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


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (259) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours Dark Brown, very clear, medium carbonation. Aroma of malts...Taste of Banana, Burned Grass, Dark Fruits, Wheat, Honey, Caramel, Burnt apples, Toffee. More malts. Not too bad. Better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2557) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle@mother in laws boxing day party. Dark chestnut beer with small head. Aroma of dark malts and caramel. Taste is malts, burnt caramel and some fruit cake. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
On cask at Holly Bush Inn, Seighford, Staffs. Pours chestnut brown with white head. Excellent balance to give a smooth bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to my little sis. Amber thin head. Aroma is toffee malts taste is same nice sweetness decent bitter finish well balanced. Medium body. Decent malty stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Don2711 (177) - - JUN 2, 2014
Really good. Now too bitter for my taste. Flavours of caramel and toast. Nice on palate and complex. Will drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (4870) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1976) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4940) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Bronze-amber with no head. Has a sweet and sticky texture and quite sugary.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1964) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - 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.

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