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Abigale Samphire

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Oak on the GreenBearsted, Kent22 Dec 2012
Bell & CrownCanterbury, Kent17 Nov 2012
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent12 Oct 2012
The ElephantFaversham, Kent19 Sep 2012
The LocomotiveAshford, Kent12 Sep 2012
The Old MillAshford, Kent30 Aug 2012
Red LionSnargate, Kent06 Jul 2012
Robin HoodBlue Bell Hill, Kent24 Jun 2012
Abigale Brewing CompanyAshford, Kent28 Apr 2012
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent22 Apr 2012
Bake & AlehouseWestgate-on-Sea, Kent12 Apr 2012
Britannia Bar CafeRochester, Kent22 Mar 2012
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London01 Mar 2012
The SwanAshford, Kent19 Nov 2011
The Tickled TroutWye, Kent06 Oct 2011
Leas Lift Beer FestivalFolkestone, Kent23 Sep 2011
Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011Wye, Kent17 Sep 2011
Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders FairSissinghurst, Kent13 Aug 2011
Kent Beer Festival 2011Canterbury, Kent23 Jul 2011
3rd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2011Tenterden, Kent18 Jun 2011
The WheatsheafMaidstone, Kent16 Jun 2011
The UnicornCanterbury, Kent11 Jun 2011
The Three MarinersHythe, Kent28 May 2011
The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse)Great Chart, Kent28 May 2011
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2011Margate, Kent22 Apr 2011
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent27 Mar 2011
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent25 Mar 2011
Six BellsWoodchurch, Kent18 Feb 2011
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent05 Feb 2011
Prince AlbertDover, Kent04 Feb 2011
The Lifeboat Ale & Cider HouseMargate, Kent22 Jan 2011
Farriers ArmsMersham, Kent14 Jan 2011

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 Oak on the Green, Bearsted, Kent

PedroGood22 Dec 2012 Surprised to still find this on sale as I understand Abigale have gone to the wall!
ChrisEExceptional03 Oct 2011 Truly exceptional, just the right temperature, and in very good condition. A most enjoyable tasty and refreshing pint.
PedroNot Tried16 Jul 2011
PedroGood14 May 2011
ChrisEGood07 Mar 2011 Very drinkable.
AndrewGood06 Mar 2011 Too warm which made me wonder if it had spent the night in the pipes. Rich and sharp. Took me a while to work out that the distinctive flavour it had was very similar to Harvey's yeastiness. Still waiting to find a well served pint of this so I can properly assess it.
ChrisEExcellent17 Jan 2011 A good drinkable Kentish ale.

Bell & Crown, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewPoor17 Nov 2012 The condition was okay but it just didn't taste like Samphire. It was dusty tasting and too warm.
MickNot Tried18 Oct 2011
AndrewNot Tried30 Sep 2011
AndrewNot Tried19 Aug 2011
AndrewNot Tried22 Jul 2011
BlairGood19 Jun 2011 Perfectly good, easy drinking bitter.
IanNot Tried11 Jun 2011
AndrewGood11 Jun 2011 Very good condition and I really do want to love this beer but I think it just isn't to be my cup of tea. Slightly tart, toasted and tight. Nice.

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewExcellent12 Oct 2012 Excellent Samphire. Good condition with that hint of apple and signature dryness
AndrewNot Tried09 Mar 2012
AndrewExcellent22 Jun 2011 Best Samphire I've had yet
AndrewNot Tried20 May 2011
AndrewGood19 May 2011 With so many winners on at the bar I still plumped for this because I'm desperate to get a good pint of it. This pint was quite lively and had a toasted nut bite on the finish. There was a subtle but interesting malt body going on but the nut bite overtook it a little too much for my liking. Still, I like Samphire and it was a nice pint.

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent19 Sep 2012
PedroNot Tried29 Apr 2012

The Locomotive, Ashford, Kent

ChrisEGood12 Sep 2012
ChrisEExcellent15 Jul 2012 First pint from a new cask.
ChrisEExcellent13 May 2012 A new cask on tonight, very good indeed.
ChrisEGood28 Apr 2012
ChrisEExcellent14 Apr 2012 The best pint of the day, unfortunately it was the last one in the cask, and the new one was not ready.
ChrisEAcceptable07 Dec 2011
ChrisEExcellent14 Oct 2011 On top form tonight.
ChrisEExcellent28 May 2011 On top form tonight.
ChrisEExcellent20 Mar 2011 I had read Ian's report of earlier in the day, so I was really looking forward to this. I was not at all disappointed, a really tasty pint of Samphire.
IanExcellent20 Mar 2011 Fantastic condition and great biscuity malts
ChrisEGood05 Mar 2011
ChrisEExcellent02 Feb 2011 A superb well balanced Kentish Ale.
IanGood30 Jan 2011 Very drinkable likeable biscuity bitter.
ChrisEExcellent30 Jan 2011 Selling well tonight. A really nice traditional Kentish pint.
ChrisEGood13 Jan 2011 Slightly hazy, but a good pint.

