Late Red – Autumn Hop Ale by Shepherd Neame (ENG)

For my last beer in Cornwall, it’s only fitting that I try another ale from Britain’s oldest brewery …. in Kent. Shepherd Neame have been brewing since 1698 and they’ve got quite good at it. Their ‘Late Red’ (dedicated to Sara Jarvis, on her birthday) Autumn Hop Ale is another fine example.

Shepherd Neame's 'Late Red' ..... over 300 years in the making.
Shepherd Neame’s ‘Late Red’ ….. over 300 years in the making.

 

Beautiful rich mahogany in colour and hints of dried fruit on the nose. Like a lot of Kentish brews, it’s heavy on the hops, smokey caramel on the palate and strong bitter finish. Spring may be on the way in Cornwall, but down in Australia it’s Autumn that’s approaching and I shall be approaching Australia tomorrow night.

Here’s Justin Hayward from The Moody Blues with ‘Forever Autumn’

 

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One thought on “Late Red – Autumn Hop Ale by Shepherd Neame (ENG)”

  1. I drank my bottle on the same night – there must be a word for that? Please listen to my favourite bands that weren’t around when they should have been – Dead Social Club – Stockholm

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