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Brewed by Westerham
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Edenbridge, England
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours a faintly hazy gold with a large, tight white foam head. Dusty malt nose with some dry, grassy hops. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry, pale malts, faint toast, some bitter grass, dry leaves, a bit of orange rind. Light-medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Finishes with a bit of fairly strong, lightly toasted grassy bitterness, citrus rind, mild toasted sugars. It’s OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is moderate malty and hoppy, oranges and tangerine. Taste is light fruity and moderate dry bitter grassy hops. Medium bodied, low carbonated.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
30th December 2011
ChrisOs Christmas Tasting. Hazy amber beer. Good cream coloured head. Light dry palate, a little crisp. Light caramel malt. Mellow orange hops. Light finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2012
[500ml bottle, The Bottle Shop, Canterbury] Hazy golden pour, slightly yeasty nose, plenty of orange on the nose as well. Grassy hop on the palate, some apricot fruit, leading into a bitter, metallic finish. Decent enough, however [08042012]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2113) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2012
50cl bottle, thanks to Beercast_Rich. Pours amber-gold with some haze and a thin but nice head of lace. Nose of oranges/grapes and gentle hay aroma. Green apples with a bitter green apple skin finish. The palate is light to medium in body with a bitter finish. Overall, solid!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso [ chrisos festive get-together tasting ].

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, tangerines. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, dry grass, yeasty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20111230]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
500ml bottle, BBE Nov 12. Amber colour. Thin white head. Lively condition. Tangy hops in the aroma. Fairly strong bitterness on the palate. Clean and firm. Not the most vibrant IPA but very decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle (from Gift Shop at Sissinghurst Castle): Hazy, deep golden, stable creamy and lacy white head, slightly citric and peachy, but mainly distinctive hoppy nose with sweet balancing malt underneath; almost medium bodied, very soft and moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour; lingering hoppy and caramelly finish, hops sticking to the palate in the aftertaste. Very good.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2011
(bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Aromatic and fruity hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, peaches and a flowery touch, accompanied by a mildly cara-malty background. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Cara-malty base with delicately notes of toffee and a good dash of mainly fruity aroma hops, lingering into the bitter-sweet and lasting finish. 31.X.11

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2011
Cask at Charlies. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and grass. Fruity flavour of hay, grass and hops. Dry hoppy finish.


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