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Westerham Summer Perle

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Tankerton ArmsTankerton, Kent30 May 2023
Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House)Addiscombe, Greater London24 Apr 2023
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London24 Oct 2019
Kent Beer Festival 2019Canterbury, Kent19 Jul 2019
The Craft Beer Cabin (formerly Lock & Barrel)Bromley, Greater London19 Jul 2019
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent13 Jul 2019
The Watch HouseLewisham, Greater London29 Jun 2019
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London03 Jun 2019
The Brockley BargeBrockley, Greater London23 May 2019
The Furze WrenBexleyheath, Greater London06 May 2019
The Freed ManWalmer, Kent22 Aug 2018
Grasshopper on the GreenWesterham, Kent19 Aug 2018
The Kings ArmsWesterham, Kent19 Aug 2018
The PloughIvy Hatch, Kent15 Apr 2018
Opera HouseTunbridge Wells, Kent15 Apr 2018
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent14 Dec 2017
The White SwanCharlton, Greater London21 Nov 2017
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent24 Aug 2017
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London21 Aug 2017
Three ChimneysBiddenden, Kent19 Aug 2017
The Penny FarthingCrayford, Greater London12 Aug 2017
The Black Horse InnThurnham, Kent12 Aug 2017
The Duke WilliamIckham, Kent04 Jun 2017
The Kentish DroversPeckham, Greater London23 Apr 2015
The Thomas IngoldsbyCanterbury, Kent04 Oct 2014
The BullWoolwich, Greater London19 Sep 2014
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent01 Sep 2014
Kent Beer Festival 2014Canterbury, Kent18 Jul 2014
One Inn The WoodPetts Wood, Greater London17 Jul 2014
Halfway HouseChallock, Kent07 Jul 2014
3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014Tonbridge, Kent31 May 2014
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent10 May 2014
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London25 Sep 2013
Bromley Labour ClubBromley, Greater London19 Sep 2013
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2013 & 2023Chainhurst, Kent14 Sep 2013
The Rising SunTwitton, Kent17 Aug 2013
The ChequersSevenoaks, Kent02 Aug 2013
The Rum PuncheonGravesend, Kent22 Jun 2013
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013Dover, Kent24 May 2013
1st East Dulwich Real Ale & Cider FestivalEast Dulwich, Greater London03 May 2013
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2012Horsmonden, Kent15 Sep 2012
Ye Olde Thirsty PigMaidstone, Kent03 Aug 2012
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent07 Jun 2012
The Gun & SpitroastHorsmonden, Kent04 Jun 2012
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2011Staplehurst, Kent17 Sep 2011
The GreyhoundCharcott, Kent27 Aug 2011
Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders FairSissinghurst, Kent13 Aug 2011
Rose & CrownHalstead, Kent29 Jul 2011
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent27 May 2011
The CrownOtford, Kent08 Oct 2010
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2010Frittenden, Kent18 Sep 2010
The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded)Wittersham, Kent22 Aug 2010
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent17 Jun 2010
Dartford Working Men's ClubDartford, Kent09 Jun 2010
Red LionSnargate, Kent01 Aug 2009
The Three MarinersHythe, Kent28 May 2009
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2009Dover, Kent22 May 2009
Kent Beer Festival 2008Canterbury, Kent18 Jul 2008
Kent Beer Festival 2007Canterbury, Kent19 Jul 2007
Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2007Woodchurch, Kent01 Jun 2007
King & QueenEast Malling, Kent20 Aug 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.

The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Jack WilliamGood30 May 2023

Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House), Addiscombe, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried24 Apr 2023
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Apr 2023

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried24 Oct 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Sep 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried26 May 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Oct 2018

Kent Beer Festival 2019, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewGood19 Jul 2019 Bit thin but great hops

The Craft Beer Cabin (formerly Lock & Barrel), Bromley, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried19 Jul 2019

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

WittendenNot Tried13 Jul 2019

The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jun 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Apr 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Apr 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Apr 2015
Philip PirripGood26 Aug 2014

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jun 2019

The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried23 May 2019

The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried06 May 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Apr 2019

The Freed Man, Walmer, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent22 Aug 2018 Has the earthy Westerham 'twang' to it for another delicious fruity summer beer.

Grasshopper on the Green, Westerham, Kent

Stephen HarrisAcceptable19 Aug 2018 I found this Golden Ale to be rather bland.

The Kings Arms, Westerham, Kent

Stephen HarrisAcceptable19 Aug 2018 For the second time today I found this beer somewhat ordinary.

The Plough, Ivy Hatch, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried15 Apr 2018

Opera House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Apr 2018
Martin the MildmanGood14 Jun 2009 Pale with a little citrus hop and some maltiness in the finish. My score 15/20.

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried14 Dec 2017

The White Swan, Charlton, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Nov 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Aug 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried27 May 2017

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2017

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Aug 2017

Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried19 Aug 2017
WittendenAcceptable25 May 2017 Umm,camphor I think.Drinkable but strange.
WittendenAcceptable24 Feb 2017 Fresh on,replacing BB.Pale, lemony, no condition.
WittendenNot Tried14 Jan 2017 In January!
WittendenGood11 Nov 2016 Very pale. Not much condition.Stone fruit.

The Penny Farthing, Crayford, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Aug 2017 Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Sep 2014

The Black Horse Inn, Thurnham, Kent

AndrewAcceptable12 Aug 2017 Little warm and syrupy but nice enough.

