Toft Beer & Cider Festival 2017 - Tasting Notes

Adnams Brewery
Southwold
Ghost Ship4.5%A Pale Ale with assertive pithy bitterness and a malty backbone, brewed with a selection of malts - Pale Ale, Rye and Cara, and a blend of other American hop varieties to create some great citrus flavours.
Brandon
Brandon
Grumpy Bastard4.5%A welcome return of an old favourite. A premium burton style ale, with a full character. Biscuit and grainy toasty textures on tasting,distinct fruity, earthy taste on the palate with a dry finish.
Brentwood
Brentwood, Essex
Gold4.3%A rich, golden beer with a slight sweet malt character and heavily hopped with powerful fruity Cascade hops that come through at the end, providing a great finish.
Dark Star
Horsham
Partridge4.0%A Best Bitter brewed in a traditional Sussex style using Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts with East Kent Golding hops. Typical of Dark Star ales, the Best Bitter relies on the heavy handed addition of aromatic hops late in the boil.
Lacons
Great Yarmouth
Falcon4.2%This modern expression has an auburn glint. Balanced with charming complex flavours that are lightly spiced. The finish is fruity and bitter.
Mighty Oak
Maldon
Endeavour 4.2%Traditional ale, Single Hop. Biscuity maltiness with subtle blackcurrant, grapefruit and spice aroma.
Milton Brewery
Milton
Pegasus4.1%Complex copper-coloured beer. The initial hoppiness is balanced with a long fruity, malty finish. Very moreish.
Nene Valley Brewery
Oundle
Jim's Little Brother3.8%A light clean and refreshing beer with a pleasing citrus hop aroma and flavour
Son of Sid Brewery
Little Gransden
Golden Shower4.1%Golden session beer, with a crisp hoppy aroma, zesty hoppy taste and a dry finish.
Tring Brewery
Tring
Drop Bar Pale Ale4.0%A slower, low temperature fermentation and dry hopping with Mosaic yields crisp flavours, subtle bitterness and a gentle floral, tropical fruit aroma.
Tring Brewery
Tring
Pale Four4.6%Hops, hops and more hops, although this is not just another one dimensional "lupin fest". Cara, Munich and Rye Crystal malts provide a robust base for this punchy American West Coast IPA style beer.
Turpin Brewery
Pampisford
Dragons Den3.9%Light amber colour, brewed with Mosaic hops this golden ale has a citrus and blueberry aroma, tropical fruit and pine with citrus flavours and a dry hoppy finish.
Wibblers
Southminster
Dengie IPA3.6%A popular bitter to tempt those who like a traditional malty brew with plenty of flavour, not too much hop and at a strength where you can make a night of it.
Wold Top Brewery
Yorkshire
Against the Grain4.5%Made from lager malt, maize, hops and yeast, it is a premium full flavoured bitter beer with a good creamy head, refreshing bitterness and citrus aftertaste.
Cambridge Cider Company
Cambridge
Much Merriment6.7%Sweet cider, made with a mixture of dessert and culinary apples it is any easy drinking cider.
Cambridge Cider Company
Cambridge
Scratter's Reward6.9%Made with a mixture of dessert and culinary apples it is a crisp sparkling refreshing drink
Hardings
Abbotsley
3 Peace Sweet7.5%A sweeter cider, a truly appley cider, fresh and summery, with plenty of crisp bite - the CAMRA National Cider Gold award for 2016!
Simon's Cider
Cambourne
Simon's Cider6.0%A true East Anglian real cider, it's slightly cloudy with a sharp beginning that 'makes your ears laugh' and a fruity finish.

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