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The Western (Steamin' Billy)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
St Austell - Proper JobExcellent1
Altarnum (formerly Penpont) - An HowlExcellent1
Caffle - Drop SquintGood1
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Billy Wynt VPAGood1
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - BitterGood1
Altarnum (formerly Penpont) - Surfer’s Pale AleGood1
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - SkydiverGood1
Brecon - Red BeaconsGood1
Monty's - SunshineGood1
Waen - Newtons LawGood1
Tiny Rebel - FUBARGood1
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleGood1
Redstone - ParagonAcceptable1
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Billy the KidAcceptable1
Millstone - Dark GalleonNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)Not Tried0
Skinner's - PorthlevenNot Tried0
St Austell - TrelawnyNot Tried0
Altarnum (formerly Penpont) - Cornish ArvorNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Madog's AleNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseNot Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-AgeNot Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - SiluresNot Tried0
Brecon - Welsh BeaconsNot Tried0
Brecon - Copper BeaconsNot Tried0
Brecon - Genesis 3.iii Ysbrid y BannauNot Tried0
Caffle - Skaddly PluckNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - SunchaserNot Tried0
Redstone - Malt HouseNot Tried0
Slater's - ArcticNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Western, Leicester, Leicestershire
Picture 2. The Western, Leicester, Leicestershire

Visits Details

23 May 2014 (Stu)
Welsh Beer Festival in progress.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Monty's - Sunshine4.20Good
Tiny Rebel - FUBAR4.40Good
Caffle - Drop Squint5.20Good
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Billy Wynt VPA4.00Good
Brecon - Red Beacons5.00Good
Waen - Newtons Law6.80Good
Redstone - Paragon4.50Acceptable
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Bitter4.30Not Tried
Purple Moose - Madog's Ale3.70Not Tried
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Skydiver5.00Not Tried
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The Moose4.60Not Tried
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-Age4.00Not Tried
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Silures4.60Not Tried
Brecon - Welsh Beacons3.70Not Tried
Brecon - Copper Beacons4.10Not Tried
Brecon - Genesis 3.iii Ysbrid y Bannau6.50Not Tried
Caffle - Skaddly Pluck4.80Not Tried
Redstone - Malt House4.50Not Tried
23 Aug 2013 (Stu)
First Beer Festival of the weekend,a Cornish Beer and Cider Festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Excellent
Altarnum (formerly Penpont) - An Howl5.60Excellent
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50Good
Altarnum (formerly Penpont) - Surfer’s Pale Ale4.20Good
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)3.50Not Tried
Skinner's - Porthleven4.80Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
Altarnum (formerly Penpont) - Cornish Arvor4.00Not Tried
25 Nov 2010 (Andrew)
Nice 2 roomed pub found about 10 minutes walk from the University. The beer was a revelation; I've not had beers that taste like that since the early 1990's. Can't put my finger on what the flavour reminded me of but I thought I knew UK beers pretty well and, to my knowledge, there are any other beers that taste like these. Not sure if I liked them or not but they were certainly interesting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Bitter4.30GoodSandy brown, very distinctive tasting bitter. Reminded me of a Belgium Whit beer. Sweet, fruit cocktail flavours and peach juice. Takes some getting used to but nice.
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Skydiver5.00GoodMid brown, and tasted of Marigolds.
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Billy the Kid4.20AcceptableLight brown. Perfumed, wood polish, wood resins, marigolds. Reminded me of Newquay Steam Bitter.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sunchaser4.00Not Tried
Slater's - Arctic4.80Not Tried
Millstone - Dark Galleon5.40Not Tried

About The Western

The pub sign. The Western, Leicester, Leicestershire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good10
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0GA.

Found on the corner of a crossroads in a residential area not far from the University.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 31 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE3 0GA