Infared IPA


 6/10 Wow this is a really punchy IPA! Full of flavour.  It’s brewed in America which has been pretty keen on powerful IPA flavours recently. Lots of batch brews coming to light which is great for people like me.  This IPA refuses to be pale. In fact it’s a deep ruby red… Earthy orange, caramel… Read more »


DNA new world IPA


 8/10 Decent, punchy IPA. Lovers of Brewdog should give this a try.  An Anglo American mash up of a Wells classic and a reduction of Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA  4.5%


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 »


Baby faced assasin


 8/10 This is a very nice IPA from Yorkshire. Full of flavour and a nice aroma.  Brewed with 100% citra hops that create aromas of mango, apricot, grapefruit and orange. Along with a lasting juicy, tropical fruit bitterness.  6.1%


Bishops Finger


 8/10 Bishops Finger takes it’s name from an ancient signpost along on the Pilgrims Way, pointing pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas A Becket at Cantebury Cathedral.  Kentish strong ale It’s a dark, warming ale that bursts with flavour. Great stuff! 5.4%




 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%


Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Beer


 8/10 Who knew they did beer?! So glad I was bought this. It’s a porter that’s brewed with cocoa shells to give a nice malty, choclaty taste.  It’s a really tasty craft beer, love this! “complex rounded ale with real character” 4.7%




 8/10 Thought is try this in the Weatherspoons beer festival as it was only £1.99 a pint. Glad I did too! Bloody beautiful!  Its a tastey, dark London porter. Not bitter at all, just right! 5.6% Ps: similar to Dark Star Original

Devil's Backbone

Devils Backbone, American IPA


 7/10 A very smooth IPA… which is unusual as normally I find them a bit tart. Devils backbone brewing company is a small but award winning American brewery that have just started being served in my local Wetherspoons, result!




 9/10 My best white beer! Great taste, amazing beer.

  • Champion


     8/10 Strong, rich, dark brown and complex. Smooth yet powerful. This is one for everyone’s Bucket List.  You can tell that this is a beer that the brewery is proud of… Champion ale is a true highlight in the McEwan’s range. It possesses a rich, strong flavour with a uniquely sweet and fruity character. It’s… Read more »

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     8/10 Brewdog pale ale. Enough said. Really hoppy and tasty. Bloody marvellous! 4.5%

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     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 »

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    Rheinbacher Weissbier


     7/10 Premium German wheat beer. This Is brewed with a traditional recipe of top fermentation. It’s a cloudy beer with a distinct aroma.  Brewer in accordance with The German Purity Law.  Good stuff!! 5%

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    Plum Porter


     4/10 A dark and strong plum porter from the Titanic brewery.  It has a good bitter sweet start but I found it an overly sweet finish. A bit too rich for my mood.  4.9%

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    Special London Ale


     9/10 Oh, oh, oh…… Now then!!! Never seen this beer before. So glad I stumbled across it. This is gorgeous!  Rich and malty with notes of candied fruit and a powerful spicy hop finish.  This is one of the few times I can actually taste everything in the bottles description. It’s lovely and malty with… Read more »

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     7/10 A very tasty, zesty pale ale. Light amber in colour and smooth on the tongue. You can taste the hints of orange but it’s not overly bitter.  This would be a great accompaniment to sunny day and a bbq!  A curious beast, candied orange and grapefruit hops balanced precariously over a full bodied biscuity… Read more »

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    The Golden Goose


     7/10 Now then… Only 89p in Lidl. It could have been awful but wow, this is a great golden ale. You can’t beat it for that price! Quite light and refreshing at 3.8%. But still has a good body with an even balance of malt and hops.  You could quite happily have a few of… Read more »

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    Wild Wader


     6/10  A plesant pint. Refreshing, light and votes down well.  4.2%

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    Hop Garden Gold


     6/10 A refreshing pint. Quite light coloured with a comfortable mouthful of hop with a hint of sweetness.  Perfect for a hot day in the garden.  4.4%