A rich, full bodied best bitter in the traditional Kent style. Finest Maris Otter pale ale malt and crystal malt for colour and richness. Hopped with local Kent Northdown and Finchcocks’ Whitbread Golding Variety and finished in the Hop Rocket with Progress hops from Scotney Castle and Goldings from Finchcocks hop garden for a full flavour and aroma. Also available in bottles.
“That’s a fighting beer, isn’t it! Malty n’ hoppy. That just tastes like a nice, strong, manly beer. It’s a good beer. Can I have some more please, sir? That’s a right good pint; it’s a proper beer, it’s honest, it’s a pint” – James May, Oz & James Drink to Britain February 2009
“Massive aroma and palate of jammy fruit, biscuity malt and bitter hop resins. Good old-fashioned beer.” – Roger Protz
“This deeply satisfying brew has a wonderful malty aroma and a bitter hop finish. A fine session beer, or try it with smoked mackerel salad or cold roasts” – Jonathan Ray, Daily Telegraph 14 October 2006
“A satisfying, hoppy best bitter in the great British tradition, with a smooth malt backdrop and lots of tangy, tart, orangey fruit.” – Jeff Evans, Beer Writer