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Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) The Wife of Bath's Ale

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
This Ancient Boro'Tenterden, Kent12 Apr 2024
Carpenters ArmsColdred, Kent13 Mar 2024
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent05 Mar 2024
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London15 Feb 2024
The HaywainBramling, Kent18 Jan 2024
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent26 Aug 2023
MatchesAshford, Kent18 Jul 2023
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London04 Apr 2023
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent11 Feb 2023
The Crown InnFinglesham, Kent06 Oct 2022
The Barn, Woolton FarmBekesbourne, Kent04 Sep 2022
Bowl InnCharing, Kent29 Aug 2022
The Pub Herne BayHerne Bay, Kent18 Jan 2022
Thomas BecketCanterbury, Kent24 Oct 2021
The UnicornCanterbury, Kent30 Sep 2021
Bell & CrownCanterbury, Kent14 Jul 2021
The VineyardSittingbourne, Kent09 Jan 2020
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent20 Dec 2019
The Mole HoleGravesend, Kent07 Dec 2019
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London02 Dec 2019
A New Day Festival 2019Mount Ephraim, Hernhill, Kent03 Aug 2019
The Little Boozer (formerly A Y's Man)Sheerness, Kent08 Nov 2018
The PilotMaidstone, Kent31 Oct 2018
Two SawyersWoolage Green, Kent31 Aug 2018
The Long PondEltham, Greater London22 Aug 2018
Shipwrights ArmsFaversham, Kent03 Aug 2017
The Rose & CrownMundy Bois, Kent30 Jul 2017
ParkervilleHerne Bay, Kent27 Jun 2017
The LanesDover, Kent11 May 2017
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent27 Jan 2017
The Black RobinKingston, Kent01 Jul 2016
The George HotelAshford, Kent02 Oct 2015
Sun Hotel & The Little InnCanterbury, Kent03 Jun 2015
The Handsome SamWhitstable, Kent20 Nov 2014
The Tickled TroutWye, Kent29 Sep 2014
The Red LionHernhill, Kent06 Sep 2014
Harbour ArmsMargate, Kent06 Aug 2014
The PloughStalisfield Green, Kent12 Jul 2014
Kipps' AlehouseFolkestone, Kent05 Mar 2014
Cherry TreeCanterbury, Kent15 Sep 2013
The PullmanFolkestone, Kent06 Aug 2013
Farriers ArmsMersham, Kent28 Jul 2013
Bake & AlehouseWestgate-on-Sea, Kent28 Jun 2013
5th K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2013Tenterden, Kent15 Jun 2013
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent14 Oct 2012
The Royal OakMersham, Kent05 Oct 2012
Lower BellBlue Bell Hill, Kent07 Jul 2012
The Dirty HabitHollingbourne, Kent27 Apr 2012
Plough & HarrowOad Street, Kent07 Apr 2012
Six BellsWoodchurch, Kent18 Feb 2012
Leas Lift Beer FestivalFolkestone, Kent23 Sep 2011
Kent Beer Festival 2011Canterbury, Kent23 Jul 2011
The Foundry Brew PubCanterbury, Kent22 Jul 2011
The Three MarinersHythe, Kent28 May 2011
City ArmsCanterbury, Kent25 May 2011
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent22 Mar 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.

This Ancient Boro', Tenterden, Kent

WittendenAcceptable12 Apr 2024 All the qualities there, but sadly past its best.

Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried13 Mar 2024
Jack WilliamGood20 Feb 2022 Full bodied Amber ale in good nick.

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent05 Mar 2024 Fruity malty hoppy and floral complex fare.

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Feb 2024
Philip PirripPoor03 Dec 2023 Awful, no off flavours but totally unappetisingly flat and flavourless. Half went back down the sink
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Sep 2023 Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Sep 2023
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Oct 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Oct 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Aug 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Sep 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Sep 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Sep 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jun 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Jun 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried25 May 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried23 May 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Aug 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable03 Dec 2017 Nearing the emptying of the cask

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent18 Jan 2024 Couldn’t fault it.
Jack WilliamExcellent05 Oct 2022 Spot on.

