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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%

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RIP Snorter

5/10 I do like a ruby beer from time to time. Especially with a ruby murry! I visited the Hogs Back brewery recently and had a fantastic time. If you have the chance to do their brewery tour then I recommend it. They are very generous with their beers! This is quite a complex red… Read more »

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Bank’s amber bitter

5/10 For 89p in Aldi, this is pretty good stuff! A classic English bitter. Quite light and easy going with a clean finish.  3.8%

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Why kick a moo cow

5/10 Brewed by Arbor Ales in Bristol. Influenced by New Zeland. Purchased from Marks & Spencer’s in Bluewater. Drank in Kent with some beans on toast. This is a bottle conditioned beer which means your on sediment alert when poring it (slowly!). It also means that this is a cared for ale of the highest… Read more »

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Double Stout

5/10 An Irish stout by one of my local breweries in Kent, Shepherd Neame.  I normally find stouts overly bitter and roasted. But this was softer and maybe a bit chocolatey. Thumbs up! 3.8%

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Menabrea 

5/10 A smooth Italian lager. Quite nice actually and goes will with pizza! It’s lively but doesn’t leave you as gassy as other lagers. 

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Greenwich Winter Spiced Porter

5/10 I’m loving the Christmas theme beers at the moment.  This one is a nice, dark and malty porter. Spiced with cinnamon and allspice to give it a winter kick.  I like the idea but it was a bit too sweet for me.  5.5%

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Das Helle

5/10 Lager lovers… This is one for you.  Brewed in Germany and brought all the way over to your local Aldi (or maybe it was Lidl). It has a mild hoppyness and a slightly malty taste.  5%

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Dusseldorf, Germany

In September 2015 I spent a long weekend in Dusseldorf. It’s a brilliant place – loads of culture (although I didn’t see much) – but most importantly, it’s Old Town has over 200 bars in a 1/2 square mile! And so it began…  The first night we headed to the centre of Old Town and… Read more »

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Tyskie

5/10 Polish lager. The key the enjoying this is to drink it ice cold. If it’s any warmer you’d probably spit it out. It’s very refreshing, has a decentish taste and not overly fizzy like other lagers.  5.5%