Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Pasteurised bottle. Available from September to November inclusive.
Late Red is a complex and richly flavoured Autumn Ale. Slightly red in colour, this ale is a balance between rich, dark malt flavors and a strong and robust hoppiness.

Jonb5's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (507) - Greater London, - DEC 12, 2012
Half litre poured into standard pint glass. Auburn colour, clear, 1 finger tanned head, decent retention. Initally aroma was weak but some citrus fruits and notes of Cascade hop came through. Had a bit of farmyard to it, but in a pleasant way. Tasted fruity, had notes of grapefruit, balanced bitterness, finish was long, bitter and wheaty. Medium body, well carbonated, slightly coarse. Pleasant ESB, refreshing decent amount of character.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godzillalad (22) - - SEP 25, 2016
Poured from a bottle in a long flute glass. Unenticing aroma but perfectly drinkable if bland red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bitek (439) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Karmelki, przyjemne nuty owocowe i opiekane, średnia, krótka goryczka. Dobry balans. Moim zdaniem najlepsze z piw, które przewinęły się przez lidlowe promocje.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (243) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours coppery red with dirty grey head. Aroma sightly metallic with walnut, wood shavings and hay. Good bitterness with some gingerbread aftertaste. Can see how this fits with an autumnal feel (clearly sampled this at the wrong time of year!).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1335) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Barwa ciemnej miedzi, klarowne. Piana drobna, ciemnokremowa, obfita. Dziurawi się. W aromacie chmiel i czerwone owoce. Przyjemnie , świeżo pachnie. W smaku kwaskowate, goryczkowe. Trochę palonego karmelu i kwaskowatość owoców. Pozostawia przyjemny cierpki, owocowy posmak. Udane piwo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauritsio (748) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown with medium head. Some grassy and some fruity. crispy bitterness. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czlowiekwiadro (676) - POLAND - OCT 21, 2015
zapach przyjemny, ale dość lekki. toffi, karmel, owoce jesienne (dojrzałe gruszki, jabłka, trochę moreli). piana raczej mało obfita, stara się trzymać, ale jej nie idzie. kolor karmelowy/rubinowy, głęboki, klarowny, ładny. w smaku pełne, chlebowe, karmelowe i toffi, okrągłe, słodkawe z bardzo lekko palonymi nutami. goryczka wyraźna, karmelowo ziołowo przyprawowa, z lekkimi nutami tytoniu, ale nie bardzo wysoka. dość krótka. nasycenie raczej wysokie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (2265) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
Smells like popular bar beer. Very nicely red, nice uneven head too. Caramel is present, watery. Funny, not special. gift from uckelman.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marek13 (289) - Brzesko, POLAND - OCT 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (930) - Łódź, POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Kolor: miedziany, klarowny.
Piana: obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, dość trwała.
Zapach: głównie słodowy, karmelowy, opiekany, są również wyraźne aromaty chmielowe, owocowe, ziołowe.
Smak: smukłe, w stronę wytrawnego, z lekką pełnią słodową, wyczuwalne nuty karmelowe, opiekane, średnia goryczka, ziołowa.
Wysycenie: średnie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mingos (64) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Red copper coloured, crystal clear with a large off white head that hisses and dissipates in a matter of seconds. Aroma: absolutely astounding; caramelly malt base, tons of dried cherries in liqueur, some herbal notes. Taste: flat and weak; slight caramel... and that’s it. Very delicate and short bitterness, herbal and peppery. Medium-low body, medium carbonation. This beer seemed so fine before the first sip, the aroma is nearly perfect. The taste ruined it all, as it turned out to be almost nonexistent. Would go well with a grilled sausage, but definitely not one worth drinking on its own.

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