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Westerham Spirit of Kent

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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1798) - WALES - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (808) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2007) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1319) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1223) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (297) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
planky84 (2113) - , 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..

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5225) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5477) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
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