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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.


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   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Cask at Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival. Very malty mid brown beer. Again does not do anything exceptional, a typical best bitter 2.7/5.0 Re-rate Cask handpull at The King & Queen, East Malling. Decent UK best bitter, nice butteryness to the fullish malts, decent earthy hops n nose and finish. VEry suppable. NO less than I would expect from an increasingly promising Kent micro. Even with 2 flies in it, this was good. Really well put together beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10442) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
Cask@Kent Beer Festival 2006. Last half pint of the cask. Amber color, small white head. Leafy hoppy nose. Sweetish malty with good back-up from Kentish hops. Aftertaste is nicely hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2006
Cloudy amber with a very small white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit and passionfruit. Nice full body, with a dry feel but great balance with the citrus hops. Flavours of light caramel and the citrus. The finish is quite long and hoppy. Great bitter!

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2010
Cask@The Darkmouth Arms. Ambry golden colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, bitterness, some earth and mild nutty notes. Flavour is a nice balance of fruits, wood, caramel, some nuttyness as well as mild syrupy notes. A bit sweet, otherwise very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (617) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Mid-brown, off white head; aroma of toffeish malt and earthy hops; this had a smooth bittersweet caramel/toffee character which is balanced by earthy hops; a thoroughly agreeable Kentish bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2112) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a medium gold, with a white head. Hoppy, herbal aroma, grass, resin, apricot, malt, caramel. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, spicy taste, caramel, herbs, grass, malt, citrus. Nice. (2014-05-14)


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