The Old Mill, Ashford, Kent

Bob AGood30 Aug 2012 Good pint from a local brewery.
ChrisEGood03 Jul 2012

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried06 Jul 2012
Philip PirripGood06 Jul 2012 Last one out of the cask. Not at its best but acceptable
ChrisEGood06 Jul 2012 The penultimate pint from this cask, and perfectly acceptable.

Robin Hood, Blue Bell Hill, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent24 Jun 2012 Again, Abigale comes up trumps.

Abigale Brewing Company, Ashford, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent28 Apr 2012 The brewery's staple output
ChrisENot Tried28 Apr 2012

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent22 Apr 2012 Best for my mood at the time. "Forced" down a second one
BlairNot Tried17 Sep 2011
ChrisEExcellent16 Jun 2011 The first pint from a new cask, slightly hazy but delicious.
PedroNot Tried09 Jun 2011
ChrisEExcellent15 Feb 2011 A good well balanced beer.

Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Apr 2012

Britannia Bar Cafe, Rochester, Kent

ChrisEExcellent22 Mar 2012 So good that I had a second one.
ChrisEExceptional05 Mar 2011 Exceptionally good Samphire.

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Mar 2012

The Swan, Ashford, Kent

IanGood19 Nov 2011 Extremely drinkable bitter
ChrisEExcellent18 Nov 2011 A fresh cask recently put on.

The Tickled Trout, Wye, Kent

TrevorNot Tried06 Oct 2011 Was unavailable
AndrewExcellent17 Sep 2011 Bit too cold but this was really good. To be drinking a quality Kent Micro in the Trout is good stuff.

Leas Lift Beer Festival, Folkestone, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent23 Sep 2011

Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011, Wye, Kent

AndrewGood17 Sep 2011 The beer I want to love. Made with Challenger, Northdown and East Kent Goldings.

Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders Fair, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenGood13 Aug 2011 A burnished coloured best bitter, with a seaweedy taste. Not really my cup of tea, but I enjoyed it.

Kent Beer Festival 2011, Canterbury, Kent

oz11Good23 Jul 2011

3rd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2011, Tenterden, Kent

Martin the MildmanNot Tried18 Jun 2011

The Wheatsheaf, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExcellent16 Jun 2011

The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent

IanGood11 Jun 2011 Looked perfect. Brown bitter with a touch of gooseberry on the hops.

The Three Mariners, Hythe, Kent

IanAcceptable28 May 2011 Yep fine just a little thin on the malts/mouthfeel.

The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse), Great Chart, Kent

ChrisEAcceptable28 May 2011 Very cold and very slightly hazy.
ChrisEExcellent09 Dec 2010 A good copper coloured easy drinking bitter.
ChrisEExcellent06 Dec 2010 A good copper coloured traditional bitter.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2011, Margate, Kent

BlairGood22 Apr 2011 Biscuity bitter, very nice beer but I'll admit I had high expectations and they were not quite met.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried27 Mar 2011
PedroNot Tried27 Mar 2011
PedroExcellent19 Mar 2011
PedroNot Tried18 Mar 2011
IanNot Tried18 Mar 2011
DosserNot Tried16 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried13 Feb 2011
AngieNot Tried12 Feb 2011
PedroExcellent10 Feb 2011
AngieNot Tried10 Jan 2011

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

PedroNot Tried25 Mar 2011
ChrisEExcellent10 Dec 2010

Six Bells, Woodchurch, Kent

PedroNot Tried18 Feb 2011

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

IanExcellent05 Feb 2011 I like this bitter. The aroma is so inviting and I do like the slightly biscuity malts on the finish.

Prince Albert, Dover, Kent

AndrewGood04 Feb 2011 Pale brown beer. Gooseberry tartness to it and hint of astringency. When I told ChrisE (who I later saw at the Dover beer festival) this he thought that perhaps I'd had an usual pint of it. I will make sure I try it again.
Martin the MildmanAcceptable04 Feb 2011 Amber bitter with some dry, hoppy bitterness but not much malt balance. My score 14/20.

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate, Kent

PedroGood22 Jan 2011

Farriers Arms, Mersham, Kent

ChrisEExcellent14 Jan 2011

Abigale Samphire

4.10% ABV.

We have tried this beer 61 times.

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

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