October 2013 – Quick Reviews

Hi all Couple of quick ones for you. Maid Marian / Springhead / 4.5% Eyes: rich gold Nose: fruity Mouth: dry/bitter Notes: I had a high level of intrigue/expectation for this one, as the bottle enthusiastically proclaimed that fresh oranges were used in the brewing process. The end result is quite a fizzy mouthfeel, and […]

October 2013 – Thoughts

Hello all It’s occurred to me that I kind of threw myself into writing beer reviews online without a great deal of preparation, or any clear indication of what I was trying to achieve. It’s probably obvious to all who’ve stumbled to this blog that I have tongue firmly in cheek most of the time. […]

October 2013 – More beer

Quick roundup Black Pearl / Milestone / 4.3% Eyes: black Nose: burnt toast Mouth: smoky Notes: at the Crown. Nice straightforward traditional stout, no surprises or challenges. The usual black coffee/smoke/cream influences – a session stout, if indeed such a thing exists. 7/10 Nice Weather / Dancing Duck / 4.1% Eyes: copper Nose: floral Mouth: […]

October 2013 – The most wonderful time of the year

I write this following that most auspicious event – the Nottingham CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival – For sure I had intended to have some remarks to publish afterwards (both sentimental and informative), so this probably seems rather lax of me, but I decided to relieve the pressure on myself and just get on with […]