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


on tap

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 (406) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear reddish brown, nose is nutty, toffee, floral, taste is quite similar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Notes from the file last updated in 2010. Pours ruddy with white head. Tastes both malty and hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2862) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Mahogny color with tan head. Fruity tea leafs, sweet malts and oven steam from fresh nutty bread in aroma. Mild bitteress and semi-dark bready notes in taste. Dry mouthfeel. Slightly burnt breadyness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (187) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Deep ruby brown, clear. Medium fast ivory head, some lace. Small aroma with malts and hops. Balanced and tasty, good bitterness, citrus and wood. Great!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 500ml bottle served in a English pint glass. A: Pours an absolutely beautiful amber color. Clear. Forms a medium yellow very creamy and bubbled head. Excellent retention and many lacings formed and left around S: An authentic British Ale, I mean, it has this citrus and little bit piny hops smell (pretty much Cascade style), which is also a bit metallic. Sweet upfront. Strong notes of fruity esters, toffee, caramel and caramel malts T: As the nose, sweet upfront. Notes of toffee, caramel, caramel malts, brow sugar, piny hops, citrus hop. Nice medium hops bitterness M: Light body. Quite watery with a medium to low carbonation. Actually quite good carbonation to the style. Aftertaste is metallic and piny. Again, excellent hoppy bitterness O: Great drinkability. Excellent British session Ale. Recommended [ BA Review @ 9/25/2012 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (3373) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Piwo pachnace szyszkami lesnymi i zoledziami. W smaku przedziwnie gozkawo karmelowe, przy czym ten karmel wydawal mi sie lekko spalony. Piana srednia ale malo trwala, kolor miedziano brazowy.. Piwo Jesienne ale niespecjalnie mnie urzekajace, nawet o tej porze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1339) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2014
large rocky frothy offwhite head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. clear thick dark amber body. aroma: moderate malty, caramel, banana, light ginger, metal. if: moderate sweet. ff: light sweet moderate bitter; average duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Dulçor maltado e caramelado lembra também gengibre. Amargor lupulado lembra também café. 40 s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2878) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Red-brown with a lasting cream head. Hoppy nose with toffee notes, nutty malt and lots of earthy and vegetal hops. Bitter with light caramel notes. Faint metallic note in the finish, maybe from the clear bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewerale (63) - - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Âmbar, translúcida e com boa formação de espuma bege de média duração. Notas predominantes de malte, caramelo e um frescor vindo do lúpulo. Corpo médio com final curto pra médio e agradável amargor. Boa breja!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (544) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
bread, grass, dough, red no head as such just a thin white lacing, quite sweet and smooth flavour of brown sugar. pretty good.

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