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 »


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 »



9/10 White IPA is brewed by Adnams in Suffolk. Inspired by American and Belgium flavours. Drank in Kent. Wow! This is a really fantastic IPA. It smells great and has a big citrus punch. Yet it’s still quite smooth. Goes down very well. I need to buy more of this… Combines the pine and citrus… Read more »


Alhambra Reserva 1925

9/10 This was brought back from Spain by a friend of mine. He’s Spanish and apparently this is a big deal over there. Plus he thinks I should have a bigger Spanish section on this site! It’s a premium lager but not in the style that you will be familiar with (in the UK). This… Read more »


Pistonhead Full Amber

9/10 Dark. Full bodied amber lager. Well if this is a lager, it’s probably the best lager I’ve ever tasted! It’s clear, dark brown with a bitter/citrus after taste. Full bodied…. Very unusual in a lager! This is fantastic.   It’s dry hopped with citra and cascade hope to offer a spicy citrus edge with… 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 »


Rogue Amber Ale

9/10 Amazing amber ale from the other side of the pond. Very soft and smooth  with a slightly sweet aftertaste.  Find it in weatherspoons! 5.3%



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%


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 »

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    Soul style IPA

    8/10 What a chilled out beer! Light and refreshing. Quite a hoppy IPA with a big tropical hit. 🌴  I’m loving drinking out of the small cans too. Perfect size for a quick mid-week beer.  6.5%

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    7/10 If you like your IPA to blow your tastebuds to Kindom Come then this is for you! This tastes like a hop orgy on your tongue :p The beer itself has a cloudy orange appearance, much like a wheat beer. Lovely frothy head on it too. Strong hoppy nose. Deep bitter flavours with a… Read more »

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    Go to IPA

    8/10 Such a great IPA! It’s very hoppy but has a fruity smoothness to it. Goes down very well.  Stone use “hop bursting” which adds an “irrational amount of hops during the final stages of brewing bring out maximum flavours and aromas. The result is a session IPA that delivers all the fruity, piney character… Read more »

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    One inch punch

    8/10 Very enjoyable golden ale from America.  It’s a bit different to the usual golden/Amber ales and I was surprised to get a big fruity flavour. This is more of a pale ale or an IPA.  I would buy this again!  3.9%

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    Coast to coast

    8/10 A well rounded pale ale. Just the right amount of malt and citrus on the tongue. Blummin lovely beer! A bronze ale with fresh citrus and piny hop aroma, light malt with zesty rounded bitterness.  4.6%

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    Wild Beer Fresh

    8/10 A very tasty and zesty pale ale. Really refreshing and fragrant.  The Wild Beer Company like to do things a little different. Rather than sticking with the same ingredients all the time – for a consistent taste. They source different hops from around the world. Depending on the season of the brew will depend… Read more »

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    5/10 There is more chocolate than coffee in this mocha! Very rich and sweet. It actually contains real arabica coffee as well as Belgian chocolate!  It’s great for a treat or if you are a choc-a-holic!  6%

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    Two Roads Expressway

    7/10 I didn’t think I’d like this as much as I did. It’s a coffee stout so I was expecting an espresso kick but this is soooo smooth. There is coffee yes but this is such a dark and rich beer it adds to the flavour rather than tasking over it.  Bloody brilliant! In a… Read more »

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    3/10 A “multi award winning beer”.  Could have fooled me! I thought my wife had given me a joke pint (she does that from time to time to keep me on my toes). But no, this was a big let down for me.  It has a Belgium blonde start, hint of citrus, then quite an… Read more »

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    Camden IHL lager

    7/10 I enjoyed this “Indian Hells Lager”!  The Camden Town brewery have done well with this.  It’s as refreshing as lager with the taste of an IPA. Hoppy lager… who would have thought?  We love IPA but we brew lager. Do this is an IPA, resurrected as lager…. in our office this is known as… Read more »