Kent Reviews




Travlr
3.4
Kent Prohibition APA
Cask at Black Door. Crystal clear golden color white head. Aroma of white pepper. Taste is straw and black pepper. Nice.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

mr_h
3.3
Kent Pale
Cask (4%), 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Bon Accord, Glasgow on 22 May 2017, weak herbal aroma, golden with a thin bubbly head and no lacing, light citrus, light herbal flavour, oily.
Monday, July 24, 2017

kermis
3.6
Kent Prohibition APA
7 3 8 3 15
Cask shared at Black Door, Helsinki. Hazy golden with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of light weedy hops, citrus and fruits. Flavour is above light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with very soft carbonation.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

fonefan
3.2
Kent Twelfth Night Squared

Cask (gravity) @ 33th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2016, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.

[ As Kent Twelfth Night Squared ].
Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average to small, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, dried fruit, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, sweet malt, sweet fruit, caramel, candy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20161201]
7-3-7-3-12

Thursday, July 13, 2017

anders37
3.3
Kent Prohibition APA
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

mR_fr0g
3
Kent Brewers Reserve
Cask at the Euston tap west. A clear golden coloured pour with a lasting sticky white head. Lacing.. Aroma is weird si sweet bile, sweaty socks, apple. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, nutty malts, earthy hedgerow hop, apple, spicy hop, sweaty. Palate is semi sweet, decent cask condition. Assertive spicy woody hop bitterness. Meh.
Friday, July 7, 2017

GuideDogSaint
3.2
Kent Abandon Hope
Cask pint at the Hope, Carshalton. Pours clear golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of hops with light citrus. Hoppy taste. Thin finish.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Idiosynkrasie
3.3
Kent Twelfth Night Squared
330ml bottle. Opaque, dark brown colour with average to huge, foamy, moderately to mostly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Sweet-ish, toasty malty aroma, notes of caramel, vanilla, toffee, hints of red and blue berries, a touch of raisin; an initial impression of Bourbon BA reveals itself as unfounded, yeasty, leafy hints of blueberry and bramble finally predominate. Taste is sweet-ish, toasty malty, hints of caramel, molasses, toffee, liquorice, some blueberry and bramble, a papery touch; minimally warming, alcoholic finish. Strong but still rather drinkable.
Monday, July 3, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.9
Kent Old Jamaica
Cask @ Ring, Southwark, London. Very dark red with a thin bubbly head. It’s a winter warmer with a light spice, but enough to dominate over some toffee notes also in here. A few roasted malts come through too and are better in its nose than taste.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hermod
3.3
Kent Cascade
Cask @ Kitty’s. Poured golden color with a thick white head. Peachy, citrusy aroma, some leather. Flavor has light lemon notes, floral notes, minerals. Light, some bitterness in finish. Good drinkability.
Friday, June 30, 2017

fonefan
3.4
Kent Pig’s Ear PA

Cask (gravity) @ 33th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2016, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.

[ As Kent Pig’s Ear PA ].
Clear medium to light orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, fruity maslt, moderate hoppy, citrus, spicy hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, spicy hops, pale malt, sweet malt, fruity malt - fruity hops, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20161201]
7-3-7-3-14

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.2
Kent Old Jamaica
Cask at the Euston tap west lodge. A clear chestnut brown coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is woody earthy, brown bread, milky roast. Flavour is composed of rustic woody twiggy malts, thin, dirty chocolate milk. Palate is milky sweet, creamy, lowish carbonation, nitro. Little basic.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Leighton
3
Kent Old Jamaica
Cask at the Euston Tap West - London. Pours clear reddish brown with a thick, lasting creamy yellow-beige head. The aroma holds toasted ginger, soft roast, very slight cocoa. Light sweet flavour with some gritty cinnamon, bitter ashy roast, dried ginger, earth, baking cocoa. Medium bodied with light carboantion and velvety texture. Finishes with kites of burnt cinnamon and ginger, more hard roast, ash, bittersweet chocolate, tobacco. So so overall.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Svesse
3.4
Kent Cascade
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 3 June 2017) Pale golden colour with foamy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of biscuits, citrus, peaches and floral hops. Fruity, hoppy taste with citrus, peaches, lemon peel, grapefruit, biscuits and a balanced citric/floral bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh and summery. Nice one.
Sunday, June 18, 2017

kwik-lime
3.4
Kent Cobnut
Cask at the Anterlope in Surbiton. Malty, quite a bit of caramel, fairly rich. Satisfying beer.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

gyllenbock
3.3
Kent Cascade
Cask at Akkurat. Almost clear golden with a small white head. Quite soft and easy to drink with grapefruit, hay, light malt and grass. The body was light and the carbonation soft.
Sunday, June 4, 2017

