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Westerham 1965

Brewed by Westerham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edenbridge, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Occasional.
Special Bitter Ale
A bitter to commemorate the year 1965 when the Black Eagle Brewery closed, Winston Churchill passed away and Robert Wicks was born. Brewed to a similar recipe that Bill Wickett used for his parting brew. Northdown hops give a clean, refreshing full bodied flavour for which English ales are famous. East Goldings for flavour and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
Cask@Charlies bar, CPH - amber pour with white head. Toasty malty aroma and taste, some caramel malts, some light toffee, herbal and twiggy hoppy, bitter finish. Ok. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg
Pours clear deep golden with a few off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter, Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11071) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
Cask. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some nutty notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fullers74 (72) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Cask fra Charlie’s i Pilestræde. Kobber farvet med et anstrøg af rødt. Blød, frigtig og ret bitter. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (10615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham, 16/02/13. Clear dark golden amber with a medium sized bubbly off white head which retains well. Nose carries malts, caramel, toffee, light berry fruits. Taste comprises caramel, brown sugars, biscuit, background hops and fruits. Medium bodied with a little bite, moderate carbonation. Decent enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
Cask. Slightly hazy amber with a small and creamy off-white head. Lightly sweet caramel in the nose combined with some greasy hops. Medium body, low carbonation, quite some odd phenols and a dry finish. Unspectacular. 190912

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
Small coarse offwhite head. Slightly hazy amber body. Resin and freshly cut wood aroma with floral wooden notes. Dry-sweet caramel and apple taste with resiny floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish honey and apple aftertaste with floral fruity notes. Nice, smooth, and very drinkable. (0.25l cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, and mettallic hops, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14629) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2012
Cask at the Wharf. It pours a clear, pale copper colored body and a small, light beige head. Biscuits, grapefruit peel, some resin and a faint vinegar touch. Don’t think the vinegar is intended, fear it might be a beer sitting to long in the cask after tapping, so didn’t deduct points for that. The flavor has pale malts, some hints of toffee, as well as citrus peel and a decent bitterness. Some vague vinegarish notes in the flavor too, but it’s not really sour. Soft, medium body. Decent bitterness in the end. A decent one, but not a favorite of mine. 111008

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11586) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2012
Cask at the wharf. Pale amber colour with some white bubbles. Aroma is fruit, caramel, malt. Flavour is fruit, malt, caramel, floral. Ordinary beer.

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