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


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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.

Papsoe's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (4892) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (9492) - 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 (9853) - 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 (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Clear golden with no head. Has some amber fruitiness in both its aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (1288) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
Cask@The Lord Northbrook, SE London. Amber/orange pour with a white/off white head. Slight fruity hop notes, yeasty and caramel malt base with a bitter/crisp finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
From cask at Chalies. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, light yeasty and mild malty. Peachy and citrusy, light grassy. Bitter, crisp hoppy and slight citrusy. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hoppy into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
Cask @ Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
Cask at Charlies. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, chamomile and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and flowers. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2012
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, as well as hints of butter, leading to a dry finish.

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