Brewed by Kent
Style: Bitter
West Malling, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular;

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2011 Cask at the Craft Beer Co. Pours clear, vibrant amber with a soft, white head. Nutty aroma, light toast and herbal hops. Light sweet flavor, lots of grainy malts, light toast and herbs. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nice balance to finish, plenty of toast and nuts, some lingering earth and herbal bitterness. Good beer. (3.7) Cask at The Southampton Arms, London. Pours clear, amber-gold with a small, white head. Toasty malt nose, bit of caramel and nuts. Medium sweet flavor, bit more caramel, toast and leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Clean finish, mild bitters, great balance, some toast and caramel, light toasty sugars. Really solid, actually. (3.9)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
Kings Arms, Upnor. Hoppy and juicy. Very decent brew. Some interesting chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
(Cask at Euston Tap, Euston, London, 21 Nov 2012) Amber colour with brief, white head. Malty, fruity nose with citrus, apricots and citric, slightly earthy, hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried apricots, citrus peel and generous amounts of citric hops in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Nice one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (635) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
On draught at Chippenham Beer Festival. Hazy amber, no head. Cocoa on front. Mineral finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Cask@Southampton Arms, London. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, some slight bitter grassy and floral notes as well. Flavour is caramel malts, some fruits, wood and nectar. Wellbalanced and pleasant session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Cask. Clear copper with a medium sized frothy off white head. Dried green plants, wood, earthy. Light grain and bread. Some light fruity notes. Medium body, light sweet, firm bitterness. Solid work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2011
Cask handpull at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig Maidstone. Orange copper with slight haze and a tad warm. Lasting cream head. Toasted malt and some peppery hop aroma. Enormously drinkable toasty bitter. Apart from being a touch warm this is lovely. Fresh as hell. Some yeasty meatyness on the aroma. But finish is excellent. Good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at the Southampton Arms on 6th August 2011. Copper with thin off-white laceless head. Discreet herby aroma. Grassy hoppiness, herbiness and tangy citric notes in liquid. Notes of broad beans/cabbage. Quite a lengthy hoppy finish, slightly sour but also nicely bitter. Light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2011
Tap (Southampton Arms, RBESG2011 Saturday)
Good full body. Full of bitter hops. Even coffee in places. Bitter how it’s supposed to be, made balanced for drinkability as well as having a bold flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Cask conditioned at The Craft Beer Co., Brighton, E.Sussex. Hazy amber with white head. Initially this had quite a caramel note, a little worrying but it did drop off to a woody, earthy note. Lasting bitterness, bready notes. A pretty decent beer in the end.

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