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Westerham National Trust Viceroy India Pale Ale

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Brewed by Westerham
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Edenbridge, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is the first National Trust brand beer using malt and hops from National Trust sources. The malt is organically grown Westminster pale ale malt and the hops are Target and Progress grown in organic conversion at Scotney Castle. The inspiration behind this beer, the Marquis Curzon of Kedleston, was a figure of enormous importance. While Viceroy of India he restored the Taj Mahal. On his return to England he restored Tattershall Castle in 1911 and Bodiam Castle in 1916, both of which he left to the Trust. In his memoirs he wrote about a journey on horseback in India where he dreamt of drinking a beer: "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer". This is a true India Pale Ale brewed with lots of hops to produce a golden ale, hoppy and bitter.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4522) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle. Golden'y amber beer with a good head. The aroma is lightly hopped, and the flavour is more strongly hopped with good dryness and bitterness. Overall a nice gently hopped IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
themightylazza (108) - - DEC 16, 2015
Pale amber ale with a floral aroma. The palate is zesty maltiness with a hint of apple, the finish is bitter hopped but lacking a little depth. This is a nice take on a Kentish ale, the hops are a little bit muted, but quite pleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jasonbenali (46) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Pours clear and golden amber and with decent carbonation. Some classic Fuggles aromas with some tangerine, floral, mint, caramel and lemon peel in there. Well balanced classic English-style IPA, just not very interesting. Would prefer punchier and more hop-forward style beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2015
500ml bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours clear amber gold with a thick white head. Aromas of herbal hops, faint lime, wood spice. Taste is orange, bitter, light caramel on the finish. Medium body, quite high carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HerrBierkoenig (909) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2015
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 09.16 Pours clear golden liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: floral, citrus, light washcloth, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, light to medium sour, metallic off taste, biscuit, lemon grass, citric acid, light grapefruit, Palate: medium body, soft to average carbonation, abrupt lemon finish, Overall: not very persuasive, did not truly enjoyed, but drunk it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
99smithsamuel (74) - - MAR 15, 2015
500ml bottle. Poured golden amber, clear with a large foamy white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, malts and orange marmalade. Taste is fresh, hoppy and bitter. Great blend of flavours. Kentish beer at its best.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (285) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
50 cl bottle at home. Pours lively, bronze-gold in colour with a pillowy white head. Not much aroma, some bready malt and resin. Taste is crisp malt, some sweetness, then hugely bitter. Aftertaste of resin, more malt and a long, dry finish. Pretty good, really shows off the hops in true Kentish style.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle from beermerchants.com. Nose is very bland and dosen’t remind much if an IPA, a bit sour smell. Pours clear orange with a medium white head. Taste has tones of tropical fruits and is very fresh and easy. Palate is mediocre, dosen’t really offer much. Overall a surprisingly good IPA which is very fresh and easy, though lacking some taste of hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2012) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear orangey-golden amber colour, foam white head and aroma of malt, grain, yeast & some fruity, spicey hop. Taste is malty, grain, straw, fruity with some lingering peppery & grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Golden, not too carbonated, nice mouth feel, lacing, went well with curry, quite tasty, bottle at bottle shop.


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