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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered; Occasional
Reduced from 4% to 3.8% by 2016
A classic ale to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland national poet, born January 25th 1759. Full bodied and malty, brewed using Pale, Crystal and Brown malts with generous quantities of the choicest Scottish Oats. A beer to bring poetry to the soul and to warm the cockles of the heart. Savour the flavour for Auld Lang Syne.

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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (17589) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
500ml bottle from Lidl. Dark brow beer with thin near white bottle. Some caramel, some malts, some diacetyl. In the mouth is a rather boring darkish malt beer with a pasteurised malt body. Bitter on finish, without much actual hop flavour. Just too buttery and a bit boring to be honest. Oh dear. Ugh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9817) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2013
500ml bottle from Lidl. Pours clear mahogany with a thin, but long-lasting white head. Aromas of grain, malt, brown malt specifically, and light british herbal hops. Taste has some bitterness to back up the sweetened coffee. Palate a bit thin. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9757) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
50cl bottle. Thin white head. Clear ruby pour. Nice enough bitter. Subtle bitterness

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8951) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from Lidl, Todmorden. Copper with a very thin head. Has some light tasting darker chocolate malts with a low to medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Bottled 06/10/12. A dark brown to chesynut coloured beer with a whitish head. A very husky oatsy beer. Highly malty and grainy. Coffee flavours. I like the malts in here. I can see this being a marmite beer, but a grainy malty beer serves me well from time to time.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2016
Pale ruby with a thin beige head. Aroma of HP sauce on a digestive biscuit, hay, rust and orange wine gum. Thin gruel as usual with vague fennel seed, digestive and chocolate- dusted hay suggestions. Light bodied and fizzing. Late roasted nuts. Barely average.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7137) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
500ml bottle, BB Dec 2015, from LIDL and consumed at a work do at a BYOB. Dark reddy brown, slight haze, big off-white head. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is malt-forward, slight ash, slightly sweet, soft bitterness. Predictably average. My colleagues hated it, but I thought it was at least passable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6244) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
50cl bottle from Lidl. Copper coloured with a thin, fading, white head; aroma of roasted grains; in the mouth the grains are toasty with lots of sweet caramel - not sure if Id spot the oats if I hadnt read the description, but once you know they are there they stand out; the finish is rather lacking, but overall this isnt a bad "heavy" style bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (5704) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a clear dark amber beer with medium head. Nose is on caramel, aroma is on toasted caramel, dry, caramel, metallic touch, toasted grain, light honey, bit too carbonated, low body but correct for 3.8.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5610) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
500ml clear glass bottle, filtered, from Lidl. Cheap as chips. This is a malty beer with some chocolate notes and a fair degree of mustiness rather than bitterness. Tastes old, but not bad. Theres something, for me, quite attractive about a low abv malt accented beer. Easy drinking and quite flavoursome with enough character to make it interesting. Theres not many beers like this, and it could be an opinion divider. I like it.


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