2008 Festival Beers


1 Abbeydale Moonshine 4.3% Beautifully balanced straw coloured premium bitter, with a floral aroma and predominately citrus taste and a refreshing finish Yorkshire
2 Adnams Regatta 4.3% Brewed with Optic malt and Boadicea hops this is a thirst quenching pint. A delicate palate with hints of lemon. Suffolk
3 Arbor Ales Beech Blonde 4.9% A premium blonde ale that’s packed with flavour. Avon
4 Archers Seaside Special 3.8% A light, crisp, pale lager style summer ale Wiltshire
5 Arkell’s Summer Ale 4.0% Refreshing, both light in colour and taste. Wiltshire
6 Arundel Castle Ale 3.8% A tawny coloured beer with a hoppy aroma. The balance of fruit, hops and malt gives a dry hoppy finish. Sussex
7 Ashover Rainbows End 4.5% Pale beer with plenty of malted wheat for a balanced mouth feel. Well-hopped with cascade hops for both bittering and aroma. Derbyshire
8 Badger First Gold 4.0% Lauded for its well balanced bitterness, with hints of orange and spice. Double Gold winner, Brewing Industry International Awards 2005. Dorset
9 Ballards Midhurst Mild 3.4% Classic, dark Mild. Lightly hopped and well malted throughout without being sweet. Hampshire
10 Banks & Taylor Shefford Bitter 3.8% A pleasant predominately hoppy session beer with a bitter finish. Bedfordshire
11 Batham Best Bitter 4.3% Straw coloured, fruity Staffordshire
12 Belhaven Malt 70/- 3.9% An easy drinking, well balanced, golden session ale with lemon/citrus notes East Lothian
13 Black Sheep Black Sheep Ale 4.4% 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 finish Yorkshire
14 Brains Reverend James 4.5% Ruby-ish colour, easy drinking, full bodied. Glamorgan
15 Breaconshire Welsh Pale Ale 3.7% A pale golden, mildly hopped session ale. Powys
16 Broughton Clipper IPA 4.2% A golden remarkably mellow, fruity ale. Well hopped with an impressive aroma and taste. Peeblesshire
17 Burford Cotswold Boy 3.8% A fresh tasting ale with a well-balanced hoppiness. It offers good flavour for its strength. Oxfordshire
18 Burton Bridge Burton Bitter 4.2% A mid amber coloured ale with a big fruity aroma and aftertaste Staffordshire
19 Butcombe Butcombe Blonde 4.3% A clean-tasting, refreshing, easy to drink premium beer. Light and fruity with a medium bitter finish. Avon
20 Cannon Royall Fruiterers Mild 3.7% Rich roast flavours – more stout than a mild Worcestershire
21 Carlsberg – Tetley Cask Ale 3.7% As a result of brewing this beer in Yorkshire Squares, it has a full-bodied roasted malt flavour with just a hint of caramel. Tetley’s Cask also has a smooth hop character and bitterness derived from English hops. Northamptonshire
22 Cherwell Valley Cherwell Valley Bitter 3.5% A complex blend of malt and hops make this a slightly spicy full bodied walnut coloured session beer. Northants
23 Cotleigh Cotleigh Anniversary 25 4.0% Explosion of flavours from American Cascade hops. Light and golden with a fruit filled finish. Somerset
24 Cotswold Brewing Co Wheat Beer 4.2% A light summer drink with hints of fruit, inspired by the traditional German Berliner Weisse style Oxfordshire
25 Dark Star Hophead 3.8% 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
26 Donnington Best Bitter 3.5% Light, malty and delicious, from Hooky’s only real rival Gloucestershire
27 Donnington S B A 4.0% A malty bitter from Britain’s most picturesque brewery Gloucestershire
28 Dowbridge Acris 3.8% Fresh and fruity taste at the start that develops into a full, refreshing, round flavour. The hops come through late to give a bitter finish. Leicestershire
29 Enville Enville Ale 4.5% A traditional beekeepers ale, pale yellow, a fruity bitter with an initial sweetness progressing to a complex dry hoppy taste based on an old nineteenth century recipe West Midlands
30 Everards Hazy Daze 4.3% A cask conditioned wheat beer which is brewed with champagne yeast. The result is a great tasting ale with zesty, orange flavours and cloudy appearance. This distinctive beer will make your Summer, come rain or shine! Leicestershire
