harrisoni (10911) - 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 BBE Dec2012 so out of date filtered pasteurised and sat on apub shelf for a couple of years.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 (7542) - 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.
FatPhil (7496) - 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.
rosenbergh (4653) - 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.
Miksu (4537) - 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.
hughie (3994) - 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.
rauchbier (3394) - 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
johndoughty (3283) - 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 (2350) - 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.
mile (2107) - 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.