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


on tap

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
First brewed in 1958 to celebrate the lifting of malt rationing.
Ingredients: Winter pearl barley malt; East Kent Goldings hops.
The name refers to finger-shaped signposts still found in Kent, which once pointed pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.
"Full-bodied with complex fruit flavours."

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12371) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Cask @ Aarhus, 2008.
Pours deep brown amber with a great, creamy yellow-white head. Aroma is very pleasant, fine caramel, pine, grass and flowery hops. Fine carbonation, lightly creamy. Good flavour, some caramel with a great hops profile. Dry bitterness with pine and grassy hops. A big positive surprise for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
lfestival, Aarhus, DK. Cask/real ale. Caramel and fruity flavor, Some hoppy floral aromas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davebravey (10) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
Great beer and the first time Ive tried it on cask. Twice ass good as the bottled version that I have normally tried. Good aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (43212) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
From cask at Charlies. Pours hazy orange with a copperish glare and an off-white head. Light hoppy and mild acidic aroma. Light sweet and mild fruity flavour. Ends with a decent bitterness and light fruity note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (2054) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2008
Cask - Ye Olde Beverlie, Canterbury. The body of this ale is a clear amber colour with a thin and airy off-white head. Fairly sweet caramel malt aromas with floral undertones and a marginal basic hop tone. Flavour-wise, this beer tastes of caramel malts and an earthy hoppiness. A dry, slightly resiny hop finish and a clean, smooth mouthfeel with a light to medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
This ale seems to taste of everything - its sweet, lemony, hoppy, malty and burnt in taste, but above all strong - its 5.4% and tastes it. Similar to Neames Autumn Ale Late Red and nearly as good. Man this ale is good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoozyBugger (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2008
Cask at Pig and Whistle Chelmsford Essex. Long lasting head, full toffee and spiced fruit aroma,long taste of dried fruits and oak wood. All in all a very good pint

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2008
Cask at the Olde Market Tavern in Altrincham (near Manchester). Pleasantly surprised, Im a staunch bitter is not my drink man. Nice dark brown/amber colour with a thick white head. Slightly bitter finish with hints of caramel. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at the Olde Market Tavern.
Rich amber colour with a good white head. Slightly dry aroma with caramel, light spice and some grassy hops. The hops are much more upfront in the mouth. Bitter finish with good length eventually leaving a sweetish aftertaste. One of the better Sheps for sure and in tip top condition at the OMT.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
[635-20070919] Cask @ The Anchor (Hastings, ES). Very mild aroma, not much there. Clear, dark red amber body with a long-lasting creamy white head and super thick lacing. Grainy, grassy hops flavour. Medium body is fairly rough and astringent. Does not blend alcohol that well.

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