The 38th Norwich Beer Festival


The 38th Norwich Beer Festival

So, here we are in the fine city of Norwich, with hundreds of beers to try, with not enough time and just the two hands.

In the end I went to just one session, as there were festivals at both The Birdcage and The Muderders.

Moultons Mild was very nice, as was The Fat Cat Brewery’d Porter.


Acorn, Wombwell, South Yorkshire
Barnsley Bitter 3.8%
Well rounded, with a rich flavour, it retains a lasting bitter finish.
Old Moor Porter 4.8%
A full bodied victorian style porter with hints of liquorice. The initial bitterness gives way
to a smooth, mellow finish.
Adnams, Southwold, Suffolk
Prop Hop 4%
A delicious bitter with malt, biscuit and bready flavours, accompanied by subtle notes of
orange peel.
Extra 4.3%
Copper coloured ale with hoppy, floral and herbal aromas which follow through on the
Broadside Extra 6.5%
The bottled version but in cask, full malt flavour and a hint of marmite.
Tally Ho 7.2%
Tally Ho is dark Mahogany red in colour with a rich, fruity aroma and a heart warming
sweet raisin and biscuit palate.
Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland
Wagtail 3.8%
A floral aroma, hints of seville orange and spiced dried fruit, with biscuit and toffee
Pennine Pale 4%
Golden ale, brewed with a trio of American hops giving a full fruity aroma and flavour,
with a refreshing citrus finish
Ashover, Ashover, Derbyshire
Liquorice Alesort 4.5%
A rich black stout made with black malt and crystal rye, has root liquorice added in the
Rainbows End 4.5%
Rainbows End was the name of the café at the terminus of Ashover light railway, the
beer is pale and hopped with Cascade.
B & T, Shefford, Bedfordshire
Edwin Taylor’s Extra Stout 4.5%
A stout with a strong roast flavour along with a hinr of coffee and red wine.
Shefford Plum Porter 4.5%
Fruity on the nose but a little smokiness to the flavour.
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Backyard, Walsall, West Midlands
Premium 4.5%
Premium bitter with a toffee, herbal nose and bitter-sweet nutty flavours.
**** Bound 5.4%
Dark, rich brew. Full of bitter chocolate and fruit malt character.
Barrell&Sellers, South Elmham, Suffolk
Bitter 3.8%
Classic English ‘Best’ brewed with crystal malt and punchy hops to give a bitter fiinish.
Brown Ale 4.7%
Brewed with caramel & chocolate malt & ‘blackcurrant’ hops.
IPA 5.8%
Robust, amber, well hopped beer is brewed with pale & caramel malt.
Batemans, Wainfleet, Lincolnshire
XB 3.7%
Classic amber bitter brewed with English hops, very quaffable.
Gold 3.9%
A golden coloued refreshing beer brewed with lager malt and hinook and Cascade hops.
Salem Porter 4.7%
Full of fruit, hazelnuts, almonds, liquorice and spicy hops.
Beeston, Beeston, Norfolk
Afternoon Delight 3.7%
An easy drinking blonde ale with a slightly dry feel and hint of lemon.
Worth The Wait 4.2%
A golden beer, with a balance of hops to give a gentle bitterness & a refreshing citrus
Village Life 4.8%
Toasted malt flavours with plenty of body and a hint of orange rind and biscuit.
Old Stoatwobbler 6%
Strong, dark, luscious & notorious and mostly mine.. (Manic laugh)
Bexar County, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Poquito Pequeno 3.5%
Gentle fruity bittersweet base with a surprisingly bitter/sour finish.
Timanfaya 3.8%
Rausch Beer. Soured Brown ale.
Cambridge Common 4.1%
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Blindmans, Leighton, Somerset
Backstreet 4.2%
A mid brown smooth rounded ale, full of subtle toffee flavours.
Boudicca, Hoveton, Norfolk
Spiral Stout 4.6%
A spectrum of autumnal berries, coffee, dark chocolate, and a gentle, lingering dry roast
finish with a hint of smoke.
Brandon, Brandon, Suffolk
Dragonfire 4.5%
Pioneer hops and caramel malt makes this an easy session beer with a bit of a kick.
Oakenshield 5%
Strong and dark with a smooth smoky aftertaste.
Brass Castle, Malton, North Yorkshire
Bad Kitty 5.5%
Chocolate vanilla porter , what’s not to like..
