joe19612 (1707) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a mid amber colour with a thin off white head, aroma is malt, with some fruit and a hint of toffee, taste is bitter with malt and some spice, with a dry finish.
Rob_D_UK (598) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep copper with a frothy white head. Smell is a sweet malt. Taste is an even bitter
AtronSeige (428) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Roasty, hoppy, bready, chocolate, musty,
Appearance: Clear copper body. Large off-white head. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium-light sweetness. spicy, passion fruit, resiny, dry finish,
Palate: Medium-light body. High carbonation.
Overall: A nice bitter.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
zacgillbanks (1736) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton. This amber ale has almond and burnt toffee flavours, malty and red fruity flavours with a nutty, woody finish. A typical Shepherd Neame taste but with a lower ABV.
DruncanVeasey (6800) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear red fluid in a clear glass bottle from Lidl. Another one. Pours clear red pillowed with white. Smells like a rusty gate hinge; a bridleway, sawdust in a recently cleaned rabbit hutch. Flavour of desperation; flatness, nosebleed, fossilised hop, bloodily metallic 1970s keg bitter in a pub on a West Midlands council estate on the verge of closure. The estate; not just the pub. Drinkable.
undercurrent25 (1292) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a initial metallic taste, the hoppy and cerealy, some toffee on the palate. Typical Shepherd Neame taste
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at the ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to me. You’re welcome, fellas, for this rare Shep tick! Pours perfectly clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Pasteurisation aroma, some bread. Light sweet flavor, some dry bread, weak leafy bitterness. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light dry bready malt finish, mellow leafy bitterness. Bland.
Theydon_Bois (6391) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Leighton, 30/12/12.
Lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge.
Nose is dark malt, fruit, spice, toffee.
Tate follows, fruit, dates, malt, spice.
Light end of medium bodied with light sprity carbonation, a little on the thin side.
harrisoni (12449) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Chriso New Year 2012/13. Clear gold. lasting beige head. a bit rubbish. pasteurised to death and a rubbish beer. bit of hop on finish
rlgk (9011) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting in London, 121230. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish spicy aroma, grass, hay, a bit harsh and rather unbalanced. Sharp hoppy grassy flavor, hay, perfume, citrus notes, a bit floral. No good.