Name: Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay
Bottled/ Draft: Bottled
Bottle Conditioned: No
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Price: £1.80 from Abel & Cole
Colour: Golden Amber
Head/ Bubbles: Very short head.
Mouthfeel: A little fizzy, but well controlled.
Taste: A light maltiness, with balanced hops that linger.
Comment: This is a great summer ale – something I’d written in my notes before I realised that the brewery agrees with me, as it’s a seasonal summer ale in it’s draft form! There are citrus notes in the smell, which blend nicely with the hops and comes through as nice floral overtones in the flavour.