Burnout 5.8%
A complex dark ale with sweet roasted notes alongside coffee and liquorice.
Brentwood, Brentwood, Essex
Chestnut Stout 4%
A smooth, rounded, easy drinking stout, brewed with local chestnuts.
Shackleton ‘The Boss’ 4.5%
A full-bodied red premium bitter, well balanced and with rich malt flavours. Brewed by
Brentwood for Shackleton brewery.
Buffy’s, Tivetshall St Mary, Norfolk
Norfolk Terrier 3.8%
Slightly malty and smooth.
Beagle 4%
A Beagle is really quite a delightful beast. Loyal to the end. Golden and with
exceptionally good citrus notes courtesy of First Gold hops.
9X 9%
Robust ale with plenty of malty fruityness by not over powering.
Cairngorm, Aviemore, Highlands & Islands
Black Gold 4.2%
A Scottish stout with a wonderful rich dark colour and subtle bitterness giving way to
late sweetness and underlying roast barley hints.
Witches Cauldron 4.9%
A dark ruby red coloured ale with a hint of roast malt flavours and a pleasant sweet
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Caveman, Swanscombe, Kent
Citra 4.1%
A hoppy pale ale with a straightforward malt character but plenty of citrus flavours.
Cavedweller 5.8%
Chocolate and coffee notes come through in the malt and dark berry flavours from the
Celt Experience, Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Iron Age 3.5%
A ruby coloured fruity beer full of robust and unique fruity hop characteristics and hints
of berry fruit.
Silures 4.6%
The beer is named after a powerful and warlike tribe of ancient Britain, occupying
approximately the counties of Monmouthshire & Breconshire.
Church End, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Grave Diggers 3.8%
Dark black and red in colour, with a complex mixture of chocolate and roast flavours.
Stout Coffin 4.6%
Notes of roasted malts creamy vanilla chocolate.
Colchester, Wakes Colne, Essex
Brazilian 4.6%
Coffee and vanilla porter. A firm favourite in the range.
Dancing Men, Happisburgh, Norfolk
Famous Norfolk Broads 3.8%
Quaffing bitter named after three regulars at the Hillhouse Inn.
Knight’s Noggin 4.8%
Rich, heavily-malted porter-style beer packed with toasted toffee and chocolate notes.
Dark Star, Horsham, West Sussex
Hophead 3.8%
An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma.
Festival 5%
A chestnut bronze coloured bitter which is full of freshness and smooth mouthfeel.
East London, Lea Bridge, Gt London
Nightwatchman 4.5%
Chestnut brown coloured al with a smooth well hopped flavour.
Cowcatcher 4.8%
An American Pale Ale, generously hopped with Amarillo, Chinook, Simcoe and Citra.
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Elgood’s, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Which Witch is Which 4.3%
Try saying that after a couple.
Plum Porter 4.4%
A distinctive black beer, it has an enticing fruit aroma, leading to a full-bodied, rich and
fruity flavour.
Winter Warmer(Oak Aged) 7.5%
Deep rich brown and has a very full fruity body. Oak aged.
Elmtree, Snetterton, Norfolk
80/- 4.5%
Restrained hops with full flavours of grain and malts coming through in a near perfect
Winter Solstice 4.6%
Winter Solstice is a dark Porter with delicate additions of Vanilla pods and Cinammon
Dark Horse 5%
Rich coffee and classic hops dominate the nose. Dark ripe fruit in the mouth and a
velvet smoothness compliment the strength in the body.
Fallen, Kippen, Stirlingshire
Chew Chew 6%
Salted caramel milk stout, brewed with dark belgian candi syrup, lactose and Hebridean
sea salt.
Platform C 6.3%
New world IPA bursting with hops from the Pacific North West, not overl bitter or sweet.
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Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk
**** Cat 4.1%
A light, fruity beer, with plenty of body. The kick comes from New World hops, packed
with bright, citrus flavours.
Curly Cat 4.2%
A single hop variety, added at three stages of brewing and also in cask, a little fruity
hint of orange and, not too bitter.
Stout Cat 4.6%
A deep, dark beer. The characteristic sweet, rich flavour of roast malt and molasses is
well balanced with the pronounced hop flavour.
Cougar 4.7%
American hops and lager malt are usesd to produce this eminently quaffable beer.
