Crouch Vale Brewery, 23 Haltwhistle Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex.
Simco (3.8%) Gloriuosly golden. A real hop-driven, Summer session beer.
White Rose Brewery, 119 Chapel Road, Chapeltown, Sheffield,
Gekko Child (4.2%) Another lovely blondie.
Greene King, Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Grubber (4.2%)A fragrant, fresh and fruity golden ale. Brewed with pale malts and classic English hops – Challenger, Pilgrim and First Gold – to make a refreshing and
deliciously fruity ale. Gangly Ghoul (4.2%) An easy drinking dark ebony beer. Warming toffee character with
a touch of orange peel citrusand spiciness. Moorland Original ( 4.0%) Pours clear deep amber with a lasting white head leaving good lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Hammerpot Brewery, The Vinery, Arundel Rd, Poling, Arundel, West Sussex.
Red Hunter (4.3%) a ruby red bitter with a full bodied, rich character. Beer of the month for Camra Bottled beer club Oct 2009. Hammerpot Pale Ale (4.2%) a light, golden, tangy pale ale with a full, fresh, hop flavour. Shooting Star (3.8%) a chestnut amber bitter with malt, toffee, and blackcurrant in the mouth. Fresh lemon / floral hop aroma with a mellow, balanced aftertaste. Madgwick Gold (5.0%)A golden ale with a fresh citrus spice hop aroma. Very drinkable with a refreshing thirst quenching finish.
Mannings Brewery, Lower Overton Farm, Overton Rd, Congleton, Cheshire.
Sha Man (4.5%) A golden ale with clean, crisp tropical fruit flavours and a long finish.
Langhams Brewery, The Granary, Langham Lane, Lodsworth, Petworth, West Sussex.
Hip Hop (4%) Exactly what it says on the clip. Following in the modern tradition of blonde strongly hopped beers. A classic blonde beer — clean and crisp. The nose is loaded with floral hop aroma while the pale malt flavour is overtaken by a pleasing dry and bitter finish. Best (4.5%) A tawny-coloured classic best beer with well-balanced malt flavours, finished with a hint of blackcurrant and a slightly spicy, sweet aroma.
Bowman Ales Ltd, Wallops Wood, Sheardley Lane, Droxford, Hampshire.
Nutz (5.0%) not a session beer this one. One to be savoured sitting by a roaring log fire. Aroma of Chestnuts, intriguing Chestnut flavours and rather Chestnutty in colour. Which is as it should be, as it is brewed with organic Chestnuts from the farm of Patrice Duplan in the Ardeche region of France. Wallops Wood (4.0%) a light chestnut in colour which puts it into the 'brown beer' category. As far as flavour goes, it tends rather more towards the malt than the hops, though there is a pleasing hop taste right at the finish. The aroma is light and pleasant. Swift One (3.8%) a pale, golden quaffing ale with excellent flavours for its strength. Pleasingly hoppy throughout without being aggressive and also possessing of a fine aroma. The finish is dry with a small twist of sweetness at the end.
Penpont Brewery, Inner Trenarrett, Altarnun, Launceston, Cornwall.
Cornish Coast (3.7%) An easy-drinking and refreshing blonde beer with abeautiful citrus flavour and subtle piney finish from the Cascade hops.
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