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


on tap

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4919) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13995) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugh (161) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle Conditioned. Good ruby chestnut brown coloured beer. Bit of caramel and nut but the astringent, unsophisticated hop, dominated. I’ve had this before and it was better. Overall disappointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5504) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2006
Cask, Jan Primus. Clear amber color, short head. Aroma of hop, caramel malt, bit flowery. Bitter taste, some caramel malt. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 Named after that fat old Bulldog Winston Churchill (brewed in Westerham near his Chartwell home), this beer is pretty good. Sweet, light and fruity in a hoppy kind of way. God bless you Sir Winston - Up yours!

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