Kent Reviews


Svesse
Kent Enigma 3.4
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clapham, London, 28 Nov 2015) Dark brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark bread, chocolate and roasted malt. Malty, roasted taste with dark bread, roasted malt, chocolate, orange peel and a balanced citric bitterness. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty, but more like a brown ale with fresh hops than a black IPA. Quite nice.
Monday, January 25, 2016

sir__v
Kent Porter 3.8
On cask @ Southampton Arms, London - UK. Color: deep clear brown beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: roasted malt, caramel, coffee notes. Black bread. Taste: light body with good sweet caramel malt taste, coffee notes. Sweet black bread and good roasted notes. Caramel finish. Aftertaste: good bitter and sweet caramel bread.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Svesse
Kent Maple Wheat IPA 3.4
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 24 Nov 2015) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, maple syrup, honey and caramel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, maple syrup, honey and a generously bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. A bit weird, hardly balanced but quite tasty, saved by the fresh bitterness. Quite nice.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

JorgeLee
Kent / Gipsy Hill Yuzu Pale 3.9
Bottle, courtesy of Nelson. Split the crowd a little this one. Very pale yellow, high carbonation, lots of white foam. Spicy and very herbal, more so than citrusy actually. Parsley. Long bitterness. Quite funky and unusual, I liked it. A bit more yeasty maybe Belgian and could have been awesome. And extra points for the crazy eyes on the samurai on the bottle!
Sunday, January 17, 2016

sir__v
Kent Pale 4
On cask @ Stormbird, London - UK. Color: clear golden blond beer with no carbonation and really small white foam. Smell: nice malt nose, good cereal and bread balance. Sweet enough, superb nose. Taste: light body with good malt taste with cereal and sweet notes. Well balanced with hops, grassy and floral. Very tasty, good attenuation. Aftertaste: sweet hoppy and wet bitterness. Superb pale!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

madmitch76
Kent Summit 3.1
15th November 2015
Craft Islington. Cask. Clear gold beer, small bubbly pale cream colour head. Palate is light, smooth and has modest fine carbonation. Light clean malts. Mild bitterness, both floral and citric. Modest citric peel. Light finish. Lack presence but fine.

Friday, January 01, 2016

bartzluke
Kent / Craft Common Sense 4
Half pint from cask into shaker at Craft Beer Co in London. Pours hazy, honey yellow, moderate foamy head with good retention. Nose is sweet, fruit and honey with some light malt. Body is medium, smooth, and creamy. Taste isn’t too strong, on the sweet side, honey again, light pineapple, some citrus, and a light biscuit background. Very tasty.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The_Osprey
Kent Maple Wheat IPA 3.4
Cask at CBC Brixton as ’Kent Maple Wheat IPA’. Dark amber orange, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is really strong maple syrup, biscuits, touches of cherry. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is maple syrup, white chocolate, drying and bitter finish. Quite tasty.
Monday, December 21, 2015

The_Osprey
Kent Prohibition APA 3.5
Oct 2015 - Cask at CBC Clapham during Route CBC, as ’Kent Prohibition’. Pale yellow, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is lime, grainy, straw. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is straw, smooth, floral with a dry finish. Pretty nice.
Monday, December 21, 2015

Erzengel
Kent / Craft Common Sense 3.4
On tap at the Craft Beer ℅. Smooth and fresh hoppy beginning. Easy to drink, hints of grain, round and smooth. Floral hops, the body is a bit thinner, round and refreshing with lots of pine and citrus. Nice!
Thursday, December 17, 2015

teorn88
Kent / Craft Common Sense 3.3
Cask at CBC SMA, London. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is grassy citrousy, light biscuity malts and some grains. Taste is lightly sweet malty, with more orange grass and citrus peel notes and light bittering hops in the finish. Light bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, quite nice
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rune
Kent Summit 2.9
Cask, shared with Finn at Crown & Anchor Brixton. Covering white layer. Clear golden, good lacing. Lemony hops on the nose. Ripe citrus taste. Fair bitter ending. Just alright (29.11.2015).
Monday, December 14, 2015

Finn
Kent Summit 2.9
Fra cask på Crown & Anchor Brixton 29 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Lys gylden. Filmskum. Litt lacing. Fotsvettearoma. Smaken lett aprikosaktig. Litt tørr. Syrlig avslutning.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Desverger
Kent Summit 3.3
Cask@Pelt Trader, City, London - fuzzy golden coloured pour with white head. Citrus fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, satsuma and lemon, straw, light malty some grassy and floral nuances, refreshing, hoppy bitter finish.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

