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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 »

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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%

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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 »

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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%

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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%

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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%

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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%

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Rascal

 

 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

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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!

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Erdinger

 

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

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    Yorkshire Red

     

     7/10 I’m drinking this on my mates canal barge. It’s a lovely day, suns out. 10.30am….! Red ales are great. Really getting into them at the moment. This one is by Black Sheep Brewery who always produce fantastic ales. I went to uni in Yorkshire so they have a special place in my fuzzy memory. … Read more »

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    Trappistes Rochefort 8

     

     10/10 Now ladies and gents… you’re in for a treat….  If you’ve never come across a “trappist” beer before then you need to pay attention. If you love beer then you will love this. There are only 11 monasteries in the world that produce offical trappist beer. The Brasserie de Rochefort, which opened in 1595, is… Read more »

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    Saigon Export

     

     6/10 Cold, refreshing Vietnamise beer. Bubbly and refreshing. It has a welcomed malty taste with a hint of sweetness.   Available in all good Vietnamise restaurants! 4.9%

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    Epic Saison

     

     6/10 Quite a cool looking bottle with a great write up on the back. They have their own tasting notes there and they sounded amazing! A transcontinental fusion of belgiums eclectic beer culture and the feisty hops of North America I love Belgium beer, I love hops. Lets go! The beer is quite light in… Read more »

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    John Smith’s Golden Ale

     

     2/10 I was quite surprised to see a golden ale from John Smith’s. That said, I wasn’t surprised that it’s awful. 4%

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    Why kick a moo cow

     

     5/10 Brewed by Arbor Ales in Bristol. Influenced by New Zeland. Purchased from Marks & Spencer’s in Bluewater. Drank in Kent with some beans on toast. This is a bottle conditioned beer which means your on sediment alert when poring it (slowly!). It also means that this is a cared for ale of the highest… Read more »

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    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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    Vagabond

     

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

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    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 »

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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%