31 Foxfield Red Fox 3.5% A northern, old fashioned, reddish bitter with a pint of dark crystal and plenty of hop. Cumbria
32 Freeminer Bitter 4.0% A hoppy distinctive beer, the benchmark of the Freeminer style of brewing. Gloucestershire
33 Fuller’s London Pride 4.1% Rich and smooth, with a good malty base – an a easy drinking beer with great body and a fruity, satisfying finish. Middlesex
34 Goff’s Jouster 3.8% Well balanced, drinkable tawny ale Gloucestershire
35 Greene King Sundance 4.1% Light in colour with floral hop aromas Suffolk
36 Gwatkins Norman Cider 7.5% Starts with a sweet taste then drying on the palate. Naturally slightly hazy in appearance. Herefordshire
37 Hampshire Ironside 4.2% A distinctive hop aroma draws you into this amber coloured bitter Hampshire
38 Hanby Rainbow Chaser 4.3% A very pale bitter brewed with pioneer hops.Full with large characteristics Shropshire
39 Hancocks Bitter TBC TBC
40 Harveys Olympia Golden Ale 4.3% Light in colour, mellow and well balanced. Fuggle and Golding hops combine to provide a soft, dry palate and bitter aftertaste Sussex
41 Harveys Sussex Best Bitter 4.0% Champion Best Bitter of Britain 2005. A full, malty, well hopped bitter with a distinctly moreish quality. Sussex
42 Holt Humdinger 4.0% A refreshing beer brewed with honey and citrus flavoured whole hops to provide a rounded, tongue tingling taste with an exciting aroma Greater Manchester
43 Hook Norton Haymaker 5.0% 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 Oxfordshire
44 Hook Norton Cotswold Lion 4.2% a pale, fruity ale, with a citrus-lime aroma, and hopped with only Fuggles. Oxfordshire
45 Hook Norton [email protected] 3.8% A pale fruity beer, lots of flavour but not too much alcohol, said to be a favourite of President Gorbachev. Oxfordshire
46 Hook Norton Double Barrelled 4.3% A pale ale with aromas of soft fruit and a hint of orange Oxfordshire
47 Hook Norton Hooky Bitter 3.6% A subtly balanced, golden bitter, hoppy to the nose, malty on the palate – the classic session beer, eminently drinkable Oxfordshire
48 Hook Norton Hooky Dark 3.2% A dark chestnut – coloured ale, crammed full of roast malt flavours, and complimented with superb dry-hop aromas from East Kent Goldings. Oxfordshire
49 Hook Norton Old Hooky 4.6% A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt. Oxfordshire
50 Hook Norton Hooky Gold 4.1% 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 worlds. Oxfordshire
51 Hopshackle Shacklers Gold 5.2% Golden coloured beer with a strong aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Lincolnshire
52 Hydes Anvil Jekylls Gold 4.8% A refreshing, bitter ale with tangy citrus and floral character. Grapefruit and citrus notes in evidence derived from the high proportions of Styrian Goldings that are used. Greater Manchester
53 Lees Bitter 4.0% A copper coloured beer with a malty, hoppy aroma. You are left with a distinctive malty aftertaste. One pint is never enough! Greater Manchester
54 Mordue Summer Tyne 3.6% A very pale lager style beer to be drunk on hot nights. Complex hop aroma. Be warned – easy to drink! Tyne & Wear
55 Nethergate Vixen 3.9% A copper coloured beer with a white head. The aroma is slightly hoppy and there is light fruit in the mouth. Suffolk
56 Nethergate Suffolk County Bitter 4.0% A quality best bitter with great hop and malt aromas, together with a punching bitterness. Suffolk
57 North Cotswold Pig Brook 3.8% A light session beer Warwickshire
58 North Cotswold Shag Weaver 4.5% Light coloured cask conditioned lager style brewed with New Zealand Hops Warwickshire
59 Oakham Inferno 4.0% Golden in colour this light igniting ale flickers complex fruit across your tongue leaving a dry fruity bitter finish, smothering your thirst Cambridgeshire
60 Old Cannon Gunners Daughter 5.5% A well balanced strong ale with a complexity of hop, fruit, sweetness and bitterness in the flavour and a lingering pleasant hoppy, bitter aftertaste. Suffolk
