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Tap East (Utobeer)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tap East - Smokestack PorterExceptional1
Tempest - The Pale Armadillo Excellent1
Tap East - Tonic AleExcellent2
Titanic - Cherry DarkExcellent1
Turning Point - AvalonExcellent1
Durham - Citra NovaExcellent1
Blackjack - Dead Man's HandExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - I Love You Will U Marry Me Excellent1
Tap East - East End MildExcellent1
Tap East - SteeleworksExcellent2
Intrepid - SunriseExcellent1
Squawk - Pale Ale El Dorado, Chinook, SimcoeExcellent1
Tap East - Dry-hopped LagerGood1
Tap East - London ExtraGood2
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)Good1
Pig & Porter - Chinook Porter Love MedicineGood1
Urban Huntsman (cuckoo) - IslanderGood1
Five Points - Brick Field BrownGood1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Union Pale AleGood1
Torrside - West of the SunGood1
Tap East - Four Grain SaisonGood1
Oakham - AsylumGood1
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Tap East - IPANot Tried0
Tap East - No. 6 BlondeNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter Not Tried0
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) Not Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Redemption - Fellowship PorterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Moor - Unfined ConfidenceNot Tried0
Picture 1. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 2. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 3. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Visits Details

13 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Busy but with the usual fast and efficient service from knowledgeable staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50ExceptionalDelicious
Tap East - London Extra5.30GoodI noted this down as 5.5%, a rather chewy amber bitter.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Moor - Unfined Confidence4.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
11 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Here for a big chunk of mid-evening. I actually left at one point, but returned when I realised just how torrential was the rain outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Turning Point - Avalon3.80ExcellentVery pale and very juicy.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00GoodI usually love this beer, but today I found the hops (HBC 431 in the current version of this beer) just a little bit harsh.
Pig & Porter - Chinook Porter Love Medicine6.00GoodA fruity, black Porter on key-keg dispense. Good flavours but suffered a little from flat condition.
Tap East - London Extra5.30AcceptableA return for this beer after three years absence from the bar. An amber-coloured, heavily malty beer. This pint a little too cloudy for comfort.
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
30 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Late until perilously close to closing time, following an evening at the V&A.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Steeleworks3.90Excellent
Intrepid - Sunrise4.60ExcellentA golden, hoppy Wheat Beer. Rather good.
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Not Tried
22 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
I introduced a friend from Yeovil to this place tonight, he was not previously aware of its existence and was very impressed. Time for a couple before catching our respective trains. There were three guest ales on in addition to the Tap East brews listed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Excellent
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
06 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
It was pouring with rain when I arrived and busy in here yet by the time I left it was sunny and the crowds had moved to the outside tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Durham - Citra Nova3.90ExcellentGood Citra flavours without being overblown.
Urban Huntsman (cuckoo) - Islander4.00GoodHazy gold, with fruity hop flavours.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
21 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Back at base camp after a pleasant expedition to rural Essex.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Asylum4.50GoodA well-balanced, amber-coloured Bitter.
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60GoodOnly the second time Iíve drunk this regular house beer I think. Very heavily-flavoured with coffee. Has a dry, bitter roastiness but some sweeter flavours too.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not TriedQuickly ran out.
Tap East - Steeleworks3.90Not Tried
09 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit, after work.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blackjack - Dead Man's Hand4.10ExcellentPale gold and hoppy and dry.
Tap East - Steeleworks3.90ExcellentDescribed by the brewery as a Porter, this black beer is very well-hopped and tastes to me more like a low strength Black IPA. Perhaps it is in the mysterious, emerging style of Cascadian Dark? Whatever it is, it is very nice indeed.
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40GoodSweeter than I have tasted this beer before, with caramel overtones.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
12 Apr 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and unusually quiet in here ahead of the holiday weekend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Squawk - Pale Ale El Dorado, Chinook, Simcoe3.90ExcellentFrom key-keg. Golden, with a slight haze. A fragrant nose and abundant hop flavours. Really good.
Tempest - The Pale Armadillo 3.80ExcellentA very good APA.
Torrside - West of the Sun4.50GoodA golden beer. Quite dry and with interesting NZ hop flavours.
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
03 Apr 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening, catching up with Terry L and Blondie, before they head off for their quiz fixture at the Bull.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00ExcellentVery nice.
Titanic - Cherry Dark4.40ExcellentThis beer certainly does have a lot of cherry flavour, without being sweet. After a while I realised that I liked it a lot.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - I Love You Will U Marry Me 4.50ExcellentOn keg dispense. I donít usually buy beers with names that show poor spelling and punctuation (not that Iím any good at it myself), but was pleased that I bought this one. Reddish / gold in colour, this beer has the lovely taste of fresh strawberries.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
31 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Summer Wine (SWB) - Union Pale Ale4.10GoodA cloudy, pale gold colour. A soft, hoppy Pale Ale.
Tap East - Four Grain Saison6.00GoodOn keg dispense, probably key-keg I think. Pale golden and hazy. Tart. Unusual flavours which I could not identify Ė presumably Ďgrainsí.
Tap East - Dry-hopped Lager4.80GoodOn keg dispense. Golden and cloudy. Smooth. Rather nice. Good, lingering, hoppy flavours.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Pentonville Oyster Stout5.30Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried

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About the Tap East

The pub sign. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional24
Excellent380
Good149
Acceptable49
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Stratford, Greater London, E20 1EE.

A brand new pub opened on 13 September 2011 in the Westfield Shopping Centre at Stratford. It is directly opposite Stratford International railway station in what is called International Square, the pub contains a micro-brewery and stocks approximately 500 bottled beers. It is a sister pub to the Rake in Borough Market. 6 handpumps in 2 banks of 3 with one bank usually reserved for Tap East's own brews.

We have visited this pub 285 times, seen 561 different beers and tried 375 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E20 1EE