bodied Shepherd Neame, no surprises.