Toft Beer & Cider Festival 2018 - Tasting Notes

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Bishop Nick's Brewery
Braintree
15554.3%A seriously full-bodied ale, a rich tawny beer with an unmistakably sweet nutty taste underlined by the ginger and fruit of Styrian goldings.
Colchester Brewery
Colchester
Sweeney Todd4.2%A full flavoured best bitter with a deep red hue. Roasted malt flavours and a subtle dry spiciness provided by crystal rye. Delicate hop flavours from late additions of U.S Willamette hops.
Digfield Brewery
Barnwell
Chiffchaff3.9%A clean, crisp amber-gold pale ale with a distinct hoppy aroma
Humpty Dumpty Brewery
Reedham, Norfolk
Little Sharpie3.8%A golden session bitter. A delicate hop aroma leads to a light clean tasting finish.
Kelham Brewery
Sheffield
Riders on the Storm4.5%An amber ale which showcases a fusion of British and American hops that gives a storm of hoppy flavours.
Leighton Buzzard Brewery
Leighton Buzzard
Cuckoo3.8%The classic traditional British Bitter, perfectly balanced between malt and four varieties of English hops. Deceptively tasty for the ABV.
Lord Conrad's Brewery
Dry Drayton
Spiffing Wheeze3.9%This dry pale lager ale is brewed with American hops and finished with Lemongrass.
Nene Valley Brewery
Oundle
Release The Chimps4.4%An IPA for everyday drinking. A pale malt base gives a crisp mouthfeel that allows late addition and dry hops to come through with a punchy bitterness and a good deal of hop flavour in such a light beer.
Nene Valley Brewery
Oundle
Simple Pleasures3.6%A light, clean and refreshing beer packed full of Cascade and Vic Secret hops.
Norfolk Brewhouse
Fakenham
Moon Gazer Pacific Pale Ale3.9%A light golden ale using a Motueka New Zealand hop and Maris Otter malt. Hoppy and aromatic with lime and citrus
Papworth Brewery
Earith
Mad Jack3.8%Caramel overtones and a gentle citrus aroma lead to a long hop finish
Papworth Brewery
Earith
Whispering Grass3.8%A subtle malt aroma and strong hop finish from the East Kent Goldings
Tring Brewery
Tring
Heath Robinson4.0%A blend of grains and malts give this beer its complex biscuity body. The use of Cascade and Chinook late in the boil followed by a generous measure of dry hopping imparts a lingering and resinous bitterness.
Vale Brewery
Aylesbury
Wychert3.9%A reddish brown traditional Thames Valley bitter. excellent woody flavours are notable in this strikingly malty beer with a finish of port and berries on the nose.
Potton Press
Potton
Happy Medium7.4%A medium sweet blend
Spinney Abbey
Wicken
Monk & Disorderly5.6%Medium Sweet
Toft Press
Toft
Cidernide 2017 7.0%A subtle* blend of cider apples:Kingston Black,Yarlington Mill,Brockhurst Foxwhelp, Somerset Redstreak & Dabinett-all grown in Toft! Pulped with a Scratter made by Brian Roberts, pressed using a Vigo press, this hazy, smooth cider is naturally dry and refreshing-with just a hint of almond, maybe? *subtle = thrown together!
Watergull Orchards
Wisbech
Farmhouse cider with Rhubarb5.9%Slightly sweet, with added Rhubard to create a pleasant tasting cider.

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