Shepherd Neame 1698 Bottle Conditioned Ale
78A full-bodied, complex ale, perhaps too bold for some drinkers.
Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger
73A famous amber-red Kentish ale with a pronounced bitter aftertaste.
Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale 2005
75An enjoyable, amber-coloured seasonal offering, presented in an attractive gift box.
Shepherd Neame Original Porter
75Well balanced, with pleasant, wintry flavours, although perhaps lacking a bit of body, as it dries quickly.
Shepherd Neame San Miguel Sun Lik Beer
75Another Shepherd Neame licensed brew. The name means San Miguel in Cantonese and this is one of Hong Kong's best selling beers. The aroma is not very promising but overall it's a pleasing, tasty beer ...
Shepherd Neame Super Dry
73The pride of Japan, brewed under licence by Shepherd Neame. The taste is clean, but underwhelming, although the finish is reasonably bold. There's nothing here to dislike.
Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay
75This well-established organic ale seems a bit fruitier than when last tasted for this magazine.
Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay Organic Ale
75A rather delicate, low-key, Kentish amber ale that would certainly be more impressive on draught, but pleasant and quaffable all the same. Its name suggests a pairing with oysters, but that's not been...
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