Westerham Audit Ale
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Brewed by Westerham
Style: English Strong Ale
Edenbridge, England


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Cask, Occasional;
It’s based on a 1938 recipe from the old Westerham brewery for an audit ale, based on the strong ales served at Oxbridge colleges on the day students took final oral exams and grades were announced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SNL (494) - - NOV 18, 2015
On tap. Clear Golden pour, tiny White head. Malty taste, Nose mainly malts as well. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - a lovely lava colour. A nice fluffy head. Nose - pancakes and syrup. Taste - wood and then syrup again. Bitter salad leaves. Then wood tannins return. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry woody tannic finish. Overall - gnarly but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2015
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours almost clear amber, thick rocky white head. Aromas of demerara sugar, syrup. Taste is woody, tannins, stewed tea, sweet. Chicory bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1518) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
Cask @ Charlies Kph. Brun öl med gräddigt beige skum. Mkt karamell i doft och smak. Även torkad frukt, maltighet och hö. God nötig beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Cask at jdw balham. Pours darkish Amber with an off white head. Sweet fruit cake aroma. Medium body, light carbonation. Caramel, lemon, light gingerbread, light fruitcake, lemon... OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (242) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours amber brown in colour. Quite lively out of the bottle with a large off-white head that settles to a good, small collar of foam. The sediment did not kick up on the pour. Not much aroma, all I got was biscuit malt, maybe some fruit. Some sweetness to start on the taste, then a lot of bitterness. Rich mouthfeel with sweet fruit and malt and peppery hop. Long dry finish with a yeast background. A good, strong, bitter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at Charlie’s bar, cph. Clear bronze with white head. Sweetish aroma of burnt caramel, a little candied fruit. Tastes sweetish and somewhat medicinal. Medium body, no carbonation, smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail, aged 18 months
slightly hazy mid amber with rich honey grain nose, like wash fresh out of a distillery tun. Rich fruity yeast esters, some warming booze. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, sweet, green apple, honey, weetabix, lots of esters, little bitterness fairly brief finish some leafy vegetable notes and sherry suggestions. Fun to try but not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5319) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy, dark golden amber colour with small, frothy, fading, off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee notes, some malt-spiciness with hints of lovage, soup cube, marmite, dusty dry fruit, port. Taste is minimally sweet malty, some malt-spiciness, again hints of toffee, marmite, port, raisins. Not fully unbefitting in its shopworn, old-fashioned style considering the maintenance of traditionalism one may encounter at least to a minor degree at Oxbridge. Nice to revisit an historic Ale for catching a glimpse of it... once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davo42 (1) - - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
Caramel, floral, earthy, alcohol. Yes, definitely tasted of alcohol! Very drinkable, even the mushroomy back-flavour complemented the other nuances. Distinctly sweet.

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