Category Archives: Reviews

Icelandic White Ale

Anything emblazoned with the head of a viking and not one, but two battle axes can only result in a single outcome. Total badassery. From the Viking of Stamford Bridge (who was only felled after taking a spear to the gonads) to th...

Golden Goose

I was astounded to find out, after a little research, that Hatherwood isn’t actually a brewery. In fact, this range of beers which also includes the Ruby Rooster, is Lidl beer, brewed by the folks in the enchanted Wychwood. ...

Green Hop: Fuggles

A quick lesson Green Hop beers are basically beers which are brewed during the Green Hop festival. Hops are seasonal flowers, most are harvested and processed into Hop Pellets for year-round brewing. As such, some of the raw flavo...

Boston Lager

I’ve been handed an “American World-Class Beer” of Samuel Adams and I can’t help but to feel somewhat sceptical. I’ve been to America once before and I was greeted with bigger than large everything: foods, drinks, household object...

Old Engine Oil

Harviestoun Brewery operate out of Clackmannanshire up in Scotland, and if there’s 3 things our friends north of the wall are good at it’s throwing big logs, making me feel physically inadequate and crafting bloody lov...

Goose Island IPA

In the interests of fairness and full exposure, after a few comments, it seems as though we had an unfortunate bottle of Goose Island IPA – that, or we have no taste whatsoever. As such, we will be getting our hands on anoth...

Scarecrow

A Scarecrow ale review seems somewhat tempestive paired with this spooky time of the year. Let me elucidate, there is something quite eerie about a haystack on a quest to find a brain. Thanks L. Frank Baum, creator of irrational f...

Wychcraft

Wychwood (the maker of Hobgoblin and its regal cousin King Goblin) are “Brewers of Character” and one of those breweries that have a little place in my heart. I like the approach they have to their beer and the way the...

The Honey Beer

Hiver Beers is a little bit special. The whole brewery is based on bees’ talent and the reintroduction of traditional English style honey beer. Made from honey from both urban and rural bees, The Honey Beer (5%) is long matured an...

Boondoggle

Ringwood’s whimsically named Boondoggle (which, according to their website, is an American term for “work of little value” – hmm) is a blonde beer whose label promises me a “punchy citrus aroma, and a...