Late Red | Shepherd Neame Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd
England, United Kingdom
shepherd-neame.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of 5EKF
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Martine
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Egertown_Brew
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatricLind
4.26/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The "autumn beer"?

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Photo of Mark13
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
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 wretchedabyss
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sharpee1937
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong tasting and quite hoppy.

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Photo of leandromundim
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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 rmehughes
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Craigale
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Dave1999
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of innominat
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jonb5
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of EPortJake
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
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 eduardolinhalis
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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 rarbring
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
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 jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Aug 2012. Described on the label as a red autumn ale.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear coppery-amber with good carbonation. Forms a decent head of frothy off-white foam that disappears within a minute. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with hints of roasted grain and stewed hops. Distinctly malty, with a whiff of vanilla in the background.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry bitterness. Notes of roasted malt, grain and stewed hops. The standard fruity yeast flavour that is common to every Shepherd Neame brew, along with a faint hint of diacetyl. Quite dry, and slightly harsh upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with decent body. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of bitter caramel malt.

Hmmm, so-so. Pretty malty and with decent balance, but deadly dull. There's just nothing to hold your interest; another hum-drum ale from Shepherd Neame. Pass.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Late Red from Shepherd Neame Ltd
3.65 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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