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


on tap


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Regular. Replacement for Best Bitter.
"This is an ambient bitter, successfully merging the biscuity sweetness of English malt with the fruity, floral bitterness of locally grown East Kent Goldings and Target hops, to give a clean, satisfying and moreish drink."

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rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2006
(At Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Gotenburg) Golden with a creamy oggwhite head. Mild, fruity aroma. Flavor from grapes, grassy, fruity and with a quite nice bitterness. Hoppy finish. Quite a good beer to start the afternoon with...

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2006
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 02/08/2006 Malt aroma. Amber coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Crisp and dry full malt finish.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
From tap in Lewes, East Sussex. Hoppy aroma. Good copper appearence with little head. Smooth taste with a slight bitter after taste. Overall quite a sweet and yeast tasting ale.

Dorqui (2300) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 23, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Freemason’s Arms (Covent Garden - London).
Light and much vanishing head. Red limpid color, clearly and stationary. Flowery and woody scent; pleasant notes of toasted malt and ash. Dry, smooth and arid taste. Little alcoholic but a lot watery on the end.

kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2006
Cask (Cock & Woolpack, EC3): Darker golden in clour with a lasting beige head. Nice earty hops, very easy drinking. A chugging bitter.

Nekronos (4213) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 21, 2006
Really nice, cloudy foam, and great semi dark colour, dar amber. A little bitter, but with great flavour./ It was on Cask.

chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2005
Cask (handpump) at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria. Hmm. I assumed this was just a rebranding of best Bitter rather than a JDW special, but it seems I was wrong. Light copper colour. Earthy, dusty hops and dry malt. Very English and very Shepherd Neame.

Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2005
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Apr 07 Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Fairly hoppy - dusty and leafy. Unfortunately they feel a little like dried herbs - slightly stale. not great.2.4
Dec 05 Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Stale cheesy hop aroma. Other than that some classic english malt flavours but just not that great. 2.6

leaparsons (10862) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
Cask, Moon Under the Water, Boston. hazy red/copper in colour. Aromas are berry fruit with sweet malts, earthy hops with sulphur and spices. Flavours are biscuit malts with fruit, earthy and dry with spices. Has a good finish that is very moreish. A good example of the style.

imdownthepub (15519) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2005
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Copper coloured with slight head. Sweetish darkly roasted malts dominate with a slight resinous woodiness to the palate and a vague smoky burnt note. A restrained tea like hop on the finish, with a bittering end. Overall a little thin.

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