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


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular.
"A distinctive, mid-brown bitter ale, with all the hoppy aroma you’d expect of a beer brewed in the heart of the hop country. Well balanced, with a taste that’s been described as "wonderfully aggressive, tinged with sweetness". "

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (8417) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Cask @ The Horse & Groom. The pour’s chestnut brown with a tiny white head. The nose is light wood, some berry, hints of caramel and straw. The taste is more wood, red apple skin, bubblegum sweetness and hints of fruits. Solid malt presence, smooth dry finish. Very still and soft, low carbonation. Drinks well. Overall, one of the better sheps beers I’ve had. OK.

thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Not much to say here. There is a little bit of malt and a thin palate, and a bit of lacto aroma, but that seemed to be from the lines. I had this about 90 minutes ago, and I've already nearly forgotten it.

FatPhil (17071) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki) (6:3:6:3:11=2.9)
Minerally fruity aroma. Light palate. Minerally bitter body. Sweet bready malts. Minerally finish. Ahh, Kent water, you can't mistake it, and the Sheps wear it as a badge with pride. Dullish bitter, but more drinkable than many a craft brew nowadays.

kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2017
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Cask shared at Angleterre, Helsinki. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of fruits, light vinegar and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Above light bodied with very soft carbonation.

GuideDogSaint (1748) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 12, 2017
Cask pint at the Running Horse, Leatherhead. Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of malt with hops. Taste of caramel and a little burnt malt. Bitter finish.

dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
Deep yellow, hints of caramel, very dry. ok beer. Cask at The Miller’s Arms in Canterbury

lilywhite67 (4) - - APR 6, 2017 does not count
Have had far too many of these over the years. One of Britain’s oldest beers, can suffer in hot weather but, when on form, a clean, light, hoppy Kentish beer with notes of strawberry and orange. The perfect session ale.

minutemat (6044) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Cask pint @ The Millers Arms, Canterbury. Pours clear amber, small off-white head. Aroma of fleeting, light, faintly sweet malts. Taste is typically very light, thin bodied, overly watery, very light sweetish malts. Marginally adequate table beer but difficult to warm to.

allmyvinyl (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Cask at the Guildford Arms. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, faint strawberry. Taste is biscuit and more strawberry jam. Thin finish.

AshtonMcCobb (6894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2017
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Appearance - copper with a nicely proportioned head. Nose - a bit of strawberry syrup over malt biscuits. Taste - yes, Jammy Dodgers all the way. Palate - light to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a finish that could be fresher. Overall - has some high points but a little unbalanced.

Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours clear amber, nose is grainy, liquorice, floral, taste is sweet, dry toffee, thin.

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