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

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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."


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fb (51) - NORWAY - AUG 7, 2007
Bottle, 0.5l, Stavanger. A refreshing ale. Mediums-bodied, unusual aftertaste - lacks some strength

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tykjen (182) - FlorÝ, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2007
Decent pale ale with a good hoppy character. A slightly touch of diacetyl suits it well. Quite drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2007
50 cl bottle. Dark golden color. Nice off-white head. Fruity, floral, sweet malt/caramell. Banana in aftertaste. Dry bitterness, a bit syntethic. A strange beer, but not bad.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2007
Orange-golden crispy clear colour. White head with a small tan. Creamy. Aroma brings a slight feel from hops, flower, malt and grass. Same goes with the flavor. A very small hint of biterness in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle, Fishers, Oxford. Redish copper, white cap of foam. Hard candy aroma, a bit of bready malt. Nice earthy hops, light tawny malt, bright carbonation. Unassuming, but a pleasurable glass. One of the nicest Iíve tried from Shep so far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
Golden with a nice head. the aroma leads my thoughts towards a field of summer flowers... The flavour is smooth and has a nice bitterness and hints of flower and honey. The overall impression is a light, refreshing ale with personality.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle purchased in Cork City, IRE. Body is amber with a white head. Aroma is a very skunky hoppiness, palt malts, light caramel. Taste is floral, bread, light caramel, and fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4896) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle. Clear deep amber with a solid offwhite head. Spicy hops aroma. Flavours are balanced, some maltiness prevails through the bitterness. Some toffee character, otherwise quite neutral. Watery texture. Drinkable, but not over-exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1049) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2007
A good solid ale. Amber colour but a quickly disappearing head. Nice saltiness on the finish. Good without being exceptional. What I expect from a UK ale. Donít know about the organic line though. Canít say I care.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 6, 2007
500ml bottle. Pours an amber colour, ferocious carbonation leads to a big fluffy white head. Aroma is hoppy, flavour is a bland bitterness, finished off with a thin watery palate. This is an inoffensive but instantly forgettable beer and you can do so much better. I was given this bottle as a gift, I certainly wonít be buying one for myself.


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