The Duke William, Ickham, Kent

AndrewExcellent04 Jun 2017 Rich gold colour. Syrupy. White pepper hop bite.

The Kentish Drovers, Peckham, Greater London

Philip PirripGood23 Apr 2015

The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewGood04 Oct 2014 Light fruity with mellow pineapple hop

The Bull, Woolwich, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent19 Sep 2014 Very well kept and presented

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent01 Sep 2014 I was pleasantly surprise by the flavour coming through on this beer.

Kent Beer Festival 2014, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewAcceptable18 Jul 2014 Bit eggy

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Excellent17 Jul 2014

Halfway House, Challock, Kent

TrevorAcceptable07 Jul 2014 Cloudy with some citrus flavour but just about acceptable.

3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Not Tried31 May 2014

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

TobesExcellent10 May 2014
PedroNot Tried20 Jun 2011

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried25 Sep 2013
oz11Not Tried25 Jul 2013
oz11Good04 Oct 2012

Bromley Labour Club, Bromley, Greater London

ChrisEGood19 Sep 2013

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2013 & 2023, Chainhurst, Kent

WittendenExcellent14 Sep 2013 Crisp spicy and golden.

The Rising Sun, Twitton, Kent

PedroExcellent17 Aug 2013
PedroNot Tried16 Aug 2013
PedroExcellent06 May 2012 inside and better temp

The Chequers, Sevenoaks, Kent

oz11Good02 Aug 2013

The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Jun 2013

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013, Dover, Kent

MickNot Tried24 May 2013

1st East Dulwich Real Ale & Cider Festival, East Dulwich, Greater London

oz11Not Tried03 May 2013

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2012, Horsmonden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried15 Sep 2012

Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent

Martin the MildmanGood03 Aug 2012 Well balanced golden bitter with hop just dominating over malt. My score 15/20.
PedroNot Tried27 Aug 2011

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Not Tried07 Jun 2012

The Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent

oz11Not Tried04 Jun 2012

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2011, Staplehurst, Kent

WittendenNot Tried17 Sep 2011

The Greyhound, Charcott, Kent

PedroExcellent27 Aug 2011

Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders Fair, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenNot Tried13 Aug 2011

Rose & Crown, Halstead, Kent

PedroNot Tried29 Jul 2011

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried27 May 2011
PedroNot Tried27 May 2011
DosserNot Tried27 Jan 2011
DosserNot Tried06 Jun 2009

The Crown, Otford, Kent

PedroGood08 Oct 2010
ChrisEExcellent04 Jun 2010

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2010, Frittenden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried18 Sep 2010 ran out

The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded), Wittersham, Kent

PedroExcellent22 Aug 2010

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

IanExcellent17 Jun 2010 Love this beer. Light citrus and hoppy with a good pale malt backbone.
IanNot Tried12 Nov 2008
IanExcellent15 Oct 2008 I love this beer.
IanExcellent14 Oct 2008 Tasted exactly how I expected, good hops, good mouthfeel and just so tasty and refreshing.
IanNot Tried08 Sep 2008
IanExcellent20 Aug 2008 Yep, still a fantastic summer hoppy golden beer.
IanExceptional31 Jul 2008 Is this my favourite beer brewed in Kent at the moment? Yes, I think it probably is. Light, golden, hoppy, sherberty, stinging, drinkable, great condition, full in the mouth and full of flavour. The hops are stunning. Fresh, sherberty, grapefruity but still balanced with the rest of the beer.
IanNot Tried24 Jul 2008

Dartford Working Men's Club, Dartford, Kent

ChrisENot Tried09 Jun 2010

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

AndrewNot Tried01 Aug 2009 Had a sip of Jane's and it was lovely

The Three Mariners, Hythe, Kent

IanGood28 May 2009 One of my favourites. Not quite as good as last year at The Chambers up the hill, but good biting citrus hops on end that dry and attack the gums on the end in a very pleasant manner.

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2009, Dover, Kent

BlairExcellent22 May 2009 The perfect summer beer? Really pale, sweet and hoppy. Fantastic ale.

Kent Beer Festival 2008, Canterbury, Kent

BrianGood18 Jul 2008 Another really good golden bitter. In fact I had nothing that was poor. The usual citrus was well balanced with sweet malt.

Kent Beer Festival 2007, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewExcellent19 Jul 2007 Sharp with hints of lemongrass. Got a free half from CAMRA because I posed with it in one of their publicity photos!

Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2007, Woodchurch, Kent

AndrewExcellent01 Jun 2007 Rich gold colour. Lemon and grapefruit with excellent leafy herby hops
IanGood01 Jun 2007 Tangerine citrus, good citrusy bitter.

King & Queen, East Malling, Kent

IanExcellent20 Aug 2005 Was extremely surprised by this and to start with not sure what score to give it. Golden beer with wonderful peach and hop flavour. Slightly cardboardy and slightly thin in the mouth otherwise it would have been a 5/5. More peach/apricot flavour on the end. Starts well and finishes well but just lacks something in the midddle

Westerham Summer Perle

3.80% ABV.

Summer Perle was originally brewed in 2004 to commemorate the 30th (Pearl!) Anniversary of the Canterbury Beer Festival, Kent's biggest real ale festival. It was a huge success. It was the fastest selling beer at the Maidstone Beer Festival and was delivered to several other beer festivals by special request. It has now been added to the range as our 2005 summer seasonal. This golden ale is dry hopped with Hallertauer Perle hops which impart a spicy and refreshing finish to this summer ale.

We have tried this beer 43 times.

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

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