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 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 »
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 »
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%
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.
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%
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
6/10 Decent red Irish ale. Something a bit different to the usual Stouts.
10/10 Amazing Belgian beer! It’s strong, smooth and sweet. Slight chocolate taste. I’ve visited loads of places in Belgium and this is still my favourite. On my way back I try to fill my rucksack with as many of these as possible! 10.5% wow!
6/10 Classic Belgium ale. Lovers of British ale trying Belgium beers for the first time should start with this one. It tastes a bit like Boddingtons but less creamy.
9/10 Awesome Belgium beer that’s widely available in England. Beautiful! Rich body and great taste. Not too thick and heavy like other Abbey beers. 6.6%
Maybe I should start a whiskey blog…. Anyway here are a few of my favourites!
6/10 Not a bad Turkish beer. Pretty lively and would be good to drink in the sun!
Sovereign golden ale
6/10 Refreshing ale from M&S to mark the queens golden jubilee. Quite hoppy.
Beer pewter tankard
I love drinking beer from my Sheffield pewter tankard.
7/10 Decent beer from Portugal. Feel like I’m on holiday!