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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
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 BBE Dec2012 so out of date filtered pasteurised and sat on apub shelf for a couple of years.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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2010
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7364) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2010
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 27, 2011
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
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.


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