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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
profane (40) - - FEB 15, 2007
Cask. Light ’nail varnish’ smell. Cherry taste. Bitter and hoppy. Long bitter end.

ozzatoadisback (208) - ITALY - OCT 11, 2016
Beautiful copper colour, pretty big frothy white head, shows good retention throughout the last sips and leaves lots of laces on the sides of the glass. Soft and delicate aroma of nutty malts, backed by light floral and red fruit notes. Taste follows the aroma, though not vividly so. Nice bittersweet balance with a moderately bitter finish (slight resinous touch). Light to medium body with low to medium crispness, easy and quick but still decently creamy. Enjoyable

BeerNinjaUK (488) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Legacy rating. Pint in the local. Pours dark brown, clear with yellowish head. Malt-forward with biscuit and some stone fruits. Nothing exciting.

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
11/7/2009 12:55:11 PM Cask at Tom Cribb, Mayfair. Dark brown body with malty head. Malty taste. Nice and bitter. Dry finish.

ManVsBeer (10951) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Cask @ British Volunteer, Ashford. Dark copper-amber with a small frothy head. Has a light sessionable and palatable texture. Bitter in character but only a medium bitterness with a hint of chocolate in its nose.

matstrange (247) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Lovely clear dark amber ale with an off white head. Quite a strong bitter flavour but its actually pretty refreshing. Not sure its the best Kent has to offer but its definitely up there.

Camons (13315) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2013
Cask @ Mabel Tavern, London. Pours amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light spice, grass. Flavor is malt, grass, fruit, light spice. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 190913

AndySnow (8119) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
How: Cask.
Where: Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Hops, malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body with a low carbonation.
Flavour: Bitter, fruit, citrus, malt.
Comment: Bland and a bit boring.

danlo (3237) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Cask at Ship & Whale, Rotherhithe. Copper amber colour, foam off white head leaving some lacing, aroma of malt & slight hop. Taste is malty with fruity earthy notes and light bitterness. Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, quite OK.

Beer5000 (6735) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
Cask @ Sheperd Neame brewery visitor center. Rather clear amber body with a small off-white head. Mild aroma of floral and citric hops with some caramel malt. Flavor is soft malty, fruity and light bitterness. Medium body and a bit weak in aftertaste. OK session ale.

Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2013
Cask at Tom Cribb, Shep’s, London. Pours clear copper with a sturdy, white foam head. Classic twig and berry nose, fuggles, some toasty bread. Light sweet flavor, mellow leafy bitterness, light dirt, faint tangy berries. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweet finish, some ashy leaves, dirt, burnt brown bread toast. Fairly bland, though not offensive.

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