GBBF 11

August 23, 2011

It was the Great British Beer Festival a few weeks back and it was immense fun (as ever). Check out my new GBBF page here.

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Schneider-Weisse

April 15, 2011

Now I do have a soft spot for German beer and this lot produce some of the best wheat beers you can find. G Schneider & Sohn have been brewing beer since 1872 and relocated from Munich to Kelheim after WWII. Today the brewery is still run by the same family that started it all those years ago. I believe that Schneider Weisse is up there with best breweries in Germany and is equally as tasty as the big giants in Munich such as Paulaner. Since the recent boom in demand of  real continental beers (not keg rubbish) you can find Scneider & Sohn beers in many British pubs and some decent off-licenses if you have a good scout around. Here are three beers you really must try from their range… Read the rest of this entry »

Little Creatures Pale Ale

November 9, 2009

These tasting notes are dedicated to my only (known) blog reader.

Little Creatures Pale Ale

Brewer: Little Creatures (Perth, WA)

Beer Name: Pale Ale

ABV: 5.2%

Style: Pale Ale

Tasting notes: Refreshing, zesty ale, light amber in colour. A nice citrus aroma also contains strong hints of grapefruit. Hoppy taste develops late to suggestions of apricot, which give way to a delightful, slightly dry finish.

Aroma: 7/10

Appearance: 4/10

Flavour: 8/10

Palate: 4/5

Overall Impression: 18/20

TOTAL SCORE: 41/50

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