TASTING NOTES – 3 CROWNS, 9TH – 11TH DECEMBER 2016. Updated 10th Dec 15.00.
Arbor. Breakfast Stout (D) - 7.4% Award-winning monster. Waves of coffee and chocolate bombard you with sidenotes of liquorice and bitter red fruit. ON
Branscombe Vale. Festive Frolics (B) - 4.5% A best bitter with caramel flavours & a dry finish. GONE
Branscombe Vale. Yo Ho Ho (D) - 6.0% A strong English ale, small amounts of spice, with a deep caramel flavour and a hint of raisins. Strong & quaffable. NEXT
Chantry. Iron & Steel (B) - 4.0% Chestnut coloured, complex spicy flavours of dark fruits with a clean finish. An easy drinking Yorkshire session bitter. ON
Cheddar Ales. Velvet Bottom (D) 5.0% A chocolate oatmeal stout, along with a generous addition of rich, dark Cacao nibs. ON
Electric Bear N.Z. Pale (L) 4.5% Session pale made with subtle additions of New Zealand hops. Golden orange in colour, unfiltered with a gentle haze. Deliciously easy-drinking, thirst-quenching ale. NEXT
Chippenham. Pale Ale #17 (L) - 5.1% A new beer from Chippenham’s only micro brewery. No tasting notes. Try & let the brewer have your feedback. GONE
Grey Trees. Diggers Gold (L) - 4.0% An award-winning golden ale. With Marris Otter pale malt, US hops & Welsh water.
Hop Kettle. Horsefair (B) – 4.8% An English hopped special bitter.
Hop Kettle. Lode Star (L) – 4.2% A hoppy Vermont pale ale. NEXT
Kettlesmith. Plotline (D) – 4.4% A dry stout. An unfined Wiltshire ale. No tasting notes.
Kennet And Avon. Bruce (D) - 4.8% A lovely rich and liquoricey dark porter with an underlying roasted chocolate maltiness and slight coffee aroma. ON
Mash. Amber (B) - 4.3% Dark amber/brown, creamy off-white head, chocolate and citrus aroma, rich sweet chocolate, citrus, fruity, smooth creamy texture, light body, bitter chocolate finish. ON
New Bristol Brewery. Mini Mo (L) – 2.8% A real driver’s beer this. Low in alcohol, but strong in taste. ON
Quantock. Wills Neck (L) - 4.3% A late hopped golden ale with Chinook and Cascade hops giving loads of hop flavour and aroma with hints of roasted malts. ON
Quantock. Plastered Pheasant (B) – 4.8% A rich dark beer with a fruity aroma. Toffee flavour on the palate. ON
Ramsbury. Rum truffle (B) - 5.6% Smooth and well-balanced, Rum Truffle is chocolatey in colour, and is laced with rum and spices.
Ramsbury. Red Velvet (B) – 4.6% A red winter ale. Use of American hops giving a well-balanced ale. NEXT
Stroud. Schwarzwalder Cherry Stout (D) - 5.0% A rich, stout porter with sour cherries and molasses. Dark roasted malts add a hint of chocolate. NEXT
Tanners. Box of Frogs (L) - 4.0% An easy drinking, hoppy blond session ale. ON
Tiny Rebel. Cwtch (B) - 4.6% CAMRA National Beer of the Year 2015. A champion red Welsh ale, using a blend of 6 malts & 3 hops. Cwtch (rhymes with butch) is Welsh for cuddle. ON
Truefit. Saint Hilda’s (D) – 4.5% A spicy, vanilla infused porter.untraditional Welsh red ale - a perfect blend of six caramelly malts and three citrussy American hops.untraditional Welsh red ale - a perfect blend of six caramelly malts and three citrussy American hops.untraditional Welsh red ale - a perfect blend of six caramelly malts and three citrussy American hops.
Wild Weather. Keyboard Warrior (B) - 3.9% An English brown ale. Simcoe hops giving grapefruit, pine and lime notes finishing with a hint of orange zest. NEXT
XT Animal. Ba Humbug (White Stout)– 4.6%No tasting notes, but sounds interesting and seasonal. ON
Yeovil. YOLO 11 (L) - 4.2% Occasional Golden Ale. Mosaic and Citra combine to make this golden beer. Expect bitterness, fruit and citrus GONE
Ciders – Gynt y Ddraig, Happy Daze (4.5%). Handmade, Fire Starter (6.0%). Handmade, Kingston Black S.V. (4.5%). Hecks, Medium (6.0%). Tutts Clump, Jazz (5.6%). Handmade, Snake Oil (7.3%). Ventons, Skippy’s Scumpy (6.5% Dry). Plus a keg Craft Ale, Handmade, Spring Surprise (3.8%).
Perry – Newtons, Winnals Langdon (5.3%). Ty Gwyn, Medium (6.5%). Olivers, Classic (5.5%).
Food – Locally produced sausages from John Iles, Chipenham. Choice of 4 flavours. Walter Rose pork pies. Filled Rolls. On Saturday night there will be home-made BURRITOS. n.b. These are big enough for two - £5.00/each.