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London Fields Brewery (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
London Fields - Black FrostExcellent1
London Fields - Simcore IBAExcellent1
London Fields - Texan TeaExcellent1
Gloucester - GalaxyExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
London Fields - Double IPAExcellent1
Pressure Drop - BuildersExcellent1
London Fields - Sour Cherry Stout Excellent1
London Fields - Chocolate PorterExcellent1
London Fields - 3 Weiss Monkeys Excellent4
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPAExcellent2
London Fields - Hackney HopsterExcellent1
London Fields - Orange SunshineGood1
Gun Dog - Booze HoundGood1
London Fields - Pumpkin AleGood1
London Fields - American AmberGood1
London Fields - Rye Pale AleGood1
London Fields - Broadway Blond California PaleGood1
London Fields - First BornGood1
London Fields - Sterling IPAGood1
London Fields - Grapefruit DeadGood1
London Fields - Love Not WarNot Tried0
London Fields - Pale AleNot Tried0
London Fields - Black Path PorterNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Three SwordsNot Tried0
Picture 1. London Fields Brewery, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 2. London Fields Brewery, Hackney, Greater London
Picture 3. London Fields Brewery, Hackney, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

12 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Quite busy in the early evening. Part of what was the Brewhouse has been converted into additional seating for the Tap Room, and this was being used tonight for a ticketed live music event.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPA6.00ExcellentI’m not sure where they are brewing this these days, but it is still a very good, full-on IPA.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
01 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
A couple of minutes’ walk away from the new Forest Road brewery, and the presentation of the beer here is more to my liking. London Fields continue to limp along on a small scale and this is probably the only reliable source of their beers just now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - 3 Weiss Monkeys 5.50GoodQuite a challenging beer.
London Fields - Broadway Blond California Pale5.00GoodA pleasant Blonde-style beer with US hops.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20Not Tried
11 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Too many rumours around about the demise of this brewery – apparently Rate Beer has listed it as ‘Out of Business’! So good to visit the Taproom for a pint and to have a chat with Jules about his plans for the coming months (including installation of a canning line, and a full licence for the Brewhouse Bar).
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Texan Tea6.00ExcellentFull-blown Black IPA.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPA6.00Not Tried
17 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and a steady throughflow of customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - 3 Weiss Monkeys 5.50ExcellentOn cask and very nice.
London Fields - Grapefruit Dead5.00GoodOn keg. An amber-coloured, hazy, fruit beer with grapefruit. Tart without being sour.
London Fields - Orange Sunshine5.00GoodOn keg. Smooth, murky, golden, fruit beer. Bitter orange.
Kirkstall - Three Swords4.50Not Tried
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPA6.00Not Tried
27 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early to mid-evening and the Tap Room at the brewery is quite busy. I took advantage of the third pint flights, one of cask beer and one of keg beer. All the kegs here are (I think) new-fangled Key Keg, rather than old fashioned Evil Keg.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20ExcellentA golden, hoppy, Pale Ale. I think I can now start calling this a long-standing favourite of mine.
London Fields - 3 Weiss Monkeys 5.50ExcellentOn keg dispense, and the fastest-selling beer here tonight. A turbid, yellow/gold colour. Hops and wheat in very good balance. Best hoppy wheat beer I’ve tried I think.
Gloucester - Galaxy5.20ExcellentGolden and a little hazy. Crazily over-hopped with Galaxy; one of the very best varieties around. Magnificent.
London Fields - Double IPA7.20ExcellentOn keg dispense, a cask version having run out. Amber-coloured. Depth of flavour. Hops, warmth, sweetness.
London Fields - Sour Cherry Stout 6.00ExcellentOn keg dispense. A great blend of roasty, dry stout and sour cherry flavours.
Gun Dog - Booze Hound4.20GoodAmber-coloured. Smooth. Nice malt and hops blend.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPA6.00Not TriedRan out.
12 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and there is a decent trade in the Taproom bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Chocolate Porter6.00ExcellentBlack. Very prominent chocolate flavours.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Black Frost6.00Not Tried
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPA6.00Not Tried
19 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
The sixth London brewery I have visited this weekend – they seem to be around every corner these days. Bustling in here in mid-afternoon. Five cask beers on and I have a fabulous pint of stout, then take a three thirds sample tray from amongst the keg selection.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Black Frost6.00ExcellentFabulous strong stout – absolute nectar.
London Fields - Pumpkin Ale6.60GoodOn keg dispense. Amber coloured. Good and spicy.
London Fields - Rye Pale Ale4.60GoodA collaboration beer with Redwell Brewing of Norwich – on keg dispense, with a cask version expected to be on sale later this week. Amber coloured. Obvious rye flavour. A bit too chilled and fizzed for my liking.
London Fields - First Born9.00GoodOn keg dispense. A barley wine.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Black Path Porter4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPA6.00Not Tried
19 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
The Taphouse Bar is closed today, but the Brewhouse Bar is open, with a Vietnamese Barbeque and live jazz to come in the evening. Rather sparsely populated at 5pm though. A little disappointingly, only keg beers are available today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - 3 Weiss Monkeys 5.50ExcellentOn low-carbonation keg dispense. Described as a White IPA, this is mid-way between a Bavarian style wheat beer and a well-hopped bitter. It does seem to work.
04 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
The much-hyped and much-anticipated London’s Brewing Festival, hosted here this weekend. Many things were great about this festival – nice DIY venue, good food stalls, nice logo, great beer (100+ beers from 30 or so London breweries), an interesting programme of speakers, etc... But unfortunately it had been over-sold by two or three times. I managed to grab two halves soon after arriving. But by the time my friends arrived it had become seriously overcrowded. One of my friends became a little scared in the crush and we left before either of them had been able to get a drink (queuing times were said to be 30 minutes plus by now anyway). A real shame how this festival turned out, having promised so much.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentBlack, rich, chocolaty porter.
Pressure Drop - Builders4.30ExcellentFirst time I have seen a Pressure Drop beer on cask dispense. This is an interesting, black porter, flavoured with tea.
23 Feb 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime visit for the re-opening of the Taphouse Bar after its winter break. In fact, as we were three of the first ten through the door, we were given the first round on the house. Four cask beers available and a long list of keg and bottled specialities.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Fields - Shoreditch Triangle IPA6.00ExcellentIPA that is now a permanent part of the beer range, and earning a good reputation.
London Fields - Simcore IBA5.50ExcellentA new beer launched today on key keg dispense. It is black, with a foamy head. First impression is a burnt/roast malt flavour, followed by a rush of Simcoe hoppiness.
London Fields - Sterling IPA6.00GoodFrom a bottle and a little over-carbonated.
London Fields - American Amber4.20GoodSeasonal beer for first quarter of 2013, served today on key keg dispense. A very hoppy pint.
London Fields - Love Not War4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20Not Tried
London Fields - Pale Ale3.70Not Tried

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About the London Fields Brewery

The pub sign. London Fields Brewery, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent21
Good22
Acceptable2
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Website.

The pub is found in Hackney, Greater London, E8 3RR.

London Fields Brewery was established in August 2011 in a railway arch close to London Fields railway station. Initially it was a compact, 2.5 barrel brewery and in time a small bar was developed at the site. The brewery was re-launched as a considerably upgraded 10 barrel brewery in the early part of 2012, now situated a few arches south from its original location. A Tap Room has been set up within the brewery itself in Warburton Street and there is also an events space across the road in Helmsley Place. Reports on this page cover the original site and both of the current sites. Brewing no longer takes place on site and instead beers with this name are contract brewed elsewhere.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 33 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E8 3RR