SinH4
3.9
Kent Cascade
Cask at Akkurat, labeled 4.5%. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is fresh grapefruit and orange peel hops, earthy hopspice. Taste is grapefruit and orange peel, celery. Flat. Great Real Pale Ale!
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Psytron
3.7
Kent Cobnut
Cask at Akkurat. No smell. Very deep red colour, beige foamy head. Aroma of hops, grass, herbs. Bitter. Very flat carbon, dry palate.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

nuplastikk
3.5
Kent Craft Clerkenwell Pale
Tap at Craft Clerkenwell. Easy, super clean body. Light golden malts. Very sessionable. Simple, but fresh and clean.
Monday, May 29, 2017

mR_fr0g
3
Kent Zingiber
Cask at the Euston tap east. A clear pale yellow coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is damp hay, straw vanilla, grassy hint of sour grains. Flavour is composed of ginger, spicy, raw rustic grains, cheese biscuit,. Palate is light bodied, grainy, moderate carbonation. Decent.
Friday, May 5, 2017

Oiolosse
3.1
Kent Black Mirror
Media pinta tirada de barril en Waterloo Tap, Londres. Marrón de caoba extremadamente oscuro con una respetable cabeza de color caqui. La nariz es malta asada, cacao en polvo, caramelo, galleta. El gusto incluye el toffee quemado, el chocolate, el pan marrón. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación moderada, semi secado cerca con una mordida de lúpulo. Aprueba.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

VastActiv
3.3
Kent Prohibition APA
Cask at St Urho, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy golden with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavors: Some floral, fruits, citrus, hops, dryness and malts. Pretty good. Hoppy golden ale.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

harrisoni
3.7
Kent Éostre
Cask gravity at Firkin Alehouse Folkestone. Clear pale gold lasting white head. Hoppy no doubt a bit like a Hophead quite dry. Some floral hop good i thought and stunning condition
Friday, April 21, 2017

mjs
3.4
Kent Prohibition APA
(Cask at St Urhos Pub, 20170421) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, pine and white bread. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation . Flavours were fruitiness, pine, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A nice hoppy pale ale with strong bitterness.
Friday, April 21, 2017

BeerViking
3.6
Kent Black Gold
Cask at the Express Tavern. A black pale ale makes a change I guess. It’s actually a very deep red-brown with a lacing head, a pleasing hoppy treacley nose, and a roasty-bitter body. Like a light BIPA. Nice.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BeardedAvenger
3.2
Kent Twelfth Night Squared
Cask at Egham Beer Fest, 13/04/17. Thin boozy aroma. Darkest brown. Cream off-white head. Sweet. Spiced stewed fruit. Light bodied. Slick. Relatively abrupt finish. Slips down. Would have liked a warming sensation from the booze, but didn’t get it.
Friday, April 14, 2017

BeardedAvenger
3.1
Kent Abbey 2016
Cask at Egham Beer Fest, 13/04/17. Sweet yeasty aroma. Dark brown. Thin off-white head. Sweet. Prunes. Light. Watery. Soft carbonation. For an ABV of this much it slips down well. However kinda bland and kinda unsophisticated.
Friday, April 14, 2017

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Kent Black Mirror
Cask at the Waterloo Tap, 17/03/17. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a respectable khaki head. Nose is roast malt, cocoa powder, toffee, biscuit. Taste comprises burnt toffee, chocolate, brown bread, roast malts, scorched wood, bitter tang. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a hop bite. Decent enough offering.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Davros IX
3.7
Kent Session Pale
Cask. A very gentle session pale ale with a quite ethereal aroma and flavour of citrus and red fruit hops. A perfect light golden appearance and low head were matched with an easy mouth feel. Maybe this should have been drunk at the start of the evening to gain full appreciation, but it was very good.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

BeerViking
3.2
Kent Summit
Cask at the Lyric, golden with a tight foam, nose is pine, citrus, touches of onion skin and melon. Dry-bitter and lightly spicy with a sweet undertone. Astringent bitterness and a faint floral tone in the finish.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

