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


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A Spellbinding Brew. Double, double ,toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. Eye of newt and toe of frog were not used in this magical brew. The Master Brewer used his mystical charm, waved his magic wand, and turned the malt and hops into a spellbinding ale for Halloween. This wicked beer will cast its spell on you.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle from Lidl, and not very different from all the other specials produced by Sheps for Lidl. Armber. Malty aroma with an almondy tang. Leafy, autumnal taste with very little sweetness and a sharp hoppy finish. Not very magical to be honest. Or mystical either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
500ml bottle poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 20th Nov 2015. Good looking, clean, deep amber/chestnut bodied beer, on top a stable off-white blanket of foam. Roasted/toasted malts rule the nose and flavour, some toffee/caramel esters in the aroma and taste but not strong or powerful enough to take over the hop bitterness below the surface. Palate a bit thin, but my sweet tooth liked aspects of this, so considering it’s cheap supermarket price, it is not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gary (1732) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
500ml . In a tulip. Dusty yeast nose and dusty old books , vanilla covered in fucken dust. caramel and bread . kinda gross but for a Low Boost bitter this gets a jaded 7 on nose . Dull piano colour with a subtle white head . Flavours are ok but dusty and soulless, this would shine on cask . caramel , brown bread, spicy hops , dusty cobwebs , toasted dates , figs and burnt leaves . some decent palate and flavours but too stake in this pasteurised bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
500ml bottle from aldi. Pours clear copper, thick off-white head. Aromas of metal, earthy hops, caramel. Rate is more of the same. Herbal notes, sweet finish. Watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtronSeige (1040) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 11, 2013
Aroma: Roasty, earthy, Appearance: Clear copper body. Small off-white head. Taste: Medium bitterness, medium-light sweetness. lingering bitterness, dark fruit. Palate: Light body, fizzy carbonation. Overall: 500ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8A. Standard/Ordinary Bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle, from Lidl, Barton upon Humber (3.8%). Amber brown, thin but sustained white head and gentle condition. Slightly earthy caramel and a muted spiciness in the nose, quite dry and thin in the mouth with an initial brief sweetness quickly supplanted by a metallic hoppiness, finish is long, dry and hop bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joe19612 (2301) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, light aroma, the taste is bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1543) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
A mid to dark reddish-brown coloured beer with a frothy white head. A tad sulphurous on opening but this soon dissipates, to leave a fruity, slightly grassy hop aroma. Dry mouthfeel. A bitter citrusy hop taste, then a slightly sweeter malt flavour comes through, the combination of which gives the beer a candied peel flavour, plus a biscuity, cereal taste that lasts into the finish along with the citrusy hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
undercurrent25 (1698) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Malty, hoppy and dry, a very typical Shepherd Neame beer, pours a dark amber colour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Clear brown with a very small head. Has a mild sweetness with hints of toffee in its aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (3584) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton. A dark brown beer with a strong malty and chocolate flavour followed by a red fruity and woody finish.

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