2012 Festival Beers

1AdnamsLighthouse3.4%With its light fragrance, lovely malty flavours and long hoppy
after palate, Adnams Lighthouse shines through as another champion beer
from The Coast.
2AdnamsLighthouse 23.4%With its light fragrance, lovely malty flavours and long hoppy
after palate, Adnams Lighthouse shines through as another champion beer
from The Coast.
3Arkell’sWiltshire Gold4.0%A light golden coloured Ale brewed using English Maris Otter
malt, which creates a satisfyingly sweet malty flavour. The use of
traditional hops give the beer a mellow floral hop aroma followed by a
distinctive hoppy taste.
4Art BrewTBCTBCTBCDorset
5Atomic BreweryTBCTBCTBCWarwickshire
6Backyard BrewhouseBlonde Bitter4.1%Citrus and pine nose, with a dry, crisp and hoppy taste.West Midlands
7BadgerFirkin Fox4.3%Bronze coloured seasonal ale with a fruity/hoppy aroma.Dorset
9BellingersBlenheim3.9%A clean tasting, dark straw coloured bitter, with balanced
10BewdleyWorcestershire Way3.6%A pale straw colour, First Gold, Celeia, and Fuggles hops. A
very refreshing session beer with citrus aftertones.
11Branscombe ValeBranoc Ale3.8%A blonde amber session beer. Well balanced bitterness with
fruity notes.
12Braydon AlesTBCTBCTBCWiltshire
14Brough’sBrough’s Blonde4.2%A light blonde beer with a crisp after taste.Shropshire
15BroughtonClipper IPA4.2%A light coloured, crisp tasting, well-hopped ale. Clean
refreshing malt flavour overlaid with a strong hop character and a crisp
hop bitter aftertaste.
16Burton BridgeTBCTBCTBCStaffordshire
17ButcombeAdam Henson’s Rare BreedTBCTBCAvon
18Cannon RoyallTBCTBCTBCWorcestershire
19Carlsberg – TetleyTBCTBCTBCSouth Wales
20Castle RockHarvest Pale Ale3.8%Pale beer with a distinct hop flavour that leads to a crisp
22CoorsHancocks HB3.6%Dating from at least 1925, a traditional cask ale with an
aroma full of crystal toffee and pear drops with a hint of liquorice. A
touch drying, its soft and smooth malty palate has a faintly sharp
23CoorsSharps Doom Bar4.0%A balance of spicy resinous hop, inviting sweet malt and
delicate roasted notes.
24Cotswold Brewing CoTBCTBCTBCGloucestershire
25Cotswold SpringStunner4.0%A straw coloured ale with mouth-filling malt complemented by a
lovely tropical fruitiness on the nose and palate, and a long
refreshing finish.
26Dark 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.
27DonningtonS B A4.0%A malty bitter from Britain’s most picturesque brewery.Gloucestershire
28DonningtonBest Bitter3.5%Light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rival.Gloucestershire
29DowbridgeFosse4.8%Well balanced, premium beer with caramel & burnt toffee
flavours leading to a hoppy, dry finish.
30DowbridgeGladiator4.5%Ruby chestnut, well balanced beer. Smooth and malty, but with
a bitter, dry finish. Some fruit aroma and slight toffee sweetness.
31EnvilleGinger Beer4.6%Produced using root extract ginger this ingeniously created
ginger beer has a flavour which is not overpowering and is very
West Midlands
32EverardsTiger Best4.2%An award winning best bitter brewed with crystal malt to give
it a rounded toffee character.
33FelinfoelDouble Dragon4.2%A full drinking, premium Welsh ale, malty and subtly hopped,
with a rich colour and smooth balanced character. “The National Ale of
35Frog IslandTBCTBCTBCNorthamptonshire
36Fuller’sLondon Pride4.1%Rich and smooth, with a good malty base – an a easy drinking
beer with great body and a fruity, satisfying finish.
38Goff’sJouster4.0%A tawny coloured ale with a good balance of malt and
bitterness and a clean hoppy aftertaste.
40HambletonTBCTBCTBCNorth Yorkshire
41Hook NortonCotswold Lion4.0%Perfectly balanced, fresh and fruity. A blend of four malts
and four hops gives a slightly sweet taste and a wonderful aroma of dark
42Hook NortonDiamond Reserve6.0%In celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond
Jubilee, the strongest ale we have brewed at Hook Norton for over 100
years. A vintage version of Old Hooky.
43Hook NortonDouble Stout4.8%Smooth and full-bodied with a refreshing hoppy aftertaste. A
blend of dark malts give it a character all of its own. Black malt
enriches the colour and teases the palate, and brown malt gives it the
44Hook 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 tongue.
45Hook NortonHooky3.5%A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on
the palate. The classic session beer, eminently drinkable.
46Hook NortonHooky Gold4.1%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
47Hook NortonHooky Mild2.8%A dark chestnut coloured ale, full of roast malt flavours, and
complemented with superb dry-hop aromas from East Kent Goldings.
48Hydes AnvilManchester’s Finest4.5%The choicest English pale ale malt and English fuggle hops
gives this traditionally fermented premium beer its distinctive and
satisfying flavour.
Greater Manchester
49KeltekKeltek King 25.1%King is paler than many bitters whilst remaining exceptionally
well balanced and long lasting on the palate.
