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

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  • Erdinger

    9/10 My best white beer! Great taste, amazing beer.

  • London Pride

    London Pride

    5/10 Decent premium ale that’s a standard in most pubs.

  • Black sheep ale

    5/10 Decent bittersweet ale from Yorkshire. Good pint!

  • Marston’s Pale Ale

    3/10 Not too good. But then I’m not a big pale ale fan.

  • Doom Bar

    7/10 One of the UK’s best selling bottled ales. Mainly brewed in Rock, Cornwall, but due to increasing popularity has also been brewed in Burton upon Trent since 2013. It’s a brilliant ale that’s widely available on pumps in southern England. Easy to drink, quite light with no bitterness. One of my fave ales, I… Read more »

  • Carling Zest Orange

    6/10 Lager and orange sounds a bit odd. I was sceptical at first but then remembered that a lot of Belgium beer (which I love) uses orange peel in the brewing process. Plus a box of this “new” Carling was really cheap! So I went for it. It’s quite a low alcohol lager but is… Read more »

  • Weihenstehan

    6/10 Cloudy wheat beer from the oldest brewery in the world (1040! So says the bottle) Malty brew and a bit sweet. Different from the other wheat beers I’ve tried. Thumbs up!

  • Lincolnshire best bitter

    4/10 Decent bitter with a good malty taste

  • Boddingtons

    5/10 The cream of Manchester! Brilliant light bitter that should be a staple in every beer stash.