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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
Holborn, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in filtered 500ml bottles at Sainsburys supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.

A smooth and fruity beer, bursting with refreshing flavours of citrus fruits combined with rounded, malty notes. This crisp and citrussy beer is brewed using a single hop variety, Earlybird to give a light malty beer with fresh floral aromas.

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2.5
uckelman (813) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Pours clear, amber. Lots of cream-colored head with very fine bubbles. the hops used gives a rather funky initial aroma, but either it dissipated or I mostly stopped smelling that about 5 minutes after pouring. Light body and lively, a lot of carbonic acid on the finish. Not a ton of flavor, sadly.

3
ogivlado (8108) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -from local Sainsbury’s Glasgow. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, light malty nose. Malty caramel, some hops and herbs and mild fruity with bitterish hoppy finish. Simple and drinkable.

2.8
The_Osprey (9140) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle, a gift. Dark amber, sparkling, clean and clear, small white head. Aroma is malty, a touch of metal and sick, slightly floral. Body is quite light, very foamy, low-ish carbonation, tacky. Taste is watery, some sweet malt, slightly tangy, soft bitterness. Maybe even the softest brett character. Insipid, but not as bad as I was expecting.

3.3
Dervock (1445) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle - Pours copper with a small white head. Caramel malt with a slight citrus edge. Malt dry start with some sweetness, linger dry finish. creamy palate.

2.8
MichaelAwesome (6545) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
I did not really taste the difference at all. Bit straw, some hops and few moments of caramel combined with a decent bitter ending and a bit of spruce in the finish. Not bad but not really classy.

2.8
McTapps (6976) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys in Folkestone. Pours out in a clear amber-brown colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of bitter hops and barley. Taste of bitter hops, flowers, nuts, malt and barley. Hints of straw. Nice one, refreshing.

3.1
edsspoon (905) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle - drank from the bottle because I was on a train - copper red, white bubbly head. Aroma of dried fruit, roast malt and a bit of grassy hop. Taste is light maltiness, slightly woody and toasty, earthy and some grapefruit and lemon comes out towards the end. Mildly bitter, medium sweetness, medium body, medium carbonation. I quite liked it.

2.7
BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and bready malt, earthy hops and light apple esters. Flavor is malt and hop balanced with a slight hop bitterness over the malt sweetness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.9
Palme (4823) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
0.5l clear bottle @ Bayswater Hotel Room. This is a clear light wood watered down brown looking one with a small faint beige sidesticking and islandy top. On the nose this gives me a good amount of caramel and nuts. Roasted nuts? Have to think about that for a while, but it is something super nutty going on here. Could it be snickers peanuts? Think so. Actually the aroma Is no tall that bad. It has thin and really watery feeling in the out with a just below average carbonation level. It doesn’t taste as skunky or bad as I was fearing. Light toffee caramel, more peanuts, some grassy things and a little bit of wood. Surprising, not directly good but not horrible either. 08.11.2013

2.7
Mr_Pink_152 (5541) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
500ml Bottle Sainburys. Amber gold with a medium off white head. Fruity hop aroma. Nice enough beer I would have it again.


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