Review by Rob
Traditional Kentish Ale.
Another great intro from the boys at Sainsbury’s!
A smooth and fruity beer, bursting with refreshing flavours of citrus fruits combined with rounded, malty notes. This crisp and citrusy beer is produced in Kent by the UK’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame (a younger brother to this no doubt) who have been making beer on site since 1698. It is brewed using a single hop variety, Kentish Goldings to give a lift, malty beer with fresh floral aromas. Serve lightly chilled and enjoy the fresh characteristics of this ale with grilled chicken, ham and mild cheeses.
Floral & citrusy aromas with rounded hoppy notes, smooth & fruity with crisp, refreshing flavours. Definite hint of citrus flavours in this beer, in fact smell, colour & flavours all tick the box, I think the wisest thing Sainsbury’s have done with all of their ales is sublet the work out to experienced breweries to do the job properly.
On the whole, the range is pretty good and for £1.50 a bottle there is no room for below average, I think Sainsbury’s have done a good job and would I buy them again? Well no, as my job entails drinking different beers, would I recommend you to drink these? Yes – and I’ve saved the best till last, the Sainsbury’s be good to yourself, “supermarket safe” IPA – coming tomorrow. Is it safe or a punk rocker in disguise?