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenNot Tried26 Aug 2023
WittendenGood25 Sep 2021 Lacking its (her?) normal zest.
WittendenExcellent17 Aug 2019 Grapefruit,new mown hay,a stunner.

Matches, Ashford, Kent

Magnus GreelGood18 Jul 2023 The solitary handpump in a sea of designer 'craft beers' was well looked after and didn't disappoint. I had to have another to make sure - at just £3.50 per pint am sure would appeal to the thrifty minded!

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripGood04 Apr 2023 A basic bitter on good form
Philip PirripGood29 Oct 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Dec 2018

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried11 Feb 2023
Archie14Excellent19 Jun 2021 Nice soft floral notes with hint of citrus
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2017
Magnus GreelNot Tried01 Oct 2016

The Crown Inn, Finglesham, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried06 Oct 2022
Jack WilliamNot Tried30 Sep 2021
BrianNot Tried21 Dec 2014
AndrewNot Tried06 Oct 2013

The Barn, Woolton Farm, Bekesbourne, Kent

Jack WilliamAcceptable04 Sep 2022 A bit lifeless

Bowl Inn, Charing, Kent

AndrewExcellent29 Aug 2022 She poured some off before serving mine (top marks for that) and this was a great pint - if a touch too warm.

The Pub Herne Bay, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewGood18 Jan 2022

Thomas Becket, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried24 Oct 2021

