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Westerham Spirit of Kent

Brewed by Westerham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Edenbridge, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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The first new permanent beer for 4 years, Spirit of Kent celebrates the Kent Spitfire, a Mark IX Spitfire housed at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar. It also remembers the "XXX Modification Depth Charges" that flew out of Biggin Hill in June 1944 filled with Westerham Ales. The "XXX Joy Juice" was racked into the unused auxiliary fuel tanks and flown over to the forward airbases in France click here for more details. This golden ale is hopped with 9 different types of Kent bred and Kent grown hops in a total of 9 separate additions. That really is the Spirit of Kent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1311) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
Gylden klar skum hvid Citrus grape malt græs Bitter moderat sød lidt Flad vandede @warft Ålborg ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Cask at the Kings Head W2. Golden yellow, thin head. A moderately hoppy golden ale, came across a little sweet and flabby to me. Drinkable but didn’t fancy another really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (264) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Looks golden and a bit hazy, with a small pure white head. Aroma of hops, a bit of malt and yeast, not a great deal else. Taste- plenty of hop bitterness going on, fruits and spices as well, medium mouthfeel. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
planky84 (2084) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Cask at the Ship Inn, Cobham Spring beer festival. Light amber pour with a white head. Citrus and malt aroma. Light malt and caramel flavour with strange undertones of cooking fat. Not too palatable, must’ve been on the turn... I hope..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Jdw, Rochester. Pale, ginger tinged amber. Fresh and lively. Easy drinking, and while not interestingly or distinctively flavoured, this is a pleasant and pleasing drink. Soft biscuit malt with a lingering dusting of juicy citric hops. It works - as most Westerham beers do. I like this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5324) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
oro lieve erbaceo leggera nora citrica discreta secchezza finale lievemente erbaceo tertoso leggere astringenze

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Clear golden beer with a small head. Hoppy grassy aroma, biscuits, grapes, some spices. Grassy hop flavor, floral, biscuits, some dough, grapes and apples. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Cask @ the Wharf, Aalborg. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 090313

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3694) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Clear golden with no head. Has some amber fruitiness in both its aroma and taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
Cask. Pours an almost clear golden with an off-white head leaving a massive lacework. Greasy British hops dominate the aroma atop a little caramel. Medium-bodied, low carbonation, quite fruity but also with quite some bittering hops. 300113

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