Late Red | Shepherd Neame Ltd

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Late RedLate Red

Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-09-2003

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of PatricLind
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The "autumn beer"?

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Photo of mdagnew
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle bought from Sainsburys...

Poured a dark red / burgundy colour... Head was creamy tan and was quite big and foamy with small beading. Lasted quite a long time...

Aroma - Quite sweet, caramel, malty, banana, some vanilla too..

Taste – Caramel, strong maltiness, pear hints, nice hop notes...

Feel - Slightly sharp but smooth after. Not that much carbonation...

Overall - An excellent beer... extremely drinkable.... highly recommended...

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a English pint glass.

A: Pours an absolutely beautiful amber color. Clear. Forms a medium yellow very creamy and bubbled head. Excellent retention and many lacings formed and left around

S: An authentic British Ale, I mean, it has this citrus and little bit piny hops smell (pretty much Cascade style), which is also a bit metallic. Sweet upfront. Strong notes of fruity esters, toffee, caramel and caramel malts

T: As the nose, sweet upfront. Notes of toffee, caramel, caramel malts, brow sugar, piny hops, citrus hop. Nice medium hops bitterness

M: Light body. Quite watery with a medium to low carbonation. Actually quite good carbonation to the style. Aftertaste is metallic and piny. Again, excellent hoppy bitterness

O: Great drinkability. Excellent British session Ale. Recommended

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Photo of atis
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nice amber with decent off-white head that lasts for a couple of minutes before fading to few spots on the surface, patchy lacing. Aroma is fruity with fresh floral hops.

Taste is caramel with fruity malt and a touch of floral hops and very light, but long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with not so pleasant rather too lively carbonation.

I like this beer, it is very drinkable and nicely balanced standard English Pale, one of the best Pales I have had from the bottle.

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Photo of leandromundim
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Aroma puxado para o lúpulo, sabor sedoso, levemente maltado com final amargo, mas sem exagero. Cerveja equilibrada, boa pro frio.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jonb5
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass. Dark auburn colour, clear, one finger tanned head, decent retention. Aroma was initially faint citrus, as it warmed there was a more pronounced Cascade smell, also had notes of farmyard. Tasted fruity, had notes of grapefruit. Bitterness was balanced, finish was long, bitter and wheaty. Medium body, well carbonated, slightly coarse feel. Overall good refreshing Pale Ale/ESB with decent character.

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Photo of bark
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The colour is dark red-brown. The low head is beige.

The smell got notes of caramel, plums, toffee and some sharp bitter notes. It is not perfectly balanced.

The taste is as unusual as it is interesting: It includes matured flavours of toffee, wood, cheddar cheese and roasted nuts. The aftertaste is dry with notes of citric bitter notes and butter.

The carbonation is fresh; the liquid is a bit creamy.

A very nice, hoppy beer. Could be a bit more balanced, though.

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Photo of EPortJake
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a bright amber with a head that quickly subsides to a thin ring of small bubbles
S - malt, biscuit with a floral hint
T - not surprisingly, malt biscuit. Hint of toffee followed by caramel. The hops come through on the farewell but do not linger too long. Fairly dry finish.
M - medium bodied, fairly heavily carbonated with a dry finish.
O - A decent tipple which I would buy in the bottle again. I would make a beeline for a draught pint though because the bottle version was a little too carbonated for my liking.

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Photo of BeerDetective
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An average beer for this brewery, I much prefer the Spitfire. This was quite nice tasting, and the nose was good, had some nice hop aroma and a little bit of fruit. The taste had a little more fruit to it than I am used to from a bitter, but it was a bit thin on mouthfeel.

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Photo of Egertown_Brew
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDTyre
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper colour, very thin head that disappates quickly. Lightly hoppy in the nose, with bready, slightly nutty malts.

Nutty, bread malt flavour. Light, fresh citrusy hops. There's a mild buttery taste in the background. Comes off maybe as more of a red ale than an EPA.

Nice, mild carbonation. Nice session beer.

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Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Craigale
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rarbring
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear red/brown ale with an off-white head, little lacing and small curtains.

The smell is mostly malty, toffee, nuts, salt bread.

Starting with brown bread, some crust, oranges, grass and nettles. Tasting quite hoppy.

Medium low carbonation, spritzy, watery, medium low body, a dry finish.

A fresh brew, some more hops than I had expected.

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Photo of Martine
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sharpee1937
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong tasting and quite hoppy.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of wl0307
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted this beer by a pint at a Shepherd Neame's tied house, Bloomsbury Tavern, nr. the British Museum, Central London. I had to sneak away from the smoking crowd on the ground floor of the pub and take refuge at a small seat by an open window on the first floor, as the air was so bad because of the smoking crowd downstairs and surely nobody could smell anything but cigarettes...

A: dark-amber hue with a deeper copperish hint, coming with a loosely-formed fluffy white beer head looking even a bit like an entangled cobweb~~ very low carbonation detected.
S: lightly fruity and floral hops upfront, against a deeper-scented caramel maltiness. Not very pronounced the nose is, though subtle aromas are detected when trying harder.
T: a mouthful of caramel flavoured malts, with an expanding, slightly tartly sweet raisin or ripe berries-like flavour of fruity malts which are nonetheless quite light-bodied, underlined by a tinge of fruity hops at the back--not very complex but enjoyable; leaving a malty overtone with a lingering, leafy bitterness in the end.
M&D: lively mouthfeel throughout and remaining smoothness on the palate. This autumn bitter shows a healthy balance between semi-dark malts and mild fruity hops, though it's not as flavoursome as thirst-quenching. A mild malty brew for my taste.

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Photo of 5EKF
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark13
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 05-2016. Aroma of toffee, herbs and strong iron. Beautiful dark red coloured beer, clear. Light tan, two fingered head, reduces to flat. Quite nice lacing. In taste british malts - caramel, toffee, but not very sweet. Earty and herbal aftertaste. There’s also very nice and slightly diacetyl. Full bodied, but refreshing. Medium herbal bitterness, grows during drinking. Carbonation is too strong at beginning, then turns very soft and dissapears. Alcohol isn’t sensible. Very nice, sessional beer, but with iron.

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Photo of innominat
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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