Category Archives: Strong

1215

There’s a bit of chat first – click here to skip straight to the 1215 review if you’d like! 800 years ago, on the 15th of June to be precise, King John of England signed the Magna Carta at Runnymede. For those of...

Old Thumper

Brewed in 1979, winning CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain in 1988, this beer certainly deserves its name. A firm favourite among many and Ringwood’s earliest brew I’m on the hunt to see if this Old Thumber is more...

Bishops Finger

This morning I fancied something a bit sinister – and what’s more sinister than a Bishop’s finger? Brewed by Shepherd Neame, Bishops Finger is a Kentish Strong Ale at 4.5%. The label explains that “Bishops Finger is named after an...

King Goblin

Quick Overview Wychwood’s King Goblin Special Reserve is a brilliant pint. It is smooth, the chocolate and crystal malts offer a solid backbone and the four varieties of hops dance across your mouth. It does pour a little th...

1698

Quick Overview This cheeky number was first brewed to celebrate 300 years of Shepherd Neame, a thrice-hopped little devil which is under PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) which means it’s pretty much the ale version of...