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

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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Organic English barley malt; New Zealand Gem and Hallertau hops.
"Pure water from our own artesian well combined with over 300 years of brewing expertise create a clean, refreshing ale with a full-bodied flavour."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 30, 2008
No 428
Rated: 10.06.2008
Bottle transparent (white), 500 ml
Appearance: Pours cloudy but very lively orange with slightly orangy - hued. Thick, frothy, rather small but strong and longly lasting head. Head is regular in its structure with regular bubbles. Body is medium carbonated. There traces of lacing.
Aroma: Nice fruity, orangy - clementine hoppy touch from New, Zeland Gem and Hallertau hops, refreshing hints of lime. Aroma all in all is gentle not imposing and of a faint origin. Caramelly - malty character is hidden.
Flavour: Nice chewy front, slightly bitter on palate, aromatic mineral - fruity retronasal aroma, distinguishable notes of lime, orange, clementine, rounded taste thanks to carmelized malted barley geving chewy - malty ballancing character of the beer. Surprisingly complex when it comes to a simple bitter, maybe thanks to this New Zeland hoppy accent. Tangy, some grainy aftertaste, smooth texture, easy going, slightly salty. Finish duration is average.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is smooth, carbonation is medium to lively as beer seems slightly salty, finish feel is very clean and lightly to moderate astringent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2008
A bi on the tiny side - ales. Ho-hum. still some pungent bits et.al - & is still quite a clean drop. I’d drink more - I dont think you can go to wrong on this if you’re a beer drink. Wanky raters many not dig it. It’s humble, yet true

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2008
Medium head on an orange misty pour,carbonation fair.Aroma malty hops plus a strong sort of smell,nutty.Flavour nutty malt bitter hops taste,it has a strong taste unplesant,no thanks.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. Smells a bit of honey, maybe som grass there too. Taste is honey, some sweet malt and caramel. Too little of everything though. Boring.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrFunk (80) - Sorumsand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2008
500ml bottle from ICA. Pours clear golden. Grassy aromas, not pleasant. Thin, allmost Budweiser-like taste. One should expect more from a brewery like this.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2008
Light golden colour. Pale fast disapppearing head. Big bubbles. Some hops in the nose. Taste of barley and some metallic. Small bite of hops in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2008
Pours clear golden amber, no head, notes of malt, dried fruit, caramalt, sweet and bitter finish

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
CH-303 (1977) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Clear golden orange. Little bit of fizzy head. Aroma: Grass and some hops. Yeast. Taste: Grass, skunk. Not nice at all. Some bitterness. Info: 500ml bottle, 1/4-2008
I am not sure whether this bottle was off, or if it is actually supposed to taste this bad. It is a clear bottle, so you never know if too much light might have ruined it.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2008
Small head which rapidly disappeared. Copper/Amber colour. Slight smell of flowery hops. Tasted of peachy hops

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Furseth (2087) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle: Orange hazy colour, with a white creamy head. Aroma of lots of malt, citric,flowery,and som dry hopy nose in the end. Flavor is thin body,short fruity/bitter finish.


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