2015 Beer list and tasting notes

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Please note, the beer list is subject to last minute alterations

BAR 1     GRAVITY BEERS

 

BLUE MONKEY, Giltbrook, Notts, England

Ape Ale                             5.4%                                                   PA

Strong, pale ale with American hops to give aromas of resinous pine and citrus. 3.5lbs of whole hops for each barrel, to guarantee intense flavour and aromas.

Right Turn Clyde              4.3%                                                   PA

Made with a mix of Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade, creating a refreshing fruity hit but finishing with a smooth lingering bitterness.

BOROUGH, Neath, Swansea, Wales

Pit Head Porter                  5.4%                                                   PS

Chocolate nutty porter that is rich and full bodied.

Triple Bleeder                    4.3%                                                   G

Amber bitter, full bodied with light, hoppy aroma, blended with American and Czech bittering hops.

BRAINS, Cardiff, Wales.

Barry Island IPA                 6.0%                                                   PA

Trio of US hops give a pale-coloured ale with citrus aromas. Smooth malt taste up front finished by citrus and berry hop flavours.

Black Mountain                  5.0%                                                   S

Starts with coffee, liquorice and burnt toffee before big hop flavour then chocolate malts and smoky finish. Amarillo, Pacifica, Citra, Summit and Apollo hops.

Colonel Williams                  6.0%                                                   PA

Light amber ale brewed with Maris Otter malt and Goldings hops for a dry bitter and refreshing beer.

BRASS CASTLE, Malton, Yorks

Bad Kitty                              5.5%                                                   PS

Chewy chocolate-vanilla porter

BRECON BREWING, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Dark Beacons                        3.8%                                                   M

Traditional Welsh dark with an aroma of toffee and caramel. Full bodied but surprisingly light and refreshing.

Orange Beacons                    4.3%                                                   S

Flavours of a continental wheat beer with orange zesty aroma and flavour. Brewed with Belgian Saison yeast.

BRISTOL BEER FACTORY, Bristol, England

Independence                       4.6%                                                   B

US Style pale ale. Very distinctive pale ale that has been hopped continuously throughout the boil.

Milk Stout                               4.5%                                                   PS

Smooth chocolatey sweetness and balancing coffee bitterness with hints of dark fruits.

BRYNCELYN, Ystradgynlais, Wales

Holly Hop                                3.9%                                                   G

Pale amber with a refreshing hoppy fruity flavour with balancing bitterness.

Oh Boy!                                   4.5%                                                   B

Hops, fruit, bitterness and background malt. Ends with a long hoppy, bitter aftertaste.

CELT, Caerphilly, Wales.

Bleddyn                                    5.6%                                                   PA

A commanding IPA balancing bitterness, sweetness and a grapefruit finish.

Iron Age                                   3.5%                                                   B

A deep aromatic and fruity beer with hints of passion fruit.

Ogham Oak                               8.5%                                                   S

Complex flavour with resinous bite, from US hops, spicy esters from Belgian yeast and cinnamon twist from Belgian fruits and spices.

Silures                                       4.6%                                                   PA

Powerfully hopped with sweet malt and a depth of tropical fruit.

BAR 1     HANDPUMP BEERS

 

BOSS, Swansea, Wales

Black                                          5.0%                                                   PS

Roasted coffee, warmed dark chocolate aroma, Black treacle, nuts toasted on the fire, toffee, dark chocolate ganache flavours.

Blonde                                        4.0%                                                   PA

Blonde Pale Ale, hoppy, bitter, Cascade hops.

Brave                                          5.5%                                                   PA

Lush tropical fruit cocktail, alluring elderflower and rose aromas. Flavour – zingy grapefruit, zesty citrus, a spicy and piney kick to finish.

GOWER, Oldwalls, Swansea, Wales.

Black Diamond                           4.2%                                                   PS

Smoky chocolatey liquorice porter.

