Tasting Notes 2012

Tasting Notes for all our beers  
Amarillo Gold 4.4 A straw coloured bright wheat beer with a light biscuit base, a distinct orange bouquet and an intense citrus flavour.
Bavarian Black 4.9% A German style black beer with smooth chocolate flavours and moderate bitterness and spicy hop flavours.
Bavarian Gold 4,2% A German Helles style beer with golden malt base from Vienna malt and a mild spicy hop character from noble German hops.
Blackberry Cascade 4.8 An American style pale ale with good bitterness from Cascade and Centennial hops, infused with a hint of blackberry.
Bulldog Brown Ale 4.8% A traditional brown ale rich with nutty malt flavours and lightly hopped with fruity Fuggle and Golding hops.
Cascade Pale Ale 4.8% An American style pale ale with the good bitterness, piney, resinous aromas and the citrus and grapefruit flavours of the Cascade and Centennial hop.
Cascadian Black 4.8% A black IPA with the roast malt flavours of a stout and the bitterness and fresh pine and citrus grapefruit flavours of the Cascade hop.
Challenger Special 5.2% A strong English Ale with complex toffee and roast flavours and good spicy bitterness of the Challenger hop.
Cream Stout 4% A silky smooth full bodied stout with balanced roast flavours and a hing of sweetness. Contains lactose.
Crystal Red 4.4% English best bitter, deep red colour, with crystal malt providing rich toffee flavours balanced with the herby spiciness of Fuggle and Challenger hops.
Dark Matter 3.8% A smooth, full bodied, chocolate coloured dark mild with rich roast malt flavours balanced with the herby spiciness of Fuggle hops.
Dublin Stout 4% A classic Irish Stout with deep malt flavours and a dry finish lightly hopped with Golding and First Gold varieties.
Elderflower Blonde 4% A refreshing blonde ale delicately infused with the flavour of elderflower.
Empress IPA  5% Traditional English pale ale with good malt base, strong bitterness and the marmalade citrus flavours of the Golding hop.
Galaxy Pale Ale  5% A rich golden ale with the distinctive passionfruit and melon flavour of the Australian Galaxy hop.
Hazelnut Coffee Porter 4.6% A smooth, dark red porter with German malts and hops.  Additions of fresh ground coffee and roast hazelnut syrup give this speciality beer, depth and complexity.
Madagascan Ale 5% A pale, hoppy beer full of tropical fruit flavours and aromas including guava and pineapple.
Raspberry Blonde 4% Refreshing blonde ale, delicately infused with the flavour of raspberries.
Saltaire Blonde 4l% A straw coloured lager ale with creamy, soft malt flavours, delicately hopped with Czech and German hop varieties for modest bitterness and slight spice flavour.
South Island Pale 3.5% A clean beer with cool, crisp, fruitiness from New Zealand hops grown at Tasman Bay.
Stateside IPA 6.0% American style IPA with a rich gold base and Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial hops providing firm balancing bitterness and full fruity, citrus flavours.
Steingold  4.3% Rich golden ale with nut and caramel malt flavours balanced with soft spicy continental hops.
Summer Ale 4.2 Light, refreshing straw-coloured ale with strong floral hop notes from a blend of three American and Continental hops.
Triple Chocoholic 4.8% Chocolate malts, cocoa, chocolate essence combines to provide a strong chocolate bouquet and a rich chocolate flavour.  Good hopping provides a balancing bitterness..
White Christmas 4.5% A pale refreshing beer made with pale rye and Vienna malts.  Light hop flavours are enhanced with coriander seeds and orange peel added to the final boil.
Winter Ale 4.9% A traditional strong bitter with rich malty base and residual sweetness from a blend of malts and moderate balancing bitterness from Brambling Cross and Northdown hops.