Porter 4.9%
An old-fashioned Porter, rich brown, rather than Black malt lends a biscuit flavour, with
deep smooth dark-chocolate notes.
Marmalade 5.5%
A classic mid-brown coloured strong bitter, with a markedly bitter finish from the
generous use of Styrian hops, plus a hint of orange marmalde.
Felinfoel, Felinfoel, West Wales
Dragon Stout 4.1%
Double Dragon 4.2%
A full drinking premium Welsh ale, malty and subtly hopped with a rich colour and
smooth balanced character.
Felstar, Crix Green, Essex
Old Essex 3.9%
Deep amber traditional old ale with a rich malty taste.
In The Pink 5%
A natural fermented ale matured for 6 years with a very generous helping of cherries
and a few raspberries added for good measure then blended with a new fresh beer.
Five Points, Hackney, Gt London
Pale 4.4%
A fresh, zesty, aromatic pale ale brewed with malted barley, a little wheat, and Amarillo,
Centennial and Citra hops.
Railway Porter 4.8%
A Porter in the classic London style with our own twist. Aromas of chocolate and coffee
with hints of caramel.
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Fox, Heacham, Norfolk
Heacham Gold 3.9%
A pale yellow beer with a surprisingly malty nose. The sweetish taste is also malty yet
quickly becomes crisp and lightly citrus.
Grizzly Bear 4.8%
Pale golden ale with a citrusy fruit aroma and th a distinctly sweetish background.
Heacham Kriek 5.1%
Amber beer made with black cherries and four different hops. Floral aroma leads to a
bitter taste.
Fuller’s, Chiswick, London
Olivers Island 3.8%
Delicate floral and citrus aromas with distinctive biscuity, grapefruit flavour, tropical
notes and refreshing zesty qualities.
1845 6.3%
A sweet, fruit cake aroma, a dark tawny colour and a dry finish that sings of spices and
Vintage 8.5%
Vintage Ale 2015 sees the balance of malt and hops deliver well-rounded, complex
flavours, with a fruitful aroma and a bitter finish.
Goddards, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Wight Squirrel 4.3%
A rich, russet-coloured full-flavoured, easy drinking Best Bitter. Brewed with a host of
Crystal Malts giving a smooth caramel taste.
Ducks Folly 5.2%
Amber coloured, traditionally brewed English ale.
Golden Triangle, Barford, Norfolk
Mosaic City 3.8%
A full tropical fruit taste with peach flavours abundant.
Simcoe City 3.8%
Very similar to the mosaic city but brewed with Simcoe hops.
Drink More Beer 3.9%
Amber coloured bitter with surprising depth, brewed to comemerate the life of the late
Wolfe Witham.
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Grain, Harleston, Norfolk
316 3.9%
Brewed with lager malt and ludicrously light on the palate, well balanced with a slight
hint of grapefruit.
Redwood 4.3%
A rich red premium bitter that beautifully balances roasted malts with sherbert
grapefruit hoppiness.
Pale 5%
IPA with a grassy hop aroma, balanced with a lingering bitterness.
Slate 6%
A deep, dark and rich smoked porter, brewed with a complex blend of malts.
Great Heck, Great Heck, North Yorkshire
Chopper 3.5%
Golden session ale with a surprisingly full body and a decent amount of hops giving rise
a mango/melon fruitiness.
Dave 3.8%
A smooth, very dark, velvety bitter with aslight burnt coffee taste.
Voodoo 4.3%
Chocolate and weetabix with smooth coffee flavours,
Amish Mash Wheat 4.7%
Golden coloured wheat beer with a multitiude of flavours and peppery hop bitterness.
Washington Red 4.7%
Amber coloured beer with a zesty mouthfeel and slighty dry mouthfeel.
Black Jesus 6.5%
Black Jesus is a black IPA brewed with American hops and special dehusked German
roasted malt.
Great Newsome, Winestead, East Yorkshire
Holderness Dark 3.4%
Light coffee feel with a hint of fruitiness and a bittersweet finish.
Ploughmans Pride 4.2%
Dark rich malty ale, brown ale like but with liquorice tones.
Green Dragon, Bungay, Suffolk
Gold 4.4%
Zesty golden ale with a slight lager feel.
Bridge St. Bitter 4.5%
Malty and juicy with bitter orange peel in the finish.
