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Shepherd Neame Kent's Best | Shepherd Neame Ltd

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Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bark on 02-04-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is copper; the low head is airy and off white.

The smell is mild with some notes of smoked ham, bitter hops and a hint of yeast.

The taste is creamy with some American-micro-like hoppy flavours (Fuggles?), the malt is a little bit roasted. The flavours develop into a generous bitterness with a medium-sized body. The aftertaste is bitter with citric/chemical notes.

The carbonation is mild with medium sized bubbles.

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3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is actually the same beer as the previously Shepherd Neam's Best Bitter, replacing the latter and renamed as such. Tasted by half-pint at the Cask and Glass, a Shepherd Neame's house nr. Victoria station, London.

A: pale copper hue with great clarity; the beer head is thin but tightly foamy with some retention. Looking very fresh and on form~~
S: citric-fruity hops (EKG?) dominates the nose, imparted with a light wave of floral fragrance on a lower layer of damp/muddy hint of Fuggles hops. Balanced, fresh.
T: a good malty input makes a slightly sour-sweet (pear+plum) fruity overtone, leading to a moderately bitter and hoppy aftertaste, while the bitterness from citric hops lingers better than the hoppy aroma or flavour in the mouth.
M&D: smooth and softly carbonated, the texture is ideal for a fresh bitter served on the handpump. An easy-drinking session best bitter, though there's not much in terms of flavour to keep one's interest forever~~

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Shepherd Neame Kent's Best from Shepherd Neame Ltd
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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