The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent

Archie14Excellent30 Sep 2021

Bell & Crown, Canterbury, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried14 Jul 2021
Jack WilliamNot Tried22 Dec 2019
AndrewExceptional05 Dec 2019
AndrewExcellent03 Sep 2019 Fresh.
Jack WilliamNot Tried08 Dec 2017
AndrewExcellent20 Nov 2017
AndrewExceptional14 Nov 2017 Ah the Wife.
AndrewExceptional03 Nov 2017 Yummy yum yum
AndrewExcellent21 Jul 2017 Lovely stuff
AndrewExceptional05 May 2017 Superb
AndrewExceptional28 Apr 2017 This is just brilliant. I love this beer.
AndrewExceptional12 Apr 2017 Just stunning stuff
Jack WilliamNot Tried19 Feb 2017
AndrewExceptional18 Feb 2017 Top notch stuff
AndrewExcellent08 Feb 2017 Really nice.
AndrewExcellent21 Dec 2016 They've got a new pump clip. Touch haxy but lovely citrus pineapple toastiness.
AndrewExcellent10 Oct 2015 Top stuff. Had 3 pints. All too warm
AndrewExceptional31 Aug 2013 Man this is good. Ah man this is good. It's a meal in a pint.
AndrewExceptional02 Aug 2013 Excellent condition; excellent temperature; excellent beer. I just love the astringent peanut-grapefruit flavours in this beer. ...and all at 3.9%.
AndrewExcellent23 Jul 2013 Ah the Wife. Good condition but if I were really picky it was a degree too warm. Still, it's a great beer.
AndrewExceptional08 Feb 2013 Just the right temperature. Stunning leafy, grapefruit hop and subtle malt combination. Just such a great beer.
EddieExceptional06 Oct 2012 Stunning :)
AndrewExcellent15 Sep 2012 Excellent beer this but served too warm again. Ian's pint of Dr Sunshine was about 4 degrees colder than mine. Drop the temperature and it would have been outstanding.
BlairExcellent30 Jun 2012 Earthy bitter, very nice.
AndrewExcellent29 Jun 2012 Very drinkable. Hint more grapefruit and it would have been perfect.
oz11Good25 Feb 2012
AndrewExceptional04 Feb 2012 Stunning, as you'd expect from this stunner.
AndrewNot Tried27 Jan 2012
AndrewExcellent13 Jan 2012 Superb beer. Less toasted-nut today (which was a shame) and more juicy-fruits in the grapefruit hop bite (which was different).
AndrewExceptional06 Jan 2012 Awesome beer served just right. Really, this is in my top 5 beers.
AndrewGood24 Dec 2011 An excellent beer served just a few degrees too warm. Shame.
BlairExcellent19 Dec 2011 Finally I can see what everyone has been raving about, the last couple of times I've tried this it's been far inferior. Really drinkable, fruity ale.
AndrewNot Tried29 Nov 2011 Moral of story, trust your instincts
AndrewExcellent18 Nov 2011 A degree or 2 too warm but still outstanding.
AndrewGood04 Nov 2011 This would have been outstanding if it wasn't for it being served far too warm. Real shame.
AndrewExceptional30 Sep 2011 Ever been out on a boiling hot day and gone for a swim? You know that feeling after you've been in the water for about 5 minutes and the initial shock of the cold has past and you've nearly cooled down? Well this beer is the drinking equivalent of that. Just superb.
AndrewExcellent19 Aug 2011 A touch too warm but wow this is a great beer. It seems to me to be a cross between and old fashioned Best Bitter and a modern Mid Atlantic Pale Ale. I've tried a few beer that have attempted this combination of styles but none have been as brilliantly good as "The Wife".
AndrewExcellent22 Jul 2011 Can't remember a whole lot about this after having been to the beer festival but I do remember it being excellent.
AndrewGood13 Jul 2011 Maybe this was just very fresh but the grapefruit hop was very pronounced and drowned out the other flavours I usually find in this fantastic beer. Still very good (and in excellent condition). I hope the recipe hasn't been changed!!!
BlairNot Tried19 Jun 2011
AndrewExceptional11 Jun 2011 Ha ha, this was laughingly good. Really, I did laugh when I took my first sip of this. Man this is great. The fruit, hops and malt in this are just brilliant. Ha ha ha.
IanExceptional11 Jun 2011 Of all the new Kent beers I think this is my favourite along with Tonbridge Blonde Ambition. Really tasty citrus hops great stunning condition and all for 3.8% abv
AndrewExceptional05 May 2011 Outstanding session bitter
BlairAcceptable13 Apr 2011 Fruity, a little yeasty. Kind of had a homebrew flavour going on.
AndrewExceptional09 Apr 2011 Had the last pint out and one of the first pints of the new barrel. Both were superb.
AndrewExceptional16 Mar 2011 The condition on this was superb and the flavours unbeatable; earthy hop, lemon rind and just so quaffable. If only all session beers were this good.
BrianNot Tried15 Mar 2011
AndrewExcellent11 Feb 2011 Deep golden colour but light. Lemon rind flavours with some toasted peanut. Really good stuff.
IanExcellent01 Feb 2011 Best beer of the evening. Lightish bitter, but full in mouth, good hop flavours on end. Really interesting drinkable beer.

The Vineyard, Sittingbourne, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried09 Jan 2020

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

Archie14Excellent20 Dec 2019 Great condition
Philip PirripNot Tried27 May 2019
Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Apr 2012

The Mole Hole, Gravesend, Kent

Magnus GreelGood07 Dec 2019 Peaty earthy hoppy ale

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Dec 2019
Philip PirripGood02 Jul 2019 New cask on, good but a little fresh
Philip PirripAcceptable12 Sep 2016

A New Day Festival 2019, Mount Ephraim, Hernhill, Kent

AndrewGood03 Aug 2019

The Little Boozer (formerly A Y's Man), Sheerness, Kent

ChrisENot Tried08 Nov 2018
Philip PirripGood08 Nov 2018

The Pilot, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried31 Oct 2018

Two Sawyers, Woolage Green, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried31 Aug 2018

The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried22 Aug 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Aug 2018

Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent

Jack WilliamPoor03 Aug 2017 A bit whiffy and flat. Near the end of the barrel by the tilt on the stillage.

The Rose & Crown, Mundy Bois, Kent

Jack WilliamGood30 Jul 2017

Parkerville, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewExcellent27 Jun 2017 Gravity. Good Wife.

The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamGood11 May 2017 Bit bland after the Hop Contract.
ChrisENot Tried28 Jan 2016
IanExcellent07 Feb 2015 Sherbert hop aroma. Good light golden ale. Hoppy finish. Excellent.

