Home >

Westerham William Wilberforce Freedom Ale

Brewed by Westerham
Style: Bitter
Edenbridge, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
Originally produced for Fairtrade Fortnight 2007 and to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act on 25th March, 1807. Now regular.
Traditionally floor-malted Maris Otter pale ale malt, crystal malt and Kentish hops combine with Fairtrade Demerara sugar to produce a deep golden ale. It is characterised by its mellow bitterness and long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep golden color, fluffy white head. Very floral aroma. Taste is lightly bitter and fruity. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HerrBierkoenig (676) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2015
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 05.16 Pours clear golden amber liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: wine, grapes, floral, elderflower, sweet, Taste: light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, citric acid, grapes, biscuit, floral, not realy good, Palate: light to medium body, slick to creamy texture, average carbonation, medium long sweet fruity biscuit finish, Overall: drinkable, but not realy harmonic taste, too much citric acid notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (216) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle at home (label states 4.8% ABV). It was a bit of a gusher on opening. Pours with a rocky white head that laces down the glass. Nice amber colour. Aroma of spicy, peppery hop. Taste is bitter-sweet and well-balanced. Lively carbonation, good mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle; amber; thick white head; aroma of flowery English hops; taste is smooth, malty, sweetish dried hedgerow fruits; a good flowery hop tang in the dryish finish; not especially bitter; a perfectly good ale; I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2279) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a medium gold, with an off-white head. Hoppy, spicy aroma, caramel, light roast, malt, apricot, citrus peel. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, hoppy taste, caramel, apricot, yeast, light roast, grass. (2014-05-14)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11853) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14419) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from alesbymail.co.uk. Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 050913

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5156) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2013
500ml bottle [4.8% abv]. Clear amber colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Cautious grainy and fruity aroma, hints of red berries. Taste is dry to bitter hoppy, metallic, chalky, hints of fruit parings, subtle fruity undertones with hints of red berries; lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15094) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, fruits and hops. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (4597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - Pours gold with a medium white persistent head. Pleasing mix of mild citrus, and grainy malt, caramel. Pretty decent.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50