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Goacher's Fine Light Ale

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent13 Apr 2024
The Bell & JorrocksFrittenden, Kent29 Mar 2024
The HaywainBramling, Kent17 Mar 2024
The Black LionLynsted, Kent13 Mar 2024
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London10 Mar 2024
The Pub Herne BayHerne Bay, Kent09 Mar 2024
Rifle VolunteersMaidstone, Kent29 Feb 2024
Red LionSnargate, Kent29 Feb 2024
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent29 Feb 2024
The Hoptimist Taproom & BarDover, Kent21 Feb 2024
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent18 Feb 2024
The PloughStalisfield Green, Kent05 Nov 2023
Stubbs Restaurant & BarAshford, Kent06 Oct 2023
The Paper MillSittingbourne, Kent22 Aug 2023
The Little GemAylesford, Kent02 Dec 2022
Red LionMilstead, Kent25 Aug 2022
The Walnut TreeMaidstone, Kent04 Aug 2022
The Long PondEltham, Greater London09 Apr 2022
The New InnCanterbury, Kent08 Sep 2020
This Ancient Boro'Tenterden, Kent29 Feb 2020
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent20 Dec 2019
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent30 Nov 2019
Ship CenturionWhitstable, Kent12 Sep 2019
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent24 Aug 2019
The Tenterden ClubTenterden, Kent26 May 2019
ParkervilleHerne Bay, Kent10 May 2019
The Royal Paper MillMaidstone, Kent08 Mar 2019
London TavernMargate, Kent06 Mar 2019
The Two HalvesMargate, Kent30 Jan 2019
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London11 Oct 2018
Britannia Bar CafeRochester, Kent14 Apr 2018
Royal Cinque Ports Yacht ClubDover, Kent09 Mar 2018
The White HartNewenden, Kent07 Dec 2017
Globe Inn MarshRye, East Sussex07 Jun 2017
The LanesDover, Kent10 Dec 2016
The Swan & DogGreat Chart, Kent02 Dec 2016
The Black LionAppledore, Kent28 Jun 2016
The Thomas Tallis AlehouseCanterbury, Kent18 Jun 2016
The ElephantFaversham, Kent21 Jan 2016
The George & DragonSwanscombe, Kent16 Jan 2016
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent30 Oct 2015
The Old Coach & HorsesCanterbury, Kent17 Oct 2015
The Handsome SamWhitstable, Kent31 Aug 2015
The Chequers on the GreenHigh Halden, Kent11 Apr 2015
Lord RaglanStaplehurst, Kent24 Mar 2015
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent21 Mar 2015
Old PlantationBearsted, Kent28 Jan 2015
The Tankerton ArmsTankerton, Kent13 Dec 2014
Marquis of LorneGillingham, Kent02 Dec 2014
The Three MarinersHythe, Kent20 Nov 2014
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent29 Aug 2014
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent16 Aug 2014
The Four Candles AlehouseSt Peter's, Kent31 May 2014
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent29 May 2014
The WindmillSevenoaks Weald, Kent10 Nov 2013
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent19 Jun 2013
Sawyers (formerly Barbers Arms)Wye, Kent18 Jun 2013
The Lifeboat Ale & Cider HouseMargate, Kent14 Jun 2013
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013Dover, Kent24 May 2013
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent30 Mar 2013
Leas Lift Beer FestivalFolkestone, Kent15 Mar 2013
Bar 10Maidstone, Kent15 Feb 2013
The White HouseHunton, Kent04 Dec 2012
The Rising SunEast Malling, Kent01 Sep 2012
The Old MillAshford, Kent03 Jul 2012
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London03 Mar 2012
The Rose & CrownStelling Minnis, Kent13 Oct 2011
Six BellsWoodchurch, Kent06 May 2011
King's HeadCanterbury, Kent29 Mar 2011
The Oak on the GreenBearsted, Kent07 Mar 2011
The George (formerly The Barrow House, The George Inn)Egerton, Kent22 Feb 2011
The FoxMaidstone, Kent28 Aug 2010
The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded)Wittersham, Kent22 Aug 2010
Kent Beer Festival 2010Canterbury, Kent24 Jul 2010
Sankey'sTunbridge Wells, Kent15 Jan 2010
Blakes of DoverDover, Kent22 May 2009
The BohemianDeal, Kent19 Jan 2008
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2007Margate, Kent06 Apr 2007
The White HartClaygate, Kent10 Feb 2007
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2006Dover, Kent27 May 2006
CoastguardSt Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent02 May 2006
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent15 Apr 2006
Kent Beer Festival 2005Canterbury, Kent22 Jul 2005
The Royal OakBrookland, Kent04 May 2005
The SwanSutton Valence, Kent30 Jan 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.

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenNot Tried13 Apr 2024
WittendenNot Tried05 Aug 2023
WittendenGood01 Feb 2020 Fine, bit of marmalade.
WittendenNot Tried19 Oct 2019
WittendenNot Tried26 Jan 2019

The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Kent

WittendenGood29 Mar 2024 Earthy goodness, but lacking the marmalade orange bite.
WittendenExcellent24 Dec 2023 Impeccable Tovil goodness.
WittendenExcellent06 Sep 2023 I noticed the pump clip was celebrating forty years of this excellent brewery.
WittendenExcellent24 May 2023 Selling well,in tiptop order.
WittendenNot Tried24 Dec 2022 Tempted.
WittendenExcellent22 Oct 2022 Slight floral after taste alongside the expected oranges.
WittendenExcellent04 May 2022 Earthy goodness.
WittendenGood24 Dec 2021 Ah,Christmas oranges.

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried17 Mar 2024
Jack WilliamNot Tried04 Feb 2024
Jack WilliamExcellent24 Jun 2023
Jack WilliamGood31 May 2023
Jack WilliamExcellent30 Dec 2021 Couldn’t fault this.

The Black Lion, Lynsted, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent13 Mar 2024 Superb pint. Shame about the large head and the £5 price tag.
AndrewExcellent20 Jan 2024 Fresh bitter oranges
AndrewExcellent29 Feb 2020 Orange peer and fresh.
AndrewGood13 May 2017 After a few pints had been poured this was actually very nice but again it felt like it could have done with a bit more mellowing
AndrewExcellent07 May 2017 Lovely rich orange.
AndrewExcellent12 Sep 2015 Fresh barrel so lots of orange flavours going on.
thebrewingmanExcellent11 Nov 2014 Drinking well.
WittendenNot Tried18 May 2013
WittendenNot Tried20 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried29 Sep 2012
AndrewNot Tried03 Mar 2012
IanGood17 Aug 2010 Very full, rich and marmalade-y, but just lacked some condition for me.
AndrewExceptional17 Aug 2010 Okay, Ian'll nit-pick about condition (yes it was a little warm and a little un-energised) but the flavours! The flavours were just great. Marmalade and toasted malt; superb.
AndrewNot Tried08 Jun 2009
IanExcellent12 Jan 2008 Very good indeed. Very hoppy for a Goachers beer actually.
AndrewExceptional12 Jan 2008 Lovely. Fresh oranges and a suprisingly leafy hop bitter bite at the end.
AndrewNot Tried29 Dec 2007 Had some of Mary's and it tasted lovely and fresh.
AndrewNot Tried31 Dec 2006
AndrewExceptional01 Aug 2006 Fresh oranges and a huskey hop finish. Wonderful
IanExcellent29 Aug 2005 Very light today. Deep gold, with tangerine and malt aromas, fine in mouth and the finish is more citric orange/tangerine and some hop. Easy drinking session beer. More please barman!
AndrewNot Tried16 May 2005
AndrewExceptional14 May 2005 Like drinking a rich, hoppy marmalade.

