To be honest, I wasn’t expecting very much from a beer with the uber-generic name “Master Brew’ and costing only £1 per bottle, but I’ve been very pleasantly surprised by this offering from Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame. I was in for a very pleasant surprise, therefore! This 4% ABV light amber coloured ale pours with a lively light head that settles quickly but lasts well. There’s a strong hoppy aroma, with a well-rounded but complex flavour that has a slightly dry bitterness layered over a light, malty base with hints of ginger nuts and lemons. £1 well spent, I’d say.