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Brewed by Woods
Style: Bitter
Craven Arms, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned, Regular;
First launched as a seasonal bitter in 1995, Shropshire Lad was inspired by the collection of poems by AE Housman. It quickly proved so popular that we made the beer available all year round. Shropshire Lad is a strong, well-rounded bitter whose cascade of flavours come from a careful blend of selected English malted barley, traditional English Fuggles and Golding hops. It is now our best-seller on draught, and in the bottle.


davidbourne35's rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidbourne35 (12) - - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle, The Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Poured an amber colour, not much head that quickly disappeared. Lots of carbonation, bit too much, aromas of toffee, malt and toffee. Bit thin in the mouth, lots of bitterness in the finish. Not bad but would pass on another.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Don2711 (113) - - JUN 2, 2014
Really good. Now too bitter for my taste. Flavours of caramel and toast. Nice on palate and complex. Will drink again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask at the white lady jdw. Pours pale gold, thick white head. Light dusty malt aromas, light citrus. Taste is also light sweet and finishes thin. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1550) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
500ml bottle from Ludlow Food Centre. Pours dark amber-brown, pear drops aroma with caramel and dark fruits emerging before a bitter finish. Very mild but quaffable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3763) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Bronze-amber with no head. Has a sweet and sticky texture and quite sugary.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1685) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Cask at JDW, Balham. Pours an amber colour with an off white head. Aroma is malty with light floral perfumy notes. Light body, mild carbonation. A touch of toast, lemon, a little elderflower, grass... OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1667) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford. Poured a deep golden colour with a light haze, dense white head and excellent lacing. Malty aroma with notes of straw and honey. Initial flavours of raisin, passionfruit and grain. Finish was smooth caramel, soft fruit; not sweet, but no real notes of bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2816) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear deep amber, bubbly cream head, berry fruits aroma, very good lacing, red currants, good malty base, excellent carbonation, smooth

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4391) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker glass: Small sized lively creamy honey head on top of a clear dark amber colored beer. Aromas of loads of barley malts, some bread, toasted grains, some caramel and a sprinkle of honey with a rye ish edge. Flavours of malts, barley malts, toast, caramel, honey, bitters, herbs, light spiced and some bread/grains/rye. Aftertaste is bitter, herbal, toast and some honey. Medium carbo, light watery mouthfeel, medium bodied and a light creamy to light watery texture.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle at home from ASDA. Amber copper coloured pour with a short lived loose off-white head. Aroma is sweet nutty hazelnut and caramel. Flavour follows with nice mineral, nutty caramel. Quite sweet, sticky palate. Medium body low carb.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1234) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Cask at Grape Vaults, Leominster, Herefordshire. Dark, clear amber. Foamy, white head. Aroma of sweet malt, some toffee, light citrus. Taste is much the same, but ends quite bitterly.


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