overall
33
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style
Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
ogivlado (7775) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 23, 2002
Bottled(500ml). -excellent beer, good hoppy aroma, and great taste

3.9
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.

3.8
ladnewton (1937) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
Cask at the Cask & Glass, Victoria, London on 20th April 2010. Copper with off-white lacing head. Hoppy and fruity with tangy citric kick. Zingy mouthfeel and fruity citric finish. Very refreshing.

3.8
Ambro206 (362) - ITALY - APR 10, 2016
Bevuta dal cask del pub del birrificio. La birra si presenta ambrata con riflessi ramati. Schiuma con bolle un po’ grossolane, niente di strano considerato il servizio. Al naso un pizzico di mela verde e frutti rossi. In bocca si apre poi ad um ventaglio ampio che spazia dal biscotto al amaro erbaceo, sottile e gradevole. Molto equilibrata. Un po’ di astringenza finale. Carbonazione pressoché assente, corpo medio/leggero. Buona beva.

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3.7
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2002
big earthy hoppiness, heaps of juicy crystal malt, mellow yeast fruitiness, and a fat, bitter, spicy finish - everything i like in a bitter.

3.7
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
[email protected] Freemasons Arms. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is really fruity, hoppy and also has some hints of caramel and nectrar. Flavour is fruityhoppy and quite nectarish sweet. Big wooden notes as well as slight honey is also present.

3.7
Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Cask half pint at the Cask and Glass, London Victoria. Deep amber to brown colour, moderate white head. Moderate malts and hops in the aroma. Tingling hops in the flavour, very good.

3.6
SilkTork (5728) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 June, 2004: Ye Arrow, Rochester. Hoppy session bitter. Given a choice between this and Greene King’s IPA, I would choose this. Quite a decent body for a 3.7%, and good traditional English hops. Conversation lubricant of a high standard - but not a beer to think about. It’s a beer to drink rather than contemplate! [2.8]
Dec, 2004: Mabel’s Tavern, Kings Cross - a Shep’s pub. Head to Head with the <a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=4144&FanOfID=4383> Bitter. Fresh, hoppy and spanking. Excellent condition. A wonderful session beer. London Xmas Crawl. [3.0]
Oct, 2006: The Monarch, Gillingham - a Sheps pub. I regularly drink this, but haven’t made any notes for a while. This is a lovely, hoppy bitter beer. A great session ale - full of hop flavour. Hops lack fragrance, but are full of earthy bitterness. Solid. [3.6]

3.6
Luxgeoff (1) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 28, 2009 does not count
A good well balanced bitter, which I drink regularly at the Coach and Horses and other pubs in Whitstable. Always consistent and satisfying, if never outstanding.

3.5
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2002
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 Cask-Conditioned at 3.7% ABV. Looks like your average run-of-the-mill bitter. Not much aroma at all. First impressions are that this is slightly flat, though I’m doubtful that it’ was out of condition as the pub has a good repuation for keeping real ale. Hoppy & bitter as a slight sweetness, perhaps a little watery.


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