Leighton
Kent Firestarter 3.6
Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell - London. Pours clear, rich gold with a frothy, off-white head. Good dry smoke nose, light ham, dried berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with some toasted bread, pleasant candied ham, moderate smoke and salty meat. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Moderately sweet to finish, with more smoked ham. Nice one.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

tdtm82
Kent Summit 3.5
Cask, gravity, Ale House. 28th November 2015. White lacing. Golden appearance. Typically lemon aroma from Summit. Soft malts. Crisp and biscuity. Earthy. Mangoes. Marmalade. Descent.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Desverger
Kent / Gipsy Hill Yuzu Pale 3.5
Bottle@Railway, Streatham, London - golden clear pour with good white head and lacing. Fruity and light malty aroma and taste, some zesty citric lemony notes with straw grassy hoppy notes, some nice fruity and yuzu spice action, dry fruity finish. Nice. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cimbasso
Kent / Gipsy Hill Yuzu Pale 2.9
Sampled from a bottle purchased at Alexandra Palace Farmers' Market. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Well carbonated. Aromas of soy sauce, dill and bread. Taste is bitter, grassy and citrusy with the yuzu taste clearly identifiable. Underlying taste of dill. Quite a refreshing and citrusy taste but quite powerfully bitter. Not bad.
Monday, November 23, 2015

TBone
Kent / Gipsy Hill Yuzu Pale 3
Bottle 330ml (AIH53, ABM)
Slightly hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma has citrus and dill. Light to medium-bodied. Citrus, Yuzu in the front, then fruityness and evident Sorachi Ace dill. Long lingering citrus aftertaste. Yuzu is quite clearly traceable here.

Monday, November 16, 2015

oh6gdx
Kent / Gipsy Hill Yuzu Pale 2.6
Bottled@AIH53 (from AbM). Yellow colour, mediumsized white head, which leasves some lace. Aroma is fruity, floral, some mild herbs, dill and mild grass. Flavour is quite similar, but also has some earthy and mild dusty notes to it.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Stuu666
Kent Black Gold 3.3
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours deep ruby, nose is dull toffee, light fruit, taste is sweet, fruity, caramel and toffee.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

cgarvieuk
Kent Black Gold 3.6
Cask at the Guildford arms... Dark brown.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft dry fruit.. Light roast nose.. Soft dry chocolate roast.. Light nutty malt
Monday, November 09, 2015

Stuu666
Kent Altered States 3
Cask at staggs. Pours clear amber, nose is dungy, toffee, earthy, taste is sweet, crisp, floral.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

planky84
Kent Maple Wheat IPA 3.3
Cask at the Craft Beer co, Clerkenwell. Gold pour with a white head. Lots of maple syrup in the nose, splash of treacle, toffee and pepper in there too. The pepper continues into the flavour with that interesting syrupy edge. Not bad.
Saturday, November 07, 2015

harrisoni
Kent Maple Wheat IPA 3.8
Cask gravity at Firkin Ale House Folkestone, clear amber colour lasting white head. well the maple comes through. Like licking the inside of a nutshell coated in maple syrup. Hoppy on finish. I really liked it. Sweet and dry at the same time. Good.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Kent Maple Wheat IPA 3.4
Cask at CBC Brixton, 21/10/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is big on maple syrup, wheaten bread, light spice. Taste comprises caramel wafer, big dollop of maple syrup, light citric backnotes, soft bread. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Ok stuff ... big on maple syrup, might get a bit too sickly sweet with more than half a pint mind !
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

madmitch76
Kent Maple Wheat IPA 3.3
2nd October 2015
Craft Brixton. Cask. Almost clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light with modest fine carbonation. Thin malts sweetness. Tons of maple, the sweetness balanced by a light floral bitterness. Mild citrus. Light finish. Interesting beer.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

madmitch76
Kent Prohibition APA 3.4
2nd October 2015
Craft Clapham. Cask.. Route 66 event with most of the London crew. Almost clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is crispy and semi dry. Thin malts, mild sweetness. Decent citric peel hops. Lemon and light orange. Mild tropical fruits. Light finish. Long peel bitter linger. Decent.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

chatoxman
Kent Prohibition APA 4.4
Stunning APA. Depth of taste is huge, long in the palate and gives a top notch Dark Star APA a run... in fact I’d say it edges it...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

lusikka
Kent / Gipsy Hill Yuzu Pale 2.9
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of citrus, honey and heavy dill notes. Flavour of coconut sweetness, dill, some floral notes, biscuit, chewy citrusy notes and a bit of graininess. Light bodied and high-ish carbonation. Oh boy, Sorachi Ace feels bad man. Dill. Dill. Dill. My nightmare.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

teorn88
Kent Elderflower Saison 3.5
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a hazy pale golden color with small white head. Aroma is spicy and flowery, grainy and lightly grassy. Taste has light grains, black pepper, melon elderflower. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, nice one
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Idiosynkrasie
Kent / Gipsy Hill Yuzu Pale 3
330ml bottle. Cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Rabbit piss aroma, spicy notes of hay - fresh hay including flowers and herbs, hints of coconut. The yuzu works better in taste, bitter notes of coconut, some lemon and lemongrass, spicy notes of hay. Undeniable Asian character; I remember beers with better, more refreshing usage of yuzu (e.g. Westbrook Gozu).
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

mR_fr0g
Kent Maple Wheat IPA 3.3
Cask at the craft beer co brixron. Aroma is earthy wood, sweet. Maple, earthy. Clear golden orange, no head. Flavour is composed of earthy honey, woody maple, little citrus. Palate is medium sweet, sticky. Moderate carbonation little tannin. .
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Leighton
Kent Prohibition APA 3.2
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Clapham - London, during Route CBC. Pours clear, pale yellow with a light, creamy white head. The nose has grass, hay, husky grains, lemon rind. Light sweet flavor with light smokey off-notes, some hay, bitter grains. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Grassy bitter finish with dry pale grains, light citrus accents. OK.
Monday, October 05, 2015

teorn88
Kent Prohibition APA 3.7
CSk at route CBC, London. Thanks to Ken. lean light golden color with medium white head. Aroma is crispy citrusy hoppy grassy. Taste is citrus crispy hay grassy. Overall, refreshing and nice.
Friday, October 02, 2015

