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Kent KGB or Kent Golding Bitter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London30 Jun 2024
Nelson ArmsTonbridge, Kent31 Oct 2023
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London19 Oct 2023
The Rusty BucketEltham, Greater London20 Oct 2022
Carpenters ArmsColdred, Kent01 Feb 2022
Silver FoxBexley, Greater London15 Jan 2022
The Hovelling Boat InnRamsgate, Kent28 Oct 2021
Berry & BarrelEltham, Greater London17 Jul 2021
The Handsome SamWhitstable, Kent29 May 2021
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London29 Dec 2019
The New InnCanterbury, Kent06 Sep 2019
Opera HouseTunbridge Wells, Kent11 May 2019
Catford Constitutional ClubCatford, Greater London13 Feb 2019
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent19 Jan 2019
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent07 Nov 2018
The Made InnAshford, Kent24 Oct 2018
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London02 Jul 2018
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent10 Feb 2018
The LanesDover, Kent03 Feb 2018
The BellWalthamstow, Greater London27 Jan 2018
Old Bay AlehouseMinnis Bay, Kent11 Jan 2018
Craft Beer Co.Limehouse, Greater London26 Jul 2017
Waterloo TapWaterloo, Central London22 Jan 2017
The Hackney CarriageSidcup, Greater London14 Sep 2016
Ravensbourne ArmsLewisham, Greater London28 Aug 2016
The Flippin' FrogRochester, Kent19 Aug 2016
The Just ReproachDeal, Kent26 May 2016
The Long PondEltham, Greater London02 Mar 2016
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent22 Oct 2015
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent30 Jun 2015
Craft Beer Co.Brighton, East Sussex20 May 2015
10:50 From VictoriaStrood, Kent18 May 2015
One Inn The WoodPetts Wood, Greater London17 Dec 2014
Rocksalt RestaurantFolkestone, Kent17 Dec 2014
Pelt TraderCity, Central London01 Oct 2014
The Kings ArmsOffham, Kent20 Aug 2013
The Firkin FrogHerne Bay, Kent08 Aug 2013
The ChequersSevenoaks, Kent02 Aug 2013
The Lobster PotWest Malling, Kent26 Jul 2013
The Robert PocockGravesend, Kent07 Jul 2013
Five Bells InnBrabourne, Kent25 Jun 2013
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent23 Jun 2013
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013Dover, Kent24 May 2013
Craft Beer Co.Brixton, Greater London27 Apr 2013
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London02 Apr 2013
Nevill BullBirling, Kent01 Feb 2013
The Flying BoatDartford, Kent14 Jan 2013
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent04 Jan 2013
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London27 Nov 2012
Ye Olde Thirsty PigMaidstone, Kent25 Nov 2012
2nd Spa Valley Railway Beer FestivalTunbridge Wells, Kent20 Oct 2012
Catford Bridge TavernCatford, Greater London29 Jul 2012
Black Horse & HoodensBorough Green, Kent17 Jun 2012
The Five BellsChelsfield, Greater London01 Jun 2012
The Bell & JorrocksFrittenden, Kent14 Apr 2012
The Sussex ArmsTwickenham, Greater London06 Feb 2012
The Rum PuncheonGravesend, Kent26 Jan 2012
The BedfordTunbridge Wells, Kent02 Dec 2011
Kent BreweryBirling, Kent01 Oct 2011
The Oak on the GreenBearsted, Kent16 Jul 2011
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London21 Jun 2011
The WheatsheafMaidstone, Kent16 Jun 2011
The Three MarinersHythe, Kent30 May 2011
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent09 Apr 2011

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 PirripPoor30 Jun 2024 Proved to be one of the last out of a cask. Did not taste as it should and I know well KGB's usual crispness. Returned over half to go down the drain
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Aug 2023
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jul 2023
Philip PirripAcceptable13 Jul 2023 OK but honestly not recognisable as KGB
Philip PirripExcellent20 Apr 2023 A regular favourite
Philip PirripGood09 Mar 2023 Very palatable, on first day on
Philip PirripGood29 Sep 2022
Philip PirripGood21 Apr 2022 Had better KGB from Kent
Philip PirripExcellent25 Feb 2022 Superb form
Philip PirripExcellent09 Jan 2022 Only a half but best of the evening
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Oct 2021 Put on for tomorrow
Philip PirripGood06 Sep 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Sep 2021
Philip PirripExcellent27 Jun 2021
Philip PirripGood04 Oct 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Oct 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Feb 2020
Philip PirripGood09 Feb 2020
Philip PirripGood24 Dec 2018 Matured a tad since yesterday
Philip PirripGood23 Dec 2018

