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The Tap (formerly The Brewery Tap) (Derby Brewing Co.)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Derby - Business as UsualExcellent2
Derby - White ChristmasGood1
Derby - Mercia IPAGood1
Derby - Hop till you dropGood1
Brewster's - Cheval MortGood1
Derby - On TapGood1
Leatherbritches - StouterGood1
Derby - Paint It BlackAcceptable1
Derby - SpellboundAcceptable1
Derby - Billy Bonka's Chocolate BrewAcceptable1
McGivern Ales - GoldAcceptable1
Fat Cat - Marmalade CatNot Tried0
Derby - Indian InkNot Tried0
Abbeydale - 3712Not Tried0
Blackjack - BouillotteNot Tried0
Wentworth - TitaniaNot Tried0
Derby - Barrel of LaughsNot Tried0
Derby - Dashingly DarkNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - SleighbellNot Tried0
Wentworth - Best BitterNot Tried0
Derby - Silent Night PorterNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - OriginalNot Tried0
Derby - You've got aleNot Tried0
Derby - Blitzen BlondeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Tap (formerly The Brewery Tap), Derby, Derbyshire

Visits Details

24 Jan 2022 (ChrisE)
Monday evening and fairly quiet. We took advantage of happy three hours prices.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Derby - Business as Usual4.40Good
Derby - Hop till you drop3.90Good
Derby - White Christmas5.50Not Tried
07 Dec 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. Fairly quiet on a Sunday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Derby - White Christmas5.50GoodGolden and dry.
Derby - Mercia IPA5.00GoodGolden, with a good malt/hop balance.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Derby - Business as Usual4.40Not Tried
Derby - Dashingly Dark4.50Not Tried
Derby - On Tap4.30Not Tried
18 Jul 2014 (ChrisE)
A suitable refreshment stop whilst walking from the Alexandra to the Little Chester Ale House. An enjoyable visit with time to chat to staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Derby - On Tap4.30Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fat Cat - Marmalade Cat5.50Not Tried
Derby - Mercia IPA5.00Not Tried
Derby - Indian Ink5.20Not Tried
Abbeydale - 37127.00Not Tried
Blackjack - Bouillotte4.00Not Tried
Wentworth - Titania3.90Not Tried
Derby - Barrel of Laughs4.00Not Tried
07 Dec 2013 (Andrew)
I dragged Cam here and we didn't stay long. The place had the feel of a French bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Derby - Billy Bonka's Chocolate Brew4.30AcceptableBlack and too bitter chocolate for me
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Derby - Business as Usual4.40Not Tried
Derby - White Christmas5.50Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Original5.20Not Tried
Derby - You've got ale4.00Not Tried
Derby - Blitzen Blonde3.70Not Tried
10 Dec 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening - short visit for a half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Derby - Business as Usual4.40ExcellentFull bodied
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sleighbell4.50Not Tried
Wentworth - Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Derby - Silent Night Porter5.00Not Tried
Derby - White Christmas5.50Not Tried
02 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet on a Friday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Derby - Spellbound4.00AcceptableGolden bitter with a dry, earthy flavour. Finish is dry and earthy. My score 12/20.
25 Aug 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly busy on a Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Derby - Paint It Black4.50AcceptableA dark brown bitter that is moderately hopped with some malt flavour. Dryish finish. My score 14/20.
14 Apr 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy on a Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leatherbritches - Stouter5.00GoodDark brown stout type beer with some roast malt character but a little light on hops and rather thin mouthfeel. My score 15/20.
23 Mar 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
McGivern Ales - Gold4.30AcceptableVery pale in colour with a strong, earthy hop character and a dryish finish. My score 14/20.
21 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with some sort of stag do taking up a corner of the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Cheval Mort4.00GoodRuby mild with some malt and a slightly earthy taste in the finish. My score 15/20.

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About The Tap (formerly The Brewery Tap)

The pub sign. The Tap (formerly The Brewery Tap), Derby, Derbyshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good9
Acceptable6
Poor5

Website.

The pub is found in Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2ED.

Flat iron shaped building just off a bridge over the River Derwent in Derwent Street. Light and airy with a central curved bar serving Derby Brewing Co beers, guests and a decent World beer selection.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 39 different beers and tried 21 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DE1 2ED