2006 Festival Beers


1Abbey AlesTBCAvon
2AdnamsExplorer5.5%A light & refreshing blonde beer, with some citrus notes and grapefruit aromas. Fantastic served chilled.Suffolk
3AlcazarVixen’s Vice5.2%Nottinghamshire
4Alehouse BreweryThe Three C’s4.1%American pale ale based on the 3 main American hops – Chinook, Centennial and Cascade. Deep golden colour, floral hop nose, big hop flavour and a lingering bitter finishHertfordshire
5Arkell’sSummer Ale4.2%Just the beer for those long evenings, Summer Ale is refreshingly light in both colour and taste. In fact, it is suited to whatever weather the British summer has to offer and has been a favourite with Arkell’s drinkers since it was introduced in 1994Wiltshire
6ArundelCastle Ale3.8%A tawny coloured beer with a hoppy aroma. The balance of fruit, hops and malt gives a dry hoppy finish.Sussex
7Atomic BreweryAtomic Fusion4.1%A crisp delicate aroma with a full bodied rounded finish. Winner of the Rugby Beer Festival Award.Warwickshire
8BallardsGolden Bine3.8%Golden in colour. A light floral flavour and aroma.Hampshire
9BathamBest Bitter4.3%Straw coloured, fruityStaffordshire
10BeartownKodiac Gold4.0%Thirst quenching, straw coloured beer with a smooth rounded finish.Cheshire
11Big LampSunny Daze3.6%A very light coloured beer, well hopped with Czech styrian goldings. Ideal for a summer session!”Tyne & Wear
12Black SheepBlack Sheep Ale4.4%A full flavoured ale with a rich fruit nose, brewed with many generous handfuls of choice Golding hops giving a bittersweet malty taste, followed by an uncompromisingly long, dry and bitter finishYorkshire
13BrakspearBest BitterA superb session beer. Amber in colour, with a good fruit, hop and malt nose.The initial taste of malt and the well hopped bitterness quickly dissolves into a predominantly bittersweet and fruity finish.
14BroughtonThe Clipper IPA4.2%A clean tasting, refreshing malt flavour overlaid with a strong hop character and clean hop bitter aftertastePeeblesshire
15Burton BridgeGolden Delicious3.8%Pale straw ale with a dry bitter finishStaffordshire
16ButtsButts Traditional4.0%Berkshire
17Cannon RoyallFruiterers Mild3.7%Rich roast flavours – more stout than a mildWorcestershire
18Carlsberg – TetleyTBC2Northamptonshire
19Carlsberg – TetleyTBCNorthamptonshire
20Castle RockHarvest Pale Ale3.8%Pale beer with a distinct hop flavour that leads to a crisp finish.Nottinghamshire
21Cotleigh25th Anniversary Ale4.0%An explosion of flavours originating from the American Cascade hops gives this brilliant pale golden beer a fresh aroma and fruit filled finish.Somerset
22Cotswold Brewing CompanyPremium Lager5.0%Crisp and full flavoured, this premium lager is made from Liberty and Hersbrucker hops and Maris Otter malted barley.Oxfordshire
23Cotswold SpringTBCGloucestershire
24Cotswold SpringTBC2Gloucestershire
25Dark StarHophead3.8%An extremely clean drinking pale gold coloured ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes. This beer is full-bodied despite its very quaffable strength and dryness.Sussex
26DarwinEvolution4.0%Clean dry and hoppy. A satisfying thirst quenching strong beer, but light enough to refresh.Tyne & Wear
27DoghouseSea Dog IPA4.6%True India Pale Ale with bundles of hopsCornwall
28DonningtonBest Bitter3.5%Light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rivalGloucestershire
29DonningtonS B A4.0%A malty bitter from Britain’s most picturesque breweryGloucestershire
30ElgoodGolden Newt4.1%Pale session beer with pleasing citrus aroma. The lavish use of late hop dominates the malt flavour resulting in a satisfying pint.Cambridgeshire
31FelinfoelDouble Dragon4.2%The full drinking premium Welsh ale, malty and subtly hopped with a rich colour and smooth balanced characterCarmarthenshire
32FreeminerIronbrew4.2%A ruby red bitter, made with special coloured malts. It’s rich malt character gives the impression of a stronger beerGloucestershire
