johndoughty (4234) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. One of this brewery’s cheap and cheerful range ( That’s not what they call it but in reality that’s what it is ). Clear bottle with an orange appearance. Some fruitiness with bitterness in the background. For ninety nine pence what do you expect? Has more taste in at than a lot of more expensive lagers. Don’t go out your way to buy it but if you come across it then give it a try.
BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear 500ml bottle (now brewed at 3.8% ABV): best before Dec 2013. Obtained from Lidl (UK).
Poured vigourously into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 1 Mar 2013.
The pour ensured the copper/amber body had a deep and full covering of snowy white foam above it: couldn’t get the whole bottle into the glass such was the heads size. Took a while to subside too.
Beery aroma: blend of mixed hops and baked barley with mild biscuity notes.
The taste was crisp, almost sharp and certainly refreshing (I might have cooled it too much): again a blend of flavours, the hops controlling the bitterness nicely with the malts just adding a touch of sweetness.
I’ve been critical of Sheperd Neame’s cheap supermarket brews: but this is OK, better than most of them for sure.
harrisoni (14992) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Found this in a pub in Faversham with dust on it. BBE Dec2012 so out of date filtered pasteurised and sat on apub shelf for a couple of years. Not exoecting much. and its poor. oxidised sweetness on aroma. oxidised in mouth rubbish had to leave it. some residual fruity sweetness.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled 28/09/12. An amber coloured beer with pretty much no head. A sweet sugary fizzy fruity boiled sweet pasteurized nose. Sweet sweet cherry and raspberry flavours. Like a honeyed fizz bomb. Not appetizing.
SarkyNorthener (2911) - 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 (3655) - 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 (2086) - 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 (1677) - Edinburgh, 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 (5027) - 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 (3164) - 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.