Kent Reviews




john44
3.3
Kent Green Hop Black IPA
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at Craft 100 Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Oct 2016 - Very Dark Brown in colour. Small tan head. Malty; roasty, grainy malts, caramel. Hoppy; grassy hops, green hop hit. Fruity and slightly spicy. OK balance. Malty hoppy BIPA. Liked it. (2016-10-09)
Thursday, January 19, 2017

FatPhil
3.4
Kent Green Giant
Draught (Southampton, London)
Light fruity aroma. Pale, a touch flat., brief head. Very light palate, not sign of 6% here - it’s even a quaffer by feel. Light malty base, and a nice characterful mix of fruity citrussy aromatics. Has a nice bitter bite too. Seems to be aiming for the West-Coast IPA taste, and doing it with wonderful finesse.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

FatPhil
3.2
Kent Black Mirror
Keg (Craft Covent Garden, London)
Aniseedy roasty aroma, and a bit burnt. Dark, small spongy head. Taste similar to aroma, burntish roast, quite bitter. A bit dry, and even harsh.

Monday, January 16, 2017

john44
3.2
Kent Maple Wheat IPA
Cask Half Pint at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Dec 2015 - Orangey Gold in colour. Slight off-white head. Malty; bready malts, caramel. Fruity; orange citrus. Syrupy consistency but I didn’t detect any maple. Quite bitter. (2015-12-19)
Thursday, January 12, 2017

sir__v
3.6
Kent KGB (Kent Golding Bitter)
Cask @ Craft Beer C Brixton, London - UK. Color: clear golden blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel malt, sweet, grassy an hoppy finish. Taste: light body with good sweet malt taste balanced with bitterness and grassy finish. Easy drinkable. Aftertaste: sweet and bitter. OK.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

madmitch76
3.2
Kent Abbey 2016
2nd December 2016
Pig’s Ear Fest. Cask. Light haze on this deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry, modest fine carbonation. Fairly bitter beer, spicy bitterness and yeasty bitterness. Generic ripe fruits. Light semi dry finish. Nice to see a style like this done in cask but it is pretty bitter.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

anders37
3.1
Kent Zingiber
Cask @ Euston Tap (West), Euston NW1. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy ginger hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy ginger flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy ginger finish.
Monday, January 9, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.2
Kent Session Pale
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Clear golden with a creamy-smooth head. Certainly sessionable with a light, smooth tasting hoppiness.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

TBone
3.3
Kent Cobnut
Cask at Beer Hunters, Pori. Dark ruby color, medium-sized steady beige head and lace. Hoppy, caramelly, gives almost licoricey combination. Light-bodied. Caramel, piney hops, drying mouthfeel at the end. Ok.
Saturday, December 31, 2016

ClarkVV
3.9
Kent Cobnut
Cask at Akkurat, 11/28/16.
Dark chestnut, but bright allowing lighter ruby hues to shine through. Large beige head is well-retained.
Very fruity in the yeast department, with soft, fruity, mildly citric hops as well. It works well with the lightly chocolatey but predominantly base malt character of the nose. Some light, crunchy brown bread-like character and otherwise strong cleanliness.
Malty and yet nicely dry, with a substantial malt texture, tight but low carbonation and low specialty malt character, thankfully. There’s some brown bread, hazelnut and light chocolate, but that’s the extent. Vanilla, honey, marmalade, plentiful red fruits (yeast) and more brown bread round out the flavorful finish. Very nice stuff!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

kermis
3.5
Kent Black Mirror
Cask at Southampton Arms, London. Very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, toffee, caramel and a little overripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hermod
3.4
Kent Prohibition APA
Cask @ Kitty’s. Poured pale golden color with a thin white head. Citrusy nose, blood grape, quite intense. Blood grape, citrus, hops, floral notes. Mouthdrying. Bitter, bit light bodied, but nice drinkability.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

