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Westerham William Wilberforce Freedom Ale

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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
ForlornHope (145) - 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 (2188) - 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 (11131) - 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 (12432) - 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 (4451) - 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 (14423) - 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 (2732) - 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 (3366) - 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 (2938) - 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.

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