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewNot Tried27 Jan 2017

The Black Robin, Kingston, Kent

MickGood01 Jul 2016 OK

The George Hotel, Ashford, Kent

ChrisEGood02 Oct 2015

Sun Hotel & The Little Inn, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried03 Jun 2015

The Handsome Sam, Whitstable, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent20 Nov 2014 In good form

The Tickled Trout, Wye, Kent

TrevorNot Tried29 Sep 2014
TrevorGood08 Sep 2014
AndrewExcellent08 Aug 2014 Ah the wife!
Jack WilliamGood31 May 2014 Very drinkable blonde beer in good condition - not memorable taste-wise (a bit bland?)
TrevorNot Tried16 Apr 2014 Unavailable
AndrewGood12 Apr 2014 One of my favourite beers of all time. A touch fresh (or maybe under blanket pressure?).

The Red Lion, Hernhill, Kent

AndrewExceptional06 Sep 2014 Excellent condition. Strong grapefruit bitterness.

Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent

ChrisENot Tried06 Aug 2014
ChrisEExcellent24 Mar 2014 The best of this that I have had for a long time.

The Plough, Stalisfield Green, Kent

WittendenExceptional12 Jul 2014 I'd been waiting to try this beer for ages:golden,marmaladey ardent hops.Long bitter finish.Grand condition.

Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried05 Mar 2014

Cherry Tree, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewPoor15 Sep 2013 Cloudy and no condition. Shame that such a good beer was not on form. I didn't bother drinking it.

The Pullman, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEAcceptable06 Aug 2013 A little bit sour.

Farriers Arms, Mersham, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried28 Jul 2013
WittendenNot Tried07 May 2013

Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent28 Jun 2013

5th K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2013, Tenterden, Kent

oz11Not Tried15 Jun 2013

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroNot Tried14 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried12 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried01 Jun 2012
PedroNot Tried30 May 2012
PedroNot Tried29 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried28 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried28 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried12 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent11 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried10 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried09 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExcellent09 Dec 2011 Pretty good.
PedroExcellent09 Oct 2011
DosserNot Tried08 Oct 2011

The Royal Oak, Mersham, Kent

ChrisENot Tried05 Oct 2012

Lower Bell, Blue Bell Hill, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried07 Jul 2012

The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

PedroNot Tried27 Apr 2012

Plough & Harrow, Oad Street, Kent

PedroGood07 Apr 2012

Six Bells, Woodchurch, Kent

PedroNot Tried18 Feb 2012
PedroNot Tried17 Feb 2012

Leas Lift Beer Festival, Folkestone, Kent

thebrewingmanNot Tried23 Sep 2011

Kent Beer Festival 2011, Canterbury, Kent

oz11Good23 Jul 2011
AlenomoreGood22 Jul 2011
MickGood21 Jul 2011 Nice beer, good citrus and a nice finish.

The Foundry Brew Pub, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried22 Jul 2011
AndrewNot Tried12 Jul 2011
BlairNot Tried12 Jul 2011
BlairAcceptable19 Jun 2011 Nope I simply don't like this beer. Still, lifeless and boring. Not my cup of tea.
MickExcellent16 Jun 2011 Nice pint, top notch bitter.
ChrisENot Tried13 Jun 2011
AndrewGood11 Jun 2011 Nice pint of the Wife.

The Three Mariners, Hythe, Kent

IanExcellent28 May 2011 I love the grassy citrus hops on thos beer

City Arms, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried25 May 2011
Martin the MildmanGood26 Mar 2011 A good quaffing bitter, malt and hop flavours well balanced. Finish is hoppy. My score 15/20.

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

ChrisEExcellent22 Mar 2011 My first pint from Canterbury Ales, so I was looking forward to this, and I was not disappointed. A golden, lemon zesty beer. Very drinkable.

Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) The Wife of Bath's Ale

3.90% ABV.

We have tried this beer 95 times.

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

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