overall
45
84
style
Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. ABV of cask version reduced from 4.5% in 2009.
"Premium Kentish Ale".
A Best Bitter. Originally produced in 1990 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. It is Shepherd Neames best selling cask ale, supported by quirky Second World War-themed advertising.
"Lingering malt and hop flavour, with a well-balanced, lasting aftertaste."

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
11/7/2009 12:49:31 PM Cask at Captains Cabin, Mayfair. Nice amber with white head. Hoppy nose. Flavour of malts, caramel and sweet notes. Nice blend with bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
colui72 (746) - HONG KONG - OCT 24, 2015
Amber, thin white head, aroma of malt and caramel. Quite sweet, caramel and molasses, low bitterness. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (9810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Cask at the Woodrow Wilson, Carlisle. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of butterscotch and little else. Taste is more of the same. Mineral note on the finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9142) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. High creamy lasting off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Mild sweet fruity apple pear aroma. Mild sweet fruity malt caramel flavor. Somewhat thinbodied, low carbonation, short finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (7338) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2015
Appearance: Clear deep copper golden color with a thick off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, floral hoppy and toffee.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft to flat carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, bready, toffee and floral.
Overall impression: Really nice and easy drinkable ale. I only wish it could be a little bit more carbonation.
Personal stats: On tap @ Old Blighty

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (409) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
From tap. Just an ordinary bitter, nothing surprising, though it is a good session, easy drinking ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
On cask at Congress, Longton. Surprised Ive not rated this before. Chestnut ale, some nuts, some caramel. Easy drinking best bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-24-14- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance The beer is served a copper color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a lightly toasted smell as well as a big aroma of toffee and a grainy smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter fruit smells as well as a bit of a more earthy and herbal hop aroma. Taste The taste begins with a lighter toasted malt and bready flavor mixed with a light caramel and toffee flavor that procures an overall crisp taste. Along with these flavors are some lighter hop tastes of a more earthy nature. The sweeter flavors of caramel and toffee begin fading producing a very crisp taste overall. With a bit more of a herbal and earthy hop coming to the tongue at the very end, one is left with a pleasant and crisp, lightly toasted malt and moderately bitter flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is quite light with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are fantastic for the moderate flavors of the brew and for the crisper feel making for one very refreshing beer. Overall A refreshing and easy drinking, crisp brew. While not a flavor powerhouse it is quite easy drinking and enjoyable. A great session style brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4820) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Much appreciated ESB since 1990, to commemorate the Battle of England in World War II, hence the name. Beautiful warm amber colour, thin head as expected from an English cask-conditioned bitter; caramelly character with buttermilk (diacetyl), apple, orange, grassy hops; soft maltiness with a long but not very sharp, leafy, elegant hop bitterness, very satisfying. Above average bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (1217) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at the Ship Hotel, Weybridge 25/7/14. Pours brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Mild bitterness.


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