downender
3.2
Kent Prohibition APA
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol, October 2016. Golden with a slight off-white, head. Aroma of stone fruit, with some citrus hops. Flavour had sweetish digestive malts with a touch more fruit, before a lingering, bitter, finish. Fine.
Monday, December 19, 2016

finol
3.7
Kent Cobnut
Keg at Akkurat. Pours black without a head. Very smooth, chocolatey, dark malts and a little leather.
Friday, December 16, 2016

hirigalzkar
3.3
Kent Cobnut
Cask @ Akkurat. Heavy on the dark malts. Notes of coffee and dark dry chocolate. Herbal hoppiness.
Friday, December 16, 2016

teorn88
3.2
Kent Abbey 2016
Cask gravity at Pig’s Ear 2016. It pours a clean amber color with a minimal off white head. Aroma is malty and biscuity with notes of caramel and bread. Taste is medium sweet with light mellow booze, more notes of caramel, raisins and biscuit. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

mR_fr0g
2.9
Kent Twelfth Night Squared
Cask gravity at the 2016 pigs ear beer fest. A amber brown coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is solvent harsh alcohol, apple cake, cinnamon. Flavour is composed of rounded malts, burnt toffee, headache inducing alcohol. Palate is sweet and sticky rounded, ok cask condition. Alcohol is too harsh.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.3
Kent Abbey 2016
Cask gravity at the 2016 pigs ear beer fest. A reddy amber coloured pour with a halo of beige head. Aroma is spicy Belgian phenols, ginger, little banana, sweet brown sugars. Flavour is composed of medium sweet, brown sugars, woody, apple, Belgian phenols banana, amber malts. Palate is thick and sweet, moderate carbonation. Not half bad.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

stevoj
3.6
Kent Twelfth Night Squared
Draft at a Pigs Ear Fest. Getting closer to my palate, a much bigger barley wine than the previous ratings. Still not overly boozy. Plenty malty though, malts dominate the aroma and taste. Velvety textures.
Friday, December 2, 2016

omhper
2.7
Kent Mandarina
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy pale golden. Fruity nose with some citrus. Mid sweet with light body and rounded mouthfeel. Somewhat diluted and chalky. Fruity and grainy with slight hop touch. Mid bitter finish.
Monday, November 21, 2016

harrisoni
3.5
Kent Black Mirror
Tap at Euston Tap. Black beer lasting tan head. A dry stout. Dry malts. Dry finish. Not overly roasty. Bit of tar and charcoal. Good condition and temperature. Yes a nicely drinkable dry stout.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.6
Kent Black Mirror
Tried at the The Great Western, Wolverhampton. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma big roasted malt and fruity hops, nice citrus and tropical. Taste light sweet to long roasted bitter.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

evergreen0199
3.1
Kent Brewers Reserve
Cask at St Albans Beer festival 2016, St Albans, Herts. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus, fruity, slightly dry/bitter.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

leaparsons
3.5
Kent Mad Cow Imperial Milk Stout
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Very dark brown with a thin beige head. Coffee with sweet chocolate and funky berries. Lactose with vanilla. Dark chocolate bitterness. Solid.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

leaparsons
3
Kent Prohibition APA
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Hazy golden with big white head. Toasted malts with lemon and white grape skin. Hints of lime. Candy sugar. Herbal and grassy. Yeasty Bitter vegetable finish. It’s OK.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

zvikar
3.2
Kent / Gipsy Hill Yuzu Pale
Hazy yellow, small head, fruity aroma, orange, mint, nice, bitter flavor, wood, orange, nice, medium bodied.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

hohops
3
Kent KGB (Kent Golding Bitter)
Cask. Pours pale and golden, a clingy white head. Aroma- light citrusy fruit, grassy hops. Taste- lemon hints, zesty fruit, wheat, hop bitterness at the finish.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

