Monthly Archives: December 2011

Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout (7%)

I have a definite soft spot for Samuel Smith. It’s something to do with the way they package their products, the myths surrounding the brewery, and there are a lot of stories to do with Smith’s – Black unliveried delivery … Continue reading

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Oakham Ales JHB (4.2%)

Light and airy, this is a terrific summer beer. Even the bright straw of the beer in the glass says long, warm evenings. While drinking you are treated to lots of light caramels, all soft and sweet and delightfully creamy. … Continue reading

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Castle Rock Brewery Elsie Mo (5%)

A very nice light honey beer, pouring with a little head and a well conditioned sparkle. The beer is bottle conditioned and light, and yet there’s a really good depth to the malt. Rich and sticky, the burned sugar sweetness … Continue reading

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Belvoir Brewery Old Dalby Strong Ale (5.1%)

From Leicestershire though neither myself nor my wife recognise the place. Pouring a chestnut brown with just enough sparkle, the first big flavour is hit, sticky toffee, covering and coating your palate. Little sparks of black pepper heat jump in … Continue reading

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Nobby’s Claridge’s Crystal (3.6%)

Should you be put off a beer because the label is so badly designed or because the beer has a terrible name? I don’t mean the misogynist 70s type innuendos, just simple bad or un-design images. It puts me off. … Continue reading

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