33Frog IslandBest Bitter3.8%A pale brown easy drinking beer with a malty aroma and a hint of caramel. The initial roasted malt flavour is balanced by the bitterness and hop character of English Target and Fuggles hops, which linger into the aftertasteNorthamptonshire
35Goff’sJouster3.8%Well balanced, drinkable tawny aleGloucestershire
36Green DragonChaucer3.7%A bitter bitter.Suffolk
37Greene KingAle Fresco4.3%Smooth and easy to drink, this refreshing cask ale has a fresh, citrus hop aroma and golden colour.Suffolk
38HanbyRainbow Chaser4.3%A clean, sharp tasting pale bitterShropshire
39HarveysSussex Best Bitter4.0%One of our favourites, a beer to sip and savourSussex
40HarveysOlympia Golden Ale4.3%A Golden Ale; light in colour; mellow and well balanced. Fuggle and Golding hops combine to provide a soft, dry palate and bitter after tasteSussex
41Hobdens WessexDeverils Advocat4.5%A golden ale with sweet american hop flavour.Wiltshire
42Hogs BackTBCSurrey
43Holden’sBlack Country Bitter3.9%A Medium-bodied, golden ale. A light well balanced bitter with a subtle, dry, hoppy finish. A great session beer.West Midlands
44Hook NortonHooky Dark3.2%A dark chestnut – coloured ale, crammed full of roast malt flavours, and complimented with superb dry-hop aromas from East Kent Goldings.Oxfordshire
45Hook NortonHooky Gold4.2%A pale, crisp beer; the Maris Otter malt gives it a bold, clear, confidence, while the traditional English Fuggles and Goldings and American Willamette hops give it the best of the old and the new worlds.Oxfordshire
46Hook NortonOld Hooky4.6%A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt.Oxfordshire
47Hook NortonHaymaker5.0%A strong pale ale of distinctive taste. Plenty of Goldings hops during the brewing give it a certain something extra – like sunshine dancing on the tongueOxfordshire
48Hook NortonHooky Bitter3.6%A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate – the classic session beer, eminently drinkable.Oxfordshire
49Hook NortonSpecial 1Oxfordshire
50Hook NortonSpecial 2Oxfordshire
51Hook NortonCharter 400Oxfordshire
52Hook Norton3034.0%English Malt and English Hops combine to make a very English Beer. Dry and crisp with a hint of citrus, 303AD being the year of St George is the Beer of St George.Oxfordshire
53Hook NortonCotswold Lion4.2%Brewed especially to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is produced from Maris Otter malt, and is hopped with only Fuggles – the first time HN have produced a single varietal beer.Oxfordshire
54Itchen ValleyFagins4.1%Elegant session bitter. Light brown, well balanced made beer. The taste is smooth, subtly bitter, with dry citrus flavours and well-hopped.Hampshire
55JenningsCumberland Ale4.0%A superb golden coloured, full flavoured ale with a delicate hop characterCumbria
56Kelham IslandSummer Special4.2%Popular summer brewYorkshire
57LeesLancashire Bitter4.0%A full bodied and full flavoured bitter.Lancashire
58Malvern HillsFeelgood3.8%Light and hoppy, uses Polish hops combined with English Cascade hopsWorcestershire
59MordueSummer Tyne3.6%Very pale lager style beer to be drunk on hot summer nights. Complex hop aroma. Be warned! Easy to drinkTyne & Wear
60NethergateAzzanewt4.4%A premium summer, fawn cloured ale which is packed with delicate orangey spiceiness.Suffolk
61North CotswoldGenesis4.0%A well balanced Best Bitter with the aroma of challenger hopsWarwickshire
62North CotswoldPigbrook Bitter3.8%A light session bitterWarwickshire
63OakhamHelter Skelter5.0%A strong, golden ale with an intense hop aroma and character, hops and fruit oscillate above a refined bitterness.Cambridgeshire
64Old CannonGunners Daughter5.5%A well balanced strong ale with a complexity of hop, fruit, sweetness and bitterness in the flavour, and a lingering pleasant, hoppy, bitter aftertasteSuffolk
65Oulton AlesSunrise4.0%A light, elderflower summer aleSuffolk
66Oxfordshire AlesOxfordshire Ales Marshmellow4.7%A classic, strong beer with generous warming flavour. The taste is deliciously fruity and malty with a lingering bitter aftertaste.Oxfordshire