Gold                                             4.5%                                                   G

Thirst quenching golden ale, refreshing citrus flavours and the lovely aroma

of Cascade hops.

IPA                                               4.8%                                                   PA

Full flavour hoppy IPA.

Lighthouse                                  4.5%                                                   S

A light, thirst-quenching continental style lager packed with flavour.

Power                                          5.5%                                                   SB

Traditional IPA with a full hoppy flavour.

MUMBLES, Mumbles, Swansea, Wales

Gold                                              4.3%                                                   G

Well hopped, with the distinct and bold Styrian Goldings .Lemon & lime flavours linger well.

India Pale Ale                               5.3%                                                   PA

A traditional India Pale Ale, light gold in colour and made using only Goldings and Fuggles hops, the latter giving a subtle but distinct taste and aroma.

Oystermouth Stout                      4.4%                                                   PS

A rich creamy head and dark roasted malt flavours, with the slightest hint of the sea due to real oysters being added.

PILOT, Mumbles, Swansea, Wales.

Revolver                                       4.0%                                                   B

Very pale ale loaded with hops. Unfined version with saison yeast may be slightly cloudy.

Wrecker                                        5.0%                                                   SB

After an initial chocolate taste it develops into a surprising, clean refreshing maltiness.

SWANSEA, Bishopston, Swansea, Wales.

Bishopswood Bitter                      4.3%                                                   B

A delicate aroma, balanced taste, with bitterness growing in the finish.

Deep Slade Dark                          4.0%                                                   M

Dark bitter, with a roasted barley flavour.

Original Wood                              5.2%                                                   SB

Full-bodied, with complex flavours with a firm bitter ending.

Three Cliffs Gold                          4.7%                                                   G

Golden beer, with a hoppy, fruity taste and thirst quenching bitterness.

TOMOS WATKIN, Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales.

Cwrw Haf                                      4.2%                                                   PA

A blend of Golding, Fuggle and Cascade hops. Refreshing zesty, citrus taste and a light summer aroma.

Pecker Wrecker                            4.5%                                                   B

A full-flavoured amber ale produced using the finest malted barley. A rich fruity beer with a gentle hop finish.

BAR 2     GRAVITY BEERS

 

CERDDIN, Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan, Wales.

Cascade                                         4.8%                                                   B

A summer beer which is light in colour. Cascade is a carbon friendly beer that is flavoured with Cascade hops.

Ooops                                             4.5%                                                   B

Bitter start, sweet finish.

COTSWOLD SPRING, Chipping Sodbury, Glos, England

OSM                                                3.9%                                                   M

Complex seven grain mild. Initially dry with a bitter sweetness. Chocolatey notes and a long finish.

DANCING DUCK, Derby, Derbyshire, England

Ay Up                                              4.1%                                                   PA

A pale session ale. Subtle malt and floral notes are matched with citrus hop, rounded off with a slightly dry finish.

Dark Drake                                     4.5%                                                   PS

Delicious malty, caramel and liquorice flavours combine in a smooth drinking velvety, oatmeal stout with a freshly roasted coffee and toffee finish.

DARK STAR, Horsham, West Sussex, England

American Pale                                  4.7%                                                   PA

Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops, Maris Otter malt. Light colour and dryness with a crisp taste and full hop aroma.

Hophead                                           3.8%                                                   G

Pale golden ale, strong floral aroma and elderflower notes.

ELLAND, Elland, W Yorks, England

1872 Porter                                     6.5%                                                   PS

Rich, complex and dark Porter from an original 1872 recipe, with an old port nose, and coffee and bitter chocolate flavours on the palate.

EVERARDS, Narborough, Leicestershire, England

Tiger                                                  4.2%                                                   B

Chestnut brown in colour; spicy hop aromas with toffee undertones.                                                        

FULLERS, Chiswick, London, England

ESB                                                   5.5%                                                   SB

Northdown, Target, Challenger & Goldings hops give grassy, peppery notes and intense citrus fruit. Pale Ale and Crystal malts for a biscuity, toffee element.

