This is another of the many offerings from Brewdog. It is a cloudy, from a can (!), tangerine orange colour, with a tangerine, toffee aroma. It has a bitter grapefruit taste, typical of the obsession for overly American hopped APAs.
This is yet another ‘grapefruit’ American Pale ale offering from this brewery. Not at all a real English ale but pandering to American hops, grapefruit taste, with no resemblance to a real traditional ale with a good solid body. A brew worth avoiding.
This is a dark chestnut coloured ale with a malty, slightly smokey aroma. It has an initial smokey taste, moving to a malt sweetness and hop bitter finish.
This ale has a good malt body not expected in a mild ale, resulting in a slightly higher ABV.
This ale was sampled on draught at West Country Water Buffalo’s Buff-Food-Fest. It is named after the ‘legendary’ blacksmith of Cerne Abbas, apparently. Brewed with organic barley malt from the Cerne Valley.
Well worth looking out for Cerne Abbas Brewery beers if your in Dorset, in the vicinity of the famous (or infamous) Cerne Abbas Giant!
This is a chestnut coloured ale with a fruity plum aroma. It has a good malty taste backed by hop bitter balance. A good Strong Ale of the porter type.
The Brewery produces 2 beer ranges, the Surf range and the Country range, with this ale being their ‘Old English Strong Ale’.
The Country Life Brewery is located at the Big Sheep Attraction, at Bideford in North Devon. The brewery was established in 1998 using the brewing equipment from Lundy Island. It moved from the family pub in Westward Ho to the present site in 2002 and installed a new brewery in 2005.
This is a typical Bavarian Weiss bier, with pale golden colour and a sharp lemony and yeast aroma. It’s taste is the distinctive light, slightly sharp taste with biscuit notes.
Weihenstephaner Brewery was originally a monastic enterprise that became the Royal Bavarian State Brewery in Freising. It remains under the direction of the Bavarian Government brewing a range of Bavarian traditional beers according to the Bavarian beer purity laws of 1516.
This is a golden ale with a summer aroma of fresh leaves and grass. It has a stronger hop bitterness and a malty balance, without being grapefruit citrus. It is brewed with English, Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles hops and according to the Brewery is a traditional Bitter ale.
The North Cotswold Brewery is a family craft brewery in the heart of the Cotswolds on the edge of Stretton-on-Fosse, near Moreton-in-Marsh.
This is a dark golden Pale Ale with a hop fresh aroma. It has a pleasant taste of hops and malt, giving a light, slightly sweet taste, with a light bitter follow-on to finish. A good English stronger golden seasonal ale from this traditional Cotswold based brewer.