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Westerham William Wilberforce Freedom Ale

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


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - 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 (9840) - 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 (3240) - 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 (13455) - 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 (1287) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2966) - Radom, POLAND - APR 9, 2013
Dobry Bitter, z lekkim metnym osadem, wielka i trzymajaca sie sporo czasu piana, spore nagazowanie jak na brytyjskie piwo. Chmielowe nuty sa wyrazne w zapachu, w smaku dominuje takze zywiczny posmak chmieli. Najlepsze ekologiczne surowce. Real Ale from Camra. Polecam te angielska klasyke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2013
50cl Bottle, courtesy of Stefaan, shared with Robin. Light amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Malty light herby hinted sweeter touched aroma. Medium palate. FInish is sweet bitter strange herby and malty touched. Strange, and medium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. A golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, butter and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of butter, malt, and flowers, leading to a dry buttery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7000) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 15/09/12. Clear golden with a thin white head that retained well. Pale malt, grain, light citrus and caramel on the nose. Taste marries nose. Lighter end of medium bodied with a fruity finish, Ok stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2012
Cask, at the Wharf. Some lacings are left as the dense, off-white, finger-thick head slides down the glass as the clear, golden beer is drank. Resiny, piney nose with crystal malt caramel-ishness. Some peaches. Citrus, pineapple, peaches and just a little bitterness in the flavor. Caramel maltyness, and a little bitterness towards the end. Smooth and medium bodied. Some American influences in this one, but certainly British. Quite tasteful an easy drinkable. 111008

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