Monthly Archives: June 2014

Crate Brewery Best (4.3%)

This is super. Crate’s Best Bitter is everything you could want from this style of beer. It’s a rich and satisfying biscuit and treacle, Horlicks and hazelnut malty beauty. It pours a lovely chestnut red and smells of nutty autumn … Continue reading

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Can The Can? Yes It Can: More From Fourpure

Beer in a can. Until reasonably recently canned beer has reminded me of terrible house parties and the odd sneaky drink on a park bench. Beer in a can has been at worst terrible and at best average. But things have … Continue reading

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A Slight Reprise: Salopian Brewery Sentinel (8.4%)

I reviewed this some weeks ago and was shocked and saddened to find it all flat and horrid. I put it down to being sent out too early and I think I may have been right as this bottle is … Continue reading

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Brew By Numbers 01|04 (6%)

Saison brewed with ginger and pink grapefruit? Don’t mind if I do. This is a delightful little Saison, it’s delicate, gentle, soft and yet immensely satisfying. Pouring a lovely light gold, the smell is bread dough and top soil and … Continue reading

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Shepherd Neame Barley Wine (10%)

Brewed as a collaboration with Sigtuna Brygghus of Sweden, as much as I have a soft spot for Shepherd Neame I have to admit I was expecting the worst. And it feels very good to report that my gut feeling … Continue reading

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