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Westerham Special Bitter Ale "1965"

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent12 Jan 2013
The County HotelAshford, Kent20 Mar 2011
Blythe Hill TavernForest Hill, Greater London14 Mar 2011
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent02 Mar 2011
Old Eden InnEdenbridge, Kent13 Nov 2010
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2010Frittenden, Kent18 Sep 2010
East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010East Malling, Kent04 Sep 2010
Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders FairSissinghurst, Kent22 Aug 2010
Kent Beer Festival 2010Canterbury, Kent24 Jul 2010
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent20 Jun 2010
Rose & CrownHalstead, Kent21 Jul 2009
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent05 Apr 2009
The Harvest MoonOrpington, Greater London23 Dec 2008
SIBA Hop Farm Beer Festival 2008Paddock Wood, Kent29 Aug 2008
King & QueenEast Malling, Kent29 Dec 2007
The RakeSouthwark, Central London29 Nov 2006
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2005Dover, Kent04 Feb 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

PedroNot Tried12 Jan 2013
ChrisEExcellent16 Apr 2011
thebrewingmanNot Tried12 Apr 2011
thebrewingmanNot Tried30 Dec 2010
thebrewingmanNot Tried16 Nov 2010
thebrewingmanNot Tried22 Jun 2010
thebrewingmanNot Tried25 Mar 2010
thebrewingmanExcellent04 Mar 2010 A very fruity bitter. Does not taste as strong as it is. (Advertised at 4.8%).
DubbelNot Tried26 Apr 2009

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanExcellent20 Mar 2011 Great condition with hedgerow fruits over solid toffee sweet and dry malts. 2 out of 2 excellent pints. I'm on a roll

Blythe Hill Tavern, Forest Hill, Greater London

Magnus GreelNot Tried14 Mar 2011
ChrisEGood14 Mar 2011

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExceptional02 Mar 2011 but alas ran out
AngieNot Tried27 Feb 2011
PedroExcellent27 Feb 2011
AngieNot Tried27 Jan 2011

Old Eden Inn, Edenbridge, Kent

PedroExcellent13 Nov 2010

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2010, Frittenden, Kent

thebrewingmanNot Tried18 Sep 2010
WittendenExcellent18 Sep 2010 A good mid brown best bitter:fruity and moderately bitter.

East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010, East Malling, Kent

AlenomoreExceptional04 Sep 2010 My favourite ale from Westerham.

Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders Fair, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenNot Tried22 Aug 2010 unfortunately this ran out before I could try it.

Kent Beer Festival 2010, Canterbury, Kent

AlenomoreExceptional24 Jul 2010 Top condition.

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Martin the MildmanGood20 Jun 2010 Now shown at 4.8% on pumpclip. A fruity and full bodied premium bitter with good malt and hop balance. My score 15/20.

Rose & Crown, Halstead, Kent

DubbelNot Tried21 Jul 2009

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent05 Apr 2009 I liked this a lot. Nearly the perfect beer to be drinking on a warm spring evening. Smooth and hoppy with anice malty finish.

The Harvest Moon, Orpington, Greater London

DubbelNot Tried23 Dec 2008 Mick was supping this when we arrived and gave it an "8" on his scoring sheet.

SIBA Hop Farm Beer Festival 2008, Paddock Wood, Kent

BlairGood29 Aug 2008 Lots of hops, full bodied ale with loads going on.

King & Queen, East Malling, Kent

AndrewNot Tried29 Dec 2007

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

IanAcceptable29 Nov 2006 Deep copper colour with no head. Fruit, malty bitter. Reasonable hop, bit syrupy on the malt.

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2005, Dover, Kent

AndrewGood04 Feb 2005 I liked it although others though it tasted of vegetables.
IanExcellent04 Feb 2005

Westerham Special Bitter Ale "1965"

5.00% ABV.

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..

We have tried this beer 16 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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