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Green Jack, Lowestoft, Suffolk
Canary 3.8%
Straw-coloured pale ale with a big flowery hop character.
Fruit Bat 5.5%
A distinct taste of plums and fruit cake gives way to a slight piney bitterness.
Baltic Trader 10.5%
Extra Strong Imperial Stout with smooth rich roasted coffee & vanilla flavours.
Harveys, Lewes, East Sussex
Old 4.5%
A dark, full-bodied beer combining sweetness and strength to produce a exceptionally
smooth palate.
Bonfire Boy 5.8%
A dark amber beer with a full malty palate and a slightly burnt, bitter aftertaste. A small
quantity of black malt is used to impart the suggestion of smoke.
Prince of Denmark 7.5%
A complex beer with aromas of leather, chocolate and liquorice, with a lingering taste,
based on traditional recipes from the 18th Century.
Harwich Town, Harwich, Essex
EPA 3.8%
Good hoppy flavour, with hints of pineapple and grapefruit.
Tyrwhitts Tipple 4.5%
Pale malt, dark crystal and caramalt and then Columbus hops brwed especially for us.
Hexhamshire, Hexham, Northumberland
Devils Elbow 3.6%
Named after a waterfall on the West Dipton Burn, Devil’s Elbow is a smooth ale with a
rounded malty taste.
Devils Water 4.2%
A malty dark ale with a fruity range of flavours, named after a local burn.
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Humpty Dumpty, Reedham, Norfolk
Little Sharpie 3.8%
A delicate hop aroma leads to a light clean tasting finish.
Swallowtail 4%
A refreshing pale amber thirst quenching ale with a lively hop finish.
Hop Harvest Gold 4.5%
A golden ale brewed with fresh new hops every time.
Black Mill IPA 5%
A Cascadian style black beer brewed with 4 different American Hop varieties
Railway Sleeper 5%
A sweet plummy fruitiness blankets an underlying malty bitterness. Full and rich in
Hydes, Manchester, Gt Manchester
Spicer Santium 4.5%
Brewed using American farmed hop ‘SANTIAM’ which gives a definite Herbal and floral
Munchen 5%
Bavrian straw blonde ’Helles’ style beer, crafted from Pilsen malt and the noble
Hallertau, Mittlefruh and Hersbrucher hops.
Ilkley, Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Ruby Jane 4%
Complex biscuit layers of flavour and a soft bitterness from the hops.
Scary Spice 5.5%
Influenced by flavours and spices from the East, a pumpkin beer with a difference.
Jo C’s, Barsham, Norfolk
Norfolk Kiwi 3.8%
Easy-drinking session bitter with distinct kiwi flavour and aroma
Bitter Old Bustard 4.3%
Russet coloured ale carries warm nutty biscuit flavours coming through a smooth malt
Knot another IPA 5%
A golden, hoppy, true-to-style IPA, brewed using Norfolk-grown Maris Otter barley with
a good blast of British Bodicea hops to provide a flavoursome finish.
Kelham Island, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
25th Anniversary 6.8%
An IPA using a blend of 5 of the finest American hop varieties, which gives an l aroma
and flavour of Tropical fruits and spices.
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Lacons, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk
Encore 3.8%
Pale amber hued beer, with delicate fruit aromas, comfortably balancing a dry pine and
citrus flavour.
Festival Special 3.8%
Burnished amber, this full bodied session ale carries dominant tropical fruit/berries in
aroma, followed by tart citrus on the palate. Pleasing nutty flavours are finished by a
dusting of bitterness
Pale 3.9%
An aroma of crisp fruitiness with distinct flavours of melon and grapefruit.
Extra Stout 4.5%
Valiant stone fruits are balanced by blackcurrant and a hint of citrus. The finish is both
smooth and dry.
Lancaster, Lancaster, Lancashire
Elderflower Twist 3.8%
A light coloured beer brewed using elderflowers and elderberries and the very delicate
Kallertauer Hop.
Red 4.8%
Robust, spicy & fruity, culminating in a very moreish finish.
Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pale 3.8%
Light and hoppy with delicate floral notes and a well balanced finish.
Midnight Bell 4.8%
Roast and chocolate malts combine to give a full bodied, complex character to this rich
and robust ale
Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Borrowers Bitter 3.6%
Named after the classic series of children’s book written by Mary Norton.This is a midbrown,
easy drinking session ale brewed with five different English hops
Smoking Angel 4.5%
German Rauchmaltz smoked over beech wood in the Bamberg area of Germany is used
inthis dark porter style beer.
