I_LUV_BEER (231) - - MAY 21, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy bronze colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, bread and dark fruit. Taste is bready with caramel, nutty and malty notes, finishing off with a pleasant soft bitter aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very enjoyable, nicely balanced and easy to drink. Not sure why it has such low score here... Is it because it’s an own label??? I will definitely have it again! KUEric (976) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Very light golden orange color with a minimal head that goes away and remains like an IPA usually does - you know that half ther, wholey ugly that’s just beautiful to a beer geek like you and I. There’s a light hoppy flavor and while it’s a bitter, I thought it could have been an IPA. urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2011
Good all round ale. Nice creamy head. Malty taste which lingers. Great value too. mike_77 (6732) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2010
Light brown colour. Quite a sweet and lightly fruity aroma. Medium body, clean and easy to drink. Soft malty flavour, slight hop dryness. Good session beer.
rauchbier (3899) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2004
Bottled. Bronze, good lasting white head and moderate condition. Some butterscotch and caramel in the nose, Thin and metallic in the mouth with some fruity malt and caramel. Quite dry finish with some sweet caramel and a developing low hop bitterness.
shoestring (408) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2006
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Very acceptable indeed as an ’own brand’ bottle from Asda. Deep deep colour/full head, which dissipates, but laces. yup, enjoyed this one, especially since it has been on offer for a while at £1.00 a bottle. Not spectaculer (seems to lack just a wee bit of something), but safe and enjoyable. HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2006
Mmm, what a hidden little gem this beer is. Obviously, being an ASDA own brand, one is immediately put off. However, on closer inspection the bottle indicates that this is a Shepherd Neame beer, which is always a good sign. It’s a darkish brown in colour and has a strongish, fairly hoppy taste with a nice malty flavour. In my opinion, this is what a Spitfire/Bishop’s Finger love child would taste like! Very good, well done ASDA and Shepherd Neame! TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2007
Bottle, pours burnished copper colour - almost ruby - with a foamy white head. A pleasant rich malty aroma, but the flavour is more dominated by hops that cut through the richness and caramal malt. On the downside, I agree that it is a little thin and has a slight metallicness. Better than most Shepherd Neame brews though, and surprising that they have let it be branded Asda. johndoughty (5465) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
A brownish bitter with a medium sized head on pouring.More like a bitter tasting mild or brown ale than a bitter.Quite pleasant for one of those beers that you often see on the shelf at ASDA but ignore. berkshirejohn (6522) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2006
Looks pretty standard for a bitter - chestnut brown with a white head. Malty aroma and stridently bitter taste. Excellent value.