Monthly Archives: November 2012

Buxton Brewery Smokey & The Band-Aid (7%)

Part of Buxton Brewery’s Special Reserve Series, this is an Imperial Smoked Rye Porter. And what a beer it is. Smokey And The Band-Aid sits in the glass all black and mysterious with just the lightest trace of a head. … Continue reading

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Conwy Brewery Celebration Ale (4.2%)

I think I may be about to write a really short and pretty terrible review. I won’t mention the bad spelling this time, I’ll let you find it for yourself in the photograph. Celebration Ale is copper coloured and smells … Continue reading

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Marble Brewery Organic Ginger (6%)

I’m not a big fan of ginger beer and so when I saw this in a mixed case I received I was a little nonplussed. And reading “Fiery And Intense” on the label put me off further. But I was … Continue reading

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Art Brew Art Nouveau (3.9%)

This is Art Brew’s low alcohol beer and it makes for a rather good session ale, filling all the spaces left behind by BrewDog’s rather disappointing Dead Pony Club. On opening you get that big floral fruity mist á la … Continue reading

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Batemans Vintage Ale Limited Release 2012 (7.5%)

Ouch. This isn’t good. It begins with a presentation box complete with bad spelling and continues into the beer which has a weird vegetable odour, all cabbage water and caramel. There’s a big fat chewy toffee and some rather nice … Continue reading

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