Westerham Brewery 1965 (4.8%)

Brewed to the original recipe of the sadly long gone Black Eagle Brewery in Westerham, Kent, this is a fine Special Bitter Ale.
It’s a beer full of memories, a beer heavy with nostalgia.
Beginning with its invitingly warm bread dough and toffee aroma, the froth sticks to your top lip as you take a sip.
Unsurprisingly this is a beer with a big malty heart, all honey and caramel, brown bread and digestive biscuits.
It’s a warm and cosy, satisfying beer and its edges prickle with English hop flavours.
Hints of liquorice and lemon zest drift across mown lawns and damp hedgerow.
And under all this there’s a piquant waft of something earthy, fruity and spicy from the original Eagle Brewery yeast strain that has ben kept safely in the national collection of yeast cultures.
Solid, rounded and delicious, this is a fantastic beer regardless of its time.

Source: Westerham Brewery

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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