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Drinks and Real Ales

These are just a small selection of some of the lovely real ales that we will be having on over the coming weeks, obviously not all ales are on all the time, so be quick as we have chosen the best of the best for all you Ale lovers!

Ringwood Best (Ringwood Brewery)

History
The perfect supping beer! The first brew for Ringwood and still the New Forest’s favourite tipple. This Best Bitter was awarded Bronze Medal at the Munich Beer Festival in 2005!

Nose
Tempting hop aroma with fruit notes

Palate
Good malt feel in the mouth, dry, tangy fruit finish.

Comments
Delicious, easy drinking slightly tart pale bitter.

3.8% ABV

Fortyniner (Ringwood Brewery)

History
Fortyniner is named after the 1849 gold rush. Golden in colour and brewed to 4.9% and Ringwood has been brewing this classic beer since 1978.

Nose
Light, fresh hop bouquet

Palate
Rounded malt in the mouth with strong hop balance, deep bitter sweet finish.

Comments
Golden full-bodied malted beer, silver medal winner at the 1996 International Beer Competition at Burton-on-Trent.9% ABV

Timothy Taylor Landlord (Timothy Taylor & Co)

A Classic Strong Pale Ale, Landlord has won more awards nationally than any other beer! This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers’ International Exhibition and four times as CAMRA’s beer of the year.

Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma has real “Pulling Power” and stands out in any bar (including ours!) as the ideal regular.

4.3% ABV

Jurassic (Dorset Brewing Co)

Description
Medium bodied ale, clean tasting with lasting bitterness.

Awards

  • Silver from Taste of The West Food & Drink Awards 2011
  • Silver Best Bitter 2006 Tuckers Malting Festival
  • Champion Best Bitter 2002 Tuckers Malting Festival
  • Overall Champion 2002 Tuckers Malting Festival
  • Silver Award SIBA National Beer Competition 2003

4.2 % ABV

GFB (Hopback Brewery)

Golden, with the sort of light clean tasty quality which makes an ideal session ale. Tasted to destruction by our brewers, GFB has a hoppy aroma and is packedf ull of the very best East Kent Goldings, leading to a good dry finish.

ABV of 3.5%

Boondoggle (Ringwood Brewery)

History
Boondoggle is an American term first coined in the 1920’s. Boondoggle is a word meaning ‘work of little value’ which we have interpreted to mean ‘Jolly’ or ‘any excuse for a pint’.

Nose
A hoppy aroma with a citrus punch.

Palate
A well balanced moreish fruity taste

Comments
A blonde and luscious ale – the perfect excuse. Brewed with the finest English Pale Malt, First Gold and Fuggles Hops.

4.2% ABV

T.E.A (Hogs Back Brewery)

A top selling, award winning, best bitter. A deep golden colour. TEA (Traditional English Ale) is refreshing, hoppy and wellbalanced.

Surely the best drink of the day!

4.2% ABV

Old Cocky (Weltons Brewery)

Old Cocky 4.3% Golden Beer with a flavour like a good Chablis. It was a finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain competition.

4.3% ABV

Harbour Master (Dorset Brewing Co)

Description
Full bodied, slightly nutty with blackcurrent background

Awards
Champion Standard Bitter 2002 Tuckers Malting Festival

3.6% ABV

Hobgoblin (Wychwood Brewery)

Tasting notes
Legendary Ruby Beer

Traditionally craft brewed with Chocolate & Crystal malts and a blend of Styrian, Goldings & Fuggles hops to produce a full-bodied, Ruby beer that delivers a delicious chocolate toffee malt flavour, balanced with a rounded moderate bitterness and an overall fruity, mischievous character.

Goes with…

Hobgoblin is the perfect beer to drink with our steak pies, Sausages & Mash and good old Sunday roasts.

Ideal for Halloween!

4.5% ABV

Summer Lightning (Hopback Brewery)

A trendsetter in the brewing industry. This original Summer ale is now brewed all year round. An extremely pleasant bitter, straw coloured beer with a terrific fresh, hoppy aroma. This coupled with an intense bitterness, leads to an excellent long, dry finish. Probably the beer to receive the most awards in Britain!

5% ABV

Durdle Door (Dorset Brewing Co)

Description
Full bodied, clean tasting with hints of marmalade on palate

Awards

  • Silver from Taste of The West Food & Drink Awards 2011 & 2008
  • Overall Winner of the Alton Beer Festival, 2006

5.0% ABV

Brains Bitter (S.A Brains Brewery)

Brains Bitter has an easy drinking style and has repeatedly proven popular with the cask ale customer as testified by the numerous awards won, most notably being the only Welsh winner in the Telegraph Best of British Beer Awards 2007.

The famous ‘pint of Brains’ is rich amber coloured, well balanced and refreshing. Goldings and Fuggles hops from The Welsh Marches create an appetising crisp aroma to complement the subtle flavour of fine pale malt. Crystal clear water combines with the unique Brains yeast to create the complete Welsh beer experience.

3.7% ABV

Cocker Hoop (Jennings Brewery)

An award-winning golden bitter from an all malt brew, with Styrian Golding hops added at various stages, to give a classic hop flavour and aroma. A bitter beer of great character, appealing to those drinkers who really appreciate their beer and are looking for quality.

Launched in 1995 as ‘September Ale’, Jennings Cocker Hoop has become hugely popular, particularly with Lake District tourists in summer

The name is derived from ‘Cock-a Hoop’, an old custom of removing the cock (or spigot) from a barrel and resting it on the hoop of the cask before commencing a drinking bout, but was changed to reflect the brewery’s location on the banks of the River Cocker

4.6% ABV

Silent Slasher (Dorset Piddle Brewery)

Blonde, lager style beer crafted with the finest extra pale malt and wheat. Deceivingly light, with hops chosen for their floral aroma and flavour. At 5.1% Silent Slasher is sweet with a refreshing, dry bitter finish.

5.1% ABV

The Rev. James (S.A Brains Brewery)

The Rev. James beer is one steeped in history. Acquired after the purchase of Crown Buckley, Rev. James is brewed to an original recipe dating back to 1885. The beer is named after one of the original owners of Buckley Brewery, the Rev, James Buckley, a business man with two conflicting roles – saving souls and satisfying thirsts.

The Rev. James is brewed to a traditional recipe and has been described as having a flavour not commonly available these days. Full-bodied and warming. The Rev. James is rich in palate, spicy and aromatic with a deeply satisfying finish.

4.5% ABV

Dr Hexter's Healer (West Berkshire Brewery)

A strong brew with a strong flavour using a mix of three different hops to give a balanced beer with a citrus, orange and marmalade finish.

5.0% ABV

Good Old Boy (West Berkshire Brewery)

A good balance of malt and hops giving a full-bodied bitter with strong malt flavours, yet retaining a rounded bitterness and a strong hop finish.

4.0% ABV

Baron Coubertain Ambrosia (West Berkshire Brewery)

A light chestnut coloured beer, robustly hopped with three different English Hop varieties to give a spicy bitterness and a long fruity finish.

Gold Medal (Weltons Brewery)

Golden colour, nicely balanced malt and hops with an aromatic finish.

3.8% ABV

100ltr Sprint (Weltons Brewery)

Amber coloured, lots of hops with a citrus bite and long after taste.

4.2% ABV

Isle of Purbeck IPA (Isle of Purbeck Brewery)

Premium India Pale style beer, light and amber in colour. This IPA has an abundant spicy and floral hop aroma, a balance of full, smooth malt flavours and a lasting finish. It’s a proud winner of Bronze in London and SE Champion Beer of Britain competition 2011.

4.8% ABV

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