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style
Brewed by Westerham
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Edenbridge, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
Special Bitter Ale
A bitter to commemorate the year 1965 when the Black Eagle Brewery closed, Winston Churchill passed away and Robert Wicks was born. Brewed to a similar recipe that Bill Wickett used for his parting brew. Northdown hops give a clean, refreshing full bodied flavour for which English ales are famous. East Goldings for flavour and aroma.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ulrikolsen (444) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2016
[email protected] Pours clear amber with lazing offwhite head. Aroma has light malt, biscuit, caramel and some fruityness and a hint of grassy hops. Taste is light malty with biscuit, caramel and lightly fruity yet hoppy with grass and hay. Finish is semi-sweet with balanced hops and lightly dry.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paulfitzs (6) - ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016 does not count
On draught Carpenters Arms Limpsfield Chart. Also at Royal Oak Crockham Hill and The Queens Head Downe. Absolutely first class beer. I purposely travel miles for this. Once, after being served a pint, I remarked on a sign on the bar about guest beers. The barman was happy to change it for me but I declined. "No thanks, this is just about as good as beer gets." This is just about the best balance of malt and hops possible.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (6841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Cask at The Railway, Putney as Westerham 1965. Dark orange, clear, still, creamy white head leaves full lacing. Aroma is apple peel, white bread. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is apple peel, white pepper, apple pie with cinnamon, resin and a soft bitterness. Not a big fan. This was the most popular beer on the bar by far - about 5 pints were drawn for different customers after my half. They can have it!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (9153) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
[email protected] bar, CPH - amber pour with white head. Toasty malty aroma and taste, some caramel malts, some light toffee, herbal and twiggy hoppy, bitter finish. Ok. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Meilby (11027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Cask @ The Wharf, Aalborg
Pours clear deep golden with a few off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter, Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft to flat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13366) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
Cask. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some nutty notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fullers74 (72) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Cask fra Charlies i Pilestrde. Kobber farvet med et anstrg af rdt. Bld, frigtig og ret bitter. .

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17593) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham, 16/02/13. Clear dark golden amber with a medium sized bubbly off white head which retains well. Nose carries malts, caramel, toffee, light berry fruits. Taste comprises caramel, brown sugars, biscuit, background hops and fruits. Medium bodied with a little bite, moderate carbonation. Decent enough.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
Cask. Slightly hazy amber with a small and creamy off-white head. Lightly sweet caramel in the nose combined with some greasy hops. Medium body, low carbonation, quite some odd phenols and a dry finish. Unspectacular. 190912

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7332) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2016

First rating:Small coarse offwhite head. Slightly hazy amber body. Resin and freshly cut wood aroma with floral wooden notes. Dry-sweet caramel and apple taste with resiny floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish honey and apple aftertaste with floral fruity notes. Nice, smooth, and very drinkable. (0.25l cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen.) 6,4,6,4,13=3.3

Second rating: Small coarseish offwhite head. Clearish amber body. Fruity floral blackberry aroma with buttery malty notes. Dry-sweet floral fruity taste with mealy dusty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish floral fruity blackberry aftertaste with dusty wooden notes. Nice, fresh, drinkable. (0.568l cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen.) 6,4,6,4,13=3.3


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