67PottonShannon I P A3.6%A beer that is light and quaffableBedfordshire
68Purity Brewing CompanyPure UbuPronounced OO-BOO after the brewery dog! A balanced full flavoured, premium amber coloured beer that is a pleasure to drink. Made with English Maris Otter malt and Challenger & Cascade hopsWarwickshire
69R C HPG Steam3.9%This complex multi layered ale has a floral hop aroma with medium bodied hop, bitter taste with some fruit and sweetness.Somerset
70RingwoodBoondoggle4.0%Irresistible hop aroma with high summer floral notes. Initial fruitiness with a crisp dry finish. A straw-coloured beer flavoured with just two aroma hops, the highly prized Fuggles and the new dwarf variety First Gold.Hampshire
71Robinson’sSunny Jim3.8%A light, thirst quenching summer aleCheshire
72Rugby Brewing CompanySummer Break4.0%A delicious summer ale, light golden in colour. brewed with Challenger and Mount Hood hops to give fruit on the palate and a long bitter finish”.Warwickshire
73ShakespearesNoble Fool3.9%A pale ale with a Light Copper/Amber appearance, Citrus/Orangey aroma – Bitter hop rounded with nutty malt and a delicate malt with spicy hop finish.Warwickshire
74SharpsDoom Bar4.0%The aroma is an accomplished balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and delicate roasted notes. The mouth feel is a perfectly balanced and complex blend of succulent dried fruit, light roasted malty notes and a subtle yet assertive bitterness.Cornwall
75SkinnersBetty Stogs4.0%A pale mid-strength bitter with hoppy overtones.Cornwall
76St PetersOrganic Best Bitter4.1%A unique, full-bodied organic best bitter with a refreshing after-taste, highly commended by the Soil Association.Suffolk
77StonehengeSpire Ale3.8%A golden hoppy beer, with a new hop variety Pam adding a tempting nose to this very palatable brewWiltshire
78TeignworthySpring Tide4.3%Copper coloured ale with sweeter overtones resulting in a well balanced smooth pintDevon
79Timothy TaylorLandlord4.3%Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity, almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer!Yorkshire
80TringRidgeway4.0%A beer with a pleasant mix of hop and malt flavours in the aroma and taste, leading to a dry, often flowery aftertasteHertfordshire
81Twickenham AlesTBCMiddlesex
82UleyOld Spot Prize Ale5.0%Fruity reddish coloured ale, strong balanced aftertaste of hops and bitternessGloucestershire
83WarwickshireShakespeares County3.4%A light easy drinking beer with a slightly spicy & floral delicate smooth bitterness, flavoured with Cascade & Goldings hopsWarwickshire
84Weston’s CiderTBCHerefordshire
85White HorseVillage Idiot4.1%A distinctively golden beer, only the finest hops are in our dry store but some maniac has tipped them all in, creating an explosion for the senses.Oxfordshire
86WickwarSunny Daze4.2%Golden in colour, this beer has an unforgettable flavour of fruit, malt with a good hop aroma. Very refreshing. Perfect for the summer months, leaving you with a long lasting hop finish. ‘Sunsational!’Gloucestershire
87WizardDruid’s Fluid5.0%A deep brown coloured beer with a fruity smoky aroma. The taste is full-bodied with more rich raisin fruit notes. Winner of last year’s ‘Beer of the Festival Award’. A full bodied, darkish beer with rich fruit and bitter notes.Oxfordshire
88WizardOne for the Toad4.0%Light golden beer with hoppy citrus grapefruity notes, a clean and astringent flavour with gentle malt balance.Oxfordshire
89WoodSummer That3.9%A light refreshing Summer bitter. Crisp and clean on the palate, slightly sweet but with a balanced bitternessShropshire
90Wye ValleyButty Bach4.5%A burnished gold premium ale. Full bodied, smooth and satisfying.Herefordshire
91Young’sWaggledance5.0%Pale ale and crystal malt, Fuggle & Golding hops together with honey produce a delicious golden aleLondon
92Young’sGolden Zest4.7%Refreshing golden beer with a zesty crisp citrus flavourLondon
TOTAL91 Beers & 1 Cider