Greene King – Back of the Net

WP_20160614_19_04_35_ProWhat they say: “Back Of The Net from Greene King is the perfect, easy drinking beer as the Amarillo and citra hops create a refreshing beer with an intense citrus zing”

This followed on from Purple Reign and whilst I didn’t enjoy it as much –  hardly surprising given the description – it went down well.  Again, the occasion and circumstances may have played a part! 4.1% A.B.V.

The White Horse, Rottingdean, East Sussex. June 2016


Greene King – Purple Reign

WP_20160614_19_04_30_ProWhat they say: “A majestic floral and fruity ale, brewed to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday”

Not a description that would normally excite me but it was very enjoyable – although maybe that fact that it was a warm evening after a challenging day helped – possibly anything would have gone down well! 4.2% A.B.V.

The White Horse, Rottingdean, East Sussex. June 2016.

Moorhouse’s – White Witch

WP_20160605_20_04_53_ProWhat they say: “A refreshing blonde ale with a fruity springtime flavour and a touch of citrus flowers and rich peppery spice on the aroma”

Another one from Aldi and yep, a bit too light,  fruity and flowery for me but a nice summer ale I guess. 3.9% A.B.V. June 2016.

Camerons – Strong Arm

WP_20160604_21_06_24_ProWhat they say: “The brewery’s flagship beer. Well rounded, ruby red ale with a distinctive, tight creamy head. A good balance of malt, hops and bitterness.”

It was a Cameron’s beer that got me in to drinking real ale – back in 2007 in Robin Hood’s Bay. It wasn’t this one sadly, but this rich dark red beer was very enjoyable nonetheless 4.0% A.B.V. June 2016.

Hop Back – Entire Stout

WP_20160529_16_29_30_ProWhat they say: “A rich dark stout with a strong roasted malt flavour and a long, smooth aftertaste. Suitable for vegans”

Not my first choice in ale but I do enjoy a nice stout sometimes. This was inoffensive and pleasant enough but not particularly memorable for me – I’ve enjoyed others more. 4.5% A.B.V

May 2016