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Beer Menu & Tasting Notes
Beer Festival 1st to 4th May 2015
Beer Menu & Tasting Notes
1. Ramsgate Brewery, GADDS No 7. 3.8% Kent
Pours out in a light, clear amber colour. Aroma of bitter hops & barley with some grassy hints. Taste of bitter hops, light malt, light barley, nuts & bread. Bitter finish. Nice & refreshing.
2. Timothy Taylor, LANDLORD. 4.3% West Yorkshire
A classic strong pale ale. This is a refreshingly reliable full drinking pale ale with a complex and hoppy aroma. Has a real “Pulling Power”. Four times CAMRA’s Beer of the Year.
3. Daleside Brewery, MONKEY WRENCH. 5.3% North Yorkshire
A powerful strong ale, mid brown to ruby in hue. Aromas of fruit & hops, malt & hoppyness on the tongue with some sweetness.
4. Rat Brewery, COLLABORAT. 5.5% West Yorkshire
A stunning smoked stout, salted caramel & chocolate combine to produce a surprisingly amazing beer which tantalises the taste buds throughout.
5.Coastal Brewery, EROSION. 7.5% Cornwall
A beast of a dark old ale, with caramel, molasses & roast malt on the palate & some liquorice on the finish.
6. Acorn Brewery, BAR-
Brewed in collaboration with the Bar-
7. Whitehorse Brewery, VILLAGE IDIOT 4.1% Oxfordshire
Brewed in honour of the “Village Idiot” who stands at the every bar in the land. This golden beer uses an idiotic amount of fresh hops to create a refreshing clean bitter beer, with fine pale malt and a touch of wheat for a fine balance.
8. Saltaire Brewery, HOP #256. 5.0% West Yorkshire
A UK first tasting! Full flavoured pale ale, with strong citrus hop flavours from exciting new US hop #256.
9.Cairngorm Brewery, NESSIE MONSTER MASH. 4.1% Inverness
A predominantly malty, lightly hopped beer giving a satisfying fullness of flavour with a warm finish. A glass or two is a must before seeking an audience with the monster!
10. Tring Brewery, DOCKEY. 3.9% Hertfordshire
Earthy brown in colour, this brew is all about malt character with the use of brown & rye crystal malt delivering a warming depth of flavour to this session bitter. Not wanting to dominate these attributes, we use an appropriate amount of challenger hops.
11.Gun Dog Ales, SPRINGER. 4.1% Northamptonshire
An all English hopped amber ale, with hints of cut grass and fruit notes.
12.North Cotswold, MORETON MILD. 3.8% Derbyshire
A classic dark mild with a nutty palate.
13.Bradfield Brewery, PLUM BITER 4.4% Northants
A deep rich reddish coloured smooth on the palate beer with tones of plum on the finish.
14. Butcombe Brewery, BUTCOMBE BITTER. 4.0% Bristol
The west country’s favourite beer derives from pure Mendip spring water. Notably bitter, clean taste, refreshing dry and distinctive. Made with 100% best maris otter malt (the rolls Royce of malts) together with a blend of
(never divulged) English hop varieties.... Buttcombe bitter is a moreish Mendip masterpiece!
15. J. Churches, PILATE’S CHOICE. 4.3% Northamptonshire
A red ruby best bitter brewed with pale & crystal malt giving a subtle coffee & deep malt flavours. Julian's newest beer & very nice it is!
16. Ilkley Brewery, MARY JANE. 3.5.% West Yorkshire
Made with high quantities of Amarillo hops this pale crisp beer has a refreshing citrus aromas. According to the song Mary Jane was courted on Ilkey moor bah tat!
1. Henry Westons, OLD ROSIE WITH RHUBARB 4.0% (Medium)
This delicious oak-
2. Gwent y Ddraig, FARMHOUSE PRIDE CLOUDY SCRUMPY
A cloudy old fashioned cider 5.3% (Med-
3. Gwent y Ddraig, DOG DANCER. 6.5% (Med/Dry)
Produced from bittersweet cider apples blended with a true sharp cider apple, it is a light straw coloured cider with a medium dry, smooth, crisp, slightly sharp characteristic.
4.Gwent y Ddraig, BLACK DRAGON 7.2% (Med—Dry)
Matured in oak barrels to produce a cider rich in colour, body & flavour with a fresh fruity aroma.
5. Lilley’s, BEE STING. 7.5% (Sweet) PERRY
Sweet but incredibly refreshing with a glorious fresh tasting pear flavour & a wonderful pear aroma.
Oakham Ales AZACCA 4.2%
A golden beer with citrus, ripe mango, pear and apple flavours and an aromatic tropical fruit background “An exciting single hop beer using a new U.S. grown hop variety -
Black Sheep, HOLY GRAIL. 4.0% North Yorkshire
A refreshing full flavoured golden ale with citrus notes and a long crisp finish.
Bowman Ales, WALLOPS WOOD. 4% Hampshire
A good light chestnut colour and rather more malty than hoppy. The aroma is light & pleasant. A traditional best bitter style that should please the brown beer enthusiast.
J church CANNON CRIPSPARKLE. 4.5% Northamptonshire
Animal Brewery, BIG BANG. 4.8% Buckinghamshire
Exploding out of the eternal darkness of roast rye, a dark amber ale with coffee toast flavours, slowly evolving into an Anglo-
Whitehorse Brewery, BLACK BEAUTY. 3.9% Oxfordshire
SIBA regional bronze winner2013. This mild joined the stable last year as a dark outsider and dark is the word! Rich in ruby colour, using the best chocolate malt and fine English fuggle hops to achive a flavour that leaves the heard behind, as you might expect a true champion,
Rat Brewery, PLAGUE PORTER. 4.3% West Yorkshire
Classically dark, roasted malts dominate the pallet
Blue Monkey, BG SIPS. 4%
A pale intensely hoppy beer with enticing tropical fruit aromas
Castle Rock, HARVEST PALE 3.8% Nottinghamshire
Brewed with a gently kilned malt and an aromatic blend of American hops added during the brewing process gives this pale beer exceptional poise. Its distinct hop flavour leads to a crisp finish. Champion Beer of Britain 2010.
HOT DOG. 3.9% (Amber) Northamptonshire
Uber cool, quintessentially English & Ever so popular, The Ale is everything you'd expect from a summer beer. A sweet golden ale with a clean citrus hop finish, it delivers the ideal refreshment to a hot day.