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Eldon

9/10 What an amazing stout!  I’ve heard a lot of good things about Thornbridge brewery. A lot of beer geeks rate them towards the top of their Best Brewer lists. I’ve not come across much of their brews but that is going to change… Bourbon oak imperial stout This is a strong ale; thick and… Read more »

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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 »

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Stone IPA

9/10 Love this! Such a great Indian pale ale. Smooth, hoppy and seems to have a flicker of a Belgian wheat beer about it (its not brewed with wheat that’s just how it tastes to me).   It’s brewed in Germany and imported by Brewdog Brewery. What’s a great pair! I’ve had a lot of… Read more »

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Nor’hop

9/10 Well I’ve had my fair share of bottle conditioned beers, but this was my first can contitioned one! Yes that’s right, final fermentation in a can. Live yeast in there doin their magic. Wonderful.  Highly sessionsble ultra pale ale balancing rich British floor malts with citrusy northern hemisphere hops. Humbly awesome.  Nice and pale… Read more »

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A over T

9/10 This is only available at the brewery. I carried this bottle for 2 hours on the way home and waited for “a good time” to try it.  That time finally came after bossing an Ikea wardrobe! Aromas Over Tongham is an award winning vintage beer. Bottle conditioned for extra flavour. It has a deep,… Read more »

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Special London Ale

9/10 Oh, oh, oh…… Now then!!! Never seen this beer before. So glad I stumbled across it. This is gorgeous!  Rich and malty with notes of candied fruit and a powerful spicy hop finish.  This is one of the few times I can actually taste everything in the bottles description. It’s lovely and malty with… Read more »

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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 »

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White

9/10 White IPA is brewed by Adnams in Suffolk. Inspired by American and Belgium flavours. Drank in Kent. Wow! This is a really fantastic IPA. It smells great and has a big citrus punch. Yet it’s still quite smooth. Goes down very well. I need to buy more of this… Combines the pine and citrus… Read more »

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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 »