The list of real ales available during the 2012 Upwey Beer Festival and some taste notes.
A copper coloured traditional malty bitter.
Small Paul’s is small by name and small by nature. The beers are brewed only twice a month on a half-barrel plant in Gillingham. Started as an off shoot of home brew in 2006 the beers were so good that pubs wanted to take Paul’s stock, he now supplies 15-20 outlets.
A well balanced and moreish ale, with a good rounded malt flavour that leads to a bitter finish.
A superb golden ale, slightly citrus, thirst quenching and distinct hoppy floral aroma brewed using American hops.
A marvellous light ale, vibrant and refreshing. A beautifully balanced golden ale with a light malt taste and a crisp dry hop finish.
As much an essential part of our heritage as our castle; enjoy with good food and friends
A traditional English Best Bitter with a fine balance of malt and hops, bursting with flavour from natural, quality ingredients
Gloriette; the great banqueting hall in Corfe Castle where guests were entertained by jugglers, musicians and dancers
The name comes from the Pitchfork rebellion of 1685 the last battle to be fought on English soil of the Civil War. A golden bitter with floral citric hop aroma. It has a hoppy predominate taste which is slightly sweet and fruity and leaves you wanting more.
Lower in alcohol, but stronger enduring bitterness using Green Bullet hops, this mid-dark beer is a real treat. 3.9% ABV
Made with Lager-Malt to give a continental taste, together with Czech Saaz hop, this is a really refreshing summer drink. 5%.
This beer is a bronze full bodied hoppy bitter. Specialist malts provide a sweetness which is accompanied by grapefruity hop flavours and aromas.
POSH IPA is a genuine gourmet Indian Pale Ale of uncompromising quality. Pale with body and mouth feel it’s strength is balanced by a truly fruity late- hopped finish
A refreshing golden bitter brimming with character…not to mention citrus hops and fruit. Made with 100% Maris Otter malt, and brewed using a single variety hop…English Fuggles. A malty fresh vitality gives way to a full bitter sweet finish…pure Gold!
Mendip spring water (as with all our beers), goes into the brewing of this crisp, thirst-quenching bitter. Light amber in colour…the beer is dominated by hops that give characteristic citrus notes, whilst balanced with a floral aroma and a clean, dry finish. Tantalisingly fresh!
Celebrating all things great about our Olympic British sailing team – a wonderfully crisp and hoppy blonde beer. Perfect for quaffing on a breezy day.
A lustrous tawny beer with a zingy fresh hop aroma reminiscent of Spring days ahead. A carefully balanced mix of pale, cara and crystal malts all blend for a perfectly smooth and deliciously quaffable ale.
A premium Indian Pale Ale style beer, golden-amber in colour with an abundant spicy and floral hop aroma. The marist grist ensures a wonderful balance of full, smooth malt flavours and a lasting finish.
Combining the full flavour of locally sourced floor malted Maris Otter barley and the citrus after notes of whole leaf Sovereign hops.
A perfectly balanced and a very quaffable ale.
A clean distinctive rich golden ale with initial sweetness smoothly spiced with a crisp bitter finish leading to an old fashioned zesty linger.
Blonde, lager style beer crafted with the finest extra pale malt and wheat. Deceivingly light, with hops chosen for their floral aroma and flavour. At 5.1% Silent Slasher is sweet with a refreshing, dry bitter finish.
Smooth with a hint of red, an easy drinking beer of character with a rounded fruitiness giving way to a hint of blackcurrant, liquorice and toffee.
Black and full bodied, Thunderbox Porter is packed with light zingy floral and blackcurrent hop flavours.
Bright, light and GREEN, Cocky Hop is special. Packed with UK grown Cascade and dry hopped with English Goldings giving it a refreshing hoppy zing with a distinguished lasting bitterness.
Brewed using Maris Otter Pale Malt together with Cascade and Bobek hops.
A pale summer ale. Easy drinking with a refreshing citrus aroma.
Brewed using Pale, Crystal, Black and Chocolate malts together with Bobek and Bramling Cross hops.
A dark brown porter with a pronounced depth of flavour, enhanced with the blackcurrant fruitiness of the hops.
Broadoak KB is made from Kingston Black apples and is a clear, smooth, copper (almost orange) colour cider with a woody finish.The pint starts medium but becomes drier.
Seriously strong, intense in flavour and character, being aged in spirit barrels.
The ignorant might call it rough, but the knowledgeable connoisseur would
consider it a robust English artisanal country beverage. Ideal to accompany
crusty bread, mature cheddar cheese, and a slice of raw onion.
Golden medium cider with a refreshing apple aroma. Smooth balanced flavour that has a fresh, crisp sharpness.
A fruity medium cider bursting with the flavour of apples. A true Farmhouse Cider with a smooth finish.
Complex cider; a clear yellow, orangy colour. Medium sweet, with a refreshing dry finish. Best seller at the GBBF 2010
Equinox is a light and easy drinking Medium cider, it has both dry and sweet qualities, coupled with a strength that makes it an excellent session cider
tasting notes to follow