Beer Review: Total Legend – Hatherwood Craft Beer Company (Lidl)

Happy Father’s Day to people in the UK! Today’s beer was released by Lidl to mark this occasion and just cropped up in the beer isle last week. ‘Total Legend’ is a 6.6% ABV dark ale that, according to Untappd, is contract brewed by veterans Marston’s for Lidl’s own brand beer label ‘Hatherwood’. I’ve found that traditional ales seem to be better in the own … Continue reading Beer Review: Total Legend – Hatherwood Craft Beer Company (Lidl)

Beer Review: Best – Wylam Brewery

Today’s review is on one of my dwindling supply of lovely Wylam beers I have. However, this time around, it is a beer that I’d consider completely out of left field for these guys. All the beers I’ve had have been gorgeous bold IPAs or big stouts but this is something completely different. It’s an English Best Bitter, simply named ‘Best’. It’s the only traditional … Continue reading Beer Review: Best – Wylam Brewery

Beer Review: Bombshell – Loose Cannon Brewery

Returning today with a beer from Abingdon on Thames based brewers Loose Cannon. This is another one of the beers my Mum got me thanks to her expiring air-miles. It’s a Blonde beer, although it doesn’t have that information on the label at all, and rocks up at a sessionable 4.2% ABV. It’s been a little while since I last had a proper real ale. … Continue reading Beer Review: Bombshell – Loose Cannon Brewery

Beer Review: Abingdon Bridge – Loose Cannon Brewery

Recently my Mum treated me to some ales from a couple different breweries courtesy of some expiring air-miles! Loose Cannon is a new brewery for me based in Abingdon, a small town just south of Oxford. ‘Abingdon Bridge’ is their first ever, and most popular, beer. The bottle and website doesn’t actually say what style of beer it is but I imagine it’s looking towards … Continue reading Beer Review: Abingdon Bridge – Loose Cannon Brewery

Beer Review: John Hampden’s Golden Harvest Ale – The Chiltern Brewery

View Post My wonderful friend Carl got me a personalised pint glass for my birthday! I thought a nice, classic ale would do it the best justice so my Dad let me pinch one of his Chiltern Brewery beers. He recently bought himself a big mix pack of their gluten free ales and has been telling me how much he enjoys them. I’m fan of … Continue reading Beer Review: John Hampden’s Golden Harvest Ale – The Chiltern Brewery

Beer Review: An Gof – Lizard Ales

Today’s review is one I’ve had kicking about for quite a while. I picked up ‘An Gof’ by Lizard Ales from the Asda in Falmouth when I was last there, which was a good few months ago now. It’s a bottle conditioned Strong Cornish Ale so I’m imagining a very traditional style British beer. Lizard Ales seem a rather interesting micro brewery. They brew out … Continue reading Beer Review: An Gof – Lizard Ales

Beer Review: Old Speckled Hen (Low Alcohol) – Greene King

Unfortunately this is the last low alcohol beer I have kicking around and sadly I don’t think it is a particularly interesting one. ‘Old Speckled Hen’ is a British staple in terms of classic old school ales. Originally brewed by Moorland Brewery, they were taken over by regional giants Greene King in 2000. Going into this one my initial worry was that, like many regional … Continue reading Beer Review: Old Speckled Hen (Low Alcohol) – Greene King

Beer Review: Ghost Ship (AF) – Adnams

West Ham United had a massive win against Tottenham yesterday afternoon and I did the peculiar thing of celebrating with an Alcohol Free beer. Crazy I know, as after my last AF beer the risk was high of it putting a dampener on my sky high mood. My tipple of choice was the 0.5% version of Adnams’ famous ‘Ghost Ship’ Citrus Pale Ale. They’ve been … Continue reading Beer Review: Ghost Ship (AF) – Adnams

Beer Review: Barn Owl – Cotleigh Brewery

The last of the three beers gifted to me by my friend Matty just before Christmas. Another brew from Somerset based Cotleigh who’s Christmas beer I tried over the festive period. This is their Permium Ale ‘Barn Owl’ at 4.5% ABV. The vast majority of their beers feature a bird of prey as the name because the brewery is a big supporter of ‘The Hawk … Continue reading Beer Review: Barn Owl – Cotleigh Brewery

Beer Review: Otter Claus – Otter Brewery

We are in another lockdown and I’m still furloughed so I think I’m well within my right to extend my festivities to one more Christmas beer. Another lovely treat from from my friend Matty, this is one of Otter Brewey’s winter specials ‘Otter Claus’. I have previously had their classic Otter Ale which was a solid traditional English brew. I braved the weather to get … Continue reading Beer Review: Otter Claus – Otter Brewery