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White Cliffs Beer Festival 2005 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sharp's - SpecialExceptional1
Elgood's - North Brink PorterExceptional2
Hopdaemon - LeviathanExceptional1
Dark Star - Dark Star The OriginalExceptional1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Harvest AleExceptional1
Dark Star - Porter (aka City)Exceptional2
Westerham - Special Bitter Ale "1965"Excellent2
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent1
Highgate - Old AleExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Golden DoveExcellent1
Alcazar - WindjammerGood2
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Old OriginalGood1
Sarah Hughes - Dark RubyAcceptable1
Ventnor - Wight SpiritPoor1
Picture 1. White Cliffs Beer Festival 2005, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

04 Feb 2005 (Ian)
Really good beer festival. Lots of people, lovely old location, plenty of strong winter beers and a band to ignore on Friday night. One of the best beer festivals in the country
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Harvest Ale11.50ExceptionalTook me 50 minutes to chew through a half pint. Brilliant barley wine
Dark Star - Porter (aka City)5.50Exceptional
Elgood's - North Brink Porter5.00ExceptionalStunning beer of roasted malt and hops
Sharp's - Special5.00ExceptionalReal taste of typical Sharps with a kick
Hopdaemon - Leviathan6.00ExceptionalBeer of the festival for me
Dark Star - Dark Star The Original5.00ExceptionalDark Star can do no wrong, their balance of flavours is superb
Alcazar - Windjammer6.00ExcellentPale ale with fruity malt and a sherbery finish. Really good aroma
Westerham - Special Bitter Ale "1965"5.00Excellent
Hopdaemon - Golden Dove5.00ExcellentStrangely tasted of artichoke
Ventnor - Wight Spirit5.00PoorPale gold bitter than needs shooting
04 Feb 2005 (Andrew)
I really do like this beer festival but this year it didn't seem as busy or have quite the same atmosphere as previous ones.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentThank god for Mr. Goacher because by the time I reached this beer I was wondering where all the 'Very Good' to 'Excellent' beers had got to
Dark Star - Porter (aka City)5.50ExcellentA classic porter in the plain porter style
Elgood's - North Brink Porter5.00ExcellentA good porter that wasn't dissimilar to their 'Black Dog Mild', just a bit stronger
Highgate - Old Ale5.30ExcellentNice and sour just as it should be
Westerham - Special Bitter Ale "1965"5.00GoodI liked it although others though it tasted of vegetables.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Old Original5.20GoodA very drinkable amber coloured beer that didn't taste its strength
Alcazar - Windjammer6.00AcceptableAn amber to pale copper coloured beer that tasted strong and syrupy. However, Phil's pint later in the night tasted 5/5!
Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby6.00AcceptableTasted like Rother Valley 'Level Best'. Not unpleasant but not for me really

About the White Cliffs Beer Festival 2005

The pub sign. White Cliffs Beer Festival 2005, Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent7
Good2
Acceptable2
Poor1

The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT16 1DL.

The White Cliffs Winter beer festival. A CAMRA Winter beer festival.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 14 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1DL