This is a golden ale with a passion fruit aroma. This is a fruit flavoured ale, with notes of passion fruit and orange. This is a pleasant summer ale with a sharp fruity taste.
This ale is brewed by The Wild Beer Company based near Shelton Mallet in Somerset. It is brewed with orange, guava and passion fruit and Australian-New Zealand hops Cascade, Summit, Melon, Mandarina Bavaria and Simcoe and using alternatives fermentation yeasts to traditional brewing yeast.
This is the classic Belgian wheat beer or witbier (white beer). It is a pale golden lemon coloured ale, with a distinctive, lightly sharp aroma, with slight wheat biscuit and coriander notes. It has a very distinctive sweet, sharp taste, that is suited to a warm summer’s day.
The beer is named after an area to the south east of Leuven, Belgium. Hoegarden has historically been noted for its white beers, having 13 breweries in the 19th century, the last brewery closed in 1957. Hoegaarden ale was first brewed in 1967 by a milkman, who helped out in the last brewery but following a fire in 1985 the Brewery became part of the brewing combine Inbev.
Roosters Brewing – Twenty Four Seven Session IPA 4.7%
This is a light golden coloured ale with a passion fruit aroma. It has a straight in strong grapefruit bitterness from the strong hopping.
This session IPA is brewed by the Rooster Brewing Co., based in the Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. It is brewed with American, Amarillo, Chinook and Simcoe hops, plus New Zealand Nelson Sauvin variety.
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.