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried10 Mar 2024
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Feb 2024
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jan 2024
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Nov 2023
Philip PirripGood10 Sep 2023 Good basic stuff but rather uninspiring tonight
Philip PirripNot Tried09 May 2023 Ran out
Philip PirripAcceptable07 May 2023 OK but uninspiring
Philip PirripGood08 Nov 2022 Basic stocking filler ale
Philip PirripGood07 Nov 2022 Basic stuff
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Sep 2022 Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Aug 2022 Came on late
Philip PirripExcellent07 Jun 2022 Good staple
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Apr 2022
Philip PirripGood14 Feb 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2022
Philip PirripAcceptable29 Nov 2021 At least for my pint this had lost so much since yesterday's
Philip PirripExcellent28 Nov 2021 Goacher's rarely disappoints on quality and condition
Philip PirripExcellent15 Jun 2021 New cask on today - excellent basic light refreshing bitter. A professional brew
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Feb 2020
Philip PirripGood16 Feb 2020 Good basic session job
Philip PirripGood29 May 2019 Very downable
Philip PirripExcellent31 Jan 2019 New cask on, lovely condition and head

The Pub Herne Bay, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewGood09 Mar 2024 Crisp, if somewhat lacking in orange flavours
AndrewGood05 Mar 2024 Crisp, but no oranges.

