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Shepherd Neame – 1698 Kentish Strong Ale

Brewery: Shepherd Neame in Faversham, England Style:  Strong Ale ABV:  6.5% Rate Beer:  46/100 Pour:  Golden Amber colour with a small white head. Smooth, sweet, easy drinking beer. This is the kind of beer you would drink in an Ye olde English pub during a soccer match. The place is packed with hooligans, singing and drinking […]

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Thornbridge – Pink Grapefruit Halcyon

First sip snacks hard of pink grapefruit. Think Brewdogs Elvis Juice ramped up.

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Samuel Smith – Pure Brewed Organic Lager

A soft lager with a touch of malt sweetness

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Samuel Smith – Taddy Porter

Brewery: Samuel Smith in North Yorkshire, UK Style: Porter ABV: 5% Rate Beer: 96/100 Pour: Nice black colour on pour with a creamy head. Not unlike a Guinness  Dry stout like mouthfeel but a hint of roasted coffee and chocolate. Being a bit lighter this is a good beer to have as the last hints of summer […]

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Omnipollo/Buxton – Original Rocky Road Ice Cream 

Brewery: Omnipollo/Buxton from Stockholm, Sweden and Buxton, England Style: Imperial Stout ABV: 10% Rate Beer: 98/100 Pour: Dark black pour with no head to speak of A collaboration between two great European breweries. This just melts in your mouth, covering your tongue with smooth, creamy, boozy goodness. It’s surprisingly not as sweet and rich as you’d […]

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Shepherd Neame – Spitfire English Ale

Brewery: Shepherd Neame in Faversham, England Style: Amber Ale ABV: 4.5% Rate Beer: 36/100 Pour: Light golden Amber colour with a small head on pour. Strong malty flavour. Almost smokey at times. Sometimes caramel. Sometimes even a subtle chocolate tone in there. It’s not what I was expecting but was at the same time. Clearly I’m […]

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Fourpure Brewing – Shapeshifter West Coast IPA

Brewery: Fourpure Brewing in Bermondsey, England Style: IPA ABV: 6.2% IBUs: 65 Rate Beer: 94/100 Pour: Crisp golden yellow colour. Slight slither of a head on pour Hop flavour really stands out on first taste. Stone fruit flavours come through, smooth mouthfeel. Good balanced IPA. Going down a treat after a afternoon of homebrewing. Because I […]

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Shepherd Neame – Double Stout

Brewery: Shepherd Neame in Faversham, England Style: Double Stout ABV: 5.2% Rate Beer: 91/100 Pour:  Bubbly black beer with light tan head that fizzles out quickly Bold roasted flavour with coffee and chocolate undertones. Highly carbonated so takes away from the flavours a bit. Let it rest before drinking. Good starting point for someone wanted to […]