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New English Brewing Co. Dragoon (6.9%)

Well now, this is a lovely warming beer for a cold winter’s evening. Dragoon is an Amber Ale that’s heavy with redwood resin, bran flakes and rum. The aroma is leather saddlebags stuffed with toffee and, oddly but not unpleasantly, … Continue reading

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Pizza Port Brewing Co. Swami’s IPA (6.8%)

I refuse to believe that anyone could open a can that tastes and smells as good as this one and not be converted to the idea of canning beer rather than bottling it. Swami’s IPA pours a pale gold and … Continue reading

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Fyne Ales Fynebank (4.6%)

Fynebank is a Golden Ale aged in Springbank Whisky casks. And it’s OK. But that’s about the best I can say for it. You see, everything’s very thin and a bit insipid, which I wouldn’t usually expect from an aged … Continue reading

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Crate Brewery Pale (4.5%)

I’ll get straight to the point. I dislike this beer as much as I thoroughly enjoyed Crate’s Lager, Stout and Best. With barely any aroma at all, there’s a really harsh chemical tinge to the flavour. It’s a dirty and … Continue reading

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Black Flag Brewery Fang (4.5%)

Fang is a West Coast Pale with an enormous aroma. And I mean enormous. The smell is a nose full of passion flowers and lemons, peaches and very specifically, lime jelly. There’s a very good caramel wafer malt that gives … Continue reading

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