Author Archives: Simon

Auburn Copper Ale

Begins with a strong head and an even stronger nutty aroma that forewarns the drinker they’re in for a real pint. A bitterness that provides a kick and a manly maltyness provides a strong pint.  Perhaps the most surprising thing i...

Taste the Difference

A recent incident, proving how tasteless and terrible most lager is, has inspired me to do what any intelligent and eloquent person does at least once in their life…rant on the internet. The incident in question transpired a...

Mad Goose

Quick Overview The perfect partner for a hot summer day is this award winning pale ale. A crisp and smooth blonde ale with a refreshingly hoppy scent and a strong citrus finish. A confident blend between bitter and sweet, it prove...

CPBF 2013

On Saturday 1st June 2013, MFBR caught the train with a handful of friends and made our way to the 3rd annual Crystal Palace Beer Festival (CPBF Beer Festival). It was a rare sight at Selhurst Park as more than 2000 fans turned up...

Fortyniner

Quick Overview Brewed at 4.9% it is a bitter with a backbone. Golden brown in colour (texture not quite like sun) it provides a hoppy scent with bittersweet and malty flavours which linger with citrus and fruits. Traditional and s...

Hogs Back TEA

Quick Overview A well balanced bitter with an amber hue that is pleasing to the eye. The nose is treated to an orange zest which spearheads a fruity bouquet. A traditional ale in the truest sense, dry and hoppy with a stern bitter...

Santa’s Claws

Quick Overview A deep reddish-brown Christmas ale with an array of warming aromas. Santa’s Claws has hints of berries and treacle are met with a variety of flavours, namely winter spices and toffee. A fantastic wintery drink...

Poacher’s Choice

Quick Overview An ale that bursts of sweet spiciness, creating an instantly recognisable flavour. It sports a deeply dark ruby appearance and carries a potent fruity aroma with tones of liquorice. Incredibly sweet and fruity with ...

Smooth Kentish Ale

Quick Overview A deep dark caramel colour with a thick, smooth head that prevails through the entire pint. A distinctive smell of coffee and cocoa that warns you of the sturdy flavours awaiting you. It is a strong, full flavoured ...

Tribute

Quick Overview A popular Cornish pale ale brewed by St Austell. An inviting pale amber appearance and an intense fruity aroma consisting of orange and grapefruit. A refreshing and sweet beverage that has crashes of citrus and hops...

Ghost Ship

Quick Overview A light pale ale with a sweet citrus aroma consisting of lemon and lime and hints of elderflower. Golden in colour and refreshingly crisp, it provides a prevalent maltyness and washes down with a satisfyingly spicy ...

Blunderbuss

Quick Overview A well balanced seasonal ale with deep red autumnal colours. It provides a spicy and fruity aroma, with a taste of red berries and elderflower to match. Light and easy to drink, it goes down smooth leaving a long la...