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Whitstable Kentish Reserve

Brewed by Whitstable
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Maidstone, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask, 500ml bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
September 17, 2014 - at The Tipperary; handpull. Very slightly hazy reddish copper with a decent if diminishing off-white frothy head. Quite fruity and floral, but thereís a tartness I donít think should be there - has a lot of iron/mineral character, which I kind of like - at least the background sweetness is well hidden; same with the taste - a real iron/blood tang to it - virtually no alcohol. Thick mouthfeel, tingly, with a really acidic aftertaste - not sure about the shape of this one .... on now reading other reviews, I donít think it was in good shape. Shame - probably should score .3 or so higher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Cask at the Claret Freehouse. It pours clear deep amber with a decent off-white head. The nose is rich maltiness, brown bread, wood, toasty cereal, toffee and some over-ripe stone fruits. The taste is bitter-sweet, firm bitterness, caramel, wood, nuttiness, brown bread, rich tea biscuit, varnish and leather with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great condition. A respectable ESB by all accounts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Cask at the Queens Head Kings Cross. Mahogany brown, hazy, still, small ring of white head. Aroma is sharp, malty, redcurrent. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is tangy strawberry jam(maybe one thatís been in the cupboard a year or so), yeasty wet bread, pretzel, card, drying, soft bitterness. Itís OK, just not my sort of thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
cask at Market Porter in London, review from many years ago - Pours a light amber color with a thin, frothy, long lasting head. It has a mild, malty aroma and tastes of caramel malt with mild bitterness. Itís a straightforward, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Cask at St Albans beer festival 2011. An amber coloured pour with a small fluffy white head on top. Hopy, fruity aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel, bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8929) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2011
Cask at OT, Stockholm, on May 14, 2011
Slight bit hazy copper color, white head. Fruity, caramel taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Faint malty scent. A bit sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
Cask handpull, Chambers, Folkestone. Orange jelly, fresh hopcone and dunked biscuit aroma. Full and silky with notes of Rich Tea and orange. Dollop of Kiora cordial. Big swiggable balance. Rather lovely

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
Cask in the Market Porter. Alround rating: WSweet pale malt, fruity sweet esters off the yeast, grassy hop finish but not overly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2009
A Mes rate: Cask at the White Horse.
Amazing bright amber colour, no head but itís not a problem. Straight forward UK hoppy stuff with a faint mineral note and a pleasing lick of grapefruit especially in the finish. Straight forward but tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Bell & Crown,Canterbury. Amber with white head. Good dry bitter with plenty of hoppy citric notes, some filling caramel malt, well balanced, a happy sort of beer.

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