Tag Archives: Bitter

No Frills Pale Ale

It’s been a while, dear reprobates. Much has occurred, much else has not. I have a new job, which is very exciting in and of itself but why do you need to know this? Because where I work now stocks cheeky beers. And what hap...

Curious IPA

It is not often that my day job plays well with this magazine. However, as a bag landed on my desk on an ordinary Wednesday afternoon my eyes glazed over it, and suddenly I was interested. Chapel Down, based in Tunbridge Wells, we...

Shopper Gold

This is so late now – we actually enjoyed a pre-realease taster thanks to our friend Nils, who knows the champion brewer at Caveman Brewery. Big thanks to him for this one! If you grew up in Kent or the South East, you’...

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...

Bengali Tiger

With JD Wetherspoons now stocking a range of cans and bottles we though it was time to get involved. Sixpoint Brewery‘s The Crisp didn’t last long – so we are stepping up with Bengali Tiger in their 335ml stubby,...

Hop Mountain

Brewed by Old Dominion Brewery in Dover, America, Hop Mountain is very secretive on first impressions. The bottle and label combination gives almost nothing away – other than the fact it is very hoppy. Hops, in general. The name (...

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...

Double Stout

Ohhhh, why it has taken us this long to do a proper Stout review I could not tell you. The satisfaction of pouring that smooth nectar into a glass, the rich blackness and light beige head, the thick malty smell. It’s one of ...

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...

Old Empire

Quick Overview Pouring a rich amber and donning a thin head – which quickly dissipates – Old Empire is Marston’s offering of an IPA. A rich, hoppy scent with malty background tones it offers a full mouth feel wit...