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White Cliffs Beer Festival 2018 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - White Cliffs Hop Chocolate SpecialExceptional1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is DeadExcellent1
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent2
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExcellent1
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)Excellent1
Highland - Duke IPAGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
Flipside - Russian RoubleGood1
Westerham - Audit AleGood2
Burton Bridge - Thomas Sykes Old AleGood2
8 Sail - Old ColonyGood1
Phipps NBC - Gold StarGood1
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Sarah Hughes - Dark RubyNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Belvoir - Old Dalby AleNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range)Not Tried0
Nelson - Nelsons BloodNot Tried0
Parish - Poacher's AleNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveNot Tried0
1648 - Gold AngelNot Tried0
Grainstore - Rutland BeastNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Santa's SledgehammerNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopNot Tried0
Wantsum - Ravening WolfNot Tried0
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleNot Tried0
Binghams - Vanilla StoutNot Tried0
Kent - Twelfth NightNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
By The Horns - Lambeth WalkNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Black IPANot Tried0
Moncada - Notting Hill Ruby RyeNot Tried0
8 Sail - Victorian PorterNot Tried0
Portobello - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Grainstore - NipNot Tried0
Caveman - CavedwellerNot Tried0
Hart Family Brewers - 1833Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slow Black StoutNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombNot Tried0
Bexley - Black Prince Porter RumNot Tried0
Musket - Powder BurnNot Tried0
Shiny - Disco BallsNot Tried0
Wantsum - Grim ReaperNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - ResolutionNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MENot Tried0
Old Dairy - Dark SnowNot Tried0
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Secrets We ShareNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - CascadiaNot Tried0
Rudgate - Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 13 Oat StoutNot Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 14 Mosaic IPANot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonNot Tried0
Breakwater - Calico JackNot Tried0
Breakwater - Tropical ThunderNot Tried0
Breakwater - White Cliffs WonderNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - Triple Hop IPANot Tried0
Brew Buddies - Winter PorterNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry IPANot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Itzamna Chocolate Vanilla PorterNot Tried0
Caveman - Strong AleNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - A.P.A.Not Tried0
Romney Marsh - American PaleNot Tried0
Framework - Laid Back StoutNot Tried0
Green Duck - Duck UnderNot Tried0
Moncada - Son of ImpyNot Tried0
Panda Frog Project (sub-brand of Mordue) - Allelic DriftNot Tried0
Mordue - WT20Not Tried0
NauticAles (brewed at Four Candles) - SaviourNot Tried0
PJ's (cuckoo at Black Wolf) - Wynters AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

03 Feb 2018 (Dosser)
Great festival as always
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Excellent
Flipside - Russian Rouble7.30GoodNice pint
Burton Bridge - Thomas Sykes Old Ale10.00AcceptableToo sickly
02 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit and quickly inveigled into being a server facing a sea of good humoured thirsty ale and cider imbibers' faces and outstretched hands.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - White Cliffs Hop Chocolate Special5.50ExceptionalMy beer of the festival. A chilli winter warmer porter warming the heart and soul
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Excellent
Burton Bridge - Thomas Sykes Old Ale10.00ExcellentSuch innocence in a glass
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00Excellent
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)5.90Excellent
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby6.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Belvoir - Old Dalby Ale5.10Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range)5.00Not Tried
Nelson - Nelsons Blood6.00Not Tried
Parish - Poacher's Ale6.00Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not TriedFobbing on serving every pint, so lively
1648 - Gold Angel5.00Not Tried
Grainstore - Rutland Beast5.30Not Tried
Cairngorm - Santa's Sledgehammer5.60Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Not Tried
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Binghams - Vanilla Stout5.00Not TriedRan out
Kent - Twelfth Night7.40Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
By The Horns - Lambeth Walk5.10Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Black IPA5.80Not Tried
Moncada - Notting Hill Ruby Rye5.20Not Tried
8 Sail - Old Colony5.30Not Tried
8 Sail - Victorian Porter5.00Not Tried
Portobello - American Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Flipside - Russian Rouble7.30Not Tried
Grainstore - Nip7.30Not Tried
Caveman - Cavedweller5.80Not TriedNo idea where brewed, programme said Swanscombe
Hart Family Brewers - 18336.60Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Gold Star5.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slow Black Stout5.10Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not TriedRan out
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Not TriedRan out
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Shiny - Disco Balls5.30Not Tried
Wantsum - Grim Reaper5.50Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Resolution5.00Not TriedRan out
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. ME5.20Not TriedRan out
Old Dairy - Dark Snow6.50Not TriedRan out
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Secrets We Share5.20Not TriedComing out as murky as hell, several returned to not for taste but for looks
Phipps NBC - Cascadia5.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Chocolate Stout5.00Not Tried
Bexley - Howbury 13 Oat Stout5.30Not Tried
Bexley - Howbury 14 Mosaic IPA5.00Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30Not TriedRan out
Highland - Duke IPA5.20Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40Not TriedRan out
Breakwater - Calico Jack6.20Not Tried
Breakwater - Tropical Thunder6.30Not TriedRan out
Breakwater - White Cliffs Wonder5.00Not Tried
Brew Buddies - Triple Hop IPA6.00Not Tried
Brew Buddies - Winter Porter5.20Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry IPA5.60Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Itzamna Chocolate Vanilla Porter9.60Not Tried
Caveman - Strong Ale5.00Not TriedNo idea where brewed, programme said Swanscombe
Hopdaemon - A.P.A.5.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Not TriedRan out
Framework - Laid Back Stout5.70Not Tried
Green Duck - Duck Under5.00Not Tried
Moncada - Son of Impy6.50Not Tried
Panda Frog Project (sub-brand of Mordue) - Allelic Drift5.00Not Tried
Mordue - WT206.00Not Tried
NauticAles (brewed at Four Candles) - Saviour5.50Not Tried
PJ's (cuckoo at Black Wolf) - Wynters Ale5.00Not Tried
02 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon visit - busy, all tables full but fast service at the bar. 72 beers listed - all appeared to be available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30ExcellentVery nice oatmeal pale ale with a punch.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Good
8 Sail - Old Colony5.30Good
Phipps NBC - Gold Star5.20Good
Highland - Duke IPA5.20Good
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Acceptable

About the White Cliffs Beer Festival 2018

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent6
Good6
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

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

White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales. 25th anniversary of this winter festival held in the atmospheric Maison Dieu Town Hall. A 2 day (Friday and Saturday) festival with 60 or so beers which are all winter and strong ales on gravity, all 5.0% abv or higher, at a flat rate £1.50 per half and £3 per pint. A Dover tradition. This year's festival theme and logo remembers the 1918 Zeebrugge Raid.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 70 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1DL