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Westerham Finchcocks Original

Formerly brewed at Westerham
Style: Bitter
Edenbridge, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Status uncertain.
We have launched a new session bitter, Finchcocks Original, using hops from the Finchcocks hop garden in Goudhurst, Kent. Bill Calcutt is a fourth generation hop grower who has recently bucked the trend of closing hop gardens. He has tied up Ian Ibbotson of Lupofresh in Yalding, Kent to replant Finchcocks with the wonderful aroma hops that real breweries like Westerham demand. Bill’s top quality WGV and Early choice hops give a wonderful citrusy and earthy tang to this fully flavoured bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Cask@Charlies, Cph - golden coloured pour with a medium white head. Citrus hoppy fruits, Straw, grass, caramel malts. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1758) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Cask at the Prince of Wales near Battersea Park. Light golden coloured bitter. I was rather thirsty after football and this slipped down quite easily - have to say though it was somewhat forgettable in terms of flavour. Was there a bit of hop flavour? Maybe, but muted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1871) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
cask @ The Coopers . Rochester. This is pleasant and goes down fast but mundane somewhat. I had a great day @ the store (small business owner) and celebrated doing my bit for the economy .. sank down like 3 of these in 20 minutes .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (8678) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Golden with a small fruity aroma and a head only around the rim. No bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2012
Cask at the Wharf. A clear, golden colored beer with a minimal sized off-white head. Citrus peel and some biscuity maltyness in the aroma. The flavor has some bitterness, as well as citrus peel, pale malts and hints of biscuits. Medium body, soft carbonation. A quenching and quaffable one, but rather boring even if it was just a half pint sample. 111008

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (14115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2012
Cask at the wharf. Deep golden colour with a white head. aroma is sweet, citrus, malt, fruit, floral. Flavour is dry, sweet, fruit, malt, hop, citrus, floral. Medium to thin body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7331) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2011
Cask@The Warf. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, malt, fruitiness and floral. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malty and citrus notes. Thin body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1295) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2011
(On tap) Golden amber with good head. Aroma a little vinegary but with nice hop notes. Medium body, low carbonation. Flavor starts tangy. Nice hop taste. Overall a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Cask. Clear golden with a rough off-white head leaving some lacework. Fairly neutral aroma, a little malt perhaps. Light body, low carbonation, flowery hops leaving some bitterness. A late whiff of ashes. 011011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2011
Cask at Charlies. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Frutiy aroma of hops, grass and citrus. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

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