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

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
"A rich, full bodied best bitter in the traditional Kent style."
Ingredients: Maris Otter; Crystal Malt; local Northdown and Whitbread Golding Variety hops.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2009
bottle from Waitrose Tenterden, bought while desperately looking for a toilet en-rute to the channel tunnel. Hazy amber colour, rather large and fluffy white head. Malty with lovely flavours of roasetd malts and caramel, rounded off with a floral-grassy hoppy bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
Tried at the wheatsheaf borough fairly hohum bitter that never really lifts itself above a distictly average rating....very nondescript!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2009
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Merchants Inn Rugby An amber coloured, headless beer. The aroma has pleasant citricity which is there in bursts in the mouth. Good orangey hop flavours. A nice tasty beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2009
Cask, handpump, at 2nd Wellington BF, Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a small white head. Faint smoky malt aroma. Malt persists in the taste, oily and slightly vegetal with a hint of marmite. Mid bitter finish. An interesting bitter which just doesn’t quite work for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BEH (1) - USA - APR 7, 2009 does not count
Recently had this beer at a real ale festival served by gravity from a firkin. This is a lovely British bitter. It has a classic light amber color, the head was minimal due in part to the service style. The aroma was a nice blend of malt, woodsy/floral hops with some mild esters and a touch of sulphur from the fermentation. The flavor had a fine balance of English malt and traditional English hop flavors. For a beer of just over 4%ABV there was a lot of complexity in the flavor profile especially on the hop side of things. All in all a very nice drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Cask in the hamilton hall. Alround rating: Biscuity caramel malts, grassy english bittering hop, on the sweet side of balanced. Some strange drying tannins start playing with you after a while.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4198) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2008
500ml bottle from Asda, Folkestone. AMber with a thin white head; fruity aprioct aroma; sweet, light and fruity with apricot and marzipan flabvours; dry and bitter finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Clear dark amber colour. Small creamy white head. Mild malty flavour. Low to medium bitterness. Hint of aroma hops in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2008
cask at postal order, crystal palace. Aroma is creamy, malt, sweet. Some alcohol. Pours a cloudy amber coloured beer. Taste is sweet, hoppy. Quite simple but nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2007
Bottled: Brownish colour. This is exactly what it says it is, a typical best bitter, a drinker’s beer not an entry for Extreme Hop Hammer of the year. When I’d finished I quite fancied another one, which is just as it should be.


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