An IPA of sorts

Irish Peated Ale (IPA)by Revisionist (Marston’s master craft ale team). This one had me stumped for the first half, with is really smokey flavour, which at some points was reminiscent of Mediterranean-esque cuisine, this ale is a truly acquired taste. Something this beer does well is its malty-burnt caramel aftertaste, which lingers nicely on the…

Perfect in the spring

This next review comes from the wonderfully malty grainstorebrewery springtime. This beer is great example of what is Brits do best, make good hearty mid volume ales. With its deep auburn colour and strong burnt toffee flavour, the grainstore brewery have created a beer that is extremely drinkable, especially in the glorious conditions seen this weekend! If…

The Gnome that came to stay

The third from my belgian selection of 2015. This comes in the form of the beautiful Belgian strong ale that is La Chouffe Soleil. This is typically beautiful example of a Belgian strong pale ale with its rich golden colour and slight honey flavours this has firmed up my trust in the Belgians to create gorgeous…

Something a Little More Traditional

Leffe Tripel, what more can be said about it by myself that hasn’t already been said my others. Triple is a wonderfully traditional autumnal brown colour that with a foamy head that dies down after a small while. The balance between bitter and sweet flavours is absolutely magnificent and something that I love in Belgian…

It was the year 1240…

The First of the many Leffe’s that were drunk last Christmas. Leffe Radieuse is a typically Belgian beer with a fruitful amounts of cassis and burnt toffee flavours. At 8.2% this is certainly a small but powerful package. One of my favourite elements of this particular beer is the deep auburn colour and the fluffy carbonated ivory…

A Tiger Never Changes it’s Stripes

From the 2015 Winter Haul, this lovely beer from 3 Tigers Brewery was a true example of saving the best until last. This beer is infused with honey and adds a real smooth sweetness to the final brew. On the nose it has a real cider like sharpness to its aroma and is equally as light…

Once, Twice, Three times a Champion

Yet another fine ale from the 2015 winter haul. A deep chestnut in colour, Triple Champion  from the 1648 Brewing Co. has a complex toffee and blackcurrant aroma with hints of rich malt and hops. To taste, you would think that you’re drinking a bitter of years gone by with a smooth, creamy toffee taste lingering…

Extinguisher Needed!

The Second beer from the the 2015 winter haul was the Fallen Angel Brewery’s Fire in the Hole Chili Beer. Not a bad beer, colour wise, you wouldn’t suspect anything different to a Light Golden Ale but its aroma definitely has a distinct kick of green chili and its tast is a heat sensation with notes of…

Take a Walk on the Mild Side

First one from the 2015 winter haul is the extraordinary Orchid Vanilla Mild from the East London Brewing Company. The beer was beautifully smooth with vanilla notes on the nose and an even smoother vanilla taste wrapping itself around the traditional mild taste with every mouthful. Just like this post’s name, I’m sure ELB’s Orchid…

The Wild Bunch – 2015 Winter Haul

The best of british ales from my 2015 Winter Haul. This was a rather eclectic mix of beers and a great mix of styles and flavours that really got the taste buds going. From left to right: 1648 Brewing Co.’s Triple Champion RCH Brewery’s PG Steam Fallen Angel’s Fire in the Hole Chili Beer Purple…

Nothing Better than a Belgian Christmas

From a beer haul from this time last year. I love nothing more in late autumn than a good selection of wonderful beers from Belgium. In this selection you have from Left to right: Leffe Rituel 9 Leffe Vieille Cuvée Leffe Royale Leffe Radieuse Leffe Triple La Chouffe Soleil I’ll be getting some of these beers…

Mann’s Best Friend 

Finally managed to find Mann’s Brown Ale after months of searching! It was my dad’s favourite beer and I really wanted a bottle of it for dad’s funeral but wasn’t lucky enough to get it.