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Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2007 (Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Nelson - Pieces of EightExcellent1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleGood2
Goacher's - House BeerGood1
Nelson - Friggin in the RigginGood1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Gravesend GuzzlerGood2
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Hopping HazeGood1
Woodforde's - WherryAcceptable1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford WobblerAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Storm WarningAcceptable1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Acceptable1
Whitstable - East India Pale AleAcceptable1
Picture 1. Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2007, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

26 May 2007 (Ian)
I was tired and irritable this day and really shouldn't have been anywhere near people. No where near as busy as the Friday evening. Most beers still on. Ended up just drinking the Goachers Crown Imperial Stout. And why not?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentReally charcoal smoky and burnt roasted malt. Very good indeed.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableHad some of the Harvey's distinctive flavour, but compared with the pint you get at The Bowl Inn at Hastingleigh, this was a pale shadow.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Storm Warning5.00AcceptableBit too syrupy in the mouth. Good Goldings hops on finish though
26 May 2007 (Andrew)
Came with Ian and Martin. Sat in side as it was a bit chilly out. The beer quality was much better than last year and it was slightly less crowded.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nelson - Pieces of Eight3.80ExcellentReddy-brown coloured beer with a hue of demerara sugar. Straw and red berry in the smell. Tasted of red berry with earthy hop and a hint of vanilla. I really liked this
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40GoodGood dark hue with wide partial head. Smelt of toasted malt with a hint of choloclate. Not much going on in the front of the mouth but a big heavily toasted malt and earthy hop finish
Goacher's - House Beer3.80GoodBadged as "Goachers Special Mill Ale" and the festival's beer. Dark caramel brown coloured beer with rich malt and a toasted bite.
Nelson - Friggin in the Riggin4.70GoodBig sour vine smell to it. Rich tart plum and hawthorn. Big tart bite to finish
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Gravesend Guzzler3.70GoodPale amber gold colour. Smelt of red fruit and the sea. Tart raspberry flavours dominate with a tart bready raspberry finish
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Hopping Haze4.10GoodPale amber gold colour. Tart elderflower and raspberry with some lemonlime to it.
25 May 2007 (Ian)
Over 500 people on the Friday evening, and it felt like it too. Heaving, but in a good way. All enjoying themselves. Weather was a bit up and down and I managed to sit as far away from the bar as possible with some colleagues from work.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40GoodLots of chocolate on this and I thought very good.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Gravesend Guzzler3.70GoodOther than the Goachers Mild and Crown Imperial Stout, the best beer I had. Lots of citrus lemon/tangerine flavours and a real puckering acidic finish.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10AcceptableFine, if a little dull
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10AcceptableNot as hoppy as it should be, but Martin had it on the Saturday, twice. Once not that great, but by the time we left the sherberty hop had really developed and it was excellent.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80AcceptableThis could have been any session bitter. None of that wow factor you get with a good pint of Wherry.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford Wobbler4.30AcceptableDullish, too sweet in the mouth, best bitter.

About the Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2007

The pub sign. Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2007, Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good7
Acceptable6
Poor-

The Beer Festival is found in Dover, Kent, CT17 0UY.

Although not a CAMRA beer festival many of the people who run it seem to be from the local CAMRA branch. Run along the same lines as a CAMRA festival this is an excellent event held in a grounds and mill building.

We have visited this Beer Festival 3 times, seen 13 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 0UY