Shepherd Neame Goldings (Bottle)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Goldings Summer Hop Ale is a light-flavoured bitter made with Kentish malt and fresh Goldings hops. Harvested from hop gardens within five miles of the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham, the beer is almost floral-scented, with a unique biscuity taste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (7567) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015

Nice deep golden color with a fine white head. Buttery, herbal and mild citric aroma with an ok intensity. Medium body and a fine carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate ok bitterness. Malty, herbal and mild citric flavor. Decent thirst quencher. Quite typical Shepherd Neame ale.
[Bottle from an off Licence in Liverpool, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (9761) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from Lidl. Despite the clear bottle I managed to keep this one well away from natural light in the cellar so no skunkyness here. golden with practically no head. Has a mild hop, some fruit and a crisp body. Active fizz in the palate.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
lukeboudour (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
Good but tangy aftertaste. One would be enough.......................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5311) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a hoppy aroma. Cloudy and left lots of lacing.Some hoppiness with that signature Shepherd Neame twist. To my mind this brewery never produces a bad beeer, but then it never produces a great one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Bouteille claire 500ml. De couleur ambre-dore et claire. Nez malt de caramel trs doux, de grains de malt, de pain, moyen de houblon floral, herbeux et terreux avec des notes fruites (marmelade) ainsi que des notes rappelant le beurre (butterscotch) et la cigarette. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un ptillement moyen ainsi quune texture aux notes minrales. Got lgrement amer de houblon floral et terreux (prsent en arrire-got durant la suite de la gorge) avec des lgres notes fruites (agrumes, traces de marmelade) lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got malt de biscuit, de grains de malt et de pain avec des notes de caramel doux ainsi que quelques traces de miel puis en finale lamertume de houblon sintensifie lgrement en montrant un ct lgrement plus herbeux. Post-got moyen et un peu sec, moyen-lger amer de houblon floral, herbeux et lgrement terreux avec des petites notes de grains. (2006)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - MAR 24, 2013
500ml bottle. Despite the clear bottle it poured a little darker than I expected, with a medium off-white head that swiftly reduced to a thin film, leaving just little lacing. Really nice aroma of sweet malt, toffee and spice with some hops. Initial flavours similarly malty. Bready, with a little spice. The hops are there but a little hidden, given it is labelled as a summer hop ale. A slightly watery middle section is followed by a moderately bitter finish. Light bodied and refreshing enough, if not hugely memorable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
A - Sparkling head that went to a film fairly quick. Clean clear amber, looks nice up against the light. S - Not too much here. Hops, bread, apples, all very faint. T - Bland and dry. Soda bread, hay, yeast, and a bit of hop bitterness at the back end. M - Smooth but effervescent, foams up a bit in my mouth but not too much and the feel is very nice overall. D - Refreshing, The kind of beer I could drink all day if I enjoyed flavor! Its just a bit too bland for my tastes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rabbit17 (17) - - AUG 2, 2012
1ere fois jadore jen redemande une comme ca Bien fraiche bien bonne. Vivement la prochaine

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
One thing is for sure that Shepherd Neame makes typical bitters. What I call a bitter is usually associated with their brews. Thier not very good but clear examples of the style. Light amber with a soapy lasting fizzy (pasturised chemica) white head that tastes better once its gone. Medium oily body. Smells of light malt, caramel and some hops. Tastes a little sweet from the caramel butter and a bitter hop typical finish. Nothing interesting here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6986) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
22 July 2008: This is my first English beer since a beer trip to Belgium and all that entails (drinking heavy alcohol brews with complex tastes and flavours. Anyway, this clear 500ml bottle has been sat awaiting my attention for some time, even though it has a long life left (Apr 2009). The label claims it is a Summer Hop Ale. Poured into my new La Chouffe glass (two and a half times). It was a lovely amber colour with a huge off-white head, pretty as a picture. It doesnt say so, but I am assuming it is hopped with Goldings. The aroma is certainly hoppy, even when served chilled as requested on the bottle. Dry and tangy taste with the hops completely dominating the malted barley and whatever the other ingredients that may have been used. Typical watery English Bitter feel, but it still has a presence and you know it has 4.7% alcohol within. Plenty of hops for us Brits, no where near the amount some US hopheads would prefer, but that would unbalance the beer in my opinion. Not bad at all. Sheperd Neame produce a lot of Supermarket type beers, this is one of their better ones.

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