Nelson Arms, Tonbridge, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2023

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent19 Oct 2023 Been on a few days but superb condition still. Locals said it had improved over the days since first tapping
Philip PirripExcellent17 Oct 2023 Good condition. Taste, head, lacing all top notch
Philip PirripExcellent02 Jun 2023 Quality ale in excellent condition
Philip PirripExcellent11 Oct 2022 Difficult to better this for condition
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Mar 2020
Philip PirripExcellent01 Feb 2020 Near end of cask but still excellent
Philip PirripExcellent31 Jan 2020
Philip PirripExcellent05 Nov 2019

The Rusty Bucket, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried20 Oct 2022 A well tipped cask
Philip PirripGood24 Jun 2022
Magnus GreelExcellent22 Jun 2022 A full-on dose of Golding and Fuggles hops, with a rich variety of local malts
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Feb 2020
Philip PirripGood11 Oct 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable21 Sep 2019 OK
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Jan 2019 Temporarily off sale due to accidental violent disturbing of the cask
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Nov 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Oct 2018
Philip PirripGood24 Sep 2018 Slightly better condition than end of last week
Philip PirripAcceptable21 Sep 2018 First out of cask, headless and a bit flat
Philip PirripGood12 Sep 2018
Philip PirripExcellent10 Sep 2018

Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent01 Feb 2022 A superb pint.
Jack WilliamGood18 Dec 2020
Jack WilliamPoor21 Sep 2018 Well past its best - replacement offered without issue.
Jack WilliamGood29 May 2018 Nice, crisp bitterness.

Silver Fox, Bexley, Greater London

Philip PirripPoor15 Jan 2022 No off flavours but alas flat as a pancake. Luckily had keep some Bexley BOB back to wash away the last sips of this one

The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried28 Oct 2021

Berry & Barrel, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripGood17 Jul 2021

The Handsome Sam, Whitstable, Kent

ChrisEExcellent29 May 2021

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripGood29 Dec 2019 Smooth

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent06 Sep 2019 Excellent blend of goldings and fuggles hops with a good body.
BrianNot Tried24 Nov 2012

Opera House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

TobesNot Tried11 May 2019

Catford Constitutional Club, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2019

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenExcellent19 Jan 2019 Decent peppery farmyard bitter.

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripGood07 Nov 2018 Perhaps a bit more cloying than usual
Philip PirripExcellent27 Sep 2014 The star of the evening

The Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

ChrisENot Tried24 Oct 2018

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Jul 2018 Rarely for Kent the ale appeared hazy and with a few bits, so did not sample
Philip PirripExcellent18 Apr 2016

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

AndrewNot Tried10 Feb 2018

The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Feb 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Mar 2017

The Bell, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Jan 2018

Old Bay Alehouse, Minnis Bay, Kent

Jack WilliamGood11 Jan 2018 A full bodied solid pint.

Craft Beer Co., Limehouse, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Jul 2017

Waterloo Tap, Waterloo, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Jan 2017

The Hackney Carriage, Sidcup, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable14 Sep 2016 Head soon died

Ravensbourne Arms, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent28 Aug 2016 Truly the cat's whiskers
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Feb 2016
Philip PirripExcellent22 Feb 2016
Philip PirripGood12 Jul 2015
Philip PirripGood02 Jul 2014 Oilier and less crisp than previously here
Philip PirripExcellent29 Jun 2014

The Flippin' Frog, Rochester, Kent

ChrisENot Tried19 Aug 2016

The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent26 May 2016

The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent02 Mar 2016 Superb, no need to move on to any other beer here

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

Philip PirripAcceptable22 Oct 2015

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jun 2015

Craft Beer Co., Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripExcellent20 May 2015

10:50 From Victoria, Strood, Kent

Philip PirripAcceptable18 May 2015 Hazy, tired

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried17 Dec 2014
oz11Excellent30 Jul 2014
oz11Not Tried27 May 2014

Rocksalt Restaurant, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEAcceptable17 Dec 2014

Pelt Trader, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Oct 2014
Stephen HarrisGood31 Jul 2014 Very much a traditional English bitter.

