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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A pale ale originally brewed exclusively for the National Trust using hops from their hop farm at Scotney Castle. The Target hops provide a clean beer with an earthy and fruity backbone of hops that go right through the long finish. Available in National Trust shops and restaurants in the South East, selected Waitrose stores, independent shops and direct from the brewery. Malt Maris Otter Pale Ale, Amber. Hops -Scotney Castle Target. Bottled.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, - JAN 5, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is caramelish and light roasted. Mild fruity and vague citrusy. Mild yeasty and malty flavoured finish.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15918) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Bottled 500ml (AbM)
Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma has grainy, a bit fruity, pale malty - evident Maris Otter. Light-bodied. Pale malty with citrusy finish. Some sweetness notes underlying. Very English. Lingering citrus in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, @Half Pint Gentleman’s place, 25/03/2016. Golden appearance. Straw yellow too. White lacing. Typical British leaf hop aroma. Spices and herbs. A little lemony and sweaty but generally clean and descent enough. No real defects.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4614) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle. Golden beer with a good strong head. The aroma is lightly hopped with yeastiness. The flavour is dry and hopped with quite heavy bitterness and then yeastiness in the background. Overall a reasonable pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonbenali (117) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Pours clear with an amber yellow with a thin head and mild carbonation. Aroma has promise with lemon, orange, tangerine, floral, hint of biscuit, but doesn’t quite deliver on the flavour, which is a little harsh possibly down to the Target hops in there. Decent length finish with some bitterness, yet also soapiness. Thin and lacking body. Not bad and slipped down nicely, but wanted more malt and/or hop flavours coming through.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2015
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of soapy hops, light lemon. Taste is more soapy lemon. Soapy finish too, bit soapy for me Maureen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (1092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2015
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 10.15 Pours light cloudy golden liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: floral, fruity, orange, biscuit, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, citrus, orange, grapefruit, lemon grass, malty, biscuit, Palate: medium body, slick to creamy texture, average carbonation, long bitter fruity finish, Overall: good, very drinkable, enjoyed.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (2443) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
Amber orange color with hardly any head. Aroma is citrusy, malty, caramel, earthy, a bit spruce. Taste is bitter, earthy, caramel, a hint more fruity than their Best Bitter. Carbonation is crisp as well. Okay Ale!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle; pours clear gold with an off white head; aroma is citrus fruit, caramel, and malt; taste is more citrus, malt, and a touch of caramel, finish light bitter and slightly dry; okay beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2371) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a medium copper, with a white head. Hoppy, malty, quite hoppy aroma, caramel, apricot, spruce. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, malty taste, caramel, grass, spicy, yeast. Nice. (2014-05-14)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MustangMarkF (244) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
500ml Bottle. It pours a slightly cloudy burnt orange with a quickly disappearing white head. Its aroma is malty and orange. Its taste is light citrus at first but this soon gives way to a burnt caramel and toffee taste. It has quite a bitter finish with a long aftertaste. Better than average but somehow not as good as I was hoping for.


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