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Sainsbury’s Traditional Kentish Ale

Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Available in filtered 500ml bottles at Sainsburys supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.

A smooth and fruity beer, bursting with refreshing flavours of citrus fruits combined with rounded, malty notes. This crisp and citrussy beer is brewed using a single hop variety, Earlybird to give a light malty beer with fresh floral aromas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (761) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
500ml bottle behind 68008, poured deep golden brown with white head. Aroma is malty twig. Taste around the same! average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2305) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from local Sainsbury in Canterbury. Dry and crispy bitter with notes of citrus. Easy drinkable. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoNrRiI (871) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
0.5 bottle. Clear, copper color and a small, white, rapidly disappearing head. Aroma of hops, caramel, spices, coriander, and fruits. Taste of caramel, some grains, and delicate spices. Light body, thin texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is short and watery like the rest. Overall the beer does not deliver the difference promised, although the packaging is very convincing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
canddw (64) - - JUN 14, 2015
Pours dark amber, frothy head develops due to quite high carbonation. Nose has hops, coconut, a metallic hint, touch of staleness. Taste is okay; non deScript hops with a little sweet biscuit. Short slightly bitter finish with a metallic hint. Watery palate. I’m afraid I didn’t taste the difference.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle sainsburys.Amber thin head. Aroma is malty caramel taste same some fruity floral notes dry bitter finish ok body. Standard stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (582) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Sweet, sugary caramel. Mild malt, a touch of cereal and fruit. Mild buttery bitter finish (i.e. a typical flat bitter finish). The sweetness gets a bit much by the end, but certainly drinkable. Frankly expected worse from Sainsburys!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zenkis (706) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours pale, dark golden/amber with white, thick-soapy white top. Aroma- medium intensity hoppy, clean, herbal, pine like. Min to light sweet, medium to light bitter. Clean and simple. Nothing extra. Medium body. Standart, ordinary bitter, easy drinkable, light dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (569) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Caramel, fruits, grass and toast in the aroma. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall an OK Bitter, but nothing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (5220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Gift bottle from a friend; clear dark amber pour with a thin beige head, robust malt and dark fruit aroma, taste has sweet toffee, malts, definite floral action, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2427) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle, thanks Roe, clear lightish copper colour, medium stable frothy head, aroma of herbs and caramel with a touch of honey, flavour of caramel and a cake maltiness with an empathic herbal bitterness. Nice session bitter.

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