61 Oxfordshire Ales Pride of Oxford 4.2% A traditional English Ale, brewed for a contemporary real ale experience. Easy drinking, fruity and vibrant Pride of Oxford is refreshing and thirst quenching. Perfect for any social occasion Oxfordshire
62 Purity Brewing Co Pure Gold 3.8% A refreshing Golden Ale – an easy drinking beer with a lovely dry and bitter finish. Warwickshire
63 R C H PG Steam 3.9% This complex multi layered ale has a floral hop aroma with medium bodied hop, bitter taste with some fruit and sweetness. Somerset
64 Ringwood Boondoggle 4.0% 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
65 Robinson’s Dizzy Blonde 3.8% Straw coloured summer ale with distinctive herbal perfume-like hop aroma, and crisp zesty palate. Cheshire
66 Rugby Brewing Co Union 4.4% Straw coloured brew. Smooth in the mouth with a slight fruit undertone. Warwickshire
67 Skinners Cornish Knocker Ale 4.5% Strong full taste that lasts. Flowery nose. 2008 Supreme Champion at the South West Region Beer Competition Cornwall
68 Slaughterhouse Saddleback 3.8% Traditional quaffing ale Warwickshire
69 St Austell Tribute 4.2% Hoppy flavour and fresh citrus nose are good enough to rival any fine white wine. Cornwall
70 St Peters Best Bitter 3.7% A traditional best bitter brewed with pale and crystal malts and goldings aroma hops resulting in a full bodied ale with distinctive fruity caramel notes. Suffolk
71 Stonehenge Pigswill 4.0% A full bodied beer, not so bitter but rich in hop aroma, giving the beer a delightful aftertaste. The warm amber colour is very appealing to the eye Wiltshire
72 Teignworthy Old Moggy 4.4% Clear mahogany brew with a citrus flavour Devon
73 Three Castles Barbury Castle 3.9% Balanced, easy drinking pale ale with a wonderful aroma and a hoppy, spicy palate. Wiltshire
74 Timothy Taylor Landlord 4.3% Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity, almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer! Yorkshire
75 Timothy Taylor Landlord 2 4.3% Often regarded as one of the best ales in the country, fruity, almost “lemony” bitter. Madonna’s favourite beer! Yorkshire
76 Tring Captain Alf 4.2% A burnished gold bitter with a fine, well rounded bitterness and good hop character imparted by Hallertau hops. Generally used in German- style pils and Helles beer, this hop works wonderfully in light coloured ales. Hertfordshire
77 Triple F F F Hallelujah 4.0% Full flavoured ale with a rich fruit nose a lemon crispness with generous handfuls of choice New Zealand green bullet hops Hampshire
78 Twickenham Ales Gothick Dark 4.6% A delicious strong mild brewed using light crystal and chocolate malt Middlesex
79 Uley Pigs Ear 5.0% Gloucestershire Campaign for real ale winner of the year. Strong bitter with 100% pale ale malt. Gloucestershire
80 Warwickshire Lady Godiva 4.2% Blonde, gentle and full bodied Warwickshire
81 Weston’s Cider Perry 4.5% Light and fruity with a well-balanced sweetness. A perfect drink for all occasions. Herefordshire
82 Weston’s Cider Old Rosie 7.3% Allowed to settle out naturally after fermentation resulting in a truly old fashioned, full flavoured, appley, cloudy scrumpy with a well- balanced, medium dry character. Herefordshire
83 White Horse Flibbertigibbet 4.3% A dark golden coloured beer, with a flurry of English hops that leaves you with an aromatic after taste Oxfordshire
84 Wickwar Cotswold Way 4.2% Rich amber – smooth well balanced beer with a terrific hoppy finish Gloucestershire
85 Wizard Lundy Gold 4.1% Golden hoppy ale Devon
86 Wychwood Brakspear Bitter 3.4% A 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. Oxfordshire
87 Wye Valley Butty Bach 4.5% A burnished gold premium ale. Full bodied, smooth and satisfying. Herefordshire
88 Wyre Piddle Piddle in the Wind 4.5% A nice hoppy nose through to a lasting aftertaste makes it a good all-round beer. Worcestershire