harrisoni (16592) - 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 BBE Dec2012 so out of date filtered pasteurised and sat on apub shelf for a couple of years.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.
FatPhil (12725) - 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 (9684) - Tampere, 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.
leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Golden brown with a thin head. Aromas are toffee, berries and soap with floral notes. Flavours are soda water with thin malts and soap. Hints of fruit with a bloating palate. Rubbish.
maeib (8749) - 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.
allmyvinyl (8695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle from Lidl. Pours clear amber with a short-lived white head, sounds like a euphemism for gay sex. Aromas of grassy hops, butterscotch. Taste is sweet and watery. Thin finish.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Split with KJ. A whole bottle would just, like, get me totally wasted. Slim haloed amber. Aroma of grain, honey-coated cereal and softly mildewed hopcone. Metallic rusty Weetabix flavour with bog standard weak orange and berry Shep hop. Hint of fennel. Whatever.
ManVsBeer (7670) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Lidl. Golden-amber with a thin head. Has a slightly sweet aroma with some hop evident. It’s a touch thin in its body but easy drinking, although not high on character.
berkshirejohn (5681) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Lidl, Maidenhead. A pale amber pour with a loose white head; typical Shep aroma of grassy yeast; thin malty body with a touch of vanilla; and a grassy bitterness. A pleasantly drinkable budget beer.
BlackHaddock (5652) - 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.