Tag Archives: Real Ale

The Durham Brewery – Hellfire

This is a beer with a big punch. First you get the 10% abv hit which opens up your taste buds, then the Naga chilli hits you. Boom. This is one hot Russian Stout. After the chilli hit, it does mellow into a very good stout.

8/10
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The Durham Brewery – Mango Hefeweizen

This is the first duff beer I’ve ever had from The Durham Brewery. It is far from a standard hefeweizen you get from Germany. It is rather flat and bland. There is very little of the yeasty notes you get with a tradition hefeweizen and I could not taste any mango, just a very small undertone of sweetness.

1/10
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The Durham Brewery, Bombay 106, Original India Pale

The Bombay 106, Original India Pale from the The Durham Brewery is another fine ale from them. It rocks in a 7%. On the palate there is a good bitterness with a little an under note of citrus. A nice long finish rounds it off.
7/10
Bombay 106

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The Durham Brewery – Evensong

Evensong from The Durham Brewery is a very good real ale. It pours very dark brown with a pleasing head. On the nose are aromas of fresh bread and dried fruits. On the palate it is fruity and spicy with a nice back note of toffee. It has a nice long medium bitter finish.

7/10
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The Durham Brewery,
Unit 6a,
Bowburn North Ind Est.,
Bowburn,
Co Durham,
DH6 5PF
Tel: 0191 3771991
http://www.durham-brewery.co.uk/

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Shepherd Neame 1698 Bottle Conditioned Ale

Shepherd Neame 1698 is very enjoyable bottle conditioned ale. It is a spicy, fruity and malty ale with a hoppy finish. Nice mouth feel. The ABV is 6.5% but it does not taste very alcoholic.

8/10
Shepherd Neame 1698
Shepherd Neame Limited
The Faversham Brewery
17 Court Street
Faversham
Kent. ME13 7AX
United Kingdom
http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/

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Croydon Beer Adventures

I was stuck is Croydon a few days ago. It is a drab and depressing place, but I cheered myself up with some very decent beers. Thank fek for Wetherspoon pubs. Without a decent pint to look forward to, I don’t know how I would have coped with 3 days in Croydon.
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