Kent's Best
Shepherd Neame Ltd

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Style:
Bitter - English
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.42 | pDev: 15.2%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
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Shepherd Neame Ltd
 
England, United Kingdom
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Year-round
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EmperorBevis from England

2.72/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The look is the best thing about it nice amber body bit of a white head
The smell is awful sorry to be so course but smells like K*nt's worst
the taste is cold tea with cheap washing up liquid
It has almost greasy feel
awful just plain awful

Feb 17, 2015
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captaincoffee from Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -7.9%

So........if you know Shepherd Neame, then you know you shouldn't expect too much from this beer. That said, I often see their bottles on the shelf and think, "that looks like it might be a good beer." Some lessons are learned more slowly than others.
However, on this particular instance, I was pleasantly surprised. Was it great? Heavens no. Was it okay? Yeah, it was. Basically a run-of-the-mill English bitter. Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

Aug 23, 2014
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BlackHaddock from England

3.07/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear 500ml bottle on 9th Aug 2013 at my parents: poured into a chalice (twice).

Good amber coat to the brew, a small white head hung around on both pours' but not for very long.

Malt front to the nose and taste, caramel and toffee notes to be precise. Mild floral and fruit hints in the taste, but the aroma is all malts.

A bit thin body wise, but OK for a cheap supermarket beer, which is what this beer really is.

Aug 17, 2013
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jwc215 from Arizona

4.32/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask at Westminster's Arms, London:

Pours copper with an off-white head that becomes a bubbly patch. Lacing sticks.

The smell is caramel, with citric/lemony and leafy/earthy bitterness.

The taste is of caramel/toffee with some orange marmalade. Leafy bitterness, citric/lemony tartness round it out. It has a bitterish, minty aftertaste that is very refreshing.

It is very creamy in a medium body.

This has a nice character. The citric touch stands out. Refreshing, tasty and well-balanced. Nice use of the hops while maintaining a firm malt backbone.

Apr 23, 2009
Kent's Best from Shepherd Neame Ltd
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 6 ratings