Long Man, Polegate, East Sussex
Old Man 4.3%
Soft malt notes of coffee and chocolate that combine with a pleasant light hoppiness to
create a rich, full tasting Old Ale.
APA 4.8%
A triple-hopped APA has a pleasant citrus fruit aroma and characteristic robust
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Magpie, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Dark Potion 5.8%
Apothecary inspired, botanically infused Black IPA. Dandelion and Burdock ..
Mauldons, Sudbury, Suffolk
Micawbers Mild 3.5%
This traditional beer has a full round flavour with a slight but distinctive bitter finish.
Mid Autumn Gold 4.2%
An amber coloured beer with a fine balance of malt and hops for a full bodied flavour.
Black Adder 5.3%
A dark bitter stout. Roast and nut aromas with a fruity balance of hops and dark malt
provide an excellent, lingering finish.
Maxim, Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear
Wards Best Bitter 4%
Classic ale from the past with a distinctive malty aftertaste that lingers on the palate.
Maximus 6%
Easy to drink, dark ruby in colour, smooth, sweet, with a hint of liquorice.
Mile Tree, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Crescent 4%
Mid-brown with a red hue to the body, malty and fruity, with a slight bitter finish
Larksong 4.5%
Light malty aroma with the slightest suggestion of oak and berry.
Festival Special 5.4%
Spicy aroma, with cinnamon, clove, bramble and liquorice. Sweet taste, very fruity, like
a beer version of a mulled wine.
Milestone, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Classic Mild 4.1%
Light sweet flavour with ripe berries, toasty bread, burnt caramel, and plum notes.
Olde English 4.9%
Full bodied winter warmer with a pleasing nutty finish.
Moonshine, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
Harvest Moon Mild 3.9%
Slightly sweet with plenty of character. Smooth fruit notes combining with coffee and
chocolate flavours.
Raspberry Porter 4.5%
Night Watch Porter infused with locally grown rapberries to give it a nice mellow fruity
Raspberry Wheat 4.5%
Part of the 13 moons series of monthly specials.
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Moor, Bridgwater, Somerset
Envy 4.2%
A green hopped beer omfined wih a natural haze with subtle hints of vanilla and herbs.
Illusion 4.4%
Imperial Black Ale as it is known in the USA, very flavoursome for its strength, peppery
and earthy with citrus overtones leading to a mellow finish.
Stout 5%
Not as roasty as some stouts with hints of chocolate and balckberry.
So’ hop 5.7%
A pronounced floral and tropical quality to the beer, with honey and elderflower in the
Nethergate, Pentlow, Essex
Black Shadow 3.5%
A typical old fashioned dark mild, but with a surprisingly fresh bitterness.
Suffolk County 4%
A biscuity malt dominates the warm well rounded roasted background, with a punching
Umbel Magna 5%
The addition of coriander to the Old Growler wort completes the original 1750s recipe
for this distinctive dark beer.
Nobby’s, Guilsborough, Northamptonshire
Best 3.8%
A session bitter with good hop character.
Festival Special 4.7%
A dark ale with hints of Christmas pudding spice and warming seasonal cheer.
Norfolk Brewhouse, Hindringham, Norfolk
Golden 4%
A fresh citrus aroma and fruity hop character leads into the refreshing, crisp, dry finish.
Dark Mild 4.5%
This dark mild has a subtle blackcurrant aroma, full-bodied with a rich, fruity, sweet
Gold IPA 5%
A well hopped IPA combining USA and UK hops to deliver a fruity IPA which builds in
bitterness leading to a crisp, dry finish.
Cellar Bration Ale 6%
A ruby red ale brewed in collaboration with leading food and drink writer Melissa Cole.
Fresh cherries, Norfolk honey and mint are added to the brew, as well as sweet and
bitter orange peel.
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Nottingham, Radford, Nottinghamshire
Rock Mild 3.8%
Smooth and dark with a biscuity flavour.
EPA 4.2%
Well balanced smooth ale with a light fragrant hop finish
Oakleaf, Gosport, Hampshire
Quercus Folium 4%
Quercus Folium is Latin for oakleaf, a traditional hoppy bitter with a malty aftertaste and
slight sweetness.
