hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, - NOV 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
AtronSeige (318) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
500ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8A. Standard/Ordinary Bitter
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
joe19612 (1606) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, light aroma, the taste is bitter with a dry finish.
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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undercurrent25 (1175) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, hoppy and dry, a very typical Shepherd Neame beer, pours a dark amber colour
wimpyjoe (2265) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown with a very small head. Has a mild sweetness with hints of toffee in its aroma and taste.
zacgillbanks (1467) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton. A dark brown beer with a strong malty and chocolate flavour followed by a red fruity and woody finish.
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
4.0% amber colour with a nice head, sweet malt and hop aroma, bitter caramel taste.
SarkyNorthener (1081) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber colour small head. Aroma of caramel. Caramel with a bitterish, taste not much different from their other bottled beers from lidl.
berkshirejohn (3963) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Lidl. Another of the cheap specials provided by Shep. This one’s amber with a ring of translucent head; with a musty grainy aroma with a hint of purple fruit; it’s thin with a soft caramel taste and more fruity traces adding a touch of acid; and then a surprisingly warming finish that’s crisp and dry. This is actually pretty good stuff for the price.