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Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2005 (Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Exceptional1
Larkins - Best BitterExcellent1
Woodforde's - WherryExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Vale - Edgar's Golden AleAcceptable1
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Acceptable1

Visits Details

27 May 2005 (Ian)
First beer festival for this renovated corn mill in River. 23 real ales on plus a couple of real ciders. Beers mostly from Kent inlcuding Goachers, Hopdaemon, Larkins, Nelson, Gadds, Shepherd Neame and Westerham plus guests from Norfolk, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Sussex, Suffolk and Wiltshire. Was one of the first ones to try the beer.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExceptionalBadged as Best Dark Ale. Dark brown beer. Grainy roasted matl nose, full in mouth with chocolate and caramel malts leading to dry malty finish. Superb dark ale
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80ExcellentAmber beer. Flowery hoppy nose, good hops and acidity, flowery hop finish. This was top of the barrel and just as this session beer should beer.
Larkins - Best Bitter4.40ExcellentVery good example of a best bitter. Good balance of malt and hops and well constructed with good flavours
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70GoodBlond session beer. Not as hoppy as it can be, but still has some nice citrus notes
Vale - Edgar's Golden Ale4.30AcceptableGolden. OK, but a bit bland
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10AcceptableVery malty mid brown beer.

About the Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2005

Summary of Beer Scores



The Beer Festival is found in Dover, Kent, CT17 0UY.


We have visited this Beer Festival once, seen 6 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 0UY