Canterbury Jack | Shepherd Neame Ltd

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Brewed by:
Shepherd Neame Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by fullsweep on 06-06-2011

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by EmperorBevis:
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3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy refreshing and quaffable

zesty, lively and drinkable with floral notes, pours a nice looking pint a tiny tiny bit on the fizzy side.

Drank as a 'refresher' between a dark mild and a stout, did the job grand.

Not my first choice of beer but glad I have another bottle in for when the dark beers get a bit heavy, man.

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Photo of innominat
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of March 2012.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear orange-amber colour with decent carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Aroma of caramel malt with fruity ale yeast (Shepherd Neame's signature smell) and a hint of aromatic citrus. Underpinned by stewed hops.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of roasted malt, fruity yeast, aromatic citrus and stewed hops. Mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly but a bit watery. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt.

Decent, particularly compared with some other ales from this brewery. A nice aromatic hop note adds a dimension not usually encountered in Shepherd Neame's beers. Worth trying, though unlikely to blow anyone's socks off.

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Photo of opalchemist
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eye: rusty orange - white head which is directly disintegrating.

Nose: Lemony hops with a bit of soapiness.

Tongue: Burst of hops first - then again some hoppy soapiness - not at all unpleasant. Great texture - very good mouthfeel.

Afterthoughts: grapefruity hop bitterness, very well integrated. Really like it - while I am confused about the flavor profile.

Definitely a beer to "assess more often".

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Photo of Mountainmanbrewing
4.21/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice surprising hoppy and refreshing drink with a real citrus zesty flavour which makes it very drinkable.

This is a nice hoppy, refreshing and quaffable beer that would be great on a hot summer evening. I'd be interested to try this on cask if i ever found it.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Clear 500ml bottle: BBD Jun 14, poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 15 Feb 14.

Autumnal orange body with a swiftly dying white head.

Mild citrus hop nose combined with biscuity malts and a yeast trace.

The taste is semi-malty with a citrus feel, OK rather than wonderful. A pleasant blend of flavours but nothing to really get your taste buds going.

Medium to semi-weak body wise, a typical low priced Shepherd Neame supermarket beer.

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Photo of MEP
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of a16xag
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Davy_B
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

nice amber colour, weak smell . pleasant taste very lightly carbonated and easy to drink . would be happy to drink again but nothing amazing

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Photo of fullsweep
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL clear bottle poured into a pint glass tumbler.

I've had several Shepherd Neame beers before and they were all okay, but nothing had impressed me all that much. With Canterbury Jack, that has changed--as I like this one a lot.

A: clear, tawny/amber in colour with a moderately foamy white head that leaves a bit of lacing around the glass.

S: really nice bitter/sour scents coming through, malty and rustic all at the same time

T: taste follows the scent but add a bit of tangy something plus a little honey sweetness--very well balanced, not overly complex but more than one thing going on

M: lightly carbonated, fairly light on the tongue

O: a very nice ale that I wouldn't be shy about having again

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Canterbury Jack from Shepherd Neame Ltd
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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