I spent a holiday in Kent. I tried the range of Shepherd Neame ales. They all tasted the same to me, and I didn't like them. Even now, if I see an SN ale I've not tried, I'll always give it a go, but it still tastes like all the others.
I find they have a slightly strange taste, rather akin to the odd flavour of a boiled sweet you have found in your pocket, that may have been there for years and is covered in fluff, but you give it a go anyway, then wish you hadn't, but can't spit it out because you're meeting your wife's best friend and her partner and to spit it out would give a bad impression. So you work it around until its gone, trying not to grimace while you're doing so.
In fact, Shepherd Neame is, in my opinion, simply unpleasant.