madmitch76
3
Kent Cherry Saison
6th October 2016
Craft 100. Clapham. Cask. Hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light, fairly dry and has decent fine carbonation. Mild herb. Tangy generic fruits and sweet esters. Light dry and contrastingly bitter finish. A little odd but okay.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

madmitch76
3
Kent Green Hop Black IPA
6th October 2016
Craft 100. Clapham. Cask. Almost clear amber beer, residual pale tan head. Palate is light and fairly dry. Reasonable fine carbonation. Tangy malts, modest dark malt character, just a touch of dark chocolate. Some bitterish caramel. Marmalade hops, modest, little ripe fruit as well. Finishes with a mellow floral bitterness. Inoffensive but lacks a good malt base and enough hops.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

kwik-lime
3.2
Kent Craft Clerkenwell Pale
Cask at Craft in Clerkenwell. Nice grassy hop, some herbs. Head dissipates. Slightly thin palate lets it down a bit but still a nice session ale.
Monday, October 24, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.1
Kent Green Hop Black IPA
Gravity dispense at Craft 100, 06/10/16. Light black with a decent tan head. Nose is straw, floral notes, toffee, fruit esters, raw fruit, grains. Taste comprises farty vibes, liqourice, green hop schmack, red berry tingle, light spice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Average fayre, doesn’t really get out of first gear, a touch raw.
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.5
Kent Cherry Saison
Gravity dispense at Craft 100, 06/10/16. Hazed golden orange with a decent egg shell white cap. Nose is tangy citric rinds, melon, tangerine, light yeast sting, red berry snap, bubblegum. Taste comprises orange wine gums, sweet and sour notes, straw, cherry skins, grains, light yeast flicker. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent easy drinking cask saison, the cherry aspect is pretty subtle and well integrated.
Saturday, October 8, 2016

teorn88
3.1
Kent Green Hop Black IPA
cask at craft 100. It pours a dark copper Amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is crispy grainy with notes of pine cones and grass. Taste has grains and pine cones with light melon and wood. Medium bodied with good cRbonation. Overall, OK
Friday, October 7, 2016

teorn88
3.8
Kent Cherry Saison
cask at craft 100. It pours a murky orange color with a small white head. Aroma is tart and vinous with notes of red berries, red wine, straw and lemon. Taste is also tangy citric fruity with notes of red fruits, red berries, lemon and straw, light funk. Medium bodid with good carbonation. Overall, nice
Friday, October 7, 2016

ippopotamo36
3.1
Kent Black Mirror
Handpump at Doggett’s Coat and Badge, London. Reddish black pour, off-white foam a bit brown, Nose: chocolate and grass. Mouth: suer chicory, chicory covers the rest. Too excessive (for me).
Monday, October 3, 2016

jackl
3.4
Kent Black Mirror
Cask @ Craft Covent Garden. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is pretty expressive. Roasted Malta and accents of singed grass, green biomass. Flavor is quite hoppy and dry. Rich roast. More grass and woody accents. Mellow citrus. Light body, moderate carbonation.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

ippopotamo36
3.8
Kent Craft Clerkenwell Pale
Handpump at Craft Beer Co. Clapham, in London. Pale and clear golden pour, medium white foam. Nose: fresh hoppy aroma with a milled grain big note. Nice. Mouth: lovely, a bit of a pale malts sensation in a hoppy sessional pale really grassy and moderate. Surprisingly tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, October 2, 2016

teorn88
3.5
Kent Velo Dog
Cask at CBC Covent Garden. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is crispy dry with notes of earthy wood, toasted bread, pine cones and orange peel. Taste is also dry and grassy with notes of grapefruit, pine cones, roasted wood, light coffee beans. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, nice
Saturday, October 1, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.3
Kent Green Giant
Cask gravity at the St Albans BEER festival 2016. A pale golden coloured pour with a a thin off white head. Aroma is sharp lemon rind, floral lemon rind, spicy citrus. Palate is semi sweet, spicy citrus, moderate carbonation. Flavour is semi sweet sticky resinous citrus hop, nutty malts. Palate is semi sweet resinous hop, moderate carbonation. Lingering jammy citrus. Good beer.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

fonefan
3.3
Kent Green Giant

Cask (gravity) @ 31th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2014, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

