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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brew By Numbers - 08/06 - Stout: OatmealExceptional1
Brew By Numbers - 07/07 – Witbier: Orange Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - Pi/13 Pilot Series: Peach Pale Ale Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 21/08 – Pale Ale: Ekuanot & Wai’iti Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 08/02 – Stout: Imperial Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 01/08 Saison – Wai-Iti & Lemon Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 03/03 – Porter: Traditional Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 10/09 Coffee Porter: Beyene Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 01/27 - Saison: Beetroot & Fennel Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 21/09 Pale Ale: NZ Cascade & Pacifica Jade Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 01/26 – Saison: Smoked Wheat & Fuggles Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 05/20 – India Pale Ale: Azacca & Amarillo Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 16/07 Red Ale: Amarilla Citra Simcoe Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 17/07 - Table Saison: Huell & Melon Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 05/22 India Pale Ale: NZ Mosaic & Columbus Excellent2
Brew By Numbers - 05/11 – India Pale Ale: Citra & Mosaic Excellent2
Brew By Numbers - 11/03 Session IPA: MosaicExcellent1
Brew By Numbers - 45/01 – Belgian IPA: Tettnang Saaz EKG Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 11/25 Session IPA: Citra & HBC 431 Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 17/06 - Table Saison: Sorachi Ace & Lemon Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 20/02 Belgian Pale: Ella & Saaz Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 20/05 Belgian Pale: Motueka & Saaz Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 11/22 – Session IPA: Waimea & Wai-iti Excellent1
Brew By Numbers - 18/06 Farmhouse – Pear Saison Good1
Brew By Numbers - 05/26 IPA: Citra & Ekuanot Good1
Lost and Grounded - Autumn SaisonGood1
Brew By Numbers - 17/09 – Table Saison: Lemon & Hibiscus Good1
Picture 1. Brew by Numbers, Bermondsey, Central London
Picture 2. Brew by Numbers, Bermondsey, Central London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