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Bitter 4.9%
Clean and crisp with a fruity aftertaste. The use of Saaz hops gives this lager a citrus
finish that lingers on.
Old Chimneys, Market Weston, Suffolk
Amber Porter 4.8%
This beer, unusually pale for a porter, is based on a Tolly Cobbold recipe that was
availble from 1785 to 1827.
Good King Henry 9.6%
Chocolate coffee flavours abound with a hint of liquorice and black berry fruit, deep and
Red Admiral 11.4%
Red Admiral is an oak aged barley wine with added liqueur whisky. As well as wood
and whisky, there are hints of honey, vanilla, orange marmalade, walnut and raisins.
Opa Hay’s, Aldeby, Norfolk
Engel’s Best 4%
A triple hopped aromatic beer, a very old fashioned traditional ale.
Meister Pils 4.8%
A Pilsner style beer made with continental style yeast, light in colour and a hoppy aroma.
Liquid Bread 5.2%
Bavarian Style wheat beer with a distinct aroma of cloves and banana.
Otley, Pontypridd, Glamorgan
Thai Bo 4.6%
Infused with Lemongrass, lime leaf and galangal it has been described as having the
aromas of a Thai green curry in a glass.
O9 4.8%
Honey and wheat aroma. Flavours of fresh herb, honey and some notes of citrus.
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Palmers, Bridport, Dorset
Copper Ale 3.7%
Copper-coloured session ale, good citrus fruit with a hoppy aroma.
Tally Ho 5.5%
First brewed in the 1940s. A rich fruit cake flavour dominates in this dark strong old ale.
Panther, Reepham, Norfolk
Ginger 3.7%
This ginger wheat beer is fiery with a distinct ginger flavour and with subtle lemon
flavour notes.
Honey 4%
A full bodied ale with a floral honey flavour nicely balnced between the sweetness of the
honey and the malt finish.
Black 4.5%
A roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma goes to nice earthy finish with a hint of
Pheasantry, East Markham, Nottinghamshire
BB 3.8%
A smooth tasting copper coloured beer, with medium bitterness and a light spicy aroma.
Smoking Rauch 4.8%
Reddish amber beer which starts sweet and then follows a lingering spicy smokiness.
Pictish, Rochdale, Lancashire
Alchemists 4.3%
A refreshing, straw coloured ale with crisp malt flavours and a robust hoppy finish.
Chinook 4.9%
Single hopped beer, pale and clean malt dominated by orange peel and fruity, bitter
Quartz, Kings Bromley, Staffordshire
MO50 5%
Brewed for the Maris Otter 50 years celebration, pale and very smmoth, with a slight
fizz in the mouthfeel.
Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Kent
No. 7 3.8%
Easy drinking pale session bitter with good balance.
Gadds No. 5 4.4%
A traditional Kentish Best bitter, the aroma is toffee malt and a red berry flavoured
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Raw, Staveley, Derbyshire
Dark Peak 4.5%
Award winning stout smooth with slight bitterness.
Edge 4.5%
Pale ale brewed using pale and Munich malt, balanced bitterness and a citrus aroma.
Red Squirrel, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Milk Stout 4%
Complex flavours reminiscent of dark chocolate and coffee, balanced by a hoppy
bitterness and a dry smooth silky finish.
APA 4.3%
Fairly bitter pale ale with aromas of grapefruit and pine and slighty sweet finish.
Redemption, Enfield, Gt London
Trinity 3%
Brewed with three malts and three hops. Generous late hopping provides Seville orange
aromas and the initial malt sweetness is dominated by citrus flavours.
Pale Ale 3.8%
Light and well ballanced in the mouth with grain feel along with cirus hop notes.
Fellowship Porter 5.1%
A dark brown coloured London Porter with chocolate, coffee, liquorice and dry roasted
malt flavours complimented with hints of dark fruit.
Redwillow, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Headless 3.9%
Aromas of light lemon barley water with a clean citrus finish. Easy drinking.
Smokeless 5.7%
Asmooth smoked porter, with a robust malt backbone. This is infused with Chipotles to
give even more smokiness and a subtle hint of heat.
Robinsons, Stockport, Cheshire
Unicorn 4.2%
Complex with a long dry finish and citrus fruit notes.
Old Tom 8.5%
Old Tom is dark, rich and warming with a cherry brandy like colour and character
named after the brewery cat in 1899.