50KeltekKeltek King5.1%King is paler than many bitters whilst remaining exceptionally
well balanced and long lasting on the palate.
51LeesBitter4.0%A copper coloured beer with a malty, hoppy aroma. You are left
with a distinctive malty aftertaste. One pint is never enough!
Greater Manchester
52LoddonFerryman’s Gold4.4%Brewed using Slovenian hops which impart a zesty lime flavour.Oxfordshire
53Loose CannonTBCTBCTBCOxfordshire
54Marston’sCumberland Ale4.0%A superb golden coloured, full flavoured ale with a delicate
hop character
56MordueSummer Tyne3.6%A very pale lager style beer to be drunk on hot nights.
Complex hop aroma. Be warned – easy to drink!
Tyne & Wear
57NailsworthAlestock3.6%Light in colour and more hoppy than a caffeine fuelled bunny
on a bouncy castle. Full of Elderflower notes. Lager drinkers, you might
like this one.
58NethergateLemon Head4.0%Hints of lemon and ginger.Suffolk
59North CotswoldCotswold Best4.0%An easy drinking chestnut colour best bitter made with the
finest english hops.
60OakhamScarlet Macaw4.4%Tart gooseberry and soft peach on the nose. Gooseberries and
fruit to taste, before an intense bitterness that’s as sharp as a
macaw’s screech!
62Old SwanEntire4.4%TBCWest Midlands
63Oxfordshire AlesChurchill HPA4.5%Brewed to give a citrus-fruit malt, spicy hops and a moreish
thirst-quenching edge. Brewed in association with Churchill Heritage the
ale is a tribute to one of the World’s greatest statesmen, political
thinkers and orators.
66PottonVillage Bike4.3%A complex hop character imparted by a blend of four hop
varieties, producing a beer of exceptional character. Multi award
67Purity Brewing CoPure Gold3.8%A refreshing golden ale. An easy drinking beer with a lovely
dry and bitter finish.
68R C HPitchfork4.3%A golden bitter with floral citric hop aroma. A hoppy
predominate taste, slightly sweet and fruity, leaves you wanting more
71Sarah HughesTBCTBCTBC
72Severn ValeLuvely Jub-lee4.2%TBCGloucestershire
73Shepherd NeameBishops Finger5.0%Mouth-filling fruit (prunes, plums and dried apricot) spiked
with palate-prickling pepper, cinnamon and a soft bitter blood-orange
74SkinnersBetty Stogs4.0%Easy drinking copper ale with a superb balance of citrus hops,
malt and bitterness. Bitter finish is slow to develop but long to
75SlaughterhouseSaddleback3.8%An amber colour conversational bitter with a distinctive
Challenger hop flavour.
76St AustellProper Job4.5%Mutiple award-winning beer. A powerfully hopped golden bitter
that explodes with citrus grapefruit flavours,
77St AustellTribute4.2%Hoppy flavour and fresh citrus nose are good enough to rival
any fine white wine.
78St GeorgesPremium Bitter4.2%Traditional amber ale characterised by its smooth fruity start
and giving way to a resinous hop finish. One to truly tempt the taste
79St PetersTBCTBCTBCSuffolk
82Teme ValleyThis3.7%All the easy drinking virtues of a light ale with a vivid hop
aroma. Challenger and Fuggle hops with a hint of chocolate malt make a
memorable session beer.
83Three CastlesTBCTBCTBCWiltshire
84Timothy TaylorLandlord4.3%Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity,
almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer!
85Timothy TaylorLandlord 24.3%Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity,
almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer!
86TringFanny Ebbs3.9%Highly refreshing blonde coloured ale both crisp and dry on
the palate with a citrus hop aroma imparted by Cascade and Saaz.
87UleyHogshead3.7%A cotswold pale aleGloucestershire
88WadworthFarmers Glory4.7%A classic English ale to celebrate the hard work and fruits of
our agricultural industry. A rewarding beer after a hard day’s work.
89WadworthRed White and Brew4.0%Brewed in celebration of all things British; a powerfully
hopped golden ale with a zesty hoppy nose. The initial fresh, cleansing
palate develops into a strong powerful bitterness, a sorbet of beers and
a real thirst quencher.
90WarwickshireShakespeares County3.4%Refreshing lower gravity golden ale.Warwickshire
91Wells and YoungsLondon Gold4.8%This combination of English malted barley and Syrian hops
provides a well rounded floral and citrus flavour with hints of fruit,
finished off with a dry, hoppy bitterness.
92WentworthWPA4.0%Award winning hoppy ale. Golden in colour with a sharp, bitter
South Yorkshire
93WessexWarminster Warrior4.5%Reddish brown and beer flavoured.Wiltshire
94Wood Farm18233.5%A full bodied Dark mild with hints of caramel finishing with a
smooth malty palate.
95WoodfordeWherry3.8%Fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours. A background of
sweet malt and a hoppy ‘grapefruit’ bitter finish characterises this
champion bitter.
96WychwoodHobgoblin4.5%Full-bodied, Ruby beer that delivers a delicious chocolate
toffee malt flavour, balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an
overall fruity, mischievous character.
97Wyre PiddleSummer SplashTBCTBCWorcestershire