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 »

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 »

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%

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 »

Boltmaker

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

Latest
  • Unfiltered lager

    6/10 Don’t be put off with the look. This may look like a can from the Tesco Value range but it’s actually a decent little beer!  Brewed in Germany – and they know their lagers! This is an unfiltered lager which means that’s retained much of the flavour and body that the brewer intended. This… Read more »

  • Goose 312 urban wheat ale

    7/10 Goose are based in Chicago and have been the stars of a few awesome beers of late. I usually see their pale ales around so was excited to try their take on a wheat beer.  The 321 didn’t disappoint. Very enjoyable pint. Same cloudiness that you would expect from a wheat beer but hoppier… Read more »

  • 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%

  • Proteus

    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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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%

  • 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%

  • 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 »

  • Mocha

    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%