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Posted by Wanderer on Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:00 pm
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The Wetherspoons Spring 2019 Real Ale Festival officially gets under way on Wednesday 27 March, concluding on Sunday 7 April.

30 ales brewed in the UK, 5 by International brewers, will be available.

Additionally, 3 UK ciders will be featured during the festival.

Spring 2018 festival, full house on the Thursday afternoon of the second week.
Winter 2018 festival, full house on the Thursday morning of the second week.

Let's see if they can be bettered?
Posted by Wanderer on Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:44 pm
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Sheffield Waterworks - Woodforde's West Coast Wherry 4.3%, an American-style red rye ale. Citrusy, hoppy with a dry finish.
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The Benjamin Huntsman, Sheffield - Shepherd Neame Hop County 4.8%, a quite interesting golden ale with tropical fruit and caramel flavours. Strangely, quite nice.
Posted by Wanderer on Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:22 pm
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The Benjamin Huntsman, Sheffield - Purity Bunny Hop 3.5%, a pale golden ale. Citrus, grapefruit, dry hops. Not really to my taste.
Posted by Wanderer on Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:34 pm
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The Benjamin Huntsman, Sheffield - Oakham Heights of Oblivion 3.9%, to me, a bland golden hoppy session IPA. Many of this brewery's ales taste very similar to me.
Posted by Wanderer on Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:55 pm
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The Benjamin Huntsman, Sheffield - Black Sheep Choc & Orange Stout 5.0%, not as expected, I was looking for something akin to Terry's Chocolate Orange but in truth it's just bland with little flavour.
Posted by Wanderer on Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:29 pm
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The Friar Penketh, Warrington - Saltaire Amarillo 4.5%,straw coloured and described as a citrusy golden ale. Some orange but not overly citrusy. A malt, bitter and fruity finish. Not bad.
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The Friar Penketh, Warrington - Big Shed Kol Schisel 4.2%, brewed by Australian brewer Craig Basford at Hook Norton brewery. A straw coloured Australian pale ale. Yeasty, malty and spicy with very subtle citrus notes. Quite nice and very drinkable.
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The Friar Penketh, Warrington - Elgood's Hen In Black 4.5%, a smooth stout with chocolate, coffee and malt influences plus a hint of liquorice. Very nice!
Vegan friendly.
Posted by Wanderer on Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:30 pm
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The Looking Glass, Warrington - Greene King Heritage Ernest Hop Pale Ale 5.0%, as I find with a lot of GK ales, much of a muchness. A pale ale with a little fruit, some malt and hops but nothing exciting.
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