overall
72
84
style
Brewed by Kent
Style: Brown Ale
West Malling, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Occasional;
Fresh ruby ale. Generously hopped, dark and nutty. A taste of Kent.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2561) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Cask at the Holborn Whippet. Pours bright deep chestnut brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma of hop, malt, caramel, fruit, nut and bread. Moderate sweetness and medium plus bitterness. Toward medium body and slight oily texture, carbonation is soft to flat. A decent and very traditional brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (17316) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Cask at Beer Hunters, Pori. Dark ruby color, medium-sized steady beige head and lace. Hoppy, caramelly, gives almost licoricey combination. Light-bodied. Caramel, piney hops, drying mouthfeel at the end. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Cask at Akkurat, 11/28/16.
Dark chestnut, but bright allowing lighter ruby hues to shine through. Large beige head is well-retained.
Very fruity in the yeast department, with soft, fruity, mildly citric hops as well. It works well with the lightly chocolatey but predominantly base malt character of the nose. Some light, crunchy brown bread-like character and otherwise strong cleanliness.
Malty and yet nicely dry, with a substantial malt texture, tight but low carbonation and low specialty malt character, thankfully. Theres some brown bread, hazelnut and light chocolate, but thats the extent. Vanilla, honey, marmalade, plentiful red fruits (yeast) and more brown bread round out the flavorful finish. Very nice stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2016
Keg at Akkurat. Pours black without a head. Very smooth, chocolatey, dark malts and a little leather.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (3118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2016
Cask @ Akkurat. Heavy on the dark malts. Notes of coffee and dark dry chocolate. Herbal hoppiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8484) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
(Cask at Craft Beer St Mary Axe, London, 21 April 2016) Dark ruby colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, slightly roasted nose with notes of caramel, nuts, red fruit and a touch of chocolate. Malty, slightly roasted taste with nuts, caramel, some coffee and a balanced earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (4517) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2017 Aroma: toasted malts, nutty, dried fruits. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light bitters are noticeable, otherwise malts again, fruity. Overall: OK Brown Ale, Not too keen on the palate. Pint at Crown&Anchor, Brixton Grain and sweet bread malts, caramel, toffee, light coffee. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Light dark malts, charcoal, dark, dried fruits, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent Amber, well-balanced. Cask at The Ring, Southwark.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crompton33119 (8) - south Darenth, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
Ruby beer. Nice taste. Now to add 75 characters to submit my beer ranking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6412) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. An attractive cherry red colour with a loose beige head; earthy aroma; earthy malt taste with a touch of caramel; pleasantly bitter, with a lingering leafy finish. Very enjoyable in the pub garden on a spring evening.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 5, 2015
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours an unclear dark ruby color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, lightly bitter and dry, medium sweet and caramel, cocoa. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter, well balanced, with notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood, roasted grains, coffee, tangy red berries and citrus in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, nice brown ale


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