Bristol Beer Factory Saison

Bottle conditioned with gushing carbonation
Bristol Beer Factory Saison [baron rating 4/5] - 6.5% gold ale,zesty lemon smell,zingy bittersweet lemon taste,clean mild tart lemon finish
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By The Horns Vintage 2014

Bottle conditioned with no carbonation
By The Horns Vintage 2014 [baron rating 1/5] - 11.5% dark brown ale,boozy choc plummy smell,sour vinous taste,fading vinous finish
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Fourpure Pale Ale

Not can conditioned
Fourpure Pale Ale [baron rating 5/5] - 5% copper ale,hoppy orange smell,balanced piney bitter taste,dry zingy mild pithy finish
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By The Horns 2Tone

Not bottle conditioned
By The Horns 2Tone [baron rating 5/5] - 4.5% hazy pale gold lager,fresh cut hay smell,crisp soft lemon bitter taste,dry lemon finish
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Cismontane Coulter IPA

Bottle conditioned with lively carbonation
Cismontane Coulter IPA [baron rating 3/5] - 7.2% copper ale,floral citrus medicinal smell,piney resin floral taste,resinous bitter finish
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Cheshire Brewhouse A Little Lupy Simcoe

Bottle conditioned with dull carbonation
Cheshire Brewhouse A Little Lupy Simcoe [baron rating 3/5] - 3.8% copper ale,mild tropical smell,thin satsuma taste,fruity bitter finish

Adnams Crystal Rye IPA

Not bottle conditioned
Adnams Crystal Rye IPA [baron rating 3/5] - 5% dark amber ale,brown sugar smell,doughy rye bittersweet hop-lacking taste,dry fruity finish
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Five Points Railway Porter

Not bottle conditioned
Five Points Railway Porter [baron rating 5/5] - 4.8% black ale,cocoa burnt smell,balanced silky dark choc taste,Camp coffee bitter finish
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Five Points IPA

Not bottle conditioned
Five Points IPA [baron rating 4/5] - 7.1% copper ale,citrus sweet bready smell,big heavy fruity sugary resinous taste,herbal menthol finish
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Looking forward to baron rating Five Points ales

Ales By Mail have been running their '#beerybits' Twitter tasting sessions for a few months now, where they offer a discount if you add the featured beers to your order with the idea of us all opening them at the same time and then chatting about them via Twitter at a specific date and time. I hosted an Okells one back in August last year (my time has flown!). Ales By Mail have been kind enough to send me the beers to be able to join in with the next one.

This is what they said about it:

Here's another date for your diary. We will be holding our next #beerybits twitter tasting on Weds 25th March 8pm-9pm. Co-hosting the event will be our friends Daniel from Original Gravity% Magazine as well as the Five Points Brewing Co.

The beers arrived in perfect condition today via UKMail as always, here are the details:

Simple, smart branding - I like it!
Five Points Brewing Co.
  • IPA - 7.1% full bodied, dry hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Cascade and Galaxy hops
  • Railway Porter -  4.8% porter with aromas of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramel, brewed with East Kent Golding hops
Look out for 'baron ratings' of these beers soon, and a big thank you to Chrissie Saunders from Ales By Mail for sending these through to me!

And if you have these beers, why not join us on Wednesday evening to open, sample and share these ales?

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Bollington Oat Mill Stout

Not bottle conditioned
Bollington Oat Mill Stout [baron rating 5/5] - 5% black ale,burnt mild bovril smell,smooth creamy bittersweet taste,smoky mild berry finish

Mobberley BarnBuster

Not bottle conditioned
Mobberley BarnBuster [baron rating 2/5] - 4.2% amber ale,appley mild caramel smell,nutty nettles green leaves taste,dry mineral finish

Wells Bombardier Reserve

Not bottle conditioned
Wells Bombardier Reserve [baron rating 3/5] - 6% copper ale,grassy fudge smell,fruity herbal peppery bittersweet taste,mild syrupy finish

Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Not bottle conditioned
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA [baron rating 4/5] - 6.9% copper ale,peach apricot Brett resinous smell,pithy citrus peachy taste,slight sour finish
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Cheshire Brewhouse Govinda

Bottle conditioned with lively carbonation
Cheshire Brewhouse Govinda [baron rating 4/5] - 6.8% amber ale,fruity sugary smell,spicy sour apple very bitter taste,long bitter finish
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You can find the baron ratings for the mentioned barrel-aged versions here.
Thank you to Shane Swindells (@shaneswindells) from The Cheshire Brewhouse for sending this through for a baron rating!

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Stringers Dicky Moe

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Stringers Dicky Moe [baron rating 5/5] - 6% cloudy pale gold ale,big orange smell,orange sharp grapefruit taste,dry dusty grapefruit finish
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Thank you to Jon & Becky (@StringersBeer) from Stringers for handing this over for a baron rating!

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