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Kent Altered States

Kent Altered States
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Brewed by Kent
Style: Brown Ale
West Malling, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask conditioned; Special
Highly hopped sweet malt back bone distinctive and flavourful brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
Half, cask ale as Altered State American brown ale at Craft Beer Co, Islington. Disappearing beige head, fair lacing. Crystal clear dark brown coloured body with ruby highlights to it. Fruity caramel on the nose. Malt-fruity taste of nuts, chocolate and some dried fruits. Roasted bitter ending even with a backdrop of fruit. Soft carbonated. Good drinking (London 23.09.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Cask @ Jolly Butchers, Stoke Newington. Pours brown with nice off-white head. Taste is hoppier than I expected with a graininess to it’s caramel malt character. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
September 7, 2014 - on handpull at Craft Beer Co (Islington). Clear deep coppery amber, small frothy beige head. Light aroma of roast, some herbal bitterness, cereal grain. Taste follow - the bitterness initially takes a backseat to somewhat sweet fresh cereal malt, then it takes over - really seems more of a mild than a brown, but pleasant regardless of the style. Light body, not a lot of carbonation, starts a little sweet, finishes quickly and dry and the bitterness is more in the linger than the actual taste. A good one - no cola, sugar or syrup character here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ EBF14 2013, 14th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.

Unclear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, toffee, caramel, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130328]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask in Craft Islington. Clear brown colour. Some sweetish malt, toffee and biscuit. Long bitter hop finish. Just hop, not pine or citrus, just hop and lots of it. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2013
(Cask at Cock Tavern, Hackney, London, 21 Nov 2013) Brownish amber colour with foamy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of caramel, toasty malt, dark fruit, prunes and raisins. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, dark fruit, prunes, raisins, orange peel, crisp-bread and a balanced spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite complex and tasty. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11988) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Islington. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 061013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14243) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Islington. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, fruits, malt and hops. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ Craft, Islington. Slightly hazy dark amber with small creamy tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop, toasted and nut. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, nut, meidum sweet, little bread, little chocolate and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5537) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Cask (Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell) - Copper in colour. Nuts, dried fruit and hops in the aroma. Nutty, roasted and fruity taste with walnuts, caramel and some soapy notes.

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