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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 »

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Nor’hop

9/10 Well I’ve had my fair share of bottle conditioned beers, but this was my first can contitioned one! Yes that’s right, final fermentation in a can. Live yeast in there doin their magic. Wonderful.  Highly sessionsble ultra pale ale balancing rich British floor malts with citrusy northern hemisphere hops. Humbly awesome.  Nice and pale… Read more »

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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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Samba King

6/10 It’s 9.30pm and it’s taken me ages to get the kids in bed. Long day at work. Knackered and hungry, I open the fridge and there’s a cold beer waiting for me. Bingo.  The house is now quiet. I sit on the couch to enjoy the moment.  …. Ok wife just came home and… Read more »

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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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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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Directionless

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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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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Cotswold Pale Ale

8/10 Really enjoyed this bottle conditioned pale ale. Full of flavour and very smooth & mellow on the palette.  Brewed by Hook Norton brewery for M&S.   4.7%

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St. Stefanus Blonde

8/10 Lovely Belgian blonde beer. It’s brewed with 3 different yeasts and then refermented in the bottle. Each bottle is then matured for 3 months before cellar release and will continue to mature until you open it. It actually originates from Sint Stefanus, an Augustinian order in Ghent. I actually visited their ministry when I… Read more »