Hillside Summit

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Hillside Summit [baron rating 4/5] - 4.9% ruby ale,blackcurrant cherry smell,balanced creamy roasted bitter taste,black cherry dry finish
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Island Records Session IPA

Not can conditioned
Island Records Session IPA [baron rating 4/5] - 4.5% copper ale,tropical citrus smell,pithy fruity bitter taste,chalky tobacco bitter finish
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Wychwood Gratis

Not bottle conditioned
Wychwood Gratis [baron rating 3/5] - 4.2% gold beer,grassy earthy smell,juicy bittersweet but lacking body taste,lager-like finish
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Cornish Crown Red IPA

Bottle conditioned with dull carbonation
Cornish Crown Red IPA [baron rating 2/5] - 6% murky copper ale,fleshy fruit smell,burnt sugar fruit taste,sweetish fruity finish
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Cornish Crown Porter

Not bottle conditioned
Cornish Crown Porter [baron rating 4/5] - 5.2% ruby ale,choc vanilla smell,balanced vanilla sweet choc but bit thin taste,smoky burnt finish
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Hillside Over The Hill

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Hillside Over The Hill [baron rating 4/5] - 3.5% black ale,choc burnt smell,choc creamy roasted bitter taste,blackcurrant bitter finish
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Wychwood King Star

Not can conditioned
Wychwood King Star [baron rating 4/5] - 5.6% gold beer,grassy herbal smell,buttery menthol bittersweet taste,dusty dry clean finish
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Pistonhead Flat Tire

Not can conditioned
Pistonhead Flat Tire [baron rating 4/5] - 4.5% gold beer,cereal nectarine smell,fresh crisp mild fruity bittersweet taste,clean finish

Cornish Crown St Michaels

Not bottle conditioned
Cornish Crown St Michaels [baron rating 2/5] - 4% amber ale,soil caramel smell,earthy caramel spicy malt taste,cloying bready bitter finish
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Looking forward to baron rating Wychwood Gratis gluten-free beer

Not only have Wychwood released a lager recently but they are now addressing the ever growing sector of Gluten-free beers. Brewed due to an enquiry from Marston's Inns and Taverns' pubs, it will be available in 330ml bottles. Apart from the bottle they also send some Gluten-free snacks, Rude Health's organic Mini Corn Crackers & The Pumpkin snack bar:

Gluten-free beer & snacks
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  •  Gratis - 4.2% crafted golden beer brewed with the flavoursome Styrian Golding hop to give a light floral aroma, but a heady and firm bitterness, for a sharp and bold aftertaste
Look out for a 'baron rating' of this beer soon, and a big thank you to Emanuele from R&R Teamwork for sending it through to me!

Hillside Legend Of Hillside

Bottle conditioned with perfect carbonation
Hillside Legend Of Hillside [baron rating 5/5] - 4.7% copper ale,sweet orange smell,chewy peppery citrus bittersweet taste,big bitter spicy finish
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Cornish Crown Golowan Ale

Not bottle conditioned
Cornish Crown Golowan Ale [baron rating 4/5] - 4.1% gold ale,mild citrus smell,zingy lime orange spicy bitter taste,bitter finish
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Marshall Blonde

Not bottle conditioned
Marshall Blonde [baron rating 1/5] - 6% gold ale,acetone solventy smell,tart banana sour apple taste,cloying lingering vomit-like finish
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Looking forward to baron rating Hillside ales

I met Paul from Hillside Brewery back in May when judging at the SIBA Wales and West beer competition. He was showing us pictures of their barn conversion which looked like it was going to be an excellent bar, function area and a great addition to the brewery.

A month ago a box of Hillside samples showed up, here are the details:

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  • Jolly Jester - 9% Belgian style beer
  • Legend of Hillside - 4.7% English IPA, with a subtle honey flavour, and a strong hop finish
  • Legless Cow - 4.2% best bitter, has a rich caramel flavour with a smooth citrus hop finish
  • Over the Hill - 3.5% dark mild, a full bodied, single-hop malty dark mild
  • Pinnacle - 3.8% pale ale, great session beer leaving a fresh fruity finish
  • Summit - 4.9% ruby ale, a bold well balanced ale with rich malty flavours, deep caramel notes and a hint of toffee and chocolate to finish
Look out for 'baron ratings' of these beers soon, and a big thank you to Paul (@Hillsidebrewery) from Hillside Brewery for sending these through to me!

Harbour Session IPA

Not can conditioned
Harbour Session IPA [baron rating 5/5] - 4.3% copper ale,orange smell,piney refreshing lime orange bitter taste,bitter pithy lime finish

Wimbledon Quartermaine IPA

Not bottle conditioned
Wimbledon Quartermaine IPA [baron rating 2/5] - 6.2% copper ale,heavy candied sweet smell,sugary orange spicy taste,soapy citrus finish
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