Rifle Volunteers, Maidstone, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent29 Feb 2024
Magnus GreelExceptional01 Mar 2023 Outstanding in all aspects, an absolute joy to drink..
AndrewAcceptable02 Dec 2022 Strangely cardboard tasting.
Magnus GreelExcellent24 Nov 2022 The earthy sweet bitterness didn't disappoint.
AndrewExceptional02 Sep 2022 Stunning
ChrisEExcellent01 Apr 2022
ChrisEExcellent11 Feb 2022
ChrisEExcellent28 Dec 2021
ChrisEExcellent23 Dec 2021
ChrisEExcellent25 Nov 2021
ChrisENot Tried07 Oct 2021
ChrisEExcellent01 Oct 2021
ChrisENot Tried17 Sep 2021
ChrisEExcellent09 Sep 2021
ChrisEExcellent12 Aug 2021
ChrisEExcellent20 Jun 2021
ChrisENot Tried26 May 2021
ChrisEExcellent20 May 2021
ChrisEExcellent06 May 2021
Magnus GreelExcellent16 Apr 2021
ChrisEExcellent16 Apr 2021
ChrisEExcellent13 Apr 2021
Magnus GreelExcellent31 Oct 2020
ChrisEExcellent31 Oct 2020
ChrisENot Tried22 Sep 2020
ChrisEExcellent27 Aug 2020 In tip top condition.
ChrisEExcellent28 Jul 2020 Superb as is usual in this pub.
ChrisEExcellent14 Jul 2020
ChrisEGood17 Feb 2020
ChrisEGood01 Feb 2020
ChrisEGood03 Jan 2020
ChrisEGood31 Dec 2019
ChrisEExcellent19 Dec 2019
ChrisEExcellent17 Nov 2019
ChrisEGood30 Jul 2019 I had two of these, the first one was excellent, the second one was the last out of the cask and a little metallic.
Magnus GreelExceptional30 Jul 2019 Easy 5* lovely fresh bready aromas and flavours with a creamy yeastiness - a noticeable improvement compared to the previous cask.
Magnus GreelGood30 Jul 2019 A tad resinous didn't detract from its earthiness
ChrisENot Tried18 Jun 2019
ChrisEExcellent10 May 2019
ChrisEExcellent04 Jan 2019
ChrisEGood31 Dec 2018 This seemed a bit sweeter than usual.
ChrisEExcellent05 Dec 2018
ChrisENot Tried11 Oct 2018
ChrisEExcellent07 May 2018
ChrisENot Tried30 Apr 2018
ChrisEExcellent20 Apr 2018
ChrisEExcellent24 Mar 2018
ChrisEExcellent22 Mar 2018
ChrisEExcellent03 Mar 2018
Magnus GreelExceptional12 Jan 2018 Wasn't tempted by owt else so stuck with this for the duration, faultless as always here.
ChrisENot Tried01 Nov 2017
ChrisEExcellent31 Oct 2017
ChrisEExcellent14 Jul 2017
Philip PirripGood17 Jun 2017
ChrisENot Tried03 Jun 2017
Joe GargeryExceptional06 May 2017 Amber light bitter. Fantastic.
ChrisEExceptional28 Apr 2017
ChrisEExcellent12 Mar 2017
Magnus GreelExcellent07 Feb 2017
ChrisEExcellent31 Dec 2016
Magnus GreelExcellent31 Dec 2016 Mainstay of the evening.
ChrisEExcellent18 Dec 2016 First one from a new cask.
ChrisENot Tried14 Dec 2016
Magnus GreelExceptional25 Nov 2016 Delicious - perfect session beer
ChrisEExcellent09 Nov 2016
ChrisEExcellent16 Sep 2016
ChrisEExcellent24 Aug 2016
Magnus GreelExcellent26 Jul 2016 Superb as always.
ChrisENot Tried25 Jun 2016
ChrisEExcellent17 Jun 2016
ChrisEExcellent10 Feb 2016 Superb pint.
ChrisEGood17 Dec 2015
ChrisEExcellent09 Dec 2015
ChrisEExcellent17 Nov 2015
HSBGood05 Nov 2015 Last one from the cask, just a little lacking in condition.
HSBGood05 Nov 2015 First from the new cask. More condition but virtually the same taste.
Philip PirripAcceptable02 Nov 2015
TobesGood29 Aug 2015
ChrisEExcellent01 Aug 2015
AndrewGood23 Jul 2015 Fresh and orangey
ChrisEExcellent02 Jun 2015
ChrisEExcellent26 May 2015
TobesNot Tried16 May 2015
ChrisEExcellent06 Apr 2015
TobesNot Tried07 Mar 2015
ChrisEGood27 Feb 2015
Magnus GreelGood27 Feb 2015
ChrisEGood09 Feb 2015
ChrisEGood09 Feb 2015 The very last one out of the cask, good to the end.
ChrisEGood22 Jan 2015
ChrisEAcceptable12 Jan 2015
ChrisEExcellent17 Nov 2014 In very good form tonight.
ChrisEGood25 Oct 2014 Good to the end of the cask.
ChrisEPoor20 Sep 2014 Disappointing.
ChrisEGood06 Sep 2014
ChrisEGood02 Aug 2014
ChrisEAcceptable24 Jul 2014 A touch on the warm side.
ChrisEGood06 Jun 2014
Philip PirripGood06 Jun 2014
ChrisEExcellent15 Jan 2014
ChrisEGood03 Jan 2014
ChrisEExcellent21 Dec 2013 In very good condition.
Archie14Excellent16 Dec 2013 Great condition
ChrisEExcellent14 Dec 2013 A new cask on today.
ChrisEExcellent11 Dec 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried21 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried15 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Sep 2013
ChrisEGood06 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried06 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried18 Aug 2013
ChrisEGood17 Aug 2013
PedroGood04 Aug 2013
ChrisEAcceptable31 Jul 2013 Slightly hazy as the cask had only recently been spiled, the beer improved as the evening wore on.
AlenomoreNot Tried29 Jun 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried15 Jun 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried08 Jun 2013
ChrisEGood05 Jun 2013
ChrisEExcellent23 May 2013 In top form tonight.
Philip PirripGood21 May 2013
Toby Excellent03 May 2013
ChrisEGood30 Mar 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Mar 2013
PedroNot Tried26 Feb 2013
ChrisEExcellent16 Feb 2013 Good to the end of one cask, and equally good from the new one.
PedroNot Tried12 Feb 2013
PedroNot Tried05 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent22 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried10 Jan 2013
PedroExcellent04 Jan 2013
ChrisEGood31 Dec 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried31 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent31 Dec 2012
AlenomoreExcellent29 Dec 2012 On top form.
PedroNot Tried25 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried22 Dec 2012
PedroExceptional18 Dec 2012
ChrisEExcellent16 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried16 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent11 Dec 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried09 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent08 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried07 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent27 Nov 2012
PedroNot Tried21 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent20 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent13 Nov 2012
AlenomoreExcellent03 Nov 2012 Lovely ale. After this, two bottles of Barley Wine finished me off tonite.....
PedroExceptional30 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried29 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent24 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent21 Oct 2012
AlenomoreExcellent21 Oct 2012
AlenomoreExcellent19 Oct 2012 Top condition. Two pints devoured...
AlenomoreNot Tried17 Oct 2012
PedroExceptional16 Oct 2012 So had two
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Oct 2012
AlenomoreGood14 Oct 2012 A refreshing first ale of the day.
PedroExcellent14 Oct 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Oct 2012
Philip PirripGood12 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried08 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried07 Oct 2012
EddieGood22 Sep 2012 Much better. Nice citrus notes :)
AlenomoreExcellent19 Sep 2012 My friend thought this was top class tonite.
ChrisEExcellent15 Sep 2012 Always good here, this was a fresh cask and a little bit lively,
PedroNot Tried14 Sep 2012
PedroExcellent06 Sep 2012
ChrisEExcellent31 Aug 2012 Always good in here.
PedroExcellent27 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried15 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Aug 2012
EddieAcceptable10 Aug 2012 lacking in condition with a sweet citrus taste maybe the end of the cask?? slight malt. OK but not as good example as I had at the Kent beer festival.
PedroExcellent01 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried20 Jul 2012
AlenomoreExcellent14 Jul 2012 Sopt on condition. Our group consumed a combined 10 pints tonite.
PedroNot Tried14 Jul 2012
PedroNot Tried05 Jul 2012
DosserNot Tried29 Jun 2012
PedroExceptional26 Jun 2012
AngieExcellent15 Jun 2012
Philip PirripExcellent15 Jun 2012 If Alan drinks it then it is definitely mandatory for us
PedroNot Tried11 Jun 2012
PedroExceptional08 Jun 2012
PedroNot Tried30 May 2012
PedroExcellent24 May 2012
PedroExcellent15 May 2012
AngieGood09 May 2012
PedroNot Tried07 May 2012
Philip PirripExcellent27 Apr 2012 Good enough to drown in.
PedroExceptional17 Apr 2012
PedroExceptional25 Mar 2012
PedroExceptional20 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried18 Mar 2012
Magnus GreelExcellent13 Mar 2012
ChrisEExcellent13 Mar 2012 In fine fettle tonight.
PedroNot Tried13 Mar 2012
AndrewGood10 Mar 2012 Good condition. Quite syrupy and marmalade.
PedroExceptional28 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent25 Feb 2012 Last one out of cask
PedroExceptional25 Feb 2012 New cask
PedroNot Tried21 Feb 2012
PedroNot Tried14 Feb 2012
PedroNot Tried07 Feb 2012
