2004 Festival Beers


1AdnamsBest Bitter3.6%Fragrant aromas of English hops and malt. Dry, refreshing with lingering bitterness.Suffolk
2ArchersVillage3.6%A dry well balanced beer with a full body for its gravity.Wiltshire
3ArundelGauntlet3.5%A light refreshing session beer, with a pleasant bitter finishWest Sussex
4BallardsWheatsheaf5.0%Combines the banana flavour of traditional weat beer with a hint of crystal and chocolate malt.Hampshire
5BassDraught Bass4.4%Rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated.
6Black SheepSpecial4.4%Well rounded and warming bitter beerNorth Yorkshire
7BrainsReverend James4.5%Ruby-ish colour. Easy drinking, full bodied.South Glamorgan
8BroughtonSummer Ale3.5%Bright and sunny brew from the BordersScotland
9Burton BridgeBridge Bitter4.2%Amber, refreshing & cleanStaffordshire
10BurtonwoodTop Hat4.8%Deceptively light, sweet, soft and slightly nutty flavourCheshire
11ButcombeBlonde4.3%Premium bitter with a great nose – Made with pale English malt, often called lager maltAvon
12ButtsJester3.5%A light fruity session beerBerkshire
13CainsDark Mild3.2%Dark and creamy mild from Liverpool.Merseyside
14Cannon RoyallKings Shilling3.8%Hoppy and bitter but well balanced with malt & citrus flavours.Hereford & Worcs
15Carlsberg – TetleyTetley Cask3.7%Classic Leeds cask ale.
16CotleighCotleigh 254.0%Explosion of flavours from American Cascade hops. Fresh aroma with a fruit filled finish.Somerset
17Dark StarHophead3.8%Light straw coloured bitter with clean, crisp bitterness from Cascade hops.W Sussex
18DoghouseDozy Dawd4.4%Light golden summer aleCornwall
19DonningtonBest Bitter3.5%Light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rivalGloucestershire
20DonningtonS B A4.0%A malty bitter from Britain’s most picturesque breweryGloucestershire
21DonningtonX X X3.6%Rare and flavoursome mild from the most beautiful brewery in the world.Gloucestershire
22ElgoodBlack Dog Mild3.6%A traditional dark mild with malt and hops well balanced, with roasted, bitter flavoursCambridgeshire
23EverardsSunchaser4.0%A thirst quenching brew, produced using lager malt, and Hallertau lager hops.Leicestershire
24FelinfoelDouble Dragon4.2%Fire from Wales.Dyfed
25FreeminerIron Brew4.2%A ruby red bitter, made with special coloured malts. A very rich malt character.Gloucestershire
26Fuller’sLondon Pride24.1%‘the sensation of angels dancing on the tongue…’!London
27GalesG B4.0%A dry, bitter beer with a long hoppy aftertasteHampshire
28Goff’sJouster4.0%Well balanced drinkable tawny aleGloucestershire
29Highgate & WalsallSaddlers4.3%Award winning special bitter from the Black CountryWest Midlands
30Hook NortonBest Bitter3.4%The Best BitterOxfordshire
31Hook NortonCopper Ale4.8%A premium dark red ale, based on the recipe used for the 150th Celebration brewOxfordshire
32Hook NortonDouble Stout24.8%Proof that the Irish don’t have a monopoly; nothing like GuinnessOxfordshire
33Hook NortonFirst Light4.3%First Light is a very pale, light brew with a complex hop aromaOxfordshire
34Hook NortonGeneration4.0%Dry, tasty, addictiveOxfordshire
35Hook NortonHaymaker5.0%Flower, fruity and packs the punch its name promisesOxfordshire
36Hook NortonHooky Dark3.2%New version of an old favourite. Mild, sweet and thirst quenching.Oxfordshire
37Hook NortonOld Hooky4.6%Subtly sweet old-fashioned autumnal aleOxfordshire
38Hook NortonOlympic3.8%New brew for the 2004 Olympics, subject to availability…Oxfordshire
39Hook NortonSilent Thunder24.5%First brewed to celebrate the 10th Hook Norton festival, this robust, dark, full bodied beer is full of fruit aromas, and dry hop.Oxfordshire
40Hook NortonStriker4.2%Flavour lasts longer than the England team did…Oxfordshire
41Hook NortonTwelve Days5.5%Dark Strong Sweet, Hooky’s Xmas ale. ABV “for guidance only”.Oxfordshire
42LeesBitter4.0%A full bodied and full flavoured bitterManchester
43LoweswaterMelbreak Bitter3.7%Pale, hoppy and refreshing bitter, named after the mountain that looks down on Loweswater
44Malvern HillsFestival Special4.4%Based on the lovely Black Pear, hoppy and bitter.
45OakhamJ H B3.8%Champion Beer of Britain in 2001Cambs
46PottonVillage Bike4.3%A complex hop character imparted by a blend of four hop varieties, produces a beer of exceptional character.Bedfordshire
47RingwoodBoondoggle4.0%Irresistible hop aroma, high summer floral notes, Initial fruitiness with a crisp dry finish.Hampshire
48Robinson’sSunny Jim3.8%A light, thirst quenching summer ale specially designed to refresh and relax.Cheshire
49SalopianShropshire Gold3.8%Light gold with plenty of body, a malty flavour and well balanced.Shropshire
50ShardlowChancellors Revenge3.6%Light coloured, refreshing, full-flavoured, well hopped session bitter.Leicestershire
51SkinnersCornish Knocker Ale4.5%Golden ale with a fragrant, almost flowery nose…Cornwall
52SmilesMaiden Legover23.5%A fusion of selected malts and challenge first gold hops, the late addition of fuggles hops results in a delicate aroma.Avon
53St GeorgesParagon Steam4.0%Californian stlye ale. Very light and hoppy, straw coloured summery ale.Worcerstershire
54St PetersCream Stout6.5%Fuggles & Challenger hops plus a blend of four local barley malts creats an aromatic, strong, dark chocolate cream stout.Suffolk
55TaylorLandlord4.3%Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity, almost “lemony” bitter.West Yorkshire
56TeignworthyBeachcomber4.5%A smooth golden brew with a light refreshing citrusy flavour.Devon
57TitanicIceberg4.1%A fantastic wheat beer that will hole any passing thirstStaffordshire
58TringMonks Gold4.0%Brewed using Cascade Hops.Herts
59UleyHogshead4.0%Copper coloured beer with a dry finishGloucestershire
60WellsBombadier4.3%Complex fruity beer with hoppy aroma and aftertaste.Bedfordshire
61Weston’s CiderHerefordshire Perry0.54.5%Fully matured in oak vats to develop its strength and traditional character.Herefordshire
62Weston’s CiderOld Rosie0.57.3%A traditional Scrumpy, naturally cloudy, not too sweet. Named after Weston’s 1921 Aveling Porter Steam EngineHerefordshire
63WickwarSunny Daze4.2%A cotswold pale aleGloucestershire
64WizardApprentice3.6%Sweet, malt flavour with some bitterness – An easy drinking, faultless bitter.Warwicksire
65WizardDruids Fluid5.0%A full bodied beer with rich fruit and bitter notes. Very drinkable and more-ish.Warwicksire
66WoodPot Of Gold4.4%A Golden ale with fuggles, cascade, and mount hops.Shropshire
67Wye ValleyButty Bach4.5%Burnished gold, premium bitterHerefordshire
68Young’sGolden Zest4.7%Refreshing golden beer with a zesty, crisp, citrus flavourLondon
69Young’sP A3.1%Lighter beer from one of London’s famous brewersLondon