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S&P, Horsford, Norfolk
Topaz Blonde 3.7%
Topaz hops provide this golden beer with a fruity citrus aroma, grapefruit taste and a
crisp, dry finish.
Afterglow 3.9%
Amber ale with a distinctive flavour of chalenger hops.
Between the Posts 3.9%
A new golden ale, flavoured with NZ Dr Rudi hops.
Saffron, Bishop Storford, Essex
Saffron Blonde 4.3%
Good balance of citrus and smooth malty flavours with a crisp finish, and a lingering
strawberry nose.
Henham Honey 4.6%
Delicate balance of bitterness, malt, spicy fruit and honey aromas.
Silent Night 5.2%
Ruby Port and pure red grape juice along with Fuggles and Bramling Cross hops create
a soft fruity and spice finish.
Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire
Elderflower Blonde 4%
A refreshing blonde ale infused with the delicate flavour of elderflower.
Hazelnut Coffee Porter 4%
Like Cadburys fruit and nut but with more nuts and fruitiness.
Siren, Finchampstead, Berkshire
Half Mast 2.8%
Quarter IPA, Heavily hopped but with low bitterness and notes of mango and grapefruit.
Undercurrent 4.5%
Spicy, grassy aromas and a taste of grapefruit and apricot an nice nutty maltiness.
St Peter’s, South Elmham, Suffolk
Best Bitter 3.7%
A full-bodied ale with distinctive fruity caramel notes.
Ruby Red Ale 4.3%
A rich, red ale with subtle malt undertones and a distinctive spicy hop aroma.
Boo 5.3%
Cream Stout 6.5%
Aromatic, strong, dark chocolate cream stout with a satisfying bittersweet aftertaste.
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Stumptail, Great Dunham, Norfolk
Amber 4.8%
Based on a Victorian recipe, rich roast grain balanced with Goldngs hops.
Pale 4.9%
Traditional pale ale spiced with Goldings and a sprinkling of new world hops for extra
Summer Wine, Honley, West Yorkshire
Resistance 3.7%
Teleporter 5%
A Rich Dark Porter brewed with 10 different malts giving a sweet roast richness that is
balanced with just enough hop character.
Taylor’s, Attleborough, Norfolk
No1 3.8%
A copper-coloured ale made with a blend of two traditional hops.
Dog Tooth 4%
Dropped Stitched 4.5%
Ticketybrew, Stalybridge, Gt Manchester
Munchner 4.5%
Amber lager, well rounded with a rich malty nose and dry pithy finish.
Rose Wheat 4.5%
Unique aroma of roses leading to a floral mouthfeel then a kick of spicy ginger.
Tipples, Acle, Norfolk
Hanged Monk 3.8%
Roasted malt, dry coffee & smoke aromas, some dark fruit with ahint of bitterness.
Longshore 3.8%
A light bitter with a good pale amber colour, a nice balanced malty flavour.
Lady Evelyn 4.1%
Pale, straw coloured ale with a long dryish finish and a floral hop aroma.
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Tombstone, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk
Arizona 3.9%
Light amber ale, malty, hoppy with a touch of citrus.
Texas Jack 4%
Chestnut red ruby coloured ale with a good flavour and a twist of plums.
Gunslinger 4.3%
Cherokee 4.5%
Triple FFF, Four Marks, Hampshire
Rock Lobster 4.5%
A chestnut-brown best bitter with a mellow hop aroma, smooth malt and subtle fruit
flavours. No matching towels though.
Jabberwocky 5%
Subtle hints of dark chocolate and liquorice but with a fresh pine aroma in this black IPA.
Turpin’s, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Meditation 4.3%
A pale ale with citrus aromas and a low-medium hop and biscuit flavour.
Cambridge Black 4.6%
A combination of coffee, coca and dark chocolate can be found in this quaffable stout.
Two Rivers, Denver, Norfolk
Kiwi Kick 4%
A dry, biscuity malt flavour is followed by a tart citrusy hop flavour, grapefruit, lime and
a hint of spice.
Porters Pride 5.2%
Dark almost black beer with a bittersweet malt taste, chocolate and coffee, nutty and a
touch of woodiness.
Tydd Steam, Tydd St. Giles, Cambridgeshire
Barn Ale 3.9%
Zesty bitterness and a lingering citrus finish.
