Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay

Name: Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay ABV: 4.5% Bottled/ Draft: Bottled Bottle Conditioned: No Bottle Size: 500 ml Price: £1.80 from Abel & Cole Colour: Golden Amber Clarity: Bright Head/ Bubbles: Very short head. Mouthfeel: A little fizzy, but well controlled. Taste: A light maltiness, with balanced hops that linger. Comment: This is a great summer… Read more »

Black Isle Yellowhammer IPA

Name: Black Isle Yellowhammer IPA ABV: 4.0% Bottled/ Draft: Bottled Bottle Conditioned: No Bottle Size: 500 ml Price: £2.19 from Abel & Cole Colour: Deep Golden Clarity: Clean and crisp Head/ Bubbles: Slightly carbonated; large bubbles, short lived head. Mouthfeel: Very bubbly; the first word that comes to mind is “Tizer” 🙂 Taste: Another light… Read more »

Samuel Smith’s Organic Best Ale

Name: Samuel Smith’s Organic Best Ale ABV: 5.0% Bottled/ Draft: Bottled Bottle Conditioned: No Bottle Size: 500 ml Price: £2.31 from Abel & Cole Colour: Deep Golden Clarity: Bright Head/ Bubbles: Slightly artificially carbonated; large bubbles, short lived head. Mouthfeel: The artificial carbonation gives it a rather ‘soft drink’ feel. Taste: The bottle describes this… Read more »

Fuller’s 2004 Vintage Ale

Name: Fuller’s 2004 Vintage Ale ABV: 8.5% Bottled/ Draft: Bottled Bottle Conditioned: Yes Bottle Size: 500 ml Price: Approximately £5 Colour: Rich Brown Clarity: Like a muddy pond Head/ Bubbles: Surprisingly good head for a bottle beer, with fine bubbles Mouthfeel: On the thicker side Taste: Not very hoppy, a syrupy sweet maltiness, just a… Read more »