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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
Has been sold at 4.0% abv
This 3.8% ale is a light chestnut ale with a fruity nose. The spicy notes of this festive ale harmonise to leave a delightful refreshing hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beeebon (430) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Pours a copper colour with thin head. Smell is caramel malt and slightly spicy. Taste is dry, lightly bitter and sweet and rather thin/watery despite it being quite gassy with a metallic edge. Drinkable although rather bland and not something to buy again.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
eastkenttom (126) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Tastes mildly festive I guess, but hardly enough to warrant a festive beer label. Not that great, seemed to go flat quickly. Fruity, but only in a subtle manner. Meh. Won’t buy again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (5771) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber beer with good head and retention. Nose is on caramel, caramalt, light resin. Aroma is quite bitter, resinous with light honey touch, metallic notes, caramalt and caramel, dry, light wet paper, grassy hops. Finish is a bit short with again wet paper touch, bit thin but this is normal for 3.8°.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Giochaurand (493) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours light and clear chesnut in colour with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts and wet wood. Palate is watery but a bit soft. Taste is malts and bitter hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
s_hartshorne (2714) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle thanks to sarkynortherner. Copper thin head. Malty aroma taste same some caramel spicy hops ok bitterness. Body bit thin bit gassy. Not the best drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4868) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottles from Rehills and Coppers, Newcastle. Amber coloured with burnt toffee and woody flavours followed by chocolate, light vanilla and almond on the finish finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (4455) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Very ordinary Sheps light bitter. Light hoppy nose, a little sweet malt, slight peppery hop finish, but where’s the spice? This is a travesty when compared to the draught ale of the same name.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Christmas day beer 1. Copper beer with small head. Aroma of malts. Taste is malts and some fruit. Bland. If this is rudolphs reward he is easily pleased.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Osprey (7401) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
500ml bottle as a gift, 3.8%. Clear dark amber, sparkling, decent foamy off-white head. Aroma is honey-ish syrupy malt, musty, lightly metallic. Body is medium, pretty high carbonation, spritzy and quite foamy. Taste is tangy, metallic malts, thin and watery, soft bitterness. A slow drinking bitter due to metallics and over-carb. Really not that drinkable, gassy. Not for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
roasty, brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, dry , average carbonation, bitter, you pay for what you get and with this you get basic ale nothing good nothing bad


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