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


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Cask at the White Horse 40 from 40 Festival, 3rd May 2010. Clear amber with some white head. Very little nose. Typical session bitter, ok balance, restrained malt and hops. Dry finish. A decent summertime session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2010
On gravity at Bristol Beer festival, 19/03/10. Deep gold in colour with next to no head. Light aroma of digestive biscuits with a whiff of apricot. Flat, subdued flavours of sweetish malts and fruit with a short, bitter finish. Forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle@Home. Malty and herbal aroma. Amber colour, off-white head, fair lace. Sweet, light fruity, herbal and bitter finish. Medium body, bit metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12917) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Kent Beer Fest, Canterbury. Gold amber with white head. Sharp, hoppy bitter beer with a good bite to it, Good mid malt with hints of roasty, toast notes, then a heady hop. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Bow Bar, 80 West Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, Scotland.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, caramel notes, chlorine light notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090410]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9110) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   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.

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