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Beer Reviews

Beer: A refreshing and versatile beverage brewed from malted grains, hops, water, and yeast, offering a diverse range of flavours and styles.

Or, to put it another way, an endless opportunity to explore new beers and breweries!

Cheers to great beer!


We also have a beer list which lists every beer review on the site, broken down by brewery.

Redemption Brewery Tour-In-A-Brewery!
Redemption Brewery Tour-In-A-Brewery!

Brewery: Redemption
After a year of doing my brewery tours at home, it seems about time that I got off the sofa and did a tour of an actual brewery. Redemption, based in Tottenham, has the dual benefits of being a fantastic brewery and within a few miles of home, so where better to go?! I first ...
Tesco Finest Beers

Brewery: Brewdog, Harviestoun, Williams Brothers
Supermarkets have been selling ‘own label’ products forever. Beer is no exception – I’ve reviewed Aldi’s Finchley’s Ales IPA previously here, and I’ve got another of their bottles lurking downstairs in my “to be reviewed” pile. Usually, the actual producers of these own label products are fairly obscure; although it’s suspected that Aldi use ...
Tesco Finest Beers
Bristol Beer Factory Tour-At-Home

Brewery: Bristol Beer Factory
I so enjoyed my first Tour-At-Home, working though Marble's beers, that it inspired me to do more in depth explorations of breweries. I've been following the Bristol Beer Factory on Twitter for a little while, so when I stumbled across some of their bottles in Borough Market (at the excellent Utobeer stall, run by ...
Bristol Beer Factory Tour-At-Home
Marble Brewery Tour-At-Home

Brewery: Marble
One of the many joys of writing this blog is that people have a tendency to tell you about their favourite small brewery, which is often a new discovery. If you're extra lucky, that person is so enthusiastic that they'll haul back a selection of said brewery's products for you, which is why I ...
Marble Brewery Tour-At-Home
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Young's Double Chocolate Stout

Brewery: Young's
Abv: 5.2%
Name: Young's Luxury Double Chocolate Stout Bottled/Draft: Bottled, not conditioned. Colour: Pitch black Head: Fine bubbles, lingering deep brown head Mouthfeel: Fine bubbles remain in the mouth, giving an almost creamy texture. Taste: Slight bitterness, but more from the deep roasted malt than hops. In both taste and smell, this beer lives up to its name ...
Tring Ridgeway Bitter
Tring Ridgeway Bitter

Brewery: Tring
ABV: 4.0% Bottled/ Draft: Bright Draft "Mini Cask" Bottle Size: 5 litre (9 pint) Colour: Caramel brown Clarity: Bright Head/ Bubbles: Good foam Mouthfeel: Smooth without being creamy. Taste: Short hop start, nicely balanced. Although not much in the way of aroma, the hop start leads into a well balanced session beer without overwhelming your taste buds. I can't ...
Black Isle Red Kite Ale
Black Isle Red Kite Ale

Brewery: Black Isle
Abv: 4.2%
ABV: %4.2 Bottled/Draft: Bottled Bottle Conditioned: No Bottle Size: 500 ml Colour: Amber Clarity: Bright Head/Bubbles: Short lived head, not over fizzy. Positively exploded from the bottle, which is surprising for a non-bottle conditioned beer. Mouthfeel: Fine bubbles, almost bottle conditioned. Taste: Gentle malt flavour, well balanced with ...
Little Valley Withens IPA
Little Valley Withens IPA

Brewery: Little Valley
Abv: 3.9%
ABV: 3.9% Bottled/Draft: Bottled Bottle Conditioned: Yes Bottle Size: 500 ml Colour: Golden Clarity: Clear Head/Bubbles: Short lived head, with fine bubbles. Mouthfeel: Fizzy but the fine bubbles has an almost lager-like body. Taste: Strongly hopped, no malt. This is an ...