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Enhanced brewing

Brewed up with a bolster or enhancer kit today. Was clicking about over on Home Brew Online and found the “Bolster Kit – For American Ales”, and thought why the heck not. The American Ales Bolster kit includes Caramalt and Cascade Hops. All you need...

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There’s a hole in the bucket

As I said in my last post, the tap on the Coopers DIY fermenting vessel was looking a bit tired. I have used it for about 16 brews and the seal started to crack. I had a look at it, went it will do another...

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International “brew” Beer Day

Well look at that, today turned into a double celebration. I had a planned to brew up the Coopers Marilyn’s Secret an American Blonde Ale today without even knowing it was the International Beer Day. It will be the first time I brew up this...

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Sharp’s Brewery – Doombar

Brewery : Sharp’s Brewery Name : Doombar Amber Ale Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from brewery : Doom Bar is inspired by its namesake, the treacherous sandbank at the mouth of the Camel Estuary near Sharps’ home at Rock. Accomplished...

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Sharp’s Brewery – Sea Fury

Brewery : Sharp’s Brewery Name : Sea Fury Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 5% Note from brewery : Sea Fury takes its inspiration from the stormy Atlantic seas that crash into the rugged Cornish coast during the long, dark winter. This exceptional...

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Shepherd Neame – Canterbury Jack

Brewery : Shepherd Neame Name : Canterbury Jack Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from brewery : Canterbury Jack has been hand crafted using the finest Kentish hops and barley, creating a light refreshing and contemporary ale, bursting with citrus nose...

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Greene King – Old Golden Hen

Brewery : Greene King Name : Old Golden Hen Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4.1% Note from brewery : “Old Golden Hen” captures a celestial ray of sunshine in the form of a rare and very special Tasmanian hop called Galaxy. The...

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Harper’s Brewing Company – Wild Billy’s IPA

Brewery : Harper’s Brewing Company Name : Wild Billy’s IPA Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 5% Note from brewery : Brewed under the Harper’s Brewery Company name for Aldi at Marston’s PLC Brewery. Note from taster : Not sure one would call...

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Belhaven Brewery – Scottish Ale

Brewery : Belhaven Brewery Name : Scottish Ale Country : Scotland Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 5.2% Note from brewery : 100% Scottish malt and finest English hops in perfect balance. Smooth, rich and nutty a classically crafted Scottish Ale. The ale we’ve been brewing...

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Shepherd Neame – Celebration Ale

Brewery : Shepherd Neame Name : Celebration Ale Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from brewery : Note from taster : Can only remember that there wasn’t much to celebrate. Label :

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Carlsberg Breweries – 47

Brewery : Carlsberg Breweries Name : 47 Country : Denmark Style : Bock ABV/VOL/ALC : 7% Note from brewery : Carlsberg 47 was Carlsberg’s first, strong Christmas beer, originally brewed for the first time in 1972 on the occasion of Carlsberg’s 125th anniversary. It should...

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Copper Dragon Brewery – 1816

Brewery : Copper Dragon Brewery Name : 1816 Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from the taster : Can’t remember this one, but like all other Copper Dragon beers I know it went down very well. Label : For the life...

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Copper Dragon Brewery – Best Bitter

Brewery : Copper Dragon Brewery Name : Best Bitter Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from the taster : Can’t remember this one, but like all other Copper Dragon beers I know it went down very well. Label : For the...

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Copper Dragon Brewery – Golden Pippin

Brewery : Copper Dragon Brewery Name : Golden Pippin Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4.2% Note from the taster : I first tried this out down south and really enjoyed it. Lucky I moved closer to the brewery and got to taste...

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Fullers Brewery – 1845

Brewery : Fullers Brewery Name : 1845 Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 6.3% Note from brewery : A strong, rich and fruity ale, Fuller’s 1845 was specially commissioned to celebrated 150 years of the Fuller, Smith and Turner partnership. It’s a live,...

Naylor's Brewery - Old Ale 0

Naylor’s Brewery – Old Ale

Brewery : Naylor’s Brewery Name : Old Ale Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 5.9% Note from brewery : An extra long maturation period before being bottled makes this a very smooth beer with sweet maltiness, balanced by subtle bitterness. Strong but easy...

Hambleton Ales - Yorkshire Bitter 0

Hambleton Ales – Yorkshire Bitter

Brewery : Hambleton Ales Name : Yorkshire Bitter Country : England Style : Bitter ABV/VOL/ALC : 3.8% Note from brewery : Sometimes after a long week you just need a refreshing beer. Nothing too strong, nothing too hoppy, nothing too dark. That’s what our Yorkshire...

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Shepherd Neame – Whitstable Bay Pale Ale

Brewery : Shepherd Neame Name : Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Country : England Style : Pale Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from brewery : Whitstable Bay Pale Ale is designed to suit all palates and offer a light, refreshing taste. The sweet maltiness balances perfectly...

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Old Mill Brewery – Blonde Bombshell

Brewery : Old Mill Brewery Name : Blonde Bombshell Country : England Style : Pale Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from brewery : ABV 4.0% A pale barley malt, wheat and bohemian hops makes this a delicate and refreshing fruity beer with a sweet finish....

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Purity Brewing – Mad Goose

Brewery : Purity Brewing Name : Mad Goose Country : England Style : Pale Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4.2% Note from brewery : Watch out for the Goose, her hiss is far worse than her bite, though she might drive you clucking mad, underneath it all...