Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay Blonde Lager

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Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Pale Lager
Faversham, England

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Keg and bottle; Pasteurised
Gaining its name from the golden hue of the beer, Whitstable Bay Blonde Lager offers an enhanced drinking experience through its floral aroma, paired with buttery biscuit base notes.

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1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
solidfunk (8064) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Light straw like how much you get in a kilo. Faintly offensive aroma wirh some astringency. Of all the things to import on tap to the Caribbean why this? Rap at All Out Sports bar in Port of Spain.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GoufCustom (1776) - HONG KONG - NOV 8, 2016


330 ml clear bottle bought at Market Place by Jasons in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear pale golden colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and notable slight carbonation; Slightly pungent smell of malt, with floral, light sugar, bread, lemon and smelly grass; Close to light sweet taste of very light malt, with grains, light floral, very light sugar, dry biscuits, very light skunk, thin lemon and light to mid bitter grassy hops; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is very light maltyless in very thin background. Grainy, thin floral with underlining light sweetness. Dry biscuity with thin lemon to round. Meh!... Hoppiness is floral, lemon and smelly grass with thin skunk in nose, same in taste but even lighter; Bitterness is notable for an abrupt, close to medium astringent grainy finish; Quite dry after taste. Fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is a typical light Lager in a clear bottle watery and lightweight in almost every aspect expect the hops, which is fairly bitter for a macro but then the clean bottle ruined it, albeit slightly. Iffy and once is enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5946) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2016
On tap at The spanish Galleon in Greenwich. Served very cold. Yellow, some head and well carbonated.minimal hop flavor, some lightly sweet malt, and surprisingly a little spice. Not bad, for what it is. Has some palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1666) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2016
En frisk blonde l. Der er ikke meget smag af gren men fin humlet og sdme i den.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2016
330ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki) as "Faversham Steam Brewery, Whitstable Bay Blonde, Premium Lager"
Slightly mange-tout lagery aroma. Straw, large but quickly settling head. Clear glass bottle, so -1 to look. Dullish taste, simple malts, a bit flapjacky, harsh bitterness, says extract or abused to me. Skunked maybe? Pay twice. Pretty bulky brew, not the Shep that used to be able to hold its head high.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1992) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2016
330ml bottle as No Logo Lager @ Franco Manca, Covent Garden. A pale golden yellow; effervescent with a small and mostly fading white head. Aromas of grain, corn, pale malt, citrus and a light toastiness. Similar to taste with a gentle back end bitterness. Not bad. Light-bodied, medium carbonation and a soft intensity, short length finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nurmis (498) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Golden colour, medium white head. Medium carbonation. Strong aroma of floral hops, some of bready malts. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. The hops are quite abnormally strong for a lager, buts its surprisingly good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (837) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Pale, blonde, with plenty of visible fizz and a foamy white head. Got some nice floral hop on the nose after opening, followed by some floral notes. Nice surprise for pale lager to smell of anything! Palate is light and its quite well carbonated. Flavour is dry, crisp and biscuity. No real bite at the end, but not half bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnase (473) - Kronoby, FINLAND - APR 3, 2016
Bottle @ home. Fairly typical gold lager colour - nothing exciting. Bread-y aroma, with some maltiness. Oily mouthfeel, which isnt entirely off-putting, but it doesnt make it the most refreshing as lagers go. Quite smooth and inoffensive, nothing stands out nor does anything offend. Its quite bland really.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16452) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Bottled 330ml (S-Market Pori)
Clear golden color, small white head. A bit skunky nose with grass, grains and some sweetier notes. Light-bodied. Pale malty, some earthy hoppyness, grass, light notes of toffee. A bit skunky feeling also in the flavor. Clear glass bottle kills.


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