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Kwak

10/10 This is a classic Belgian beer which has been brewed since 1791.  It’s normally served in a sort of vase that need a wooden stand. If you’re lucky enough to drink this in its official glass you’ll feel like some nutty beer professor. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…! An uncomparable Belgian too… Read more »

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Santa Paws

4/10 A Christmas scotch ale from Brewdog. It’s dark and sweet. Not bad! But I prefer my Christmas beers with a bit more fruit and spice. 4.5%

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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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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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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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Innis & Gunn Bourbon Dark Ale

8/10 What a fantastic dark ale from one of my favourite breweries.  This was a Christmas present from my wife (she knows me so well).  Dark, rich ale matured over oak infused with American bourbon Very tasty, well rounded beer. I thought it had a hint of oak and coffee in it but it’s not… Read more »

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Frankenheim Alt

6/10 Alt Bier (or Old Beer) is a style of German beer that I discovered on Dusseldorf. Their Old Town is a fantastic venue for a pub crawl and has it’s own brewery-pubs! So these breweries in Old Town call their style of beer, Old Beer. This is because it’s some traditional recipe that’s hundreds… Read more »

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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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Old Peculier

8/10 Full bodied, powerful flavour. Legendary pint from Theakston brewery. It takes its name from the “Peculier Court” of Marsham, close to the brewery. Definitely give this one a try if you like dark ale with lots of flavour! 5.6%