Leighton (6903) - 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 (2957) - 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 (10909) - 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 (7440) - Skövde, 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.
Dashimus (158) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear, moderate amber with a small quite head and allot of carbonation. Aroma is hoppy with a hint of spices. Flavours of caramel, and stronger bitter aftertaste. Little body makes for a slightly disappointing drink.
Beesbeer (349) - WALES - DEC 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing too exciting, although if you enjoy light bitters this one you’ll enjoy. Slightly metallic and hints of ginger (?) and lemon zest. Light hoppiness and a little malty caramel.
SarkyNorthener (600) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from lidl 3.8%. Dark amber colour, medium foamy head. Aroma is mild malts. Taste is a little caramel and bitter hops. Nothing special at all. Very watery and weak. Not a very good beer, this tastes like all of the other SN bottles from lidl just weaker in everyway.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - NOV 2, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml brown glass bottle from corner shop bargain bin in Brighton. Best before November 2012. Crystal malt - some chocolate notes and stale chocolate. A lot of staleness and mustiness. That is possibly more to do with my reaction to crystal malt as it is to the fact that this beer was made and filtered a year ago. Hop notes are very reduced. Not a very attractive beer.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown 500ml bottle (unusual for Sheperd Neame and their clear glass bottles) poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 12th June 2012.
Looked OK: bright and clear chestnut brown body with a good, strong foaming head of white.
Malts in the nose with some dried fruit trying to play: but not a heavy smelling brew.
Bland for a Winter Warmer with weak flavours of maltiness with a slight hop presence towards a mildly bitter finish.
Disappointed: yet another supermarket brew from this brewery that fails to excite.
berkshirejohn (3639) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Lidl with an ABV of 4.0%. Unusually for SN this is a brown bottle rather than clear - but still has the traditional SN shape.
Pours bright amber with a fast fading white head; has that distinctive SN aroma; clean flavour with light biscuity malts and a hint of fruit; and then a light spicy bitterness to finish. Rather good.