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PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Dolphin HotelWeymouth, Dorset03 Jul 2021
The SultanSouth Wimbledon, Greater London16 Mar 2020
The Royal OakFritham, Hampshire20 Jun 2019
The Glue PotSwindon, Wiltshire03 May 2019
Rose & CrownSalisbury, Wiltshire16 Mar 2019
The Wyndham ArmsSalisbury, Wiltshire16 Mar 2019
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London31 Jan 2019
The CurfewBerwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland19 Jun 2018
Waterloo ArmsSouthampton, Hampshire14 Mar 2018
The Hyde TavernWinchester, Hampshire30 Dec 2017
Prince Albert (Rose's)Woolwich, Greater London01 Oct 2016
Greyhound InnWilton, Wiltshire05 Aug 2016
Winchester GateSalisbury, Wiltshire12 Dec 2015
Wye Beer Festival 2015Wye, Kent26 Jun 2015
New Smithy InnWolstanton, Staffordshire20 Nov 2014
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent24 Oct 2014
Duck InnLaverstock, Wiltshire11 Jul 2014
Sawyers (formerly Barbers Arms)Wye, Kent21 Jun 2014
The Three HatsMilton Regis, Kent20 Feb 2014
Halfway HouseLangport, Somerset27 Jan 2014
163 Upper Street (formerly The Taproom)Islington, Central London03 Oct 2013
The White LionSawley, Derbyshire24 Aug 2013
The HuntsmanCheadle, Staffordshire04 Aug 2013
Old Black BullPreston, Lancashire19 Apr 2013
The Organ GrinderNottingham, Nottinghamshire11 Mar 2013
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent23 Jan 2013
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London06 Oct 2012
The Hand & ShearsSmithfield, Central London26 Sep 2012
Salisbury Rugby Football ClubSalisbury, Wiltshire19 May 2012
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent20 Apr 2011
Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill)Willesborough, Kent30 May 2010
The Honest MillerBrook, Kent25 Jun 2009
WhaleboneNorwich, Norfolk27 Jul 2007
Duke of WellingtonNorwich, Norfolk27 Jul 2007
The CoronationBristol, Avon06 May 2006
Vine InnPamphill, Dorset28 Nov 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Dolphin Hotel, Weymouth, Dorset

ChrisEExcellent03 Jul 2021
Stephen HarrisNot Tried25 May 2015

The Sultan, South Wimbledon, Greater London

ChrisEExcellent16 Mar 2020
Magnus GreelExcellent02 Dec 2019 Flaxen coloured with a thirst quenching crispness and delicate fruits. This proved popular amongst our group.
ChrisEExcellent04 Dec 2017
Magnus GreelNot Tried22 Sep 2015

The Royal Oak, Fritham, Hampshire

StuNot Tried20 Jun 2019

The Glue Pot, Swindon, Wiltshire

Magnus GreelExcellent03 May 2019 Refreshing crisp zesty easy drinking ale in superb nick
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jun 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jul 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Nov 2012
Philip PirripExcellent21 Sep 2012 Can never quite identify the specific flavours in this beer
Philip PirripGood23 Jun 2012 An unexceptional golden ale

Rose & Crown, Salisbury, Wiltshire

AndrewAcceptable16 Mar 2019 Just about passable. Might be the batch I guess as it tasted similar to the one we had at the Wyndham Arms earlier in the day.

The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury, Wiltshire

AndrewAcceptable16 Mar 2019 Stilton and apple flavour
Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Dec 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jul 2014
AndrewExcellent21 Apr 2007 Tony's favourite Hopback beer and I can see why. Excellent pale gold beer with a mellon-hop character. Very drinkable.

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jan 2019

The Curfew, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

StuNot Tried19 Jun 2018

Waterloo Arms, Southampton, Hampshire

ChrisEExcellent14 Mar 2018
AndrewAcceptable16 May 2015 Bit yeasty

The Hyde Tavern, Winchester, Hampshire

ChrisENot Tried30 Dec 2017

Prince Albert (Rose's), Woolwich, Greater London

AlenomoreNot Tried01 Oct 2016

Greyhound Inn, Wilton, Wiltshire

AndrewAcceptable05 Aug 2016

Winchester Gate, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Dec 2015
Martin the MildmanNot Tried17 Feb 2011

Wye Beer Festival 2015, Wye, Kent

AndrewNot Tried26 Jun 2015

New Smithy Inn, Wolstanton, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried20 Nov 2014

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried24 Oct 2014
DosserGood07 Jun 2014
Toby Exceptional29 Jun 2013
PedroNot Tried21 Jan 2013
AngieNot Tried28 Jun 2010 Ran out
PedroNot Tried26 Jun 2010
AndrewNot Tried17 Apr 2009

Duck Inn, Laverstock, Wiltshire

Philip PirripGood11 Jul 2014
AndrewNot Tried15 Jun 2012

Sawyers (formerly Barbers Arms), Wye, Kent

Jack WilliamGood21 Jun 2014 Last of the barrel - a bit lifeless but still very drinkable.

The Three Hats, Milton Regis, Kent

Philip PirripAcceptable20 Feb 2014

Halfway House, Langport, Somerset

EdbeckExcellent27 Jan 2014

163 Upper Street (formerly The Taproom), Islington, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Oct 2013

The White Lion, Sawley, Derbyshire

StuNot Tried24 Aug 2013

The Huntsman, Cheadle, Staffordshire

Nick WillisExcellent04 Aug 2013

Old Black Bull, Preston, Lancashire

Philip PirripNot Tried19 Apr 2013

The Organ Grinder, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

MickNot Tried11 Mar 2013

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

PedroExcellent23 Jan 2013

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Oct 2012

The Hand & Shears, Smithfield, Central London

Stephen HarrisGood26 Sep 2012 Exceptionally pale. Dry, with a pungent hop character.

Salisbury Rugby Football Club, Salisbury, Wiltshire

ChrisENot Tried19 May 2012

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairNot Tried20 Apr 2011

Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill), Willesborough, Kent

IanAcceptable30 May 2010 Pale gold, lasting thickish white head. Grassy aroma, some herb/spice on the hop, but mostly a flatish grassy beer. Great condition but lacks punch. Some lime on finish. Condition makes it ok.

The Honest Miller, Brook, Kent

TrevorNot Tried25 Jun 2009
TrevorNot Tried11 Jun 2009
TrevorGood28 May 2009 This ale was light in colour, but quite strong, and was a satisfying drink.

Whalebone, Norwich, Norfolk

AndrewNot Tried27 Jul 2007
IanNot Tried27 Jul 2007

Duke of Wellington, Norwich, Norfolk

AndrewNot Tried27 Jul 2007

The Coronation, Bristol, Avon

AndrewNot Tried06 May 2006 Tony had this and it tasted like a supberb session beer

Vine Inn, Pamphill, Dorset

Magnus GreelGood28 Nov 2005

Hop Back Crop Circle

4.20% ABV.

We have tried this beer 25 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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