GREY TREES, Red Cow Pub, Aberdare, Wales

Afghan                                              5.4%                                                   PA

Cascade, Citra and Simcoe hops. Maris Otter malt provides a light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.

Diggers Gold                                     4.0%                                                   G

A modern golden ale — alive with fresh citrus aromas which leave a subtle bitterness. Crafted with Marris Otter Pale Malt, with US hops.

HEAVY INDUSTRY, Henllan, Denbighshire, Wales

Brew 77                                          4.9%                                                   PA

Heavily hopped (Columbus, Cascade, dry hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe) Flavour of dark Seville marmalade is backed up by a piney, peppery bitterness.

Diawl Bach                                         3.8%                                                   G

Dry hopped with Amarillo, Cascade and Citra whilst conditioning. Fruity and hoppy.

Pigeon Toed Orange Peel                  5.2%                                                   S

Orange wheat beer from Bavarian hops.

HILLSIDE, Longhope, Glos, England

HCL                                                     4.3%                                                   S

A clean and crisp lager with a subtle honey flavour and a refreshing peach and zesty finish. Junga, Saaz & Brewers Gold Hops.

HOBSONS, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire, England

Champion Mild                                    3.2%                                               M

Chocolate, malt, and nutty mild flavour. Maris Otter malting barley, pale chocolate malt and crystal malt with Fuggles and Goldings hops.

HOGS BACK, Tongham, Surrey, England

T.E.A. Traditional English Ale           4.2%                                                B

A deep golden colour, TEA is refreshing, hoppy and well balanced.

HOP CRAFT, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales

Crema Extrema                                 5.0%                                               PS

Dry roasty brew with unmistakable hit of coffee. Hot and cold steeping provide complex coffee character.

Statement of Intent                         5.9%                                               PA

Big hoppy IPA.

Temple of Love                                3.8%                                               PA

Fruity, citrusy, punchy hop flavour and beefy bitterness over simple malt base with Munich malt for body and flavour.

KITE, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales

Jemima’s Pitchfork                          4.4%                                              G         Refreshing crisp pale golden beer brewed with Citra and Eldorado hops giving undertones of citrus, pear and melon.

WPA                                                 4.1%                                               PA

A blonde ale with fruit and sweet malt, followed by a refreshing dry finish.

BAR 3     GRAVITY BEERS

 

LIVERPOOL ORGANIC, Liverpool, England

Best Bitter                                         4.2%                                                B

A hoppy beer with citrus notes.

Shipwreck IPA                                  6.5%                                              PA

An IPA with intense citrus flavours.

MALVERN HILLS, Malvern, Worcs, England

Priessnitz Plzen                               4.3%                                               S

A draft cask-conditioned Pilsner-style lager brewed in the traditional way.  It is a well-balanced beer; light in colour, with a resinous aromatic finish.

MARBLE, Manchester, England

Chocolate Marble                             5.5%                                               PS

Brewed with an emphasis on chocolate malts; tasting of coffee, cocoa and liquorice with a bitter finish.

Earl Grey IPA                                   6.0%                                               PA

Addition of Earl Grey flavouring during fermentation and heavy hopping give a citrus fruit aroma. Hop notes are complemented by Bergamot and a light tannic finish.

Ginger Marble                                  5.1%                                               S

This full-bodied copper coloured beer displays a delicate blend of cloves, coriander and heaps of fiery ginger.

MOORHOUSE’S, Burnley, Lancashire, England.

Blonde Witch                                   4.5%                                              S

Moorhouse’s first ever blonde ale. This beer is as light as you get with a lager colour (minus the bubbles). Smooth and fruity.

Pendle Witches Brew                      5.1%                                              SB

A full malty flavoured beer with a crisp sweet fruity aftertaste and soft citrus notes.

NEATH ALES, Neath, Swansea, Wales

Dewi Sant                                        4.8%                                             PA

Pale, fruity, easy. Enough hop flavour.

