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Brewed by Kent
Style: Brown Ale
West Malling, England

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask conditioned; Special
Highly hopped sweet malt back bone distinctive and flavourful brown ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14434) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11985) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5768) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Cask @ Craft Islington. Brown with a small head. The nose is toasted brown bread, a bit of blackberry jam. Twigs, some cocoa. The taste is smooth caramel and chewy toffee. More hints of blackberry. Compost. Toast. Smooth and easy to drink. Solid effort.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (17142) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
15th April 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Cask. Almost clear dark amber beer. Tidy off white head. Palate is smooth with light carbonation. Mild caramel in the malt base. Somewhat insipid marmalade hops. Redemption comes by way of some sweet candy fruits. Finishes neutral.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1708) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
[Cask at Reading BF] Deep amber, moderate off-white head. Caramel, wee wee, grapefruit, bit of pine. OK

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
Cask at The Market Porter. Pours light brown with a creamy beige head. Floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is very floral and has light chocolate malt. It finishes bitter, which may well be from the malt. Changed my mind. Now it seems a little sweet chocolate. Tongue fatigue?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2265) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Cask at Egham United Services Club Easter Beer Festival 2013. A dark brown coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Hoppy, malty aroma. Tastes fruity, malty, some caramel and slight sweetness in there. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11531) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Cask at the 14th Egham Beer Festival at the EUSC, 28/03/13. Lightly hazed chestnut brown with a thin off white head that clears the edge and leaves a film. Nose carries hopy notes, rye bread, caramel, dark malt. Taste is hop forward, sugars, dough, caramel, rye. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, bitterness in the finish, Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Cask at the 14th Egham Beer Festival. Hazy, mid-chestnut with a loose cream head; muted malt aroma; soft malty body, and some dry spicy hops to finish with a touch of ginger and cinnaomin. Rather unispiringing.


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