Leighton
Kent Maple Wheat IPA 3.1
Cask at CBC Brixton - London. Pours gold with a foamy white head. The nose definitely has some maple, pale bread. Medium sweet flavor with light oily maple, bitter grass, husky grains, pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately bitter on the finish, more grass, some pine, maple, dry pale malts. OK.
Friday, October 02, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Kent Prohibition APA 3.4
Cask at CBC Clapham, 02/10/15. Clear pale golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is straw, bitter lemon, orange pith, toasted malt, subtle hop scrub. Taste comprises melon, orange pith, straw, light bread, toasty rinse. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent hoppy cask affair.
Friday, October 02, 2015

Jonb5
Kent Citra 3.5
Pint at the Hope. A: Very pale looking, cleared up after a haze, small thin head, tiny amount of lacing. S: Citrus hops, hints of lemon. T: Lemon, lime, wheaty. M: Light watery texture. O: Nice subtle summery beer.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Jonb5
Kent / Craft Clerkenwell Pale 3.5
Half pint at the Craft Beer co in Clerkenwell. A: Pale golden, clear, tiny, thin head. S: Kentish style hops plus some berries. T: Followed the nose, interesting for the lower abv. M: Smooth, slightly watery feel. O: The archetypal session beer, reminiscent of Harvey’s best.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

FatPhil
Kent Altered States 3.3
Cask (Craft Clerkenwell, London)
Pleasant bready aroma. Nice rich orange, small loose head. Good bitterness, some wooly dryness. Very solid simple bitter - balance good, and dangerously sessionable.

Monday, September 21, 2015

BeerViking
Kent Session Pale 3.5
Cask at the Snooty Fox, yellow with a thin head, aromatic nose, crisp light and dry, peppery hoppiness, very nice.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ysok02
Kent / Gipsy Hill Yuzu Pale 3.2
une bière à la belle robe jaune pâle, un nez élégant sur le citron et le houblon; par contre la bouche est trop amère par rapport à la matière, la finale est abrupte. Pas mon style.
Friday, September 04, 2015

Martinus
Kent Beyond The Pale 3.6
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of straw, hops and malts. Bitter flavour, hops and straw. Bitter finish, malts.
(from draught @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London. Thanks for sharing, Boudicca!)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Aniela
Kent Citra 3.2
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Hazy pale golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, yeasty aroma. Hoppy citrus grassy fruity flavour.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HogTownHarry
Kent Enigma 3.1
September 12, 2014 - at Craft Clerkenwell; handpull. I don’t much care for black IPAs, but this certainly looks amazing - deep deep black cherry pour - clear, but so deep in tone it’s almost opaque - small tan head. The aroma is a bit of a let-down - grassy, wan, just light toast, mostly cereal grain, some alcohol - meh. I liked it well enough, but mostly because it seemed nothing like a black IPA - very light roast malt, not thick at all, decent grassy bitterness, some alcohol - more like a mildly smoked-malt German lager than anything else. A little thin and still, starts malty and finishes just a little burnt to detract from the overall impression - the aftertaste is burnt grass and it doesn’t fade anywhere near fast enough.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

daniele
Kent Session Pale 3.4
on tap oro note citriche piuttosto secca amaro medio buona beva finale cirico rinfrescante
Saturday, August 22, 2015

KansaiBeerLvrs
Kent Session Pale 3.7
Kent session pale 3.7% this hoppy golden ale pours s mildly opaque light gold with a foamy white head and a floral, lemon zest and soda bread aroma. Good medium body and spritzy mouthfeel. Nice citrus lime flavor and bready Pilsner Malts. I really enjoyed this new style that combines English low-ABV cask ales with light bodied hoppy US-style beers, I saw many examples of them at the GBBF.
Friday, August 21, 2015

yespr
Kent Pale 3.1
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow, small white head. Aroma is citrusy and crisp hoppy. Flat malty, light fruity and rather bitter. Dry and toasted to bitter dry finish.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

rlgk
Kent Citra 3.5
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Hazy pale yellow/golden beer with a nice lasting white head. Hoppy fruity aroma, bready, yeasty, hay notes, some grapes and citrus. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, pine apples, grapes, some peach. Quite fresh.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

yespr
Kent Session Pale 3.4
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and citrusy hoppy. Crisp hoppy. Bitter and mild fruity. Crip fruity finish.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015