The Kings Arms, Offham, Kent

DosserExcellent20 Aug 2013
PedroExcellent29 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent27 Dec 2012

The Firkin Frog, Herne Bay, Kent

HSBGood08 Aug 2013

The Chequers, Sevenoaks, Kent

oz11Excellent02 Aug 2013
oz11Not Tried20 Apr 2013
oz11Excellent16 Mar 2013

The Lobster Pot, West Malling, Kent

PedroNot Tried26 Jul 2013

The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripExceptional07 Jul 2013 More of those examples of perfection and moreishness so I did
Martin the MildmanGood31 Jan 2013 Hoppy bitter with a good malt balance. My score 15/20.

Five Bells Inn, Brabourne, Kent

WittendenAcceptable25 Jun 2013 Towards the end of the barrel. More malty than hoppy tonight. I try to love this brewery, but perhaps it's not for me!
WittendenExcellent17 Feb 2013 Plenty of hops, but more balanced.Touch of farmyard. Perhaps the first beer from this brewery that I've really enjoyed.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried23 Jun 2013
Toby Not Tried22 Jun 2013
PedroExcellent28 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried14 Nov 2012
PedroNot Tried17 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried16 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExceptional16 Dec 2011 Stunningly good.
PedroNot Tried14 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried13 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried01 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried01 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent28 Jun 2011
ChrisEExcellent28 Jun 2011 Apparantly KGB stands for Kent Golding Bitter, a good hoppy ale full of flavour.
oz11Good24 Jun 2011

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013, Dover, Kent

MickNot Tried24 May 2013

Craft Beer Co., Brixton, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried27 Apr 2013

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Good02 Apr 2013

Nevill Bull, Birling, Kent

PedroGood01 Feb 2013
PedroNot Tried23 Apr 2011

The Flying Boat, Dartford, Kent

ChrisEExcellent14 Jan 2013 Amazingly good, very tasty and in near perfect condition. It was just slightly too cold for my taste which prevented me from awarding it five stars.

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

IanNot Tried04 Jan 2013

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent27 Nov 2012 Last half out still tasted good

Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent

EddieExceptional25 Nov 2012 Just fantastic in top condition :)

2nd Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

oz11Not Tried20 Oct 2012 At Tunbridge Wells

Catford Bridge Tavern, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent29 Jul 2012 First rate full bodied. Should not have moved off this ale tonight but came back to it for close

Black Horse & Hoodens, Borough Green, Kent

PedroExcellent17 Jun 2012

The Five Bells, Chelsfield, Greater London

PedroExcellent01 Jun 2012

The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Kent

PedroExcellent14 Apr 2012
PedroNot Tried12 Apr 2012

The Sussex Arms, Twickenham, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Feb 2012

The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

Martin the MildmanAcceptable26 Jan 2012 Amber bitter with a bitter hop character with dry citrus hop notes. Dry, hoppy finish. My score 14/20.

The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent02 Dec 2011

Kent Brewery, Birling, Kent

AndrewGood01 Oct 2011 A bit eggy but a decent brown bitter.

The Oak on the Green, Bearsted, Kent

PedroExcellent16 Jul 2011

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

Martin the MildmanAcceptable21 Jun 2011 Very bitter and hoppy, too intense for my taste. Very dry and hoppy finish. My score 12/20.

The Wheatsheaf, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExcellent16 Jun 2011

The Three Mariners, Hythe, Kent

IanNot Tried30 May 2011
IanNot Tried28 May 2011

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroNot Tried09 Apr 2011
PedroExcellent08 Apr 2011

Kent KGB or Kent Golding Bitter

4.10% ABV.

We have tried this beer 88 times.

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

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