Rattler’s Resolution                        4.8%                                               S

Elderflower beer brewed in honour of Richard Morgan.

OSSETT, Ossett, West Yorkshire, England

Silver King                                       4.3%                                                S

Dry citrus Lager-style pale beer. A crisp, dry flavour and a fruity, citrus aroma.

OTLEY, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales

O1                                                    4.0%                                                B

Pale straw coloured beer using Brewers Gold and Styrian hops. and5 different hops.

Hop Angeles                                    4.8%                                               B

An American red ale with nine different American hops. High bitterness, fruity and crisp.

Weissen                                           5.0%                                               S

Light golden naturally cloudy wheat beer. Crisp, clean but distinctive flavours with citrus hop aromas and balanced bitterness. Dry hopped

PALMERS, Bridport, Dorset, England

200                                                  5.0%                                             SB

A copper-coloured full-bodied rich and malty beer with a distinctive hoppy character

PEERLESS, Birkenhead, Mersyside, England

Jinja Ninja                                       4.0%                                               S

Refreshing ginger beer made with fresh root ginger, chilli and lemons.

PURPLE MOOSE, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales

Dark Side Of The Moose               4.6%                                                M

A delicious dark ale with a deep malt flavour from roasted barley and a fruity bitterness from Bramling Cross hops.

Madogs                                          3.7%                                               B

A crisp, malty, reddish coloured session bitter with a dry bitter finish

RCH, West Hewish, Somerset, England

Pitchfork                                       4.3%                                               G

A golden bitter with floral citric hop aroma. It has a hoppy taste which is slightly sweet and fruity.

RINGWOOD, Ringwood, Hants, England

Boondoggle                                   4.2%                                              PA

A blonde fruity ale with a citrus punch and a well-balanced fruity taste. English Pale Malt and First Gold and Fuggles hops.

Fortyniner                                    4.9%                                                G

A light fresh hop bouquet. Rounded malt taste with strong hop balance, deep, bittersweet finish. Golden, full bodied malted beer.

BAR 4     GRAVITY BEERS

SALOPIAN, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Lemon Dream                               4.5%                                                 S

A zesty pale delicate lemony beer, brewed using organic lemons which adds subtle aromas and a citrus filled fruity finish.

Shropshire Gold                          3.8%                                                G

A light copper full-flavoured bitter, with a floral aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish.

SALTAIRE, Shipley, Yorkshire, England

Blackberry Cascade                    4.8%                                                 S

American style pale ale with the floral aromas and strong bitterness of Cascade and Centennial hops, infused with a hint of blackberries.

Elderflower Blonde                    4.0%                                                 S

A refreshing blonde ale delicately infused with the flavour of elderflower.

Raspberry Blonde                      4.0%                                                 S

Refreshingly blonde ale delicately infused with raspberry flavours. 

SARAH HUGHES, Dudley, West Midlands, England

Dark Ruby Mild                          6.0%                                                 M

Clear fruitiness in the aroma, followed by sweet maltiness and slightly bitter finish.

TENBY, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Barefoot Blonde                        4.6%                                                S

A pale ale with 30% pilsner malt.

Black Flag Rum Porter              5.2%                                                PS

Black vanilla, spiced with rum.

THORNBRIDGE, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England

Jaipur IPA                                  5.9%                                              PA

A citrus dominated IPA, soft & smooth builds to a crescendo of hoppiness with honey. An enduring, bitter finish.

THWAITES, Blackburn, Lancs, England

Wainright                                   4.1%                                               G

A well-balanced and very drinkable golden ale.

TIMOTHY TAYLOR, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England

Landlord                                    4.3%                                                B

A classic strong pale ale with a complex and hoppy aroma.

WAEN BREWERY, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales

Chilli Plum Porter                      6.1%                                              PS

A dark velvety smooth porter, with luscious plum flavours and a chilli warmth.