29 Sep 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I have been guilty of failing to add updates on all of my visits to this fine Taproom. This was how I found it last Friday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 20/02 Belgian Pale: Ella & Saaz 4.50ExcellentYellow/gold in colour and hazy. Good hops. Spicy Belgian yeasty tastes.
Brew By Numbers - Pi/13 Pilot Series: Peach Pale Ale 5.80ExcellentA special beer produced for Manchester’s Indy Man Beer Con. It is a thick, golden beer. It certainly has peaches in it.
Lost and Grounded - Autumn Saison5.60GoodAmber-coloured (autumn leaf-coloured in fact). Unusually for a Saison, this has a predominately malt taste, with some spiciness from rye. A little bit tart.
Brew By Numbers - 05/26 IPA: Citra & Ekuanot 6.50GoodCloudy yellow/gold. Perhaps notthe best hop combo ever, the Ekuanot seemingly bluntingthe Citra. Still pretty lush though.
28 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Tonight was to be the night that Brew by Numbers opened its new, larger, purpose-built tap room, a few doors (arches) down from the present place. But it wasn’t quite ready and a hasty, make-shift bar opened at the usual site with just four tap beers, around 20 minutes after the usual opening time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 10/09 Coffee Porter: Beyene 6.00ExcellentA black beer with a brown head. A full-flavoured, strong Porter.
Brew By Numbers - 16/07 Red Ale: Amarilla Citra Simcoe 5.40ExcellentTo my taste buds, this is the perfect Red Ale. Us-style. Almost no sweetness, lots of hops.
07 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. The weather is glorious and there are a lot of people around.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 05/22 India Pale Ale: NZ Mosaic & Columbus 7.30ExcellentFrom key-keg. Murky pale gold. Superb hops.
Brew By Numbers - 18/06 Farmhouse – Pear Saison 6.00GoodFrom key-keg. A thick, yellow coloured beer. This is a bit bonkers really. Tart pear flavour. In a blind tasting, I might have had it down as a rather rough Perry.
05 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening, with plenty of people visiting this brewery today. I enjoyed a pork steak with chips and gravy, as well as the beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 05/11 – India Pale Ale: Citra & Mosaic 6.20ExcellentCitra and Mosaic – you can’t go wrong there.
Brew By Numbers - 11/25 Session IPA: Citra & HBC 431 4.20ExcellentGolden and murky. More lovely Citra.
Brew By Numbers - 20/05 Belgian Pale: Motueka & Saaz 4.50ExcellentA cloudy pale gold colour. Euro hop flavours and a definite Belgian twang.
21 Apr 2017 (Stephen Harris)
We regroup in here after our brave exploration of new breweries in London’s nether regions.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 01/08 Saison – Wai-Iti & Lemon 6.20ExcellentFrom key-keg. Very lemony.
Brew By Numbers - 21/09 Pale Ale: NZ Cascade & Pacifica Jade 5.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. A cloudy yellow/gold colour. Very fruity and very good.
Brew By Numbers - 05/22 India Pale Ale: NZ Mosaic & Columbus 7.30ExcellentFrom key-keg. Piney and fruity and murky and a bit herbal.
10 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A busy Friday evening session in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 11/03 Session IPA: Mosaic4.50ExcellentGolden and clear. The great taste of Mosaic hops.
Brew By Numbers - 07/07 – Witbier: Orange 5.00ExcellentLemon in colour but orange in flavour.
Brew By Numbers - 17/09 – Table Saison: Lemon & Hibiscus 3.50GoodGolden, with a reddish tinge. Good flavours and a dry finish.
17 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Friday evening and crowded in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 21/08 – Pale Ale: Ekuanot & Wai’iti 5.20ExcellentA murky, golden beer with bitter fruit flavours.
Brew By Numbers - 03/03 – Porter: Traditional 6.60ExcellentBlack, with a creamy brown head. Smooth and dry, with coffee flavours.
Brew By Numbers - 05/20 – India Pale Ale: Azacca & Amarillo 6.50ExcellentGolden and cloudy. Lovely hops.
20 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Part of the reason I’m slipping into a habit of coming here on Friday evenings is that I enjoy the music compilation that plays here every week as much as I do the beer. It’s designed, I’m sure, to lure in oldies like me – Led Zep, Floyd, Cream, Stone Roses, Doors etc..
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 08/06 - Stout: Oatmeal5.70ExceptionalVery close to black in colour, with some brown edges. A heavy-duty Stout; very smooth with just a little sweetness. Superb I thought. Not even a hint of carbonisation from key-keg conditioning.
Brew By Numbers - 01/27 - Saison: Beetroot & Fennel 6.10ExcellentBright red in colour (as in beetroot red). And it’s fabulous – they are master brewers here.
Brew By Numbers - 17/07 - Table Saison: Huell & Melon 3.50ExcellentPale gold and only slightly hazy. Very fruity and very nice
Brew By Numbers - 45/01 – Belgian IPA: Tettnang Saaz EKG 6.00ExcellentA cloudy golden colour although not quite a ‘London Murky’. A definite Belgian twang, I assume from the yeast.
13 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Twenty minutes after opening time but already standing room only.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 17/06 - Table Saison: Sorachi Ace & Lemon 3.00ExcellentNot one for those who dislike lemony beers. I’m not one of them though.
Brew By Numbers - 11/22 – Session IPA: Waimea & Wai-iti 4.20ExcellentA fellow customer described this turbid, hoppy, yellow beer as “Proper London murky”, a description which I like.
Brew By Numbers - 08/02 – Stout: Imperial 9.50ExcellentIn colour and viscosity, very like the puddle outside the garage a few railway arches down from here. Considerably tastier though (I assume).
06 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening, for the first opening of the Taproom here of 2017.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew By Numbers - 01/26 – Saison: Smoked Wheat & Fuggles 5.50ExcellentAn unlikely-sounding combination of flavours, but it does really seem to work.
Brew By Numbers - 05/11 – India Pale Ale: Citra & Mosaic 6.20ExcellentQuite possible my two favourite hop varietals, used here in combination. Of course it’s excellent.

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About the Brew by Numbers

The pub sign. Brew by Numbers, Bermondsey, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional1
Excellent42
Good9
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Website.

The pub is found in Bermondsey, Central London, SE16 3RA.

A Bermondsey micro-brewery established in late-2012. The majority of production is bottled, with an increasing amount going in to key-keg. The brewery is situated in two railway arches and has an expanded bar area which opens between 11am and 4pm on Saturdays, as well as on Friday evenings. All beers are numbered, the numbers representing the style followed by the recipe. So, 02/04 would be style number two (Golden Ale), recipe number 4.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 49 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: SE16 3RA