Tag Archives: The Durham Brewery

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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Blog post by Richard Randall

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 – St Cuthbert Special India Pale Ale

St Cuthbert Special India Pale Ale from The Durham Brewery comes in at 6.5% abv, so a a dent strength. It poured very lively. On the nose it is a little hoppy and citrus. On the palate there are notes off spice and soft fruits. The finish is nice and bitter.
7/10
The Durham Brewery - St Cuthbert Special India Pale Ale
Blog post by Richard Randall

The Durham Brewery – 1994 Imperial Pale Stout

The 1994 Imperial Pale Stout is a monster of a beer. It packs a big punch at 10.2% and because it is a pale the alcohol is right up front. After the alcohol come great hoppiness, which adds some nice spice a cooked fruit notes. Nice long finish and good mouth feel.

8/10
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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/

Blog post by Richard Randall

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/

Blog post by Richard Randall

The Durham Brewery – Bede’s Chalice – Belgian Triple

We picked up the Bede’s Chalice – Belgian Triple from The Durham Brewery a little while ago.
Yesterday we decided to enjoy it with lunch. I opened the bottle and there was a big rush of froth. A very lively beer indeed. In poured into the glass with a big foamy head. On the nose there are aroma’s of bread dough with a little peach. On the palate it pacts a big punch with notes of spice, peach and mango. The 9% ABV holds all these flavours on the palate. There is a pleasing semi sweet alcohol finish with strong notes of orange peel that lasts and lasts. A great beer for these cold days.

8/10

The Durham Brewery - Bede's Chalice - Belgian Triple

Blog post by Richard Randall

The Durham Brewery, County Durham

Last Monday we paid a visit to The Durham Brewery to purchase some of their beers (Unit 6a, Bowburn North Ind Est, Bowburn, Co. Durham, DH6 5PF).
It’s been quite a long time since we last went on a proper beer-run, and we thought buying direct from a local brewery would be a good way to support a business in our local area.
Durham Brewery
Inside the shop at The Durham Brewery there is a bar, and some tables and chairs, so a good place to taste a few ales.
Unfortunately I was driving, and it was also early in the morning, so neither of us sampled any beer on site, but we did come away with 13 bottles.
Durham Brewery

To date we have only tried one, the Temptation Imperial Russian Stout. This is because Mrs.R has been very unwell, and it would be a shame for her not to enjoy the beers. I’m sure once Mrs.R is back in full health, we will devour our beer haul at a decent rate.

The welcome we received at The Durham Brewery was very friendly, and the lady who served us was knowledgeable about all of the beers.
We will definitely have to revisit to restock in the future.
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Temptation Imperial Russian Stout from The Durham Brewery

Temptation Imperial Russian Stout from Durham Brewery is a very good Imperial Russian Stout. It pours thick and with a pleasing viscosity. On the palate there are rich fruity notes with lots of depth. There is also a nice dark chocolate sweetness which balances out the bitterness and coffee notes.

8/10
Russian Stout
The Durham Brewery Ltd,
Unit 6a,
Bowburn North Ind Est.,
Bowburn,
Co. Durham,
DH6 5PF
Tel: 0191 3771991
http://www.durham-brewery.co.uk/

Blog post by Richard Randall