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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5594) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5737) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2008
UPDATED: APR 14, 2016 500ml bottle from Asda, Folkestone. Amber with a thin white head; fruity apricot aroma; sweet, light and fruity with apricot and marzipan flavours; dry and bitter finish. Not bad. (9/26/2008 6/3/6/4/14=3.3)

Cask at the White Hart, Holyport. A bright amber pour with a thin cream head; malty aroma; biscuity malt body with a touch of citrus; followed by a short lived bitterness from some Kentish hops, then more biscuit to finish. A pleasantly quaffable pint of bitter. (4/14/2016 6/4/6/3/11=3)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15028) - 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 (202) - 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 (353) - 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 (6364) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (5106) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2006
Cask, Jan Primus. Floral aroma of british hops. Hazy, orange coloured with a lasting, thin white head. Taste is a bit carbonated, light-moderate bitter. Very refreshing. Light bodied. Some caramel malts and mainly floral hops. Some orange as well. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluekuma (94) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Brown and headless. Nice full fruity and hoppy aroma. Lightly carbonated with a smooth honeyed balance of malt and hop flavours. Went down rather well.

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