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Shepherd Neame Amber Ale - Shepherd Neame Ltd

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Shepherd Neame Amber AleShepherd Neame Amber Ale

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: n/a
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Shepherd Neame Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: kojevergas on 01-13-2011

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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.19/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Jan 2014. Acquired a little while back from a B&M store. Described on the label as a winter warmer.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear coppery-brownish hue with low carbonation. Yields a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before dissipating. Aroma of grainy caramel malt, biscuits, fruity ale yeast and stewed leaves. There is a very subtle whiff of something that resembles decaying fruit - fortunately this seems to ease after a while.

Tastes of caramel malt and stewed hops with a bitter finish. Notes of biscuity grain, caramel, faint roasted malt, subtle grass/hay, stewed leaves and fruity ale yeast. Hints of cardboard in the background. Slightly sweet, followed by a restrained, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and a thin, insubstantial body. Possesses a carbonic acid twang. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of harsh stewed leaves, yeast esters and weak caramel.

A sub-par, bargain-bin offering from Shep Neame. Lacklustre looks and an uninspired aroma/flavour combination - dull caramel malt and stewed herbal notes. SN yeast esters are pervasive. Insipid body. Uninteresting and not much of a winter warmer either; I can't say I'm hankering for another. Give it a miss.

More User Reviews:
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3.36/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear 500ml bottle (3.8%ABV): poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 21 Mar 2013.

As the name suggests and the clear bottle shows, this is an amber coloured beer: a white appeared initially but it soon fell away to a wisp and collar.

Fairly sweet nose with malts and spicy hops vieing for position. The taste is also a battle between the hops and malts with the malts just about winning: the hops however do give a dry and bitter finish to each sip.

This OK rather than good: I think it came from the Lidl supermarket chain, so it didn't cost much. Might also be the reason it was slightly watery in the mouthfeel.

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Lidl German market in low altitude Galway, Ireland, and consumed there. Bottle poured into goblet. Their website describes this as a seasonal cask ale but it is available bottled in Ireland.

A: One finger head. Some cream. Bubbly. Poor retention. Amber-copper colour of mild transparency.

Sm: Malty. Mild strength aroma.

T: Very crisp on the finish. Not complex, but nice. Very low ABV isn't difficult to hide. Light hops - no esters. More bitter than most winter warmers.

Mf: Smooth and very crisp. Pleasant finish of perfect smoothness - not overdone. Extremely light on the palette.

Dr: Extremely drinkable, albeit low ABV. Typical for the style (very good). Excellent price at Lidl. Better winter warmers can be had.

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the Lidl supermarket, this bottle comes in a 500ml clear bottle, at 4.0%abv. only; no BB date is found on the beer label or bottle, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: the lightly carbonated, dark amber body carries a fluffy off-white head that settles quickly to a rim.
S: toasted malts yield a very fine, almost bready, aroma of barley to go with melted brown sugar-like sweetness and rather light-bodied hop fruitiness; the malty theme reminds me greatly of Korean sweet barley tea actually, added with an extra earthy touch (of hops).
T: quite light in taste upfront, the swallow is full of lightly toasted malt aroma and light flavour of brown sugar, underlined by a smoked tea-ish aroma and dryness; turning mildly zesty, just as the beer label suggests, in the aftertaste and bitterness, but all in all the bitterness is rather short-lived and not really making a weightier impact on the overall performance. Semi-dry in the finish with a mildly sour touch.
M&D: the carbonation is pretty decent, matching the light body and flavour somewhat neatly; overall, this is a malt-themed bitter with a moderate hop-flavour and -bitter level plus a dry-ish finish, rendering an above average drinkability.

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Shepherd Neame Amber Ale from Shepherd Neame Ltd
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