Lemon drizzle                            3.7%                                                S

Lemony vanilla flavoured pale ale.

Pamplemousse                         4.2%                                               G

Citrus and grapefruit flavours.

Snowball                                   7.0%                                             PS

Chocolate, vanillas and coconut stout

WYE VALLEY, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England

Dorothy Goodbody Stout          4.6%                                               PS

Dark full-bodied stout with roasted barley flavours and a dry bitter finish. Coffee notes and plenty of hop flavour.

 

BAR 4 HANDPUMP BEERS

 

HARVIESTOUN, Alva, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Schiehallion                             4.8%                                                 S

Lager with a crisp palate and a lingering, fresh, grapefruity finish.

MIGHTY OAK, Malden, Essex, England

Oscar Wilde                           3.7%                                                M

Mellow, nutty, dark mild. Brewed using Maris Otter Pale, Crystal and Black malts and gently hopped with Challenger. 

OAKHAM, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

Attila                                      7.5%                                            BW

Fruit and elderflower aroma, with citrus and berry taste leading to a bitter fruity finish.

Citra                                     4.2%                                              PA

A light refreshing beer with pungent grapefruit, lychee and gooseberry aromas leading to a dry, bitter finish.

Green Devil IPA                   6.0%                                              PA

A hop harvest aroma with tropical fruit. Smooth and fruity start, developing into lemon, limes and a citrusy bitterness. Finishes with a crisp dry aftertaste.

SADLERS, Stourbridge, West Midlands, England

Hop Bomb                           5.0%                                              PA

A powerful India Pale Ale, brewed with American Amarillo and Citra Hops. Fragrant, floral, very hoppy with rounded fruit finish.

ST AUSTELL, St Austell, Cornwall, England

Proper Job                          4.5%                                               G

A powerfully hopped golden IPA with citrus grapefruit flavours brewed with a single malt from Maris Otter Pale barley.

TATTON, Knutsford, Cheshire, England

Gold                                     4.8%                                               G

A full-tasting, satisfying deep golden ale, with a generous maltiness backed up by a robust hop character.

Obscure                               5.7%                                             SB

A dark, hoppy, strong ale with a complex malt blend giving an intricate aroma.

VIPA                                    6.3%                                               SB

Strong pale ale balancing exotic fruit character with modern British hop aroma. British and European malts, and honey, Bramling Cross and UK Cascade hops.

White Queen                       4.2%                                                S

Belgian white wheat beer, spiced with coriander, Curacao orange peel and cardamom. Naturally cloudy wheat beer

TINY REBEL, Newport, Gwent, Wales.

Cwtch                                  4.6%                                                 B

Welsh Red Ale. Citrus and tropical fruit dominate, backed up with caramel malts that balance the moderate bitterness. Six malts, two US hops.

Dirty Stop Out                    5.0%                                             PS

A smoked oat stout. Complex, dark, with hints of smokiness and perfume aromas. A blend of nine malts, firmly hopped.

Fubar                                  4.4%                                              PA

A unique schizophrenic beer where you’ll face off against floral hoppy flavours up front, leading into a dry spicy bitterness on the back.

Hadouken                          7.4%                                             BW

Amplified IPA. Massively hopped with three American varieties.

Hank                                 4.0%                                             PA

US style pale ale with tropical and citrus aromas with low to medium bitterness. Floral flavours with slight caramel and biscuit notes.

Urban IPA                          5.5%                                             PA

A carefully crafted intercontinental blend of hops helps take traditional IPAs to the next level with Urban IPA.

WYE VALLEY, Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire, England.

Butty Bach                          4.5%                                                G

Golden ale from Maris Otter and Crystal malts, flaked barley, malted wheat, and locally grown Fuggles, Goldings and Bramling Cross hops.

Key:

B = Bitter

BW = Barley wine

G = Golden ale

M = Mild

PA = Pale Ale

PS = Porter/stout

S = Speciality

SB = Strong bitter

 

 

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