Rosey Nosey

7/10 Well I’m packing for a weekend away with the family. Usually the packing part is quite boring but not tonight…. I’ve found some left over Christmas beer! Now I’m definitely in the holiday spirit 🙂 This is a full bodied ale from Batemans brewery. It’s rich and slightly fruity.  Not overly “Christmassy” like some… Read more »



7/10 I’m still trying to get through all my Christmas beers. (It’s a hard life!) Winter amber ale This is a really tasty amber ale. It has a slight winter fruityness to it but it’s not over powering. I could easily sink a few of these in July. I bet Santa does!! 5%


Greenwich Winter Spiced Porter

5/10 I’m loving the Christmas theme beers at the moment.  This one is a nice, dark and malty porter. Spiced with cinnamon and allspice to give it a winter kick.  I like the idea but it was a bit too sweet for me.  5.5%



6/10 A Christmas ruby ale by the black sheep brewery in Yorkshire.  Santa approved Black Sheep ale has a bit of a punchier taste than your other common ales: Abbot, London Pride, 6X etc. It has a bitter sweet kick – that i like! This Christmas version is a little bit sweeter and has a… Read more »


Bah Humbug

8/10 Well it’s December, so let’s roll out the Christmas themed beers! This is another cracker from the master brewers at the Wychwood Brewery. I expected a mean, thick, dark beer to match the branding but was very pleasantly surprised.  It’s a warm brown coloured beer that tastes lovely. If a beer could taste like… Read more »

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    Red Rye IPA

    6/10 I needed this! Long day and work and the kids are loooooud.   Beer to the rescue! A full bodied mouthfeel with hints of passion fruit and peaches, with notes of pine and citrus fruits A really tasty red ale. Bittersweet after taste with a slight hint of fruit.  4.7%

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    Bank’s amber bitter

    5/10 For 89p in Aldi, this is pretty good stuff! A classic English bitter. Quite light and easy going with a clean finish.  3.8%

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    Holy grail 

    8/10 Awesome. Pissed.  4.7%

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    Indian Pale Ale

    8/10 Special IPA brewed and bottled at the Shepherd Neame brewery.  This is their old recipe which they recently reinvented.  Really special beer this.  6.1%

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    East coast

    7/10 Almost forgot to do this one. On a roll! Decent beer.  4%

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    8/10 Really great, refreshing IPA. Nice and hoppy.  4.5%

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    Unmistakably Bill’s

    6/10 Quite a malty pale ale. Good stuff! 4.6%

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    A over T

    9/10 This is only available at the brewery. I carried this bottle for 2 hours on the way home and waited for “a good time” to try it.  That time finally came after bossing an Ikea wardrobe! Aromas Over Tongham is an award winning vintage beer. Bottle conditioned for extra flavour. It has a deep,… Read more »

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    2/10 Beer with green tea Enough said. Don’t buy this, it’s not good.  Confusing flavours. Think it’s trying to be like an IPA but as with most beers from East Asia it’s really light and weak.  My friend ordered this in wagamammas and I had a “sample”. So glad I didn’t order it myself!! 4.5%

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    Lagunitas IPA

    8/10 This is a strong Indian pale ale. Very hoppy start with a floral citrus palate.  Tastes great cold on a hot day. Preferably with BBQ.  Imported from Chicago by the wonderful Adnams brewery.  6.2%