Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Special - JDW Autumn Beer Festival 2009.
Ingredients: Malt, Cascade hops.
Golden in colour, with a full-bodied character which is malty on the palate, leading to a dry finish, with a citrus hop character.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24183) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
10th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear amber beer. Soft palate. Low carbonation. Even malt base for sweet grassy hops. Pretty decent hops here, satisfying! Light citrus complements the grassy hops. Without doubt the best Sheps beer Ive had. Some condition would be even better!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street Sporks.
My god if it isnt two beers in a row in just about the best form I have ever seen from a pub that usually appears to struggle to know its arse from its elbow. Dark gold with a decent white head and an excellent snowstorm when swilled. Utterly gorgeous, full on Cascade snout. Grassy and floral, aromatic as hell and just a tiny hint of petrol that gives it such a fantastic kick. All rounded off with hints of leather, tobacco and pale malt. A fanbloodytastic smelling beer. The flavour is bloody good but it just cant quite live up the Cascade extravaganza of the aroma. It all seems to thin out a little but hell, its still pretty good. This is exactly what we need you know. Quality English brewers making quality cask ale but using hops properly. Balance, finesse, a ton of flavour... Bloody great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2010
cask ... amber ... thin white head ... fresh light grapefruits hop ... odd somthing in background ... little soapy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17996) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
On cask handpull at Samuel Peto, JDW, Folkestone. Copper colour, thikc beige head. Hoppy Sheps aroma with some house yeast. Lots of hops upfront for this brewery. Soft in mouth due to sparkler with some decent hop on finish. Cascades work well. very Cascade aroma. Bit light on malts to back the hops up though. Would never guess this was a Sheps beer. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2933) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2009
Draught at Heatrow. Fluffy white head that lingers. Light amber color. Malty aroma with a fine typical English hoppy nose. Nice English hop taste as well with a small but apropriate bitterness. Light to medium body. The maly taste is a litle old/tired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2009
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Amber with a soapy looking cream coloured head; a marvelous pine forest aroma - just what I expect from Cascade; citrus, resinous flavour; the finish is sweet at first then sharply bitter. A pleasant change from the usual SN.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Stanmore. Gold with a creamy unsparkled white collar. The cascade hops come through in aroma and flavour. Not an assertive beer but subtely different from Sheps usual offerings and a welcome change.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, in Spoons BF 09. Gold with a white head. Citric aroma. Citric grapefruit taste. Mid bitter finish. So no surprises there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14209) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. The initial flavours were a strong hint of lemon & lime, almost as if I had bought a shandy, but this developed into a light, sweetish,hoppy, biscuity beer that was fairly refreshing. Pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2009
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Golden with a firm white head. Aromas are biscuit malts with light grapefruit. Quite crisp. Flavours are light biscuit and caramel malts with cream. Hints of citrus with a peppery finish. Not very exciting.

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