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Brewed by Swan On The Green
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
West Peckham, Maidstone, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Cask; Regular.
The Swan's heavyweight premium bitter hopped with UK Target for bite and softened with Kentish Goldings for aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13369) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Kent Beer Fest, Canterbury. Amber to copper with slight white head. As with the other Swan beer at the festival, this has a big toffee caramel note, sweet and malty. A little sulpher, but rather thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16191) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
Cask@Kent Beer Festival 2006. Hazy dark copper/nut brown, not much head. Nose has berries and barnyard (KBF was in cowshed, but this aroma came from beer). Fruity, malty and barnyardish! Not really hoppy, just some bitterness and alcohol in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
Cask @ 13th White Cliffs BF, Dover. 3 February, 2006
Sour aroma of sweaty feet... Candy and chocolate grows together with a slight lactic note. Malty toffiness ends this pleasant brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2005
Cask handpull at Swan on the Green. Mid brown beer with disappearing beige head. Toffee malt and hop aromas, ok in the mouth with sweetish toffee and nice earthy dry hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2004
Dark chestnut brown colour. Slightly acidic, vinous, aroma with sweet malt, candy sugar and bubblegum nuances. Sweetish, fruity flavour with plenty of dry malt too and bitter coffee and sour undertones, but finishes quite soft and short of bite. Medium bodied. Quite complex, but lacks a bit of grip. A rather odd beer, but OK. Cask (gravity), Thurrock Beer Festival.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5556) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2006 May, 2003<a href=http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/23/239 Swan Brewpub, Kent. The best of the Swan’s offerings. The Swan microbrewery opened in 2000 in a coal shed behind the pub. After almost three years of brewing it seems they still haven’t quite got everything right. I may have gone in on a bad day, but it must have been a seriously bad day for all six beers I tried to have the same taste of poor fermentation. Either they don’t really know what a good beer should taste like, or their yeast is very tired. Anyway, this teak colour brew was mostly successful and, given the poor quality of the previous 5, was actually quite tasty. There was a good depth of dry flavour with a firm texture. A bramble and alcohol warmth comes through in the finish. An overall leather flavour with just a hint of licorice, offset by a touch of immature development. There’s an old, slightly stale honeyed date in the aroma. [2.5]
JUly, 2006Kent Beer Fest. Heavy. Intrusive sweetness. Quite rich and ripe. Noticable alcohol. Crude. Not good. Like a poor homebrew. [1.9]

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