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 »

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 »

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 »

Leffe Rituel 9•

10/10 Behold! This is the best type of Leffe I’ve tasted. It’s a full, rich beer. You almost feel like you need to chew it!  I was lucky enough to be given it after a friend did a booze run to France.  I really like Leffe anyway. It’s a slightly tamer Belgium beer than the… 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 »


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%

Fullers 1845

9/10 Strong beer with a warm malty finish. Awesome stuff. 6.5%  

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 »


8/10 Full bodied, malty. Really smooth beer. Now one of my favourites. Nice! Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker was CAMRA champion beer of Britain 2014. Originally brewed in the 1930s as a best bitter to quench the thirst of Yorkshire’s miners.

Hoegaarden Grand Cru

9/10 OMG! What a surprise! I thought I’d give this a try as I like the normal wheat beer by the same brewery. This is actually a full bodied blonde beer but still hazy in look. It tastes amazing! Maybe a bit of vanilla and citrus in there. I need more of this…! 8.5%

Chimay Triple (white)

9/10 Very nice triple strength blonde beer from Belgium. Lovely! The Chimay brewery are only of less than a dozen that produce trappist beer (which I love!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimay_Brewery

  • Brighton Bier

    6/10 Nice little pale ale from Brighton. The can has a unique texture and I liked the cheeky take on Brighton Pier. Pretty decent flavour to it and you could quite happily drink a few of these on a hot day by the beach. However, if you’re looking for a big citrus bomb then maybe… Read more »

  • Farnham White

    8/10 So glad I found a bottle of this! I visited the Hogs Back brewery in 2016 (which is a fantastic tour – the best brewery tour I’ve ever done!) I remember them making a big fuss about these hops that they were growing. Apparently they’ve managed to grow back this certain type of hop… Read more »

  • World’s End

    8/10 What a lovely rich chocolate stout. So smooth! Fair trade cocoa husks. Madagascan vanilla pods…. suitable for aging but do try to drink it before the end of time! 8.5%

  • Belheather

    6/10 Quite a rich and sweet beer. Lovely warm colour to it.  Blended with highland single malt whiskey Best of all it’s available in Lidl! 6.5%

  • 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 »

  • Guinness Foreign Extra

    9/10 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! 🍀 I’ve been saving this beer for months. Ever since I visited St James Gate last year I’ve been looking forward to trying this… super strong Guinness!  Yes my friends, this black stuff is 7.5%!  The bottle has been in the fridge over night so it’s lovely and cold. The… Read more »

  • Crackendale

    8/10 Light and refreshing with a big citrus punch in the face! This is one of them beers that I liked so much I was reading up on th ingredients. Then it clicked that I’ve done this before with “citra hops”. Magical ingredient! 5.2%

  • Alpha Beta

    7/10 Soft bitter sweet citrus rye ale. Very refreshing session pale ale.  4.5%

  • American Indian Pale Ale

    8/10 Got this on the off chance at M&S. So glad!! This is everything I want in an IPA: citrus smell, refreshing taste, big hop smash with a bitter kick. 👍 Brewed by Arbor Ales. Will definitely be buying this again.  6%