2012's Beers and Ciders
More ales and ciders will be announced as soon as they are known.
American Pale Ale
The yeast strain used for the brewing of this American style pale ale is specially imported from the USA, along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops. SERIOUSLY FULL OF HOPS.
Deep copper coloured premium ale. Full of malty character and a palate of sweet, smooth, fruity flavours.
A Festival special Spiced Rum Ale, a strong sweet and spicy taste of the Caribbean. Flavours of Cinnamon and Vanilla dominate with dark sugar notes.
Beer of the Festival Winchester Beer Festival 2011 and Haslemere Beer festival 2009.
Golden and light, Upham Brewery's Classic sings of freshness and sunshine. Round, honey flavours are washed down with thirst-quenching ease bringing you a satisfying, clean finish.
Amber coloured, traditionally brewed English ale, hopped with Fuggles and Goldings. Full and round, rather like Anthony Goddard.
A Pale gold coloured beer with aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit and elderflower that lead you into a beer that is bright and refreshing. Gooseberry fruit dominate the flavour then the elderflower returns along with a slow, lingering bitterness.
A perfectly balanced mid-brown bitter containing three of the finest English hops: First Gold, Fuggles and Goldings. This beer will leave you asking Please Sir, may I have some more?
A superb mix of Maris Otter pale, Munich and Carapils malts along with East Kent Goldings, Styrian Goldings and Cascade hops. By combining Maris Otter, the best British ale malt, with malts normally used in the finest continental lagers gives a beer with good body, caramelised undertones and a distinct gold colour. This fine recipe gives a beer that will appeal to ale drinkers and lager drinkers alike.
You cud even prefer it to lager!
Green Hopped IPA
An already full flavoured IPA made with the very aromatic Simcoe hops is then made even bigger using fresh green hops infused into the slowly conditioning beer.
Glorious fruity golden ale with a clean bitter finish.
A red ale made with this seasons Fuggles Hops, straight from the field. Subtle grassy green hop notes, complemented by a beautiful rich body, with a roasted malt undertone.
Hogs Back Bitter
A session bitter with taste! Fragrant hop aroma with subtle, malty, citrus fruit flavour and a long aromatic, hoppy finish.
A pale copper ale brewed with organic wildflower honey. Restrained yet fragrant nose with herby honey and yeast notes. A subtle and not cloyingly sweet honey after taste married to a solid malt backbone and a good hoppy character.
Kings Old Ale
This award-winning dark brown Old Ale has an intense dry, coffee and slightly smoky aroma. There is a delicious and satisfying mouth feel of silky viscosity before the taste of coffee and molasses covers your taste buds. The aftertaste of liquorice from the malt and slight spice from the relatively light use of hops complements the preceding flavours very well and forms the perfect end to this beautiful beer.
Made in the style of the London Porters of the 19th century with plenty of brown malt adding complexity of flavour. Chocolate and coffee flavours come through together with a robust bitterness from English hops.
This beer took joint "Beer of the Festival" at Overton in August 2011.
Brewed in the traditional North West style it is a chestnut easy drinking full flavoured bitter which is well rounded with some residual sweetness with tastes of fruit and vanilla balanced with a resinous hop character.
This Kentish pale ale is brewed simply with pale malt and goldings hops grown locally.
Not a session beer this one. One to be savoured sitting by a roaring log fire. Aroma of Chestnuts, intriguing Chestnut flavours and rather Chestnutty in colour. Which is as it should be, as it is brewed with organic Chestnuts from the farm of Patrice Duplan in the Ardeche region of France.
This has a wonderful biscuity malt character, with a slight sweetness and a smooth mouthfeel. Brewed with German specialty malts and bittered with German hops, this is an authentic version of an Oktoberfest beer.
A high quality session ale, medium tan colour.
Old Navy Custom
This rich, warming old ale has a predominant flavour of sweet, burnt toffee with nutty overtones, leading to a balanced bitterness and a fruity, spicy finish. Hops used: Goldings, Northern Brewer.
Otter Head has a distinctive barley wine old ale character. It has a malt, fruit sweet flavour which gives way to a long bittersweet aftertaste. It has a well balanced aroma that reflects its taste and is deep red brown in colour.
Rich ruby ale with a fruity aroma. This ale is named after a deep red dragon fly found in local rivers and wetlands. The beer uses malted rye to create its characteristic ruby glow. The flavours and aromas derive from a combination of English hops.
full flavoured dark ale with a predominantly fruity aroma. The initial taste is a blend of fruit and malt together with a hoppy bitterness. The resulting bittersweet flavour leads through to a smooth, roast finish.
Studland Bay Wrecked
A deep red amber ale with rich malt and caramel flavours,combined with a subtle spicy aroma to give a smooth full flavour.
A deep, golden beer. The nose has tropical fruit, pineapple and citrus notes with a smooth maltiness in the background. There is a balanced dry & bitter finish with floral hop aroma.
A blend of Midhurst Mild and Wassail, this porter combines the dark smoky aromas of our Mild with the rich fruity flavours of Wassail. A warming beer for chilly evenings in spring or autumn.
Won Gold in Porter category at S.E. SIBA Brewing Competition 2008.
A seasonal winter beer brewed from wild Hops collected from the hedge rows of West Sussex and the banks of the River Thames giving it a unique flavour. Beware this is strong but exceedingly good!
Soft, unpretentious, great cider.
Made from 100% quality desert apples sourced from Fruitwise and Hill Farm (both Hampshire Orchards), Eastern Delight is a proper eastern counties cider. By only using desert apples with character (such as Orleans Reinette and several incarnations of Russet) this cider has a flavour as well as acid.
The original 146 Cider, this is a blend of 50% desert and 50% cider apples sourced from the Fruitwise Heritage Orchards in Southampton. It has a good tannin and a mild acid this year as I have ceased using Bramley as a sharp.
Midnight Special Perry uses a unique blend of fresh dessert and perry pears, and contains no added sugar, preservatives or flavouring. Medium dry.
Midnight Special was awarded a Bronze medal by CAMRA as "Champion Perry of Britain 2006".
A revival of a historical light and dry cider made for quaffing whilst you work the fields! At only 3.8% ABV you can keep your head and thirst at bay. This is made from many varieties of apple including Discovery. The pulp is soaked before a second pressing to extract the remaining juice. Awarded 2nd place cider at Wallington Beer Festival 2007.
An organic medium dry cider with subtle rum brings out toasty, oaky notes.
A still perry made with a blend of pear varieties. Pale green gold perry - medium with a subtle flavour.
Snake Catcher Scrumpy Dry
This cider has a bite to it, just like the New Forest Adder. Named after "Brusher" who has become a bit of legendary New Forest figure who over a century ago used to wander the forest collecting snakes including the poisonous and potentially dangerous Adder. This homebrew is no poison though.
Hazy golden. Dry fruity with woody and apple notes. Finishes dry.
Snake Catcher Scrumpy Sweet
Lots of funky apple and notes of apple sauce tannic hazelnut woodyness.
A cider with a hint of strawberries!
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