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Westerham Spirit of Kent

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


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (1081) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Tap@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Pours amber/orange with an off-white head. Slight fruity hop notes, yeasty and caramel malt base with a bitter/crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3477) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Cask at the Kings Tun JDW, golden amber with a lacing head and a fruity-malty nose. Dry-bitter, astringent and lightly herbal, with touches of grapefruit. Dry-bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Westerham Spirit of Kent ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, hoppy, fruity, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130815]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 3 - London. Pours clear orange-gold with a white cream topping. Solid bitter, with semi-dry citrus fruits, dry pine, grainy bread, faint dough and leaves. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Pretty well balanced on the finish, lightly drying, with leafy bitterness and citrus rind. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Cask at Sir Richard Steele pub. Pale orange, clear, still, small white head. Aroma is very toned down but there is some soft malt, glue. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light malts, floral drying hop, resinous and pithy - too bitter like meadowsweet, chewing on banana skin. Didn’t finish my half.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (19650) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
14th August 2014
GBBF Day 3. Cask. Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Bitter dry citrus, touch of orange. Light dry finish. Bitter linger. A bit dry and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Gravicask at Beer at the River 14. Clear golden colour, no head. Amazing old apple nose. Medium dry palate. Sweet slightly watery fruity flavour with still some apple, gentle finish. Quaffable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
Cask at the Wharf, Aalborg
Copper, small haze, white head. Smell of citrus, light bready malts, hints of grass and tea. Moderae sweet, quite fruity, bready malts, quite nice balance. MOderate bitter, citrus hops. Quite refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1673) - 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 (1522) - 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.

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