Piston Bitter 4.4%
Hints of caramel and slight fruitness from a English style bitter.
Amnesiac 4.9%
Hopped with unique Nelson Sauvin hops giving a soft white wine background and
crushed gooseberry aroma.
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Wantsum, Canterbury, Kent
Black Prince 3.9%
A rich, full bodied Kent mild slightly bitter in the finish.
Imperium 4%
A deep amber best bitter, smooth biscuit malts and rich hoppy nose.
Waveney, Earsham, Norfolk
Lightweight 3.9%
Some hints of toffee, bread, mild earth. Light in body very drinkable.
Welterweight 4.2%
Golden amber coloured bitter with ahint of pears and berries.
Rocky Myrobalan 4.6%
Hedgerow plums ( yellow Myrobalan ) are added to this beer to produce a unique ale.
Welbeck Abbey, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
Red Feather 3.9%
Good malty bitter with a touch of fruit and caramel.
Kaiser 4.1%
Crisp, dry, biscuity lager malt flavours are perfectly balanced with sweet, honey like
floral hops.
Wharfe Bank, Otley, West Yorkshire
Washburn 3.7%
Copper-coloured Yorkshire Bitter with a subtle fruit aroma.
Camfell Flame 4.4%
Copper ruby colour bitter with roasted coffee notes.
Whim, Hartington, Derbyshire
Arbor Light 3.6%
Brewed using German lager hops. Light in colour, sharp and very clean.
Hartington Bitter 4%
Pale golden beer with not to much citrus nose, but hints of apple and pear in the
White Horse, Stanford In The Vale, Oxfordshire
Black Beauty 3.9%
Dark brown almost ruby coloured mild with toasty toffe undertones.
Oxford Blue 4.3%
Malty, raisiny, spicy aroma, with a hint of figs and cinnamon in the taste.
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Williams, Alloa, Central Scotland
Black 4.2%
Smooth coffee and chocolate undertones are complemented by the addition of late
harvest cone hops, giving a lovely blackcurrant aroma.
March of the Penguins 4.9%
Rich roasty coffee taste with dark maltiness.
Winter’s, Norwich, Norfolk
Cloudburst 3.7%
A full flavoured easy drinking session beer with slight soft summer fruit taste.
Geniuss 4.1%
Deep ruby red coloured beer with a dark fruit and malty molasses backdrop.
Golden 4.1%
A refreshing yellow golden ale with nicely balanced malt, hop and light tangy citrus
On The Beer City! 4.4%
Pale golden yellow coloured beer with plenty of citrus fruit and grassy with a mild
background malt flavour.
Wolf, Attleborough, Norfolk
Edith Cavell 3.7%
Tastes stronger than it is , with a malty toast aroma and a slight fruity zing to the
Golden Jackal 3.7%
Citrusy hops reign over this Golden Ale building a leafy and fruity hop finish to balance
out the malt.
Lupus Lupus 4.2%
Slight mango and zest through a mostly malt nose and a biscuit finish.
Granny Wouldn’t Like It 4.8%
A rich, malty beer. It has masses of flavor and a slightly sweet finish.
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Woodforde’s, Woodbastwick, Norfolk
Wherry 3.8%
A slight floral and hoppy nose but the taste is milder and has a biscuity sweetness.
Sundew 4.1%
Subtle golden beer – pale in colour and light on the palate with the distinctive hoppy
Nelsons Revenge 4.5%
A full-bodied pale amber beer with the rich flavour of Dundee cake. Sultana fruitiness is
balanced by a hoppy bitterness.
Tap and Go 5%
Copper-coloured beer has been brewed to celebrate the Rugby World Cup, in the style
of a classic IPA, yet with a powerful hoppy twist, characterised by citrus notes and hints
of herbs, pepper and pine.
Redcracker 7%
A special version of Headcracker infused with raspberries. Strong full-bodied pale barley
wine. Warm raspberry and apricot notes.
XT, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire
4 3.8%
An amber beer with a special Belgian malt and a fruity mix of American and European
XPA 5.9%
An IPA brewed with crisp, clean extra pale malts and numerous North American
flavouring and aromatic hop additions.
Yetman’s, Bayfield, Norfolk
Amber 4.2%
A light, crisp beer with a fruity hoppy nose and amber colour.
Green 4.8%
Strongish, with a fruity sweetness and dark colour.