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Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010 (Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Epicurus Craft Beer (formerly Hornbeam) - Lemon BlossonExceptional1
Cumbrian Legendary - Dickie DoodleExceptional1
Concrete Cow - Pail AleExcellent1
Otley - O3 BossExcellent1
Palmers - Dorset GoldGood1
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Bushy's - Ruby (1874) MildNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa SpecialNot Tried0
Hadrian and Border - Farne Island Pale AleNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Empire - Strikes BackNot Tried0
Breconshire - Rambler's RuinNot Tried0
St. George's - Friar TuckNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)Not Tried0
Blue Monkey - B G SipsNot Tried0
George Wright - Blonde MomentNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Ben Nevis 80/Not Tried0
Coastal - Hop MonsterNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best BitterNot Tried0
Holden's - XBNot Tried0
Festival - Festival PrideNot Tried0

Visits Details

04 Sep 2010 (Wittenden)
I was late getting here as work intervened,butmet up with friends and family as planned as darkness fell.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Epicurus Craft Beer (formerly Hornbeam) - Lemon Blosson3.70ExceptionalThe first beer that I tried and the beer of the Festival for me. The citrus really laid the dust after a day's corn cart.
Cumbrian Legendary - Dickie Doodle3.90ExceptionalFlavoursome and hoppy-shame about the name though.
Concrete Cow - Pail Ale3.70ExcellentA good refreshing hoppy golden beer in the almost lager mode that I find I enjoy despite myself.
Otley - O3 Boss4.40ExcellentFor some reason I always think that Otley beers come from God's own county. Never mind, this is a decent mid brown bitter with a hearty brown ambience.
Palmers - Dorset Gold4.50GoodI've always wanted to try Palmers beers as they are one of the (reasonably)few listed in Frank Baillie's Beer Drinkers Companion that I've never come across. Worth the wait?-Yes, but I was slowing by then, and the troops were getting fractious.
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Bushy's - Ruby (1874) Mild3.50Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa Special4.20Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Farne Island Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Empire - Strikes Back4.00Not TriedThe boys thought this was oK
Breconshire - Rambler's Ruin5.00Not TriedEarmarked this for my last beer, but I was flagging. The boys tried this and liked it though.
St. George's - Friar Tuck4.00Not Tried
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)3.60Not Tried
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00Not TriedSold out
George Wright - Blonde Moment4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Ben Nevis 80/4.00Not Tried
Coastal - Hop Monster3.70Not TriedSold out
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Holden's - XB4.10Not TriedIan stuck with this all night-must have been good.
Festival - Festival Pride4.10Not Tried

About the Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent2
Good1
Acceptable-
Poor-

The Beer Festival is found in Smallhythe, Kent, TN30 7NG.

A wonderfully eclectic mix of beer and music in an otherworldly setting.

We have visited this Beer Festival once, seen 24 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN30 7NG