Kelham Island Pale Rider

August 12, 2008

Brewer: Kelham Island (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England)

Beer Name: Pale Rider

ABV: 5.2%

Style: Pale Ale

Tasting Notes: Full bodied, straw coloured pale al, with good fruity aroma and a strong fruit and hop taste finishing with well balanced bitterness and sweetness

Awards: CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britian (2004)

Aroma: 7/10

Appearance: 5/5

Flavour: 7/10

Palate: 4/5

Overall Impression: 17/20

TOTAL SCORE: 40/50

Mighty Oak Maldon Gold

August 11, 2008

Brewer: Mighty Oak (Maldon, Essex, England)

Beer Name: Maldon Gold

ABV: 3.8%

Style: Golden Ale

Tasting Notes: A spicy hop aroma, balanced with citrus fruit leads to a taste in which lemon torte and mixed peel are dominant. Sharp sherbet and biscuity malt fade in the bitter finish.

Awards: Runner-Up CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britian (2007)

Aroma: 8/10

Appearance: 4/5

Flavour: 6/10

Palate: 4/5

Overall Impression: 17/20

TOTAL SCORE: 39/50

Crouch Vale Brewers Gold

August 10, 2008

Brewer: Crouch Vale (South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England)

Beer Name: Brewers Gold

ABV: 4.0%

Style: Golden Ale

Tasting Notes: Golden ale with citrus hop aroma and a sweet, soft, fruity emphasis in the flavour; the drying aftertaste sees a return of lemon and orange aromas

Awards: CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britian (2005 & 2006)

Aroma: 8/10

Appearance: 4/5

Flavour: 6/10

Palate: 3/5

Overall Impression: 16/20

TOTAL SCORE: 37/50