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Kent Green Giant

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London17 Dec 2019
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London09 Nov 2019
The Rusty BucketEltham, Greater London08 Nov 2019
The Long PondEltham, Greater London05 Nov 2019
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent22 Oct 2019
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent19 Oct 2019
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London29 Oct 2018
The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)Broadstairs, Kent03 Oct 2018
Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2018Canterbury, Kent22 Sep 2018
The Lady LuckCanterbury, Kent26 Sep 2015
The New InnCanterbury, Kent26 Sep 2015
4th Spa Valley Railway Beer FestivalTunbridge Wells, Kent25 Oct 2014
The Just ReproachDeal, Kent21 Oct 2014
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent14 Oct 2014
The Snooty FoxCanonbury, Greater London09 Oct 2014
Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2014Canterbury, Kent27 Sep 2014
Pig's Ear Beer Festival 2013Hackney, Greater London06 Dec 2013
Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2013Canterbury, Kent28 Sep 2013
The HopeCarshalton, Greater London18 Dec 2012
The Kings ArmsOffham, Kent25 Nov 2012
Egham United Services ClubEgham, Surrey15 Nov 2012
The George & DragonFordwich, Kent29 Oct 2012
Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2012Canterbury, Kent29 Sep 2012

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent17 Dec 2019 Slight loss of edge from that on the last couple of days
Philip PirripExcellent16 Dec 2019 4½* Every bit as superb as yesterday. Shows what can be done with ageing in the pub
Philip PirripExcellent15 Dec 2019 4½* Superb having been aged in the pub for some weeks

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent09 Nov 2019 More GG to smooth my furrowed brow after much of it yesterday elsewhere!!
Philip PirripExceptional07 Oct 2017 Could it be just a tad better than yesterday's 5 marking?
Philip PirripExceptional06 Oct 2017 No lesser mark would do this justice. Had been kept 2 weeks as recommended by the brewery. Condition, head, presentation, taste all collided to a perfect pint
Philip PirripExcellent02 Nov 2016 Nearing end of cask, not quite as good as the perfect nectar at the end of last week
Philip PirripExceptional28 Oct 2016 The reason for my visit, accomplished with aplomb and this innocent heady brew needed none other to follow it
Philip PirripExcellent23 Oct 2015
Philip PirripExceptional26 Sep 2015 Only time for 2 of this superbly balanced easy drinking hop hit that was as clear as a bell
Philip PirripExceptional01 Nov 2014 Even better than on Thursday night. A magical joint venture weaved twixt brewer and the cellarman
Philip PirripExcellent30 Oct 2014 Had been in the cellar for about a fortnight before tapping. Complex and one to savour. At the end I think everyone was having one

The Rusty Bucket, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent08 Nov 2019 Glorious green hopper - one of the last casks being sold anywhere
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Nov 2018
Philip PirripGood24 Nov 2018 Probably the very last one of this season's batch for sale anywhere
Philip PirripGood11 Oct 2018 Best I have had this year and this has been held back for some weeks before selling. Still a disappointment compared with earlier years' versions which had more body to them

The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent05 Nov 2019 4½* again tonight. Every bit as good as yesterday's
Philip PirripExcellent04 Nov 2019 4½* Stored on site for at least 6 - 8 weeks and all the better for it. A classic green-hopper
Philip PirripExcellent11 Oct 2019 It is that time of year again. Pub has not stored this cask for too long but it is wholeheartedly nicely rounded although comparatively fresh
Philip PirripExcellent18 Oct 2018 Spot on once more. Whether exceeds 6% who knows
Philip PirripExcellent17 Oct 2018 The very best tasting of the 2018 version, held back here for about 4 weeks. Had developed flavours not experienced elsewhere with younger versions
Philip PirripGood21 Sep 2018 The Guv warned me to expect to be a bit disappointed. Came across to me as too fresh and lacking bitterness and body. He will certainly be keeping his second cask for a few weeks before broaching it and I implore other licensees to hold back on this one for several weeks too
Philip PirripExcellent05 Oct 2016 Innocence in a glass!

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent22 Oct 2019 Great stuff indeed
Philip PirripExceptional22 Oct 2016 Top notch brew, kept and served top notchly here

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenExcellent19 Oct 2019 Oily,spicy.Pears.Great beer.

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent29 Oct 2018 4½* Almost perfect. Help back for over a month since it was delivered it has developed some bittersweet flavours and become as drinkable as a session beer. SO FAR the very best example of this year's version
Philip PirripExceptional14 Oct 2016 Faultless and so innocent
Philip PirripExcellent17 Oct 2015

The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

Philip PirripGood03 Oct 2018 Good but not a patch on last year's anywhere I have tried it so far in 2018

Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2018, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent22 Sep 2018 Lip smacking.
DosserGood22 Sep 2018 Nice pint

The Lady Luck, Canterbury, Kent

ChrisENot Tried26 Sep 2015

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

ChrisENot Tried26 Sep 2015

4th Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

oz11Excellent25 Oct 2014

The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent

ChrisENot Tried21 Oct 2014

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserAcceptable14 Oct 2014 End of cask
DosserNot Tried04 Nov 2013 Ran out
TobesExcellent26 Oct 2013
DosserExcellent20 Oct 2012 Ran out
PedroNot Tried18 Oct 2012

The Snooty Fox, Canonbury, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 Oct 2014
Stephen HarrisExcellent04 Oct 2012 Really good quality green hop beer, full of East Kent Goldings.

Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2014, Canterbury, Kent

oz11Good27 Sep 2014

Pig's Ear Beer Festival 2013, Hackney, Greater London

oz11Good06 Dec 2013

Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2013, Canterbury, Kent

oz11Not Tried28 Sep 2013

The Hope, Carshalton, Greater London

HSBExceptional18 Dec 2012

The Kings Arms, Offham, Kent

PedroExcellent25 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent24 Nov 2012 Still lasting from the festival but reduced in price
PedroExcellent17 Nov 2012

Egham United Services Club, Egham, Surrey

thebrewingmanExcellent15 Nov 2012 Superb green hop IPA

The George & Dragon, Fordwich, Kent

BrianGood29 Oct 2012 Tasted so much of apples I thought I'd ordered cider. Nice though.

Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2012, Canterbury, Kent

AlenomoreExceptional29 Sep 2012 Start as I mean to go on! Superb.
oz11Excellent29 Sep 2012
AndrewNot Tried28 Sep 2012
ChrisENot Tried28 Sep 2012
MickExcellent28 Sep 2012 Very nice, good strength and a bitterness to match.

Kent Green Giant

6.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 47 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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