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Brewed by Kent
Style: Brown Ale
West Malling, England

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
Cask at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, golden-brown with a modest, creamy white head. Rich, toasty bread in the nose, hints of lightly toasted pine. Medium sweet flavor, toasty bread, some resinous pine, berries, ripe citrus. Light to medium bodied withfine carbonation. Lightly resinous finish, pine and grass, earth, toasty almost butnt bred, some ripe berries and citrus. Great beer. Well balanced, nicely hopped.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1677) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5315) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Craft Beer Co EC1 London 28/02/13. A brown beer with a tight head and lacing. A US accented brown ale in all ways. Chocolate. fruity hops and sweetish malts. Deliberately sweet so it works. The chocolate is good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13780) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Cask gravity at Firkin Alehouse Folkestone. Clear deepish brown colour thin beige head. Malty aroma. Malty bitter with decent whack of hops on the finish. Brown sugar and lemon reminded me of pancakes. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2112) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Cask at the 2013 Grape and Grain Spring Beer Festival, Crystal Palace. Dark brown pour with a white head. Light coffee and treacle toffee aroma. Coffee, caramel and toffee flavour. Malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11130) - 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?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14084) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6162) - 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.


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