gegwilson (3752) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017 MustangMarkF (252) - Coventry, West Midlands, - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Bottle. Ive been waiting to try a Westerham Brewery ale for a long time as they are my local brewery to where I grew up. The Best Bitter is VERY dark for a bitter pouring a chestnut brown topped by a small off white head (on a hard pour) but what really hits you is the smell. I can smell this beer strongly from a meter away and Im a smoker!! There’s a huge array of sweet fruitiness, banana, raisins, citrus plum and other dark berries together with roasted malts and caramel. The taste has more of the same but its a lot more watery than it smells. It finishes with a bitter taste of burnt toffee - kinda like the black bits you get if you leave a fruit pie in the oven for a bit too long. Full of character and the smell is amazing but just not quite my thing. Have a bottle of the Scotney Pale Ale - this Bitter gives me great hope for it.
Copper coloured with a frothy cream head. Floral cotrus aroma. The taste is spicy with citrus and toast. A bit thin. Ok. john44 (3189) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Reddish Amber in colour. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; toasty malts, toffee. Nice hop/malt balance. Sweetish malts and mild hops. OK. Drinkable. (2010-01)
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, @Half Pint Gentleman’s place, 24/3/2016.
Orange colour. No lacing. Taste marmalade, caramel, soft malts, lemon, herbs, pine and black pepper in the finish. Typical UK leaf hops again. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Amber beer with a good bubbly head. The aroma is caramel and toffee, and the flavour is bitter with slightly burnt caramel and yeastiness. Overall a reasonable bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jasonbenali (218) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Pours copper to amber with a thin to medium white head. Good lacing.
Aroma is tangerine, earthy, lemon, floral. Caramel sweetness balanced by the slightly harsh Target hop, but not much body. Nice long finish if a touch metallic.
Well balanced ale, easy drinking, but doesn’t stand out.
HerrBierkoenig (1562) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2015
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 11.15 Pours cloudy golden liquid, small frothy tan head, fell down after a while, Aroma: grass, herbal, citrus, mango, apricot, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light sour, hopy, herbal, grass, citrus, grapefruit, apricot, biscuits, mineral, well balanced, refreshing, Palate: medium body, slick texture, average to lively carbonation, long bitter grapefruit finish, Overall: very drinkable and well balanced bitter, enjoyable. SinH4 (5483) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
Rather dark amber-orange color with small head. Aroma is grassy hops, malty, caramel. Taste is more grassy hops and bitter malts. Carbonation is rather crisp for a British Ale. Okay. beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Golden amber brown, white head, lacing, carbonation, tastes pretty nice, bottle at bottle shop. TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a clear pale gold, with a white head.
Hoppy, grassy aroma, caramel, citrus, malt.
Dry, light to medium bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2.
Grassy, malty taste, citrus, hops, caramel.
Quite nice. (2014-05-14)
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
No ’Little’ on the badge; clear amber, no head; vinegary aroma, thought it might be off, but no! This had a surprisingly rounded bready / caramel malt flavour well balanced by some wonderful hop flavours - kind of a rum and raisin thing going on, a bit nutty too; as good a best bitter in a bottle as you’re likely to find, would love to give this a go on cask.