TBone
2.7
Kent KGB (Kent Golding Bitter)
Cask at Kiity"s. Clear amber color, good cloudy head. Fruity nose has some kind of tobacco twist. Light-bodied. Light caramel, earthy hops, pale malty. Easy, quite typical "not much vibe" English real ale.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

jookos
3.2
Kent KGB (Kent Golding Bitter)
[email protected] Ambery light hazy. Woody malty, earthy, light herby nose. Med bldied, good bittered, slight tannic finish. Not the easiest cask ive had. Flavourful still, and sorta tasty. Was the dregs too, so probly better in prime.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

lello4ever
3.4
Kent Craft Clerkenwell Pale
Una ale non male, bionda, schiuma sottilissima, al naso agrumata, la bevuta è scorrevole con una punta amara, sempre agrumi.
Monday, March 27, 2017

HogTownHarry
3.4
Kent Berry Mild Porter
September 17, 2015 - at Holborn Whippet; cask. Looks great - deep refractive brownish red with a lasting small tan foamy head. Interesting aroma - light treacle/molasses, coffee flavoured toffee, background medium roast coffee bean, a little bit of dry bitterness to drive down the sweetness some. Taste is quite earthy, I assume the water used was quite mineral-laden - has a sharp, almost iron bite to it - definitely less sweet than the aroma ... very light alcohol as well, plus some acidity from one of those classic UK hops (no idea which). Light and airy body - almost watery, a tad under-carbonated, finishes dry and almost gritty - those minerals really emerge in the aftertaste. My only complaint would be just a wee bit too thin.
Friday, March 24, 2017

VastActiv
3.1
Kent KGB (Kent Golding Bitter)
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dryness, dry fruits, fruits, some nuts, some hops and malts.
Friday, March 24, 2017

kermis
3.1
Kent Session Pale
Draft at Wight Bear Ale House, Southbourne. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of light herbal and green hops, floral notes and citrus. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Above light bodied with soft carbonation.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

imdownthepub
3.5
Kent Prohibition APA
Cask conditioned at The King’s Head, Leicester. Gold with white head. There is a fullish, hoppy, bitter character to this, fruity, grpaefruit flavours with a lasting bitterness. Very pleasant.
Monday, March 13, 2017

imdownthepub
3.5
Kent Session Pale
Cask conditioned at The King’s Head, Leicester. Gold with white head. This proved to be a bright, fresh, hoppy beer, pleasant tangy grapefruit notes, sharp and bitter. Lasting on the palate. Very pleasant.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Grumbo
3.4
Kent Cobnut
Cask at the Holborn Whippet. Pours bright deep chestnut brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma of hop, malt, caramel, fruit, nut and bread. Moderate sweetness and medium plus bitterness. Toward medium body and slight oily texture, carbonation is soft to flat. A decent and very traditional brown ale.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Leighton
2.8
Kent Black Mirror
Cask at The Bell - Walthamstow. Pours clear brown with a creamy, tan head. The aroma holds moderate roast, some coffee grounds, cocoa. Light sweet flavour with more roast, harsh ashy bitterness, scorched earth, baking cocoa, some pine, grapefruit. Light bodied with soft carbonation; not the best condition. Finishes with some vegetal notes, more harsh ash, moderate astringency, citrus peel, lime zest. A little sketchy overall.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

harrisoni
3
Kent Twelfth Night Squared
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2017. Black beer thin tan head. Well it definitely smells of near on 10% abv. Boozy in the mouth liquorice and molasses flavour. As i say a little hot. Definitely a sipper rather than a gulper. Settled down a bit. Ok if too hot.
Friday, February 3, 2017

harrisoni
3.6
Kent White Cliffs Pale Ale
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2017. Haze pale gold colour lasting white head. Citrus fruits aroma some attractive lemon and orange and a little earthy. Mouthfeel is good. Finish is dry. Good zesty fruit. Best so far if the festival.
Friday, February 3, 2017

TBone
3.3
Kent Prohibition APA
[email protected] Hunters. Slightly cloudy yellow color, good white head. Pineapple and citrus in the nose. Light-bodied. Citrus, pineapple, grapefruit in the flavor. Soft. Nice tropical fruity hoppyness.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

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