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Bromley Summer Beer Festival 2016 Beer List

A downloadable PDF Version of the Beer List is available below, as well as an interactive searchable table.

Beer Tasting Notes Beckenham 2016

Brewery NameBrewery LocationBeer NameCAMRA Classification% ABVTasting Notes
BexleyBexleyBOB Pale AlePale4.2This ale is made with a combination of Crystal malts together with UK and New World hops, giving a floral aroma with a well balanced flavour of gentle bittering and a lingering subtle sweetness.
BexleyBexleyGolden AcreGolden4A golden ale, named after the small green next to St John's Church in Bexley Village. A single malt golden ale made from Maris Otter barley and combined with US and Australian bittering hops to produce a refreshing ale with a zesty citrus flavour.
BexleyBexleyMay PlacePale4.1A light amber Pale Ale, dry hopped with Australian ‘Summer’ hops to give a taste and aroma of melon/stone fruits.
BexleyBexleyRed HousePale4.2Named after the famous Red House in Bexleyheath, home of William Morris, one of the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement. Red House is a darker Pale Ale combining Crystal malts with English Goldings hops for a richer flavour. This ale has a very clean finish and late-hop bitterness.
WesterhamKentAudit AleStrong Ale6.2A strong ale, brewed to the 1938 strength and using the same ingredients as the original best selling bottled beer of the Black Eagle Brewery. At the 2nd SIBA South East of England beer festival the beer took the Gold Medal in the strong ales category. Since then Audit Ale has gone on to win a range of regional and national awards including SIBA Supreme Champion Cask Beer two years in a row.
WesterhamKentBritish BulldogChestnut4.3A rich, full bodied best bitter in the traditional Kent style. Finest Maris Otter pale ale malt and crystal malt for colour and richness. Hopped with local Kent Northdown and Finchcocks’ Whitbread Golding Variety and finished with Progress hops from Scotney Castle for a full flavour and aroma.
WesterhamKentFamily StoutStout4.5In the 1930s one of the Black Eagle Brewery’s bottled beers was a single stout named Family Stout. The brewery have reprised the beer at the same strength as the original. Northdown and Goldings hops are combined with Maris Otter pale ale, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley malts to create a beer with aromas of coffee and chocolate.
WesterhamKentSingle Hop (Endeavour)Golden4.5One of a range of “single hop” beers that Westerham brew throughout the year. Endeavour is a new citrusy hedgerow hop that is creating a lot of interest. Bred at Wye Hops in the UK, this is still on farm trial and has not been released for commercial growing yet. It is a cross between Cascade and a hedgerow hop. Complex blackcurrant, loganberry and spice notes with a grapefruit and lime flavour.
WesterhamKentSingle Hop (Comet)Golden4.5Another from the “single hop” range. Comet is a cross between English Sunshine and a native North American male hop. A pungent, wild American aroma with citrus (grapefruit) flavours
WesterhamKentViceroy IPAIPA5After six years as a bottled beer during which time it won multiple awards, Viceroy IPA is now a cask beer. A true English IPA, the hops are Target and Progress grown from the National Trust’s Scotney Castle hop garden. The inspiration behind this beer, the Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, was Viceroy of India at the end of the 19th century.
WesterhamKent1965 Special BitterSpecial Bitter4.8A premium ale to commemorate the year 1965 when the Black Eagle Brewery closed and Winston Churchill passed away. Kent Northdown hops give a clean, refreshing full bodied flavour. Finished with Finchcocks’ Kent Goldings for flavour and aroma.
1648East Hoathley (Sussex)SignaturePale4.4Very pale, sweet and malty front with a surprising dry bitter back taste. Has won multiple awards.
360 DegreesUckfield (Sussex)West CoastAPA5Using solely American hops, this is a contemporary pale ale, and is a SIBA award winner in bottled form. Light coloured and moderately bitter, it is easily drinkable despite its strength.
AcornBarnsleyYorkshire PrideGolden3.7Light golden ale with well-balanced creamy malt and good bitterness. Bags of whole hops impart a grassy, citrus aroma.
ArundelSussexSussex GoldGolden4.2A rich golden beer with a hoppy, citrus finish, very smooth, light and refreshing.
Bank TopBoltonDark MildMild4Full-bodied mild from Bolton's oldest brewery, with a malt and roast aroma, rich mouthfeel and a complex taste including roast malt and liquorice.
BaysTorbay (Devon)Summer AleSummr Ale3.9A pale, thirst quenching seasonal beer with a crisp citrus hop character.
BinghamsRuscombe (Berks)HotdogStout5This stout has a hint of chilli providing a warm glow on the aftertaste.
Black WolfStirling (Scotland)William WallaceDark4.5This is a dark ale, hoppy and fruity, with a slightly sweet and malty taste including a hint of toffee.
BowmanDroxford (Hampshire)LapwingGolden4Seasonal, hoppy, golden beer.
BrentwoodEssexBBC2Session2.5BBC2 (Brentwood Brewing Company) is a true session beer, brown in colour with tropical citrus flavours. The beer is dry on the palate and full of body making it taste bigger than its ABV actually is. A great example of a low ABV beer.
BrentwoodEssexChockwork OrangeOld Ale6.5A deep chocolate, malty beer brewed with oranges and matured to create a classic ‘old ale’ style. Has won many awards both in the UK and abroad.
Brew BuddiesSwanley (Kent)Cascade Sybilla PA03Pale4.3Pale and Vienna malts provide a light, slightly malty base, whilst copious amounts of Cascade and Sybilla hops provide a citrussy floral flavour and aroma
