Welcome to the Drink in the Sights Grasshopper from Westerham Brewery Beer Review. This is my 4th Westerham beer review, and another from a recent gluten free beer selection I bought a few months ago. So just quickly the brewery are based in Westerham, in Kent. They formed in 2004 and have won multiple awards since. Grasshopper from Westerham Brewery is a Kentish red ale that clocks in at a very sessionable 3.8% alcohol. Like the other Westerham beers I've tried Grasshopper pours seriously well, I don't know what they do others breweries don't to get a proper head, but I like it. As promised the body is a dark red with a luscious just off white head. I really do like it when a beer looks the part.
Grasshopper from Westerham Brewery has a fruity aroma with plenty of biscuit and caramel malt smells backing it up nicely. As with most ales of this type the texture is just above medium bodied, but the taste is much better than most red ales. This is a proper malt driven bitter where the sweet caramel tastes are offset by the roasted malts. This is how you're meant to do bitters. I know we live in a hop obsessed world at the moment, but a really good beer lets the malts balance them out, and that's exactly what happens with Grasshopper from Westerham Brewery. 8.5 out of 10.