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Batemans Victory Ale
75A strong copper ale for lovers of estery fruit flavours.
Duchy Originals Organic Ale
78A clean and pleasantly moreish beer, thanks to an initial subtlety in the finish.
Fuller's Organic Honey Dew
73An easy-drinking golden ale that is very versatile and accommodating when it comes to food pairing.
Marston's Old Empire
75A nicely-balanced golden ale with a good hop presence. Very quaffable for its strength, but could taste a bit fresher (the sample tasted was approaching its best before date).
Ringwood Old Thumper
75A famous copper ale with a rather subtle finish for a beer of its strength.
Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger
73A famous amber-red Kentish ale with a pronounced bitter aftertaste.
Theakston Old Peculier
78A delightfully mellow yet complex old ale, but lacks the full character of the cask conditioned version.
73A tasty red-brown beer, just a little thick in the finish.
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