Brew BuddiesSwanley (Kent)Pilgrim IPA03Bitter4.1An easy drinking hoppy beer described by the brewer as a "session IPA" with a simple malt base generously hopped with Pilgrim and Pioneer hops, giving an intense citrus flavour and aroma.
Copper DragonSkipton (Yorks)Best BitterSession3.8A refreshing amber coloured traditional bitter beer. Premium malt and hops are used to create an ale to suit all palates.
Dorset BrewingDorchesterDorset KnobAmber3.9Zesty light amber ale with a malty character and a hoppy, floral bouquet. It is named after a local speciality biscuit made from bread dough containing extra sugar and butter. They are rolled and shaped by hand
EllandYorkshireElderflowerPale4.6A summer seasonal from a brewery whose beers have often proved popular at this festival. A crisp and fruity pale and hoppy brew with a floral nose and hints of elderflower.
Exe ValleyExeterDob'sBest Bitter4.1Light brown bitter. Malt and fruit predominate in the aroma and taste with a dry, bitter, fruity finish. Previously an award winner in the best bitter category at the GBBF.
ExeterExeterDarknessStout5.1This is a complex chocolate stout made with a special recipe which includes seven separate grain types. The rich bitter-chocolate taste is created using a complex mash of premium malts including chocolate malt, from which is derived its characteristic coffee/chocolate flavour.
Frog IslandNorthamptonShoemakerAmber4.2Thirst-quenching. A malty aroma with a delicate citrus character provided by the English Target and American Cascade hops. The initial malty taste is complemented by the citrus flavours and bitterness of the hops.
Greene KingSuffolkGolden GalaxyGolden4A special seasonal collaboration with Brentwood Brewing Company. This is a rich beer with a gentle malt complexity and aroma of passion fruit and peaches and a powerful hop character.
Greene KingSuffolkRumrunnerSpeciality5.2A rum infused blonde coloured beer with authentic Jamaican rum for a flavour of the Caribbean! The Rumrunner is the name traditionally used for the ships sailed by the pirates smuggling alcohol illegally to avoid tax!
Greene KingSuffolkSt. AndrewsAmber Ale4.9St Andrews Ale is brewed at Scotland's oldest working brewery (Belhaven), to coincide with the golf open championship. This thirstquenching amber ale is a balance of biscuity malt and fruity and spicy hops.
Green JackTenterden (Kent)Mahseer IPAIPA5.8India Pale Ale as it was always intended to be - strong, bitter and very hoppy! This IPA is brewed with English bittering hops and American aroma hops. Named after the Golden Mahseer, which is found in Northern India and is one of the most highly prized fish a freshwater angler can catch!
Humpty DumptyNorfolkRed MillRed Ale4.3Award winning crisp hoppy red ale with caramel and fruit notes from a well-established microbrewery in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.
InveralmondPerth (Scotland)OssianGolden4.1A pale, golden coloured brew with a full bodied fruity flavour with distinct nutty tones and a hoppy, zesty orange aroma, derived from First Gold and Cascade Hops.
Long ManSussexAmerican Pale AleAPA4.8Made using only U.S. hops, this triple-hopped American Pale Ale has a pleasant citrus fruit aroma and characteristic robust bitterness.
Moorhouse'sBurnleyBlack CatMild3.4A dark mild-style beer with delicate chocolate and coffee roast flavours, and a crisp, bitter finish.
OakleafGosport (Hampshire)IPAIPA5.5Initially dry and bitter, full flavoured and complex marmalade/aniseed notes follow,which leaves a lingering bitterness on the palate. A classic in its style.
Purple MoosePorthmadogDark Side of the MooseOld Ale4.6A dark ale with a deep malt flavour from roasted barley and a fruity bitterness from Bramling Cross hops. This beer has won many awards from CAMRA, SIBA and various other organisations.
SaltaireWest YorkshireCascade Pale AlePale4.8An American-style pale ale with the good bitterness, piney, resinous aromas and the citrus and grapefruit flavours of the Cascade and Centennial hop. A popular regular at this festival.
SpringheadRetford (Notts)Maid MarianGolden4.5First brewed in 2010. Maris Otter Pale malt is combined with Cluster hops, and Nottingham Ale yeast. The refreshing flavour is derived from a combination of fresh oranges, coriander and exotic Grains of Paradise.
SwannayOrkneyOrkney BlastSpeciality6A stronger ale described as an "IPA/Barley Wine" hybrid on the pump clip. Balanced flavours from Maris Otter malt and English hops are added early and late in the copper. Generously malty on the palate with balanced spicy hop in the middle leading to a lingering hop finish. One to take great care with as it is so drinkable.
TitanicStaffordshireChocolate & VanillaStout4.5Brewed using roast barley and Maris Otter pale malt which give a huge amount of rich body, and English Northdown hops to create a bitter edge, the sweetness comes from the addition of chocolate and Madagascan vanilla.
Totally BrewedNottingham4 Hop Men of the ApocalypseIPA5.2The flagship IPA from this brewery who opened for business in 2014. Orange blossom and pine aromas with a satisfying deep hoppy flavour and full bitter finish.
TurnersRingmer (Sussex)Ruby MildMild4.6A fruity body with a smooth and subtle chocolate finish.
VoldenCroydonSession AleBitter3.8This beer has an earthy richness with hints of syrup and toasted grain. Voldens is the house brewery for Antic pubs, of which there are two in Bromley - the Goldsmiths Arms in Penge and the Railway Tavern opposite Bromley North station..
XT BrewingBuckingshireXT3APA4.2An American style IPA – packed with Chinook, Columbus and Cascade hops from the American North West – crisp, clean and refreshing with a lasting hoppy bite.
Yorkshire HeartNorth YorksBlackheartStout4.8A traditional stout brewed using four different malts and First Gold hops to create a smooth & enjoyable pint with a chocolate, liquorice flavour.