SarkyNorthener (2538) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark gold colour slight hoppy aroma. The palate is very flat as is the taste. Not a very impressive beer just a small amount fizzy bitter taste a bit too watery.
rauchbier (3639) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, from Lidl. amber gold, thin shortlived white head and moderate condition. Trace caramel and gentle earthy hops in the nose, soft and slight in the mouth with an initial caramel sweetness giving way to a dry nutty bitterness, short finish with some fruity hop notes and a gentle bitterness
TheCametron (1913) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber with diminishing white head. Nose is pale English hops. Taste is sweet toffee with a gentle bitter finish. Not bad. Very Shepherds Neamey.
McNeillR (1451) - SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Non existant aroma, honey bubble body, inoffensive dissapating head. Crisp initial palate, sticky psuedo Twitter notes with a quick clean finish. A safe as fuck beer if there ever was one. I got excited when I read the label about Brandy casks which would have been at least a daring move, more applaudable than this unsuprisingly plain effort. (Bottle, Lidl)
Miksu (5007) - 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 (2865) - 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 (1002) - 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 (1982) - 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 (9810) - 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.