[ As Kent Green Giant ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, citrus, phenol, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, earthy hops, citrus,phenol hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141204]

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

rlgk
3.7
Kent Prohibition APA
Sample at GBBF 2016, Wednesday. Clear pale golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, citrus, grapes, grassy notes. Hoppy fruity flavor, grapes, citrus, spicy, floral notes, some herbal notes. Really nice.
Friday, August 26, 2016

sound67
2.9
Kent Prohibition APA
[GBBF 2016, Olympia] - Kent Brewery Prohibition, 4.8%. Hellgolden klar, schmale luftige Krone. Etwas Gerste, Fichtenholz und Limone im eher blassen Aroma. Leichter bis mittlerer Körper, deutlich wässrig. Zitrone, Gerste und floraler Hopfen im Antrunk. Zur Mitte deutlich harzig, Fichtennadel , APA typisch (das Bier soll eine Hommage an die US IPAs sein). Abgang hopfig zitronig,moderat bitter, Nachhall nur mehr Zitrone, mittellang. Leichtes APA.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.5
Kent Sacred Grounds
Cask at the Euston Tap, 23/08/16. Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige head. Nose carries strong coffee notes, tiramisu, cocoa powder, light roast. Taste comprises lighter coffee tones, biscuit, caramel, roast malt, pinch of black pepper, chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent coffee stout.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MrTipple
3
Kent Prohibition APA
Light floral hops against a light malt background, fruity. Clear, pale gold, small, frothy, white head. Light bitter. Light grain malts continue, light floral hops again, light bodied, flat carbonation. OK Golden Ale, very light palate, somewhat boring. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Benzai
3.6
Kent Prohibition APA
Sampled @ GBBF Day 2. Clear quite bright yellow color, average to decent white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, quite some sweetish hoppiness, mango, tropical fruits lightly and decently bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Quite pleasant.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

TBone
2.9
Kent Brewers Reserve
[email protected] Arms, London
Reserve 2012. Clear golden color, small white head. Light flowery hoppy nose. Light to medium-bodied. Pale malty, light fruity notes with grassy bitterness in the aftertaste. Maybe some alcohol too.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

BlackHaddock
2.9
Kent Craft Clerkenwell Pale
Cask half-pint outside The Craft Co Covent Garden on 3rd Aug 2016. Wispy head on a pale golden body, the aroma both floral and slightly citrus fruit like. The taste was a lot more bitter than the nose intimated, still some citrus notes in the flavour, but no more floral attributes, just bitter hops. OK more than Wow.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

harrisoni
2.3
Kent Saison
Cask gravity at Conqueror Alehouse Ramsgate. Hazy orange colour no head. Has some saison character . some kind of wheat beer. not great. couldn’t finish it. dirty muddy. some hops on the finish.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Garrold
3.5
Kent Prohibition APA
Cask. Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Pale gold. Dense, lasting, super sticky, white head. Decent hop aroma. Some unripe peach. Strawberry. Hint of pine, maybe. Taste has some fruity sweetness. Turns moderately bitter, and nicely zesty. Clean mouthfeel. Some cleansing dryness. Zesty bitter finish. Solid, hoppy cask affair.
Friday, July 1, 2016

Garrold
3.3
Kent Session Pale
Cask. Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. Clear, very pale gold. Thin, dense, sparklertastic, white head. Nose has grassy, lemon juice hoppage. Pale, clean malts. Pump clip says, "think elderflower", and I definitely get that. Taste is light bitter. Some soft, grainy bitterness. Light body. Pretty watery. Lemon hop finish. Decent thirst slaker.
Friday, July 1, 2016