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Brewed by Kent
Style: Bitter
West Malling, England
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask: Regular;


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11874) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5277) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
Kings Arms, Upnor. Hoppy and juicy. Very decent brew. Some interesting chocolate notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6296) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20946) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14138) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1474) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9618) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at Southampton Arms. Clear amber - white head. Amber malts, fruity, raisins, toatsed, light roasted, piney, grassy. Tjaaa.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11278) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
RBESG August 2011, Southampton Arms. Amber with a small white head. Aroma of toffee and biscuit, with a fruity touch. Sweetish caramel and toffee flavour with grassy hops and a medium bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Southampton Arms, RBESG Weekend, 139 Highgate Road, London, Greater London, England NW5 1LE.

Clear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - roasted, malt, light caramel, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110806]


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