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The Organ Grinder (Brewery Tap)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout Exceptional1
Blue Monkey - MonkeyExcellent1
Sarah Hughes - Dark RubyExcellent1
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla StoutExcellent3
Thwaites - Nutty BlackExcellent1
Blue Monkey - MildExcellent1
Blue Monkey - Great EscapeGood1
Blue Monkey - B G SipsGood1
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)Good1
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)Good1
Blue Monkey - BG SipsGood1
Blue Monkey - WrenchGood1
Blue Monkey - MagicGood1
Blue Monkey - OriginalAcceptable1
Blue Monkey - 99 Red BaboonsAcceptable1
Ossett - BrigantesAcceptable1
Arbor Ales / Steel City Brewing Collaboration - Bolshevik SolutionPoor1
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
Raw - Red Ghost IPANot Tried0
Dancing Duck - Duck's CourageNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - Dark DrakeNot Tried0
Batemans - Rosey NoseyNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Ape AleNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Winter WoolyNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - King Kong Merrily on HighNot Tried0
Hop Back - Crop CircleNot Tried0
Nottingham - Sooty Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Edwin Taylor's Extra StoutNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Rhesus To Be CheerfulNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - MarmosetNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Tie a Yellow GibbonNot Tried0
RedWillow - DirectionlessNot Tried0
Hop Studio - BlondeNot Tried0
Batemans - XB (use other entry)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Infinity Plus OneNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Fat ApeNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Chimp Chim-in-neeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Organ Grinder, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Picture 2. The Organ Grinder, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Picture 3. The Organ Grinder, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

08 Jun 2016 (Mick)
Went from quiet to busy in 10 minutes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby6.00ExcellentA very long time since I have seen this on, gorgeous.
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity Plus One5.60Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Fat Ape7.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - BG Sips4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Mild5.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Chimp Chim-in-nee3.80Not Tried
22 Feb 2015 (Andrew)
We came in, had a pint and left - not drinking much of the pint. The beer was fine but it wasn't as good as the Plough's Nottingham Brewery range so we headed back there instead. Still, this is a nice pub with a good range of the Blue Monkey beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Monkey - Original3.60AcceptableBrown perfumed tart metalic
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20AcceptableDark cloying metallic roasted
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Ape Ale5.40Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)4.10Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Marmoset3.60Not Tried
Blue Monkey - BG Sips4.00Not Tried
03 Jun 2014 (Mick)
Friendly pub, good choice of Blue Monkey beers
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Monkey - Mild5.00ExcellentGood strong mild, very drinkable
Blue Monkey - BG Sips4.00GoodNice pale hoppy ale, good finish.
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90Not Tried
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20Not Tried
RedWillow - Directionless4.20Not Tried
Hop Studio - Blonde3.50Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)4.10Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Marmoset3.60Not Tried
Batemans - XB (use other entry)3.70Not Tried
11 Mar 2013 (Mick)
Sat by the window and watched the world go by.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout 7.40ExceptionalSmooth,rich, black, bitter, sweet, complex. Stunning.
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Nottingham - Sooty Oatmeal Stout4.80Not Tried
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Edwin Taylor's Extra Stout4.50Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Rhesus To Be Cheerful4.50Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Marmoset3.60Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Tie a Yellow Gibbon4.30Not Tried
22 Dec 2012 (Stephen Harris)
My first visit here. By now our group has grown to around 30-strong. All would have been at the football rather than in here were it not for the rain. The pub is anyway crowded, and very hot from the blazing, wood-burning stove. Id like to come back at a quieter and more relaxing time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90ExcellentReally good, chocolaty, smooth, roasted, black stout.
Blue Monkey - Monkey5.00