Brewed by Ramsgate
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Broadstairs, England
Serve in English pint


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Cask and bottle conditioned: Regular.
"Strong Pale Ale" (also "Ramsgate Pale Ale")
Ingredients: Water; Malted barley; Malted wheat; Goldings and Fuggles hops; Brewer’s yeast.
"A light and refreshing, full strength pale ale. Brewed with great TLC by Eddie & Lois Gadd."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidGreen (2) - Castres-Gironde, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2008 does not count
Bottled. Complex aroma but predominantly hoppy. Crystal clear when poured, amber coloured with small head. The hoppiness continues into the taste. A very good drinking beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5346) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 July, 2003: Gravity Cask, Kent Beer Festival 2003. Yeasty, bready aroma with a touch of sulphur. Clean, light taste with hints of apple leading into a dry lemony citric finish. [3.4]
Oct, 2003 The brewery, Ramsgate. Sweetish and tangy. Slightly muddled. Hops are earthy & slightly perfumey. Not as impressed on this second visit. [2.9]
Jan, 2005:The brewery, Ramsgate - with joet. Nice clean gulpable session bitter. Pear drops in the finish. [3.1]
Oct, 2008 500ml Bottle from Asda Stunning. Very drinkable - great gulps of fresh fruit and smacks of healthy hops. Ooooh, this is good. Light, refreshing, delicate, yet full of yummy flavour. Very moreish, very tasty - oh, I could drink this all night. Wonderful stuff - really wonderful! [4.7]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle conditioned. This was a surprise to me as I’d convinced myself somehow it was a copper malty ale. It was, in fact, straw coloured. The smell was of hay and the taste of straw and lemon peel. There was also a hint of Smirnoff Red Vodka in the body. All in all an excellent drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Velkyal (302) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2010
The No. 3 is a strong pale ale, with an ABV of 5% that pours a light amber with a rocky white head and a fair amount of fizz. The nose was rather citrusy, but also very spicy, with slight floral notes, as you would expect from East Kent Goldings and Fuggles. Beneath the vibrant bitterness of the beer is a very gentle toffee sweetness, which smoothes out the beer, making it is deliciously refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1686) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Overall: Smooth, well balanced. Soothing.
Note: Cask at Oliver Twist. Reviewed 2014-07-10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugh (161) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2005
Bold aroma of Kent hops. This is a much improved beer with much more outspoken hopping than last year. Reminded me of the better Swale beers of yesteryear. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3560) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 6, 2012
Mid-blonde with fluffy white head and significant amount of yeast sediment. Spicy goldings hops on the nose give a pineapple and wheat spice body with aslightbitter bite and touch of digestive biscuit in thefinish. Gentle carbonation and retains headwell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2404) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Cask @ Akkurat. Reisonous with notes of apricots, honey and knäckebröd. Soft mouthfeel. My favorite beer from Ramsgate to this date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14469) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
Cask at brewery in Ramsgate, Kent When this is at its best it is a hoppy creamy strong ale of real class and extremely drinkable. When it isn’t at its best then it isn’t. I like Eddie’s beers though, they show character and are well made

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 Bottled, blind tasting session. Nice grassy and herbal aroma. Yellow color, hazy, white fine head, good lace. Light maltsweet, pretty bitter and even more bitter in the finish, grass, hints of citrus. Dry mouthfeel in the very finish. Highly drinkable although pretty bitter. Lovely beer. Note: Had another bottle but same production date a few months later. This one was very much disappointing. The grassy aroma was replaced by dust and cardboard. The flavor had become quite neutral but the bitterness stayed making it a dull beer.

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