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We aim not have the same ale more than once a year to support the art of brewing and introduce exceptional ales that deserve recognition and tantalise your taste buds:
Wold Gold 4.8% from Wold Top Brewery
A heady mix of Wold grown Barley, Wheat and Cara malt hopped with Goldings and Styrian hops give the beer. its soft, fruity flavour with a hint of spice. This is the beer to drink whilst basking in the sun on bank holidays or any days! Gold, tart tasting beer with slight head with enough hoppy character. There is a dryness, zesty and lasting bitterness. A good beer desperate to get out.
Navigator 3.9% from Great Heck Brewery
A Traditional dry mahogany coloured bitter made with lashings of American hops for a delicious aroma and fermented with a Belgian yeast strain which adds its own fruity smoothness to this dry session ale. This ale pours clear amber with a thick beige head. The nose is earth, wood, leather, toast and brown bread. The taste is earth, wood, toast, rather high bitterness (esp. given the style), leather, resin and subtle dried fruit with a dry, bitter finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. Nice hopped-up bitter.
Fireball 5.0% from Cottage Brewing
An inviting crisp American style IPA. Brewed with Nugget and Chinook hops to give a vibrant citrus, grapefruit and tropical aroma with a peppery finish.
Posh Pooch 4.2% from Ascot Ales
‘Beer of the Festival’ Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival 2010 BRONZE. light copper coloured Best Bitter. The use of American hops gives a wonderful fruity taste and aroma. In common with other Ascot ales, it has little carbonation. The head is short lived and that disappears with any lingering lace. A hint of malt in the fruity aroma and a citrus overtones in the flavour which makes quite a refreshing change. Many people from across the pond would turn their noses up at this flat warm beer, so it’s good that there’s quite a few of us on this side of the world that appreciate this style of ale! One for a session no doubt!.
Little Slow 5.9% from Little Beer Corp
Lager. A study in purity, simplicity and cleanliness of flavour. A beer with a sharply snappy well-focused hop bitterness, a soft bready centre, and a very clean dry finish
Little Rosy 5.5% from Little Beer Corp
Hand Crafted Raspberry Wheat Beer. A gorgeous rosy coloured German raspberry wheat beer that has whole raspberries added during fermentation, producing a masterpiece in balance that was the winner of the ‘Specialty Class’ at Woking beer festival 2012. This beer deceptively combines sweet raspberry aromatics with firm bitter taste. It is light, fresh with a racy thirst quenching acidity
Little Smooth 4.5% from Little Beer Corp
Stout. A dry, brisk, light and flavourful milk stout which is chocolatey and smooth, as well as incredibly sessionable. The key to a chocolatey milk stout, in the opinion of the brewer, is to use Pale Ale, Roast Barley, Black, Crystal and Chocolate Malt, but also to use a fair amount of Munich, which rounds everything out nicely.
Bitter & Twisted 4.2% from Harviestoun
Golden Ale. Supreme Champion Beer of Britain… World’s Best Ale… Firm favourite of beer drinkers around the world… Where to start when talking about this immensely drinkable and enjoyable golden ale? Bitter & Twisted is a superbly-balanced, refreshingly-lively beer. It has a malty-sweet aroma with a floral, fruity hoppiness and a zingy, zesty flavour. Complex, rounded, sweet and dry; this is the connoisseurs’ session beer par excellence!
Amarillo 5.0% from Crouch Vale Brewery
A superb premium golden ale with a wonderful aroma and a lasting spicy flavour. A beautiful sweet berry and citrus aroma with a perfect tanginess. Pineapple and fruit salad flavours, a great bitterness all the way through and a good dry finish. One word – delicious!
Agincourt 5.0% from Bowman Ales
This ale pours pale gold with a slight white head. Flavours of sharp lemon, stone fruits, a touch of grassy hop, crisp malts and a moderately bitter finish.
Rotavator IPA 5.5% from Kingston Farm Brewery
India Pale Ale with a solid malt body of pale, wheat and munich balanced by the fruity and floral esters of Chinook, Columbus and Cascade hops.
Temperance Mild 4.6% from Sunny Republic
A full bodied malty-caramel mild, that is balanced by fruity and floral hops. It is decidedly Moorish, and not at all wishy-washy with a mahogany pour and a white head. Toffee and citrus aroma leads to Caramel, citrus, and nutty malt flavour with a bitter malt finish.
Minerva 4.6% from Milton Brewery
Golden ale. Brewed with US, NZ and British hops for a powerful hop punch and satisfying bitterness. First brewed in collaboration with Prof. Mary Beard when it was felt that a some feminine wisdom could usefully be added. Floral and tropical fruit hop in the scent, with a bit of wood. Taste is bitter with only a hint of fruity sweetness, rushing headlong into a papery dry finish. Bitter/sour aftertaste.
Eldorado 3.9% from Crouch Vale
Golden ale expertly brewed with good old-fashioned Maris Otter malt and up-to-the-minute US El Dorado hops. This ale is fragrant, soft and more-ish. The brewer has fun with Styrian Golding hops and produces a superb, deep orangey-gold beer with a bitter tangerine/peach aroma and rounded Maris Otter and Pearl malt body with a golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is citrus fruity some grassy hoppy goodness, light floral, prominent lemon nuances, crisp pale malts, refreshing and highly quaffable brew, what’s not to like. Great condition. Lovely.
NZ Pale 4.4% from Sunny Republic
New Zealand style pale ale – perfect for summer. 100% pale malt body with hints of grapefruit from the Nelson Sauvign hops and honeydew melon from the Palisade
Wild Heaven APA 5.2% from Arundel Brewery
Arundel Brewery teamed up with The Wild Heaven Brewery in Atlanta, Georgia to brew a classic American Pale Ale using Nelson Sauvin and Sorachi Ace hops, to produce a stunning beer with strong grapefruit, orange and lime notes . This pint pours golden amber with a tight cream head; aroma of orange marmalade and grassy hops; full bodied and soft in the mouth, with chewy malts and caramel and grapefruit flavours; resulting in a lingering, dry, biscuity, bitter finish.fFor a good, satisfying beer.
Sparta 4.3% from Milton Brewery
Setting the benchmark, an ale that is golden colour with substantial white lacing. Hoppy Aroma. Some perfume, floral notes. Not over the top grass or hey. This is a decent beer with a taste of grapefruit, lemons, orange peel, lemon bonbons, really good malt backbone. Milton produces one of the better golden ales on the market. A top Refreshing pale bitter packed with hop flavors and crisp bitterness
Progress 4.0% from Pilgrim Brewery
This is a rich, malty best bitter with a Styrian hop flavour. There is a hint of Mount Hood and Cascade leading to soft balanced bitterness. The colour is clear, bright copper, with a dense white head with an aroma of malt, caramel and leafy hop, with grassy hop and dried fruit. Finish is light resin, peat and golden syrup.
Justinian 3.9% from Milton Brewery
Crisp pale bronze-coloured bitter. Attractive bitter orange flavours persist into a satisfying lasting finish. Multi award winner, CAMRA Peterborough BF 2011 Bitters, 2011 SIBA Regional Bitter, CAMRA Peterborough BF 2013 Champion Bitter , 2013 SIBA East Anglia Champion Bitter, 2014 SIBA National Championships Bitter. Clear golden blonde with moderate off white spotting and edgeing. Nose is citric sherbets, straw, orange, spice, lemon rind. Taste comprises lemon rind, straw, bitter orange, light caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. really drinkable. Enjoyable.