Piraat

10/10 Wow! This is the top end of beer! Soft golden brown in colour and it has a really soft, velvety texture with a fluffy white head.  It tastes really hoppy and maybe a bit syrupy.  The best thing is its on offer in Lidl. Amazing!!  The box is only £7 in Lidl. Each bottle… Read more »

Sorachi Soison

9/10 Adnams brewery are doing some brilliant IPA’s for M&S at the moment. This is probably the best beer I’ve bought from them. Fantastic! Powerful taste with a whopping mouthful of citrus and orange peel with a bit of spice. It’s smooth like a Belgium beer, just glides over the tongue. Such a small bottle…. Read more »

Bangal Lancer

9/10 Very, very smooth Indian Pale Ale. Now these normally bring a big citrus punch (which I also like) but this is a silky beer.  You can still taste the hops but there isn’t as much “tang” as with other IPAs.  Inspired by the Bengal Lancer cavalry regiments during the time of the British Empire. … Read more »

Leffe Rituel 9•

10/10 Behold! This is the best type of Leffe I’ve tasted. It’s a full, rich beer. You almost feel like you need to chew it!  I was lucky enough to be given it after a friend did a booze run to France.  I really like Leffe anyway. It’s a slightly tamer Belgium beer than the… Read more »

Cruzcampo Gran Reserva

9/10 Fantastic! This beer was brought back from Spain by a friend of mine. It is the beer that the people of Southern Spain are most proud of. And it’s easy to see why… This Grand Reserve version of Cruzcampo is a lot maltier than the standard bottle. It’s a rich, golden brown colour with… Read more »

Schofferhofer

9/10 A fantastic Getman wheat beer. This is on par with Erdinger (which is more widely available in the UK).  Nice and cloudy, as a good wheat beer should be. Not overly sweet like some other wheat beers (hoegarden etc) and what a brilliant name: “scoffer-hofer”!  They sell it in M&S. Go fetch! 5%

Fullers 1845

9/10 Strong beer with a warm malty finish. Awesome stuff. 6.5%  

Shepherd Neame 1698

9/10 Wow! This is a great beer. Strong, smooth and malty. Quite a warm, reddy brown colour. Great stuff! It’s a bottle conditioned beer, which means that it has a bit of yeast in the bottle so that it continues to ferment – just like real ale does in the cask. There are only a few… Read more »

Boltmaker

8/10 Full bodied, malty. Really smooth beer. Now one of my favourites. Nice! Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker was CAMRA champion beer of Britain 2014. Originally brewed in the 1930s as a best bitter to quench the thirst of Yorkshire’s miners.

Hoegaarden Grand Cru

9/10 OMG! What a surprise! I thought I’d give this a try as I like the normal wheat beer by the same brewery. This is actually a full bodied blonde beer but still hazy in look. It tastes amazing! Maybe a bit of vanilla and citrus in there. I need more of this…! 8.5%

Chimay Triple (white)

9/10 Very nice triple strength blonde beer from Belgium. Lovely! The Chimay brewery are only of less than a dozen that produce trappist beer (which I love!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimay_Brewery

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  • Eldon

    9/10 What an amazing stout!  I’ve heard a lot of good things about Thornbridge brewery. A lot of beer geeks rate them towards the top of their Best Brewer lists. I’ve not come across much of their brews but that is going to change… Bourbon oak imperial stout This is a strong ale; thick and… Read more »

  • 1872 Porter

    7/10 Quite a nice smooth Porter.  It’s based in an old, you guessed it, recipe from 1872.  Dark ruby in colour. Bitter sweet taste of chocolate, fruit and hops.  I enjoyed it!  6.5%

  • Paxton IPA

    7/10 Crackin little IPA!  Loads of hops and a big flavour. Perfect IPA 👍

  • Juicebox

    6/10 Citrus IPA – probably the most fruity IPA I’ve tried. This beer is packed with tropical fruity flavours! “Fruity pleasure in a glass. Fresh orange zest and heaps of extremely aromatic hops give this beer bright, intense flavours of mango, papaya and bitter orange.” Very refreshing! Brewed in London by Fourpure Brewing Company. 5.9%

  • Voll-Damm

    8/10 Just been sight seeing around Barcelona for the day. After a stroll down Las Rambla on a hot day I needed a cold one.  I’d been recommended a few local beers before I arrived and was pleased to see them both for sale in th first shop.  Voll-Damm is a dark and thick beer…. Read more »

  • Pot Kettle Black

    7/10 Lovely little porter! “Fresh and hoppy yet rich and black” It looks and tastes great! Yeastie Boys are a brewery from New Zeland and have some really interesting beers available. They are brewed in the UK by Brew Dog… who have some really interesting beers of their own! 6%

  • Ola Dubh

    4/10 “Ale matured in whisky casks” The casks they used had Highland Park Scotch Whiskey in which is pretty smokey and sweet. Not one for me.  8%

  • Jasmine Green Tea

    5/10 Yes… beer with green tea! This is a bit different and I enjoyed giving it a go. The green tea is a subtle flavour and not too overpowering. You can tell there is something different about the beer tho, not too dis-similar to the taste of a slice of lemon in your beer. Quite… Read more »

  • Spitfire Gold

    8/10 What a lovely beer! Golden in colour. It has a pleasant malty taste with a soft bitter finish. Refreshing and biscuity.  2015 marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and 25 years since Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale was first brewed to commemorate The Few. A well-balanced, light golden ale, Spitfire Gold is… Read more »