Westerham William Wilberforce Freedom Ale

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Brewed by Westerham
Style: Bitter
Edenbridge, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
Originally produced for Fairtrade Fortnight 2007 and to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act on 25th March, 1807. Now regular.
Traditionally floor-malted Maris Otter pale ale malt, crystal malt and Kentish hops combine with Fairtrade Demerara sugar to produce a deep golden ale. It is characterised by its mellow bitterness and long hoppy finish.

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3.4
RichardGretton (4755) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle. Amber beer with a good head. The aroma is lightly hopped and bitter, and the flavour is dry with mild toffeness and bitterness. Overall a nice bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
jasonbenali (200) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle conditioned 500ml. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with persistent thin white head. Aroma is orange, tangerine & lemon peel, spice and grassy. Finish is medium length, bittersweet and soapy notes. Balanced, but not very exciting or interesting.

3.3
Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep golden color, fluffy white head. Very floral aroma. Taste is lightly bitter and fruity. Decent.

3
HerrBierkoenig (1439) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2015
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 05.16 Pours clear golden amber liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: wine, grapes, floral, elderflower, sweet, Taste: light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, citric acid, grapes, biscuit, floral, not realy good, Palate: light to medium body, slick to creamy texture, average carbonation, medium long sweet fruity biscuit finish, Overall: drinkable, but not realy harmonic taste, too much citric acid notes.

3.3
ForlornHope (511) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle at home (label states 4.8% ABV). It was a bit of a gusher on opening. Pours with a rocky white head that laces down the glass. Nice amber colour. Aroma of spicy, peppery hop. Taste is bitter-sweet and well-balanced. Lively carbonation, good mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.5
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle; amber; thick white head; aroma of flowery English hops; taste is smooth, malty, sweetish dried hedgerow fruits; a good flowery hop tang in the dryish finish; not especially bitter; a perfectly good ale; I liked it.

3.1
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a medium gold, with an off-white head. Hoppy, spicy aroma, caramel, light roast, malt, apricot, citrus peel. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, hoppy taste, caramel, apricot, yeast, light roast, grass. (2014-05-14)

3.3
HenrikSoegaard (14100) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.2
Rasmus40 (20303) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from alesbymail.co.uk. Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 050913

2.8
Idiosynkrasie (7421) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2013
500ml bottle [4.8% abv]. Clear amber colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Cautious grainy and fruity aroma, hints of red berries. Taste is dry to bitter hoppy, metallic, chalky, hints of fruit parings, subtle fruity undertones with hints of red berries; lively carbonation.


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