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%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2974) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle from Lidl, Athlone [061016]
Caramel brown, off white head
Aroma - Initial skunk dissipated (clear bottle), sweet caramel malts, toffee malts
Taste of caramel malts, very light bitter hops, malty, some toffee, hint of toasted malt, quite like this, old fashioned
Palate - Soft carb, medium light body, light sweet malts. Finish as main flavour, smooth sweet malts
Overall - Despite initial aroma, better than expected, not too bad, nice to have a malty beer when there are so many hoppy beers about

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
elbernays (1417) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle from lidl. Pours copper brown. Nuts, dough aroma. Flavour is a biscuit sweet with a hint of chocolate. Dry earth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (438) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle on holiday. Pours copper brown with bubbly head. Aroma nutty with biscuits, good balance between bitter and sweet tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1267) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Nut brown small head toasty caramel aroma tasye toast toffee dry malts very drinkabe srssion material.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5311) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Black with a lovely malty aroma. Clear bottle.. Surprisingly robust for its strength. Unusual quite classy label.Far better than I expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5694) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (9760) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (757) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Miedziany kolor o malej lekko barwionej pianie. Aromat karmelu brazowych cukrow melasy i palonego chmielu. W smaku podobnie z delikatnym goryczkowym finiszem .

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Calisky (2838) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2015
Kindly given by Jaghana. Couleur ambre, trs lgre mousse.Nez caramel. Gout de caramel avec note caramel cuit, metal et amertume astringente. Bon corps. Fin amere astringente.

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