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


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, - JAN 3, 2007
Deep brown cloudy hue with a little brown head. Fruity, citrussy nose with a hint of spice. Toffee and caramel flavour with a hint af rust and a strong malty back bone. A pleasant pint.

HopsDoctor83 (54) - Walsall, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 Rich amber creamy head on Cask at The Hedgeford Lodge Hednesford. Creamy smooth thick easy on palate toffee fruity notes

Parmenion777 (356) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2017 Pours a dark amber colour with a small off white head. Not much of an aroma, some bread but that?s about it. Not much flavour either, a little caramel some breadiness but watery and not a lot in the finish either. Disappointing.

Grumbo (3974) - 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.

The_Osprey (9140) - 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.

MarcinG (1003) - 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

AtronSeige (1709) - 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)

MrBlueSky93 (535) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. 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.

SarkyNorthener (4847) - 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.

niquillis (2752) - 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.

s_hartshorne (2814) - 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

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