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Shepherd Neame Tapping The Admiral (Cask)


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Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Originally a special in October 2005. Reappeared October 2009.
A special ale to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. Tapping the Admiral, which has an abv of 4.5%, is described by production director Ian Dixon as "a well hopped Kentish ale with overlying alcoholic aromas and flavours and a hint of brandy".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8067) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
Originally rated on 20101217.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, mild hops, caramel and grass. Flavor is the same, maybe some nuts also.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1629) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
Fairly average bitter, no flavours are particularily dominant and I couldn’t taste the brandy which is given in the deScription, I think Viscount Admiral Nelsom deserves better

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Cask at Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival, 30th Oct 09. Amber with a big subsiding magnolia head. Nasty waxy aroma. Strong vanilla flavour. I think this might have been spoiled as it poured with a huge head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2005
Cask conditioned at Charlies. Amber coloured. Fruity aroma, mainly with strawberries. Sweet berry flavour. ,Rather dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30970) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2005
[Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen] A slightly hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of berries and grain. The flavor is sweet with a powerful strawberry notes and with a dry end. The body is thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2005 Cask (handpump), at the Cask & Glass, Westminster, October 2005. Apparently, the name comes from the fact that fact that, after Nelson was killed they dumped the body in a barrel of brandy to preserve it on the voyage home. However, when they got back they found most of the brandy had gone because the sailors had been "tapping the admiral" on the way. If there’s brandy in here it must be just a soupcon as I didn’t notice it. Otherwise, its a fairly typical copper-coloured Shep’s bitter with earthy hops, distinct bitterness, subtle berry fruit and a slightly astringent finish. Chiefly noteworthy for being the second Shepherd Neame beer that I’ve rated and Silk hasn’t.

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