Shepherd Neame 1215

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Shepherd Neame 1215 [baron rating 5/5] - 8% ruby ale,boozy plum nutmeg orchard fruit smell,balanced fruitcake taste,dry ground spice finish
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Thank you to John Humphreys (@ShepherdNeame) from Shepherd Neame for sending this through for a baron rating!

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Salopian Bulletproof

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Salopian Bulletproof [baron rating 5/5] - 5.8% copper ale,muted sweet tropical smell,prickly peach tropical taste,sweet resin bitter finish
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Looking forward to baron rating Salopian Aphelion, Bulletproof & Lemon Dream ales

Salopian have released three more bottles beers recently, and I was lucky enough to bump into Jake from Salopian when I was down in Ludlow for the recent SIBA Wales & West beer judging.

Salopian Brewery
  • Aphelion - 5.5% ? (no details on the bottle)
  • Bulletproof - 5.8% ? (no details on the bottle)
  • Lemon Dream - 4.5% zesty golden ale brewed using fresh whole lemons and generous quantities of American hops. Subtly flavoured to be softly refreshing
Look out for a 'baron rating' for this Salopian Brewery beer soon, and a big thank you to Jake (@SalopianBrewery) for sending it through to me!

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Looking forward to baron rating Shepherd Neame 1215 ale


Shepherd Neame seem to be one of the few large ubiquitous breweries who not only make a huge range of regular normal ales but also seem to be trying out stronger more specialist beers. Here is their latest beer 1215, brewed to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta which established the rule of the law and more importantly, defined the traditional pint of ale.

A beast of a bottle and a beer
Shepherd Neame Brewery
  • 1215 - 8% traditional strong English ale, infused with medieval ale ingredients such as Mugwort, Yarrow, Woodruff and Fennel
There are only 1215 bottles of this beer, so if you want one you'd better get down to the Shepherd Neame Visitors Centre (they also offer tours you know?) or get one via their webshop.

Look out for a baron rating for this Shepherd Neame Brewery beer soon, and a big thank you to John Humphreys (@ShepherdNeame) for sending it through for a baron rating!

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Naparbier Napar Pale Ale

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Naparbier Napar Pale Ale [baron rating 5/5] - 4.4% gold ale,mandarin smell,balanced bittersweet spicy apricot taste,long mild citrus finish
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Naparbier Napar Pils

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Naparbier Napar Pils [baron rating 4/5] - 4.9% gold beer,yeasty Belgian sulphur smell,clean mild salty lemon taste,long slight lemon finish
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Duvel Duvel

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Duvel Duvel [baron rating 5/5] - 8.5% pale gold ale,grassy yeasty sweet herbal smell,balanced sweetish syrup taste,herbal mild bitter finish
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Thank you to Emanuele from R&R Teamwork for sending this through for a baron rating!

Looking forward to baron rating Naparbier ales

It's Ales By Mail's #Beerybits again this week and this time we get to try the beers from Naparbier.This Spanish brewery is new to me but by looking at the scores they have been getting on RateBeer it looks like we are in for a treat on Wednesday night!

Lovely looking bottles, look like tattoos!
Naparbier
  • Napar Pale Ale - 4.4% pale ale
  • Napar Pils - 4.9% pilsner
Look out for 'baron ratings' of these beers soon, and a big thank you to Danny 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? Beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones will be co-hosting the event with ABM so it's going to be fun and fact packed.

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Roosters Yankee

Not can conditioned
Roosters Yankee [baron rating 4/5] - 4.3% gold ale,mild caramel soft fruit smell,biscuity citrus bittersweet taste,fruity bittersweet finish
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Firemans Brew Redhead Ale

Not bottle conditioned
Firemans Brew Redhead Ale [baron rating 3/5] - 5.5% dark amber ale,plummy brown sugar smell,earthy malty caramel taste,mild fruity finish
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Weird Beard Fade To Black

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Weird Beard Fade To Black [baron rating 4/5] - 7.2% black ale,coffee choc smell,hoppy roasted bitter taste,choc bitter finish
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Einstok Pale Ale

Not bottle conditioned
Einstok Pale Ale [baron rating 3/5] - 5.6% copper ale,biscuity apple smell,balanced bittersweet fruity taste,mild fruity bittersweet finish
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Meduz Blonde

Not bottle conditioned
Meduz Blonde [baron rating 2/5] - 5% hazy gold ale,sweet wheaty yeasty smell,creamy watery orange squash taste,slight sour finish
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By The Horns Flapper

Not bottle conditioned
By The Horns Flapper [baron rating 3/5] - 9% copper ale,caramel smell,harsh grapefruit bitter taste,big herbal bitter finish
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Hillside Centurion

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Hillside Centurion [baron rating 5/5] - 7% copper ale,mango resinous smell,sweet fruity big bitter taste,pithy dusty dry finish
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Highland Orkney IPA

Not bottle conditioned
Highland Orkney IPA [baron rating 4/5] - 4.8% gold ale,mild sweet satsuma smell,smooth buttery spicy bitter citrus taste,spicy bitter finish
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