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Dragon's Spéciale Kentish Bitter - Beerworks Craft Brewery Series

The aroma is reminiscent of a floral bouquet with undertones sweet citrus fruits, light spice and soft honey. The flavour is full with delicious caramel malt and biscuit malt character followed by a light spiciness coming through in the flavour followed by floral lavender and thyme.

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SKU: bwcb01



Product Description


Dragon's Speciale Kentish Bitter

The aroma is reminiscent of a floral bouquet with undertones sweet citrus fruits, light spice and soft honey. The flavour is full with delicious caramel malt and biscuit malt character followed by a light spiciness coming through in the flavour followed by floral lavender and thyme.

Kit Contains:
  • 1 x 3kg Pouch of Bitter Malt
  • 1 x 150g Priming Sugar
  • 1 x 10g Bitter Yeast
  • 1 x 50g East Kent Goldings Hops
  • 1 x Small Mesh Bag
  • Instructions also included
  • Makes: 40 Pints
  • ABV: 4.0% (Approx)
  • Bitterness (EBU): 32-48
  • Colour (EBC): 34-42

NOTE: Equipment for fermentation/brewing and storage/dispensing is not included and should be bought separately

NOTE: All our Beerworks Craft Brewery Series kits are suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Additional Information

Beer Kit Brand Beerworks
Beer Kit Type No
Beer Kit Weight 3.0 kg +
Sugar/Malt Required No
Beer Kit Style Liquid Malt Kit


Kentish aleReview by Bumper4166
Bottled about month ago and sampled a couple of bottles today.Very pleasant pint of bitter .It does remind me of SN Spitfire,but not as spicy an aftertaste.Good value for the money,and will make a decent session ale.Will buy again. (Posted on 16/03/2018)
Great beer kit Review by Beershed
This was my first attempt at a beerworks kit. I have to say that the instructions were easy to follow and I had no issues in getting the beer fermenting. I was a bit worried as the beer seemed to ferment very well for 4 days then stop, but I kept to the time scales the instructions said and I’m now drinking a very good beer. Really impressed with the taste and quality of it, definitely tastes like SN Spitfire. It’s a great beer and I highly recommend it. (Posted on 03/03/2018)
FantasticReview by Dave
Hi , this is my second batch of Dragon´s Special Kentish Bitter and its as good as the first one . I left this a week longer in the fermentor and got it down to 1014 as suggested.
The first brew is almost finished but I will be putting some of the second brew aside to age a few months as it only gets better with age. (Posted on 15/01/2018)
My first kitReview by Dai Dave
I have just tried my first bottle of Dragon's Spéciale Kentish Bitter and I have to say I´m really surprised how good it is , its as good if not better than most pub bitters. It was easy to make just follow the instructions , the hardest bit is waiting until its ready .
Thanks Rich and all at lovebrewing .
Ive just started batch nº2 should be ready for New Year. (Posted on 22/11/2017)
Very good nutty brewReview by BDY
This was my first Beerworks brew and certainly will not be my last.
(I've got some Docker's bubbling away at the moment).
Taste tests started ASAP (7 days after racking) as I wanted to see how the beer developed, and as per the instructions, the beer started reaching a lovely blend of sweetness and hops after 3 weeks from racking.
Currently at 5 weeks from racking, I'm really enjoying not only the taste but the alcohol content effect. It's very pleasant indeed.
Nutty bitter sweet taste, great with food. Recommended.
(Posted on 20/10/2017)
Very tasty session aleReview by YouFUMS
I am new to the home brew world, this Beerworks Kentish bitter is only the 2nd kit I've done.
What I like about these kits is that everything you need is included, even a little mesh bag to use when you are transferring your brew from fermentation vessel to your bottles/pressure barrel. I wish I had this bag for my first attempt at brewing which has left me with a fir amount of sediment in my bottles.
The instructions are clear and the finished product is a delicious drink if you are patient enough to give it a good conditioning time period. It is drinkable after 2 weeks, but if you give it at least 4 weeks then you will be rewarded with a beer that is as good as, or even exceeds pub quality beer.
I am aware that this kits ingredients are based on the shepherd neames Spitfire ale. So, for a bit of fun I bought a bottle of spitfire, and conducted a little blind taste test with the family. I'm delighted to say that my home brew came out as favourite with everyone. (Posted on 18/05/2017)
Yum.Review by Tom G
Like everyone else says, taste great, easy to make. Ive been trying a little bit every few days and im properly suprised by how it matures, initially I was worried I'd cocked it up, but now its gotten to the recommended clearing time it tastes top notch. I'll make this again for sure! (Posted on 18/04/2017)
Great BeerReview by Andrew
After experimenting with home brew 20 years ago I gave it up as the product was inferior to commercial beers. My brother in law persuaded me to have another go and this Beerworks kit was my first attempt since then and its produced a fantastic hoppy beer just like the ones I used to enjoy when I worked in Kent.
(Posted on 04/10/2016)
First brew and very Happy Review by Bazza
My first brew and was very happy with finished Beer.. will try again at sometime. (Posted on 16/06/2016)
Nice - very 'hoppy'Review by Brewdog
This was my first brew too. Pretty pleased. I bottled half and left the rest in the barrel. I have to say I think the keg was nicer than the bottles. Slightly smoother. If I did this one again, I might be tempted to leave just a little of the hops out. Terrific fun; looking forward to the next batch (Posted on 07/06/2016)
Amazed Review by Kevin
This is my first homebrew and I am absolutely blown away, only been in the bottle 2 weeks and the taste is amazing, lovely hop taste, nicest bitter I've had (Posted on 01/10/2015)
Very GoodReview by Alibeer
Neat kit and clear instructions made brewing a doddle.

Initial tasting of the young beer was a little disappointing as the body and bitterness was unbalanced, but after 2 weeks the brew was much more rounded and continued to reveal more and more flavours as time went on. The mature beer was a delight. I've a few bottles stored away for a final taste at 6 months, which I\'m looking forward to opening. Going to try the Spire IPA next. Cheers! (Posted on 15/04/2015)
Great beerReview by Col Scrivs
I was looking for a beer to use as a base for mad over dry hopping. This one was the 1st I tried and it is perfect. Plenty enough flavour to hold the extra aroma hops. I liked it so much I\'ve had the same kit twice now, once with Centennial hops once with Simcoe. Both brews have been amazing (Posted on 10/03/2015)
Absolutely fantasticReview by DAVID
This was my first beer kit.

Easy to make, a few interesting stages, but I felt I was making real beer.

More importantly. The result is a classic Kent/ Sussex hoppy beer.

The taste is good, fruity, complex and hoppy.

Its been highly regarded by all tasters including a professional taster.

Will buy again. (Posted on 20/10/2014)

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