Shepherd Neame Goldings (Cask)

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Seasonal - June to August.
NOTE: Only ratings for the cask version should be entered here. The botled version has a separate listing.
Goldings Summer Hop Ale is a light flavored bitter made with Kentish malt and fresh Goldings hops. Taken from fields within 5 miles of the Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham, it is this particular growth of Goldings hop that give the beer its powerfully floral and scented aroma and biscuity taste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2008
Cask, gravity Merton Summer Beer Festival July 2005, retrospectively added from notes Pours golden in colour initially a tad sweet but the bitterness is there, reasonable hoppiness and fruitiness the sweetness returns again, its ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
Shepheard Neame has an ale for all seasons and this is its Summer offering - Golding by name, Gold by nature! It has a golden colour and a golden taste to match. The taste is very hoppy, slightly sweet and very bitter - tastes stronger than it is. This has now been replaced as Neames Summer Ale by the inferior organic Whitstable Bay. "Bring back Goldings for Summer 2007 those boys from Faversham" pleads I!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Friar Penketh, Warrington (JDW) 21/07/2002 Golden amber coloured and hoppy with some sour fruit flavour. Lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2005
(Cask at Olver Twist, Stockholm) Dark golden with a small disapearing head. Notes of grass, sweat and old fruit in the aroma. Malty, lightly fruity flavour of nuts. Unclean, grassy finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (24624) - Tyres, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2005
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Bronze colour. Aroma of boiled vegetables and tiger balm. Sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel. A simplistic ale that I wouldve guessed were poured from a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2005
(Cask at The Wharf, Aalborg) - Dark golden colour. very aromatic hoppy, buttery nose. An easy drinking seasonal from sheps, with a good balance between the soft flowery notes from the goldings hops, and a slight biscuity dry sweetness towards the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15453) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
Cask. Dark copper colour. Green apple flavour and aftertaste. OK pint, but too boring for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
harrisoni (17997) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2005
Cask at The Cricketers, Canterbury Now normally I like the Shepherd Neame seasonals, but this pint was the bottom of the barrel and I had to return it. Landlord was very good and took it off sale straight away and went and changed barrel. I will re-rate when I have a better pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5691) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2005
Sept, 2002: <The Sun, Faversham. Very hoppy indeed. Quite dry with only a hint of marmalade fruit coming through. Aroma was very light. [3.0]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14209) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2005
Cask Conditioned at Bicester Beer Festival, Gravity dispensed. Pale gold beer with slight head. A little undistinguished at this festival, casks kept in a marque!. Dry tea like hops, maybe some tangy lemon notes but a dull dry malty background. A decent beer trying to get out.

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