Brewed by Woods
Style: Bitter
Craven Arms, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned, Regular;
First launched as a seasonal bitter in 1995, Shropshire Lad was inspired by the collection of poems by AE Housman. It quickly proved so popular that we made the beer available all year round. Shropshire Lad is a strong, well-rounded bitter whose cascade of flavours come from a careful blend of selected English malted barley, traditional English Fuggles and Golding hops. It is now our best-seller on draught, and in the bottle.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidbourne35 (12) - - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle, The Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Poured an amber colour, not much head that quickly disappeared. Lots of carbonation, bit too much, aromas of toffee, malt and toffee. Bit thin in the mouth, lots of bitterness in the finish. Not bad but would pass on another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (2429) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle, source not recalled. Poured clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, lightly roasted, moderate hop, with floral and fruity notes. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (7729) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall as Woods Shropshire Lad. Dark amber orange brown, still, translucent with a dense creamy head, full lacing. Possibly a sparkler used. Aroma is very light and airy, white bread, some musty dried herbs. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is thin and bready, honeyish sugars, soft bitterness, quite drying. Pretty meh. A solid enough bitter, and nothing wrong with it, but meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (753) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Butelka. Mahoniowy kolor z mala biala piana redukujaca sie szybko do obreczy. Aromat czekolady orzechow karmelu . W smaku mozna jeszcze dodac rodzynki owocowe nuty i lekki goryczkowy finisz. Jak dla mnie za slodkie jak na bitter i czekolada jakos tu nie dziala.

Marcin G

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1489) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 11, 2015
Aroma: Medium toasty, caramel, Light floral hops. Appearance: Clear amber body. Thin, off-white head, low retention. Flavour: Medium bitterness, Medium caramel, toasty. Medium-light nutty. Light hops . Very-dry finish with lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low, creamy carbonation. Overall: Very nice! Easy drinking and nicely bitter! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8C. Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours Dark Brown, very clear, medium carbonation. Aroma of malts...Taste of Banana, Burned Grass, Dark Fruits, Wheat, Honey, Caramel, Burnt apples, Toffee. More malts. Not too bad. Better than I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (4396) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
[email protected] in laws boxing day party. Dark chestnut beer with small head. Aroma of dark malts and caramel. Taste is malts, burnt caramel and some fruit cake. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2487) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
On cask at Holly Bush Inn, Seighford, Staffs. Pours chestnut brown with white head. Excellent balance to give a smooth bitter. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2741) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to my little sis. Amber thin head. Aroma is toffee malts taste is same nice sweetness decent bitter finish well balanced. Medium body. Decent malty stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Don2711 (448) - - JUN 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Really good. Not too bitter for my taste. Flavours of caramel and toast. Chestnut appearance.Nice on palate and complex. Will drink again. Second pint even better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (10281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask at the white lady jdw. Pours pale gold, thick white head. Light dusty malt aromas, light citrus. Taste is also light sweet and finishes thin. OK.

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