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Brewed by Kent
Style: Bitter
West Malling, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Rich and dark coloured with many of the flavours and easy-drinking qualities of a golden ale.

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3.6
BeerViking (4954) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Cask at the Express Tavern. A black pale ale makes a change I guess. It’s actually a very deep red-brown with a lacing head, a pleasing hoppy treacley nose, and a roasty-bitter body. Like a light BIPA. Nice.

2.9
wheresthepath (2352) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Cask at Reading Beer Festival. Dark brown. Pleasing light hoppy smell. Bland and watery on tasting, just a little toast and mild fruit. They’ve managed to do what they said; it’s a dark beer that tastes like a golden ale. Unfortunately it’s one of those rather drab and dull golden ales that so dominate the market these days. Shame.

3.3
Stuu666 (14205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours deep ruby, nose is dull toffee, light fruit, taste is sweet, fruity, caramel and toffee.

3.6
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Cask at the Guildford arms... Dark brown.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft dry fruit.. Light roast nose.. Soft dry chocolate roast.. Light nutty malt

3.9
ladnewton (2002) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 19th June 2015. Deep ruby with of white foam. Rich maltiness and pungent yeasts in aroma. Nutty malts and plenty of fruitiness in-mouth. Increasingly grassy, dry bitter, lasting finish. Medium body and zingy/light mouthfeel.

3.4
stravale (3088) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JUN 17, 2015
Cask @ Sheffield Tap, Sheffield [110615]
Dark brown, off white thin beige head, some lacing
Aroma of soft citrus, hint of grapefruit, light tropical fruit notes
Taste of soft grapefruit, soft tropical fruits, dab of dark caramel, quite juicy, good flavour for abv
Palate - Medium light body, soft sweet fruits. Finish as main flavour.
Overall - Decent beer. Comes across as a light Black IPA

3.5
Svesse (8692) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Islington, London, 30 Nov 2014) Dark brown colour with hints of ruby. Frothy beige head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with notes of caramel, red fruit and dark bread. Malty, slightly fruity taste with caramel, dark fruit, a touch of chocolate and gentle spicy bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Nothing strange, just plain good beer, tasty and very well balanced. Nice one.

3.3
Theydon_Bois (20190) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Cask at Craft Holborn, 27/08/14. Dark chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is fruity, caramel, light hop notes, orange pith. Taste comprises mellow fruit vibes, red berry tang, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a lightly roasted wash. Nice fruity bitter.

3.6
The_Osprey (8499) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Cask at Cask P&K. Dark brown, orange tinge, small scummy off-white head. Aroma is jamaica ginger cake, treacle. Body is medium, touch of carbonation and foam. Taste is light chocolate cake, soft bitterness. Very good, drinkable beer. Not really a bitter - more like a brown ale or mild for me.

3.3
mr_h (5740) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear dark reddish brown, thin creamy beige head, fruity citrus aroma, good lacing, creamy texture, fruity, bittersweet, fruity aftertaste


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