PedroExceptional31 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried22 Jan 2012
MattY1Excellent18 Jan 2012
PedroExceptional17 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried07 Jan 2012
PedroExcellent06 Jan 2012
AlenomoreExcellent31 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent30 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried28 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried27 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent25 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent20 Dec 2011
PedroExceptional18 Dec 2011
MattY1Excellent18 Dec 2011
MattY1Excellent15 Dec 2011
ChrisEExcellent15 Dec 2011
MattY1Excellent14 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent13 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried11 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried10 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried09 Dec 2011
MattY1Excellent08 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried07 Dec 2011
MattY1Excellent04 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried03 Dec 2011
MattY1Exceptional02 Dec 2011 New cask delicious :)
PedroNot Tried30 Nov 2011
MattY1Exceptional30 Nov 2011 Wonderful :)
PedroExcellent29 Nov 2011
MattY1Exceptional23 Nov 2011
MattY1Exceptional22 Nov 2011 Great as ever plus managed a few from a new cask :)
PedroExcellent22 Nov 2011
MattY1Excellent21 Nov 2011
MattY1Exceptional20 Nov 2011 Yet another fresh cask of this wonderful Maidstone ale :)
PedroNot Tried20 Nov 2011
MattY1Exceptional19 Nov 2011 New cask! Wonderful :)
MattY1Exceptional18 Nov 2011
MattY1Excellent16 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent15 Nov 2011
MattY1Exceptional15 Nov 2011 Mmm! fresh cask on lunchtime, citrus notes with a smooth and creamy Finnish, A1 condition, stunning :)
MattY1Excellent14 Nov 2011
MattY1Excellent13 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried13 Nov 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Nov 2011
MattY1Exceptional11 Nov 2011 New cask. Delicious :)
MattY1Exceptional10 Nov 2011 Just wonderful! :)
MattY1Excellent09 Nov 2011
PedroGood08 Nov 2011
MattY1Excellent07 Nov 2011 As good as ever :)
PedroNot Tried06 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent05 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried04 Nov 2011
PedroExceptional01 Nov 2011
MattY1Excellent30 Oct 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried30 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried28 Oct 2011
MattY1Good28 Oct 2011 Near end of cask but still very good
PedroNot Tried27 Oct 2011
MattY1Excellent27 Oct 2011
MattY1Excellent26 Oct 2011 2nd from last pint before new cask went on.
PedroExceptional26 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried23 Oct 2011
AlenomoreExcellent22 Oct 2011 A refreshingly good light ale.
PedroNot Tried22 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent21 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent18 Oct 2011
ChrisEGood15 Oct 2011
AlenomoreExcellent10 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent09 Oct 2011
PedroExceptional01 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried24 Sep 2011
PedroNot Tried19 Sep 2011
PedroExcellent16 Sep 2011 But this was very good
PedroExcellent01 Sep 2011 New cask came on
PedroNot Tried31 Aug 2011
PedroNot Tried27 Aug 2011
PedroExcellent30 Jul 2011
ChrisEPoor19 Jul 2011 End of cask and past its best.
ChrisEExcellent19 Jul 2011 A new cask on, and a fine example of what this beer should taste like.
PedroExcellent14 Jul 2011
PedroNot Tried05 Jul 2011
ChrisEExcellent28 Jun 2011
PedroExcellent02 Jun 2011
PedroExcellent30 May 2011
PedroNot Tried26 May 2011
PedroExceptional23 May 2011
IanAcceptable19 May 2011 Funny fizzy taste on the finish
PedroExcellent02 May 2011
PedroNot Tried30 Apr 2011
PedroNot Tried14 Apr 2011
PedroNot Tried01 Apr 2011
PedroNot Tried31 Mar 2011
PedroExceptional18 Mar 2011
PedroNot Tried08 Mar 2011
PedroExceptional04 Mar 2011
PedroExcellent22 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried15 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried11 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried08 Feb 2011
PedroExcellent01 Feb 2011
PedroExcellent31 Jan 2011
PedroNot Tried25 Jan 2011
PedroNot Tried23 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional18 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional16 Jan 2011
PedroNot Tried11 Jan 2011
PedroExcellent09 Jan 2011
PedroExcellent07 Jan 2011
PedroExcellent04 Jan 2011
MattY1Excellent01 Jan 2011
PedroNot Tried25 Dec 2010
ChrisEExcellent19 Dec 2010
PedroNot Tried19 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent18 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent14 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent12 Dec 2010
PedroNot Tried11 Dec 2010
ChrisEExcellent11 Dec 2010
PedroNot Tried10 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent07 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent02 Dec 2010
PedroNot Tried26 Nov 2010
PedroNot Tried24 Nov 2010
PedroNot Tried19 Nov 2010
PedroNot Tried14 Nov 2010
PedroExceptional07 Nov 2010 wopper
PedroNot Tried31 Oct 2010
PedroExcellent29 Oct 2010
PedroNot Tried22 Oct 2010
PedroNot Tried14 Oct 2010
PedroExceptional11 Oct 2010
ChrisEExcellent11 Oct 2010
PedroExceptional07 Oct 2010
PedroExcellent02 Oct 2010
PedroExcellent30 Sep 2010
ChrisEExcellent28 Sep 2010 Always very good in here.
PedroNot Tried25 Sep 2010
ChrisEExcellent24 Sep 2010 Both the old and new casks produced excellent pints. Plenty of condition in the new cask.
MattExceptional21 Sep 2010 Again superb!!!
MattExceptional19 Sep 2010 just wonderful!!!
ChrisEExcellent18 Sep 2010 I had one of the last pints from one cask, and then one of the first from a new one. Both were very good, the new one was very full of condition.
PedroExceptional18 Sep 2010 Crackin' as (nearly) always
PedroNot Tried17 Sep 2010
MattExcellent13 Sep 2010
MattExcellent11 Sep 2010
MattExcellent10 Sep 2010
MattExcellent07 Sep 2010
MattExceptional05 Sep 2010 wonderful!!
MattExcellent03 Sep 2010
MattExceptional02 Sep 2010 Mmmmm!!
PedroExceptional01 Sep 2010
MattExceptional01 Sep 2010 Wow!! Sublime..
MattExceptional31 Aug 2010 Wow!! as good as a pint of fine light as you will ever find, superb!!!!
MattExcellent28 Aug 2010
MattExcellent27 Aug 2010 superb!
PedroExceptional26 Aug 2010
MattGood26 Aug 2010 a very faint tartness but still displaying the typical goachers light characteristics.
PedroExcellent21 Aug 2010
MattExcellent19 Aug 2010 Superb!
MattExcellent18 Aug 2010 Back on form and displaying all the typical fine light characteristics.
MattGood16 Aug 2010
MattGood15 Aug 2010 Something very strange here, The fine light although very good seems to have a distinctive nutty taste rather than the floral hoppy citrus notes it normally has, Odd!!!
MattExcellent13 Aug 2010 had the last two pints of the cask before having 5 more from the new one, Mmmmmm!!!
PedroExcellent13 Aug 2010
MattExcellent10 Aug 2010 Superb!
PedroNot Tried04 Aug 2010
ChrisEExcellent30 Jul 2010 Always good in here.
PedroGood28 Jul 2010
ChrisEExcellent20 Jul 2010 My favourite of all Goacher's beers, and always on good form here.
DosserNot Tried19 Jul 2010
PedroExcellent16 Jul 2010
PedroExcellent04 Jul 2010
PedroExcellent28 Jun 2010
ChrisEExcellent26 Jun 2010
PedroNot Tried21 Jun 2010
PedroNot Tried04 Jun 2010
HueyExcellent28 May 2010
Magnus GreelExcellent28 May 2010 As expected with Alan's usual TLC in beer keeping.
MattExceptional27 May 2010 Just went on, superb!
PedroExceptional27 May 2010
HueyExcellent27 May 2010
MattExcellent25 May 2010 New cask! lovely...
MattExcellent24 May 2010
MattExcellent23 May 2010
MattExcellent21 May 2010 Superb!
MattExcellent20 May 2010
MattExcellent18 May 2010 Superb!
PedroNot Tried18 May 2010
MattExcellent15 May 2010 Had the 2nd to last pint of the cask, was still good then Alan put on a new one, Very nice!!!
MattExcellent14 May 2010
MattExcellent13 May 2010 last 5 pints of the cask but still great before Alan puts on a new one, Wonderful!!
MattExcellent11 May 2010
MattExcellent06 May 2010
MattExcellent04 May 2010
MattExcellent02 May 2010 As good as ever!
MattExcellent01 May 2010 lovley! had 2 pints then decided to take 8 home.
MattExcellent29 Apr 2010
MattExceptional28 Apr 2010 Magnificent! Fine light at its best, lovely citrus notes with a clean and fresh finish.
MattExcellent27 Apr 2010
PedroExceptional25 Apr 2010
ChrisEExcellent24 Apr 2010
MattExcellent23 Apr 2010 Had 4 pints before this cask ran out but it was still in great condition. The new Cask was also superb!
MattExcellent22 Apr 2010
MattExceptional19 Apr 2010 Stunning! displaying all the characteristics of a perfect pint of Goachers Fine Light, so good I wanted many more but Gina was hungry.
MattExcellent16 Apr 2010 Superb!
MattExcellent15 Apr 2010
MattExcellent14 Apr 2010
HueyExcellent13 Apr 2010 Excellent as always
MattExcellent11 Apr 2010
IanAcceptable11 Apr 2010 Hoppy to start with, but there was something odd towards the end of my pint.
PedroExcellent09 Apr 2010
MattExcellent09 Apr 2010 Superb!
PedroNot Tried07 Apr 2010
MattExceptional06 Apr 2010 Superb!! so good I forced myself to have another 6 pints, Hic!
MattExceptional02 Apr 2010 Superb with lovely citrus notes and a clean and fresh finish!!!
MattExcellent01 Apr 2010
PedroNot Tried30 Mar 2010
MattExcellent30 Mar 2010
MattExcellent28 Mar 2010
MattExceptional26 Mar 2010 Can this ale really get any better??? Pure liquid gold!
MattExcellent25 Mar 2010
MattExcellent23 Mar 2010
MattExceptional22 Mar 2010 Mmmmm!!!
PedroExcellent21 Mar 2010
MattExceptional21 Mar 2010 Superb!!!
PedroNot Tried20 Mar 2010
MattExcellent19 Mar 2010
MattExcellent15 Mar 2010
ChrisEExcellent13 Mar 2010
MattGood11 Mar 2010
PedroNot Tried05 Mar 2010
MattExceptional05 Mar 2010 Wonderful!!!
PedroExceptional26 Feb 2010
PedroNot Tried23 Feb 2010
MattExcellent22 Feb 2010
MattExcellent18 Feb 2010 Last of the old cask and first of the new! Mmmm
PedroExceptional17 Feb 2010
MattExcellent17 Feb 2010
PedroNot Tried16 Feb 2010
MattExcellent14 Feb 2010
IanGood13 Feb 2010 Bit sweet and cloying on the marmalade fruit.
PedroNot Tried13 Feb 2010
ChrisEExcellent13 Feb 2010 Good as usual.
MattExceptional12 Feb 2010
MattExceptional11 Feb 2010 Wonderful!!!
MattExceptional09 Feb 2010 Mmmmm absolutely beautiful, Sublime!!!
PedroNot Tried09 Feb 2010
MattExcellent07 Feb 2010 Lovely!!!
ChrisEExcellent06 Feb 2010
PedroNot Tried05 Feb 2010
MattExcellent05 Feb 2010 Superb!!
PedroExcellent03 Feb 2010
MattExceptional03 Feb 2010 A crystal clear pint with a very clean/fresh taste and fantastic lacing all the way down to the bottom of the glass, Superb!!!
PedroExcellent02 Feb 2010
PedroExcellent30 Jan 2010
MattExcellent29 Jan 2010 Superb!!!
MattExcellent28 Jan 2010 After drinking Master Brew drinking Fine light is like a taste explosion with strong citrus notes Yum yum!!
PedroExceptional26 Jan 2010
MattExceptional23 Jan 2010 WOW! the light was on top form tonight absolutely amazing i had to have a pint or 7!!!! Stunning!!!
PedroExcellent22 Jan 2010
MattExcellent22 Jan 2010 New cask! sublime Mmmmm!!!!
PedroExceptional19 Jan 2010
PedroExceptional12 Jan 2010
PedroExceptional09 Jan 2010
PedroExcellent08 Jan 2010
PedroNot Tried05 Jan 2010
PedroExceptional02 Jan 2010
MattExcellent01 Jan 2010 good as always
PedroNot Tried31 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent29 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional25 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent22 Dec 2009
ChrisEGood19 Dec 2009 Very fresh, Alan had to have two attempts at topping up my glass, but it was worth the wait.
PedroExceptional17 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent15 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried13 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent11 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried08 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried06 Dec 2009
MattExcellent04 Dec 2009 A new cask and it was superb!
PedroExceptional04 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent01 Dec 2009
MattExcellent01 Dec 2009 Lovely pint! with nice citrus notes.
MattExceptional28 Nov 2009 Superb! even better than usual, that may be due to the fact they were all bought for me....
PedroExceptional28 Nov 2009
ChrisEGood26 Nov 2009
MattExceptional25 Nov 2009 Sublime!!!
PedroExceptional24 Nov 2009 outstanding !
MattExcellent24 Nov 2009 Lovely citrus notes
MattExceptional23 Nov 2009 3 pints of this superb brew! with typical fine light characteristics,Floral,Hoppy and hints or orange! Yum yum!!!!
MattExceptional22 Nov 2009 Near the end of the cask but still lovely. Alan puts on a new one and its like nectar,beautiful floral flavours and citrus notes, Sublime!!!!
MattExceptional21 Nov 2009 Mmmmm! on top form tonight, absolutely magnificent with fresh floral hoppy flavours and a hint of citrus, Classic Fine light, Superb!!!
MattExcellent18 Nov 2009 Lovely fresh floral flavors!
MattGood17 Nov 2009 Near the end of the Cask but still very good!
MattExceptional15 Nov 2009 Alan puts on yet another new cask and WOW! it tastes fantastic, I really think that Fine light is my Favorite beer. Sublime!!!!
MattExcellent13 Nov 2009 Only had a couple of hours before our meal and Alan had just put on a new cask so I managed to drink 8 pints of this wonderful brew before we had to leave!
MattExcellent13 Nov 2009 just a little taster before my evening visit!
PedroNot Tried10 Nov 2009
MattExcellent10 Nov 2009 Superb!!!
MattExcellent08 Nov 2009 Had the last pint of the cask which was nice then had 5 of the new one which was excellent Mmmmm
PedroExcellent07 Nov 2009
PedroNot Tried28 Oct 2009
PedroExceptional05 Oct 2009 First two were excellent but then a new cask came on and WOW! STUNNING !
PedroExceptional04 Oct 2009 superb!
PedroExceptional02 Oct 2009 Exceptional ++++ very nearly the best beer I've ever drunk !!!
PedroNot Tried26 Sep 2009
PedroNot Tried18 Sep 2009
IanGood16 Sep 2009 Almost perfect condition but in the butter toffee mode rather than light and citrus. Good mouth feel but i would guess some toffee biscuit malt here. Hop has tingle but less orange tangerine notes
PedroExcellent12 Sep 2009
PedroNot Tried01 Sep 2009
PedroExcellent28 Aug 2009
PedroNot Tried19 Aug 2009
PedroExceptional18 Aug 2009 Very very good too!
PedroExcellent01 Aug 2009
PedroExceptional28 Jul 2009
PedroExcellent26 Jul 2009
PedroExcellent11 Jul 2009
PedroNot Tried14 Jun 2009
PedroNot Tried13 Jun 2009
PedroNot Tried11 Jun 2009
DosserNot Tried07 Jun 2009
PedroExceptional31 May 2009
PedroExcellent22 May 2009
DosserNot Tried14 May 2009
PedroExcellent11 May 2009
PedroNot Tried07 May 2009
PedroExcellent04 May 2009
PedroExcellent27 Apr 2009
IanAcceptable17 Apr 2009 Just about acceptable, lacked condition, but mostly lacked flavour.
AndrewAcceptable17 Apr 2009 Fresh but just tasted of oats. No oranges either rich or fresh.
IanGood04 Sep 2008 Now that really is good. Hoppier than usual. And I finished with a pint of this.
IanExceptional23 Jun 2008 This one came on at lunchtime. Slight bitter edge. Rather a lovely pint of light. Decent hop on end, in fact distinctively hoppy, Nicely satisfying and drinkable, bit of caramel/toffee. It absolutely sings. Fresh satsuma and then excellent fresh hop sting. I was sat on the platform at Maidstone East 10 minutes later and could still feel this hop sting on the tongue.
IanGood01 Sep 2007 Bottom of one barrel and top of the next, both good and both totally drinkable.
AndrewExcellent01 Sep 2007 Excellent bottom of the barrel Goacher's Light. Lots of rich orange and nice earthy hops. Ace
Magnus GreelExcellent30 Jun 2007
IanGood28 Jun 2007 Very good suppable session bitter.
IanExcellent19 May 2007 Bottom of the barrel marmaladey beer was great, and the top of the barrel fresh beer was great too. Really enjoyed this beer and clearly the best one available.
AndrewGood19 May 2007 A bit lack lustre as bottom of the barrel but there was enough marmalade to keep me interested. Hint of watery straw too.
AndrewExcellent19 May 2007 Fresh (from a new barrel) with the smell of Goldings. Orangey straw flavours
IanExcellent09 Dec 2006 Marmaladey and wonderful. Just a lovely supping pint that doesn't go to your head, but wants you to keep drinking.
IanExceptional08 Apr 2006 End of the first barrel was rounded and marmaladey, the start of the next barrel I think was the best Goachers Light I've ever had. I really don't know another session bitter like this. The mix of malt, fruit and touch of hop is unbelievably good.
AndrewExceptional08 Apr 2006 Intense marmalade and rich syrupyness that is unlike anyother beer I've tried (except Archer's farmer's boy). This was lovely and it was bottom of the barrel (...the barrel changed a few pints later)
AndrewExceptional08 Apr 2006 Top of the barrel Goacher's light! Fresh mandarine flavours with a crisp malty bitterness to it
IanGood02 Nov 2005 Refreshing easy drinking light bitter. Lacked some of its trademark marmelade flavour, but still very nice
AndrewExceptional12 Aug 2005 Loverly and light. Hoppy with an orange flavour to it. It reminded me of being at primary school - don't ask me why.
IanExcellent12 Aug 2005 Very drinkable malty session beer with distinctive Goachers malt and hop flavours
IanGood19 Mar 2005 Golden malty session beer with good malty flavour and hoppy finish
AndrewExceptional09 Apr 2004 Excellent as always

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

AndrewGood29 Feb 2024 A nice pint.
DosserGood29 Feb 2024 Crisp, light ale.
Magnus GreelExcellent01 Dec 2022 In superb condition 4.5 stars if this was an option.
ChrisEGood27 Dec 2016
ChrisENot Tried28 Jun 2016
IanNot Tried29 Feb 2016
Philip PirripGood29 Feb 2016 Surprisingly cool on gravity in an open fire-lit room
HSBGood29 Feb 2016
ChrisEExcellent01 Jun 2014
Philip PirripGood11 Jun 2013
ChrisEExcellent11 Jun 2013 In very good condition.
ChrisEExcellent27 Dec 2012
ChrisENot Tried28 Apr 2012
Philip PirripGood28 Apr 2012 Having had Fine Light at the Rifle Volunteers the previous evening this could never compare. Good to try on gravity dispense though
HSBGood28 Apr 2012
Magnus GreelExcellent28 Apr 2012
ChrisEExcellent14 Mar 2012
ChrisEExcellent27 Dec 2011 Last of the old cask, and first from a new one. Both were in excellent condition.
ChrisEExcellent14 Dec 2011 Good to the last drop. We finished the cask.
PedroNot Tried24 Sep 2011
PedroNot Tried25 Apr 2011
ChrisENot Tried09 Mar 2011
ChrisEGood28 Dec 2009 End of cask. This beer ran out after this round of drinks.
IanNot Tried10 May 2008
IanAcceptable05 Apr 2008 Just a bit flat really in terms of flavour, malty, but little hop. Still popular with the regulars.
IanAcceptable14 Apr 2007 Has some caramel/orange malt fruit. Drinkable, soft in mouth but lacks a bit of bite.
AndrewExceptional31 Jul 2006 Fantastic marmalade flavours with a well rounded bitter finish. Excellent drinking beer
IanGood11 Jul 2006 This lasted 10 minutes. I was first in and had the first pint and downed it to quench my raging thirst from cycling. Nice malty light bitter.
IanGood16 Jun 2006 Drinkable. Nice flavours, Goacher's distinctive malt and some marmalade
IanExcellent28 May 2006 Orange copper colour, bright in appearance. Malty earthy aroma. Sweet orange marmalade in mouth. Lovely example of this beer.
AndrewNot Tried09 Apr 2006
IanNot Tried22 Feb 2006
AndrewExcellent23 Dec 2005 Fantastic session beer with the taste of fresh marmalade.
IanNot Tried23 Dec 2005
IanAcceptable25 May 2005 Golden, tight white head, malty. Can be good but this had a thinnish finish
IanGood28 Mar 2005 Dark gold malty beer
IanExcellent19 Feb 2005 Wonderful taste of malt in this golden session ale
AndrewExceptional19 Feb 2005 Goacher's Light at its best: light, hoppy, malty and very drinkable
IanAcceptable20 Nov 2004 A little bit watery which was disappointing for what is normally an exceptional beer with a rich malty taste for a "light" beer

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

AndrewGood29 Feb 2024 Nice pint of light
Jack WilliamNot Tried04 Oct 2022
WittendenGood07 Oct 2018 Lacked a bit of that Goacher's earthiness.
WittendenNot Tried04 Jan 2016
WittendenNot Tried01 Sep 2013
ChrisENot Tried24 Apr 2013
PedroNot Tried12 Jan 2013
WittendenNot Tried07 Oct 2012 I was sorely tempted
PedroExcellent03 Aug 2012
ChrisENot Tried01 Aug 2012
WittendenExcellent01 Apr 2012 Earthier than I remember it,more pear than orange.Great stuff.
ChrisENot Tried16 Apr 2011
thebrewingmanNot Tried12 Apr 2011
thebrewingmanNot Tried11 Feb 2011
thebrewingmanExcellent30 Dec 2010
thebrewingmanNot Tried16 Nov 2010
thebrewingmanNot Tried22 Jun 2010
thebrewingmanExcellent25 Mar 2010
thebrewingmanNot Tried04 Mar 2010
DubbelNot Tried26 Apr 2009 Think Goachers may be behind the house ale "Halfway To Paradise" too but not sure.
AndrewNot Tried10 Feb 2007
IanNot Tried14 Jan 2007

The Hoptimist Taproom & Bar, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried21 Feb 2024 Replaced by the Kent

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

Archie14Excellent18 Feb 2024 Display all the characteristics of this wonderful session Kentish ale! Excellent citrus orange, malt.
Jack WilliamExcellent27 Sep 2023 Had the edge on the Kent ales for condition and freshness.

The Plough, Stalisfield Green, Kent

WittendenExcellent05 Nov 2023 On fine earthy form.
WittendenGood01 Oct 2023 Peppery wholesomeness.

Stubbs Restaurant & Bar, Ashford, Kent

Magnus GreelGood06 Oct 2023 First pint was sour but in fairness to the barmaid the barrel was changed and a few pints were pulled off to ensure my final enjoyment.
WittendenGood27 Aug 2023 In stalwart journeyman condition.
Jack WilliamAcceptable21 Feb 2023 Not very lively.

The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

Philip PirripGood22 Aug 2023
Jack WilliamGood09 Jan 2020
Archie14Exceptional29 Apr 2018 Wow! My first pint of this wonderful ale since departing a certain pub in Maidstone! A truly delicious example of a beer of the old guard! Fantastic stuff!
Philip PirripGood02 Dec 2014
Archie14Exceptional06 Apr 2014 Wow! simply stunning, displaying all the key qualities of this wonderful Maidstone ale :)
Archie14Excellent11 Mar 2014 Under the counter pint! Very nice indeed :)
PedroExcellent15 Nov 2013
Archie14Exceptional15 Nov 2013 Stunning example, it equaled Alan's fine light from The Rifle in Maidstone and that's no mean feat :)
Archie14Exceptional26 Oct 2013 Superb! fresh on and straight from the cask, great condition :)
Archie14Excellent20 Oct 2013
Philip PirripGood17 Oct 2013

The Little Gem, Aylesford, Kent

AndrewExcellent02 Dec 2022
ChrisENot Tried01 Apr 2022
ChrisENot Tried17 Mar 2022
Magnus GreelExcellent03 Jan 2022
ChrisEExcellent03 Jan 2022 We had several of these, some towards the end of the cask and a fresh one from a new cask when that ran out. All excellent.
ChrisENot Tried04 Nov 2021
ChrisENot Tried11 Sep 2021
Philip PirripExcellent31 Jul 2021 On handpump, a great opener in peak form
ChrisEExcellent28 Jun 2021

Red Lion, Milstead, Kent

AndrewNot Tried25 Aug 2022

The Walnut Tree, Maidstone, Kent

Magnus GreelGood04 Aug 2022 Had a slight earthiness about it.
ChrisEExcellent31 Oct 2017
Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Feb 2017
ChrisEExcellent24 Dec 2014 The best pint of Fine Light that I have had for some time.
PedroExcellent15 Jul 2012
AlenomoreGood16 Oct 2011 Good to see the Goachers on, but served far too cold here.
PedroGood16 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent05 Mar 2011
PedroGood23 Sep 2010

The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Apr 2022
Philip PirripAcceptable17 Jul 2021 Lacked head and lacing, seemed rather lacking condition
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Oct 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Aug 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jul 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried24 May 2019
Philip PirripGood15 Mar 2019 Good ale for a long session
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Feb 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2018

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

ChrisEExcellent08 Sep 2020

This Ancient Boro', Tenterden, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried29 Feb 2020
ChrisENot Tried14 Jul 2018 This ran out

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

Archie14Good20 Dec 2019 Lacking some condition.
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jun 2016
Philip PirripGood28 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Oct 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Apr 2012
BlairNot Tried17 Sep 2011
ChrisENot Tried15 Feb 2011
BlairNot Tried12 Nov 2009
BlairNot Tried14 Mar 2009
BlairNot Tried11 Dec 2008
BlairNot Tried05 Dec 2008
BlairNot Tried09 Aug 2008
BlairNot Tried13 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried09 Jan 2008
IanAcceptable10 Mar 2007 Absolutely fine, but just a bit bland, maybe a bit tired. Not that orange/marmalade zing you sometimes get.
AndrewAcceptable10 Mar 2007 Nothing wrong with this but it lacked any real flavour. There was a hint of orange but not much else for a beer that can be fantastic.
AndrewNot Tried09 Dec 2006

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried30 Nov 2019
ChrisENot Tried20 Sep 2012

Ship Centurion, Whitstable, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried12 Sep 2019

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

WittendenNot Tried24 Aug 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Aug 2019
WittendenExcellent24 Jun 2017 Very fresh:oranges before becoming marmalade.

The Tenterden Club, Tenterden, Kent

ChrisENot Tried26 May 2019

Parkerville, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewExcellent10 May 2019

The Royal Paper Mill, Maidstone, Kent

AndrewGood08 Mar 2019 Had the last pints of one barrel and the first of the next. Both good.
PedroNot Tried02 Feb 2013
PedroNot Tried10 Jan 2013
PedroGood21 Sep 2012
PedroExcellent03 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried01 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried14 Jul 2011
PedroExcellent03 Mar 2011
PedroExcellent05 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried26 Aug 2010
MattGood12 Aug 2010 Slightly lacking condition but still had the lovely citrus notes and hoppy character of this wondefull bitter.
AndrewNot Tried22 Aug 2008

London Tavern, Margate, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried06 Mar 2019

The Two Halves, Margate, Kent

ChrisEAcceptable30 Jan 2019 Disappointing. Flat head and bubbles clinging to the glass. I moved on after this.

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried11 Oct 2018

Britannia Bar Cafe, Rochester, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Apr 2018
ChrisEExcellent01 Nov 2017
Philip PirripGood20 Oct 2016
ChrisEGood19 Aug 2016 Slightly metallic.
ChrisEExcellent19 Aug 2016 A new cask came on so we decided to try it. Very good indeed.
Stephen HarrisGood20 Oct 2013
Philip PirripAcceptable04 Jul 2013
AndrewGood28 Dec 2012 Good condition. Fresh with subtle orange
Philip PirripGood25 Oct 2012 1st one a tad warm - perhaps in pipes a while
Philip PirripExcellent25 Oct 2012 2nd one just slightly cooler and fresher
oz11Good07 Jun 2012
ChrisENot Tried22 Mar 2012
ChrisENot Tried05 Mar 2011
ChrisEExcellent15 Feb 2011 A fine pint of Fine Light.

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, Dover, Kent

ChrisENot Tried09 Mar 2018
Jack WilliamGood28 Apr 2017
Jack WilliamNot Tried28 Oct 2016
ChrisENot Tried04 Mar 2016
ChrisENot Tried07 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Mar 2013
ChrisENot Tried02 Mar 2013 On handpump in the bar.
PedroNot Tried02 Mar 2013
IanExcellent01 Nov 2006 The bottom of the barrel had that distinctive malty marmaladey character to it whilst the fresh barrel was not unsurprisingly fresher, but hoppier too. Both wonderful and in good condition too.

The White Hart, Newenden, Kent

WittendenGood07 Dec 2017 Mellow.
ChrisENot Tried16 Sep 2017
PedroNot Tried19 May 2012

Globe Inn Marsh, Rye, East Sussex

Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Jun 2017

The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried10 Dec 2016
Jack WilliamNot Tried11 Dec 2015
ChrisENot Tried08 Aug 2015

The Swan & Dog, Great Chart, Kent

ChrisENot Tried02 Dec 2016
Magnus GreelExcellent17 Oct 2016
ChrisEAcceptable19 Nov 2015 Too cold for my liking.
ChrisEGood05 Aug 2015
IanGood28 Mar 2015 Biscuit. Some light orange fruit. Jist about ok condition. Mostly biscuit.
Magnus GreelExceptional16 Mar 2015 A short wait while the barman put a fresh cask on and the result was a perfect pint. Delicious!
ChrisEAcceptable03 Mar 2015 Cold and lacking condition.

The Black Lion, Appledore, Kent

ChrisENot Tried28 Jun 2016
ChrisEGood17 Aug 2015
Jack WilliamExcellent21 Jun 2014 Top condition.
WittendenNot Tried02 Jul 2012 Ran out, to my deep chagrin.

The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

WittendenNot Tried18 Jun 2016

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jan 2016

The George & Dragon, Swanscombe, Kent

ChrisEExcellent16 Jan 2016 Very good indeed and I am told that this has proved very popular with the regulars here.

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripGood30 Oct 2015 Rather bland

The Old Coach & Horses, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamAcceptable17 Oct 2015

The Handsome Sam, Whitstable, Kent

TobesGood31 Aug 2015

The Chequers on the Green, High Halden, Kent

WittendenExcellent11 Apr 2015 Peppery, earthy:unimpeacheable.
Jack WilliamGood08 Mar 2015 Light ale, light in flavour - pleasant enough.

Lord Raglan, Staplehurst, Kent

WittendenNot Tried24 Mar 2015
DosserNot Tried29 Mar 2014
PedroNot Tried22 Aug 2013
thebrewingmanExcellent17 Jan 2013
thebrewingmanExcellent12 Jan 2013 A very well kept pint.
PedroGood21 Sep 2012
PedroGood02 Aug 2012
AlenomoreExcellent15 Jul 2012 In top condition.
AlenomoreNot Tried17 Jul 2011
PedroExcellent24 Mar 2011
thebrewingmanExceptional02 Nov 2010 In excellent condition.
PedroExcellent04 Feb 2010
WittendenExceptional01 Jan 2010 If all the beer I drink in 2010 is as good as this I'll be very happy.Hoppy, marmaladey -the works.

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

DosserNot Tried21 Mar 2015
DosserNot Tried22 Feb 2014
DosserNot Tried08 Jul 2012

Old Plantation, Bearsted, Kent

ChrisEGood28 Jan 2015
ChrisENot Tried02 Aug 2014
ChrisENot Tried13 Dec 2013
PedroExcellent11 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried10 Aug 2012
PedroGood03 Jan 2012

The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Jack WilliamGood13 Dec 2014 Light in name and flavour.

Marquis of Lorne, Gillingham, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Dec 2014

The Three Mariners, Hythe, Kent

ChrisEGood20 Nov 2014 In good condition but just a tad too cold for my liking.
AlenomoreNot Tried26 Aug 2012
IanGood28 May 2011 Best half of this I have had in some time. Malt and orange fruit

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

IanNot Tried29 Aug 2014
BrianGood24 Jan 2014 Excellent condition. Good, light bitter with some biscuit malt.
IanGood29 Nov 2013 Good gulping beer
IanAcceptable04 Jan 2013 malty ok

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried16 Aug 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried04 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExcellent14 Oct 2011 Another unusual visitor here and very welcome too. A good session ale.
PedroGood01 Jan 2011 Strangely lacking in the flavour I (nearly always) get when sampling this at the tied Rifle Volunteers !
DosserNot Tried20 Oct 2010 First time on here in Goachers backyard. Comments that it tasted different than at the Rifle, but a fine beer.
AlenomoreNot Tried20 Oct 2010

The Four Candles Alehouse, St Peter's, Kent

IanAcceptable31 May 2014 Great condition. Bit malty for me.

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripGood29 May 2014
Philip PirripExcellent05 Dec 2013

The Windmill, Sevenoaks Weald, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent10 Nov 2013
thebrewingmanNot Tried13 Jan 2013

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

Pete RevellExcellent19 Jun 2013 A great session ale with a nice light, but slightly citrus taste.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Jun 2013

Sawyers (formerly Barbers Arms), Wye, Kent

ChrisEExcellent18 Jun 2013

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jun 2013
BlairNot Tried22 Mar 2012
IanNot Tried12 Nov 2011
AndrewNot Tried22 Apr 2011
BlairNot Tried08 Nov 2010

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013, Dover, Kent

MickNot Tried24 May 2013

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

HSBGood30 Mar 2013
PedroNot Tried04 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried13 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried16 Sep 2012
PedroExcellent13 Aug 2012
PedroGood14 Apr 2012
PedroNot Tried28 Oct 2011 in bar
PedroExceptional25 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried09 Jul 2011

Leas Lift Beer Festival, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried15 Mar 2013

Bar 10, Maidstone, Kent

PedroGood15 Feb 2013
PedroGood13 Feb 2013

The White House, Hunton, Kent

PedroExcellent04 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried15 Jul 2012
thebrewingmanNot Tried01 Jul 2012
PedroExcellent06 Dec 2011
PedroGood24 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent21 Aug 2011
PedroExcellent18 Jul 2010

The Rising Sun, East Malling, Kent

AlenomoreGood01 Sep 2012 In top condition here today. Cooler than normal, and very refreshing.
PedroGood26 Apr 2012
PedroExcellent05 Feb 2012
PedroGood04 Feb 2012
PedroGood13 Jan 2012
PedroGood26 Dec 2011
DosserNot Tried01 Apr 2011
PedroGood27 Jan 2011
AlenomoreGood04 Sep 2010 OK, but too cold here!
IanGood26 Jul 2008 It's good. Fine light ale, drinakble light bitter with good finishing hop sting.
IanNot Tried20 Aug 2005

The Old Mill, Ashford, Kent

ChrisENot Tried03 Jul 2012
Bob AExcellent02 Apr 2012 Fine Light at its best.
IanExcellent28 Mar 2012 Fabulous couple of pints at just £2.60 a pint. Really malty beer.

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Mar 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Jan 2012

The Rose & Crown, Stelling Minnis, Kent

TrevorExcellent13 Oct 2011 A pale amber light bitter with a hint of hops

Six Bells, Woodchurch, Kent

PedroNot Tried06 May 2011
PedroNot Tried18 Feb 2011

King's Head, Canterbury, Kent

ChrisENot Tried29 Mar 2011

The Oak on the Green, Bearsted, Kent

ChrisENot Tried07 Mar 2011
AndrewAcceptable06 Mar 2011 Lacklustre.

The George (formerly The Barrow House, The George Inn), Egerton, Kent

TrevorNot Tried22 Feb 2011

The Fox, Maidstone, Kent

PedroNot Tried28 Aug 2010

The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded), Wittersham, Kent

PedroNot Tried22 Aug 2010
PedroNot Tried20 Feb 2010
IanExcellent30 Jan 2010 Really good light bitter with excellent orange/tangerine fruits. Went down very easily after cycling from Appledore Station
IanNot Tried07 May 2008
AndrewExceptional02 Jan 2007 Fresh oranges with heathery hops. Ace
IanExcellent16 Sep 2006 Ray said that this was coming to the end of the barrel, but due to the turnover of beer here, this wasn't a problem. This was still spectacular though with marmalade, hop and good malt flavour. Lovely.

Kent Beer Festival 2010, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewAcceptable24 Jul 2010 Didn't have any of the orange flavours it usually does. Probably a bit tired.

Sankey's, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

IanNot Tried15 Jan 2010

Blakes of Dover, Dover, Kent

BlairNot Tried22 May 2009
BrianGood27 Oct 2006 Served on gravity. A bit dull, but still good. No head to speak of but still fresh enough.
BrianExceptional14 Jul 2006 Slightly sweaty aroma, but a great taste. Grapefruit tang, followed by prickly sherbert feel and lovely bite. Superb.

The Bohemian, Deal, Kent

IanNot Tried19 Jan 2008

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2007, Margate, Kent

AndrewPoor06 Apr 2007 What a poor outing for a usually great beer

The White Hart, Claygate, Kent

IanNot Tried10 Feb 2007
AndrewAcceptable10 Feb 2007 A bit lifeless but still good to see one of my favourite beers on.

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2006, Dover, Kent

AndrewAcceptable27 May 2006 Whiff of marmalade with a thin sharp bitter bite and little else going on. Shame as this too can be a fanstastic beer

Coastguard, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent

AndrewAcceptable02 May 2006 Too warm would you believe it. No orange or marmalade taste just some goacher's malt and a kind of dilute hydrochloric acid taste on the back of the mouth. Weird for a usually fantastic beer

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

AndrewAcceptable15 Apr 2006 Well it didn't really taste of Goacher's Light because it had a pronounced blackcurrent bite to it. There were slight hints of mandarine but frankly this was not representitive of what I know is a fantastic beer
IanAcceptable15 Apr 2006 Weird. Orangey, but not as it should be. I have had it far better at times. Not off, but just not right

Kent Beer Festival 2005, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewAcceptable22 Jul 2005 Golden yellow beer with bitter hops and a subtle marmarlade finish

The Royal Oak, Brookland, Kent

IanExcellent04 May 2005 Deep gold, malty fruit nose, fullish in mouth, creamy with malty finish

The Swan, Sutton Valence, Kent

IanExcellent30 Jan 2005 Excellent light coloured beer with good malty flavours. Very refreshing

Goacher's Fine Light Ale

3.70% ABV.

A golden Goacher's jem. A rich light ale with the hops and malt taste of most Goacher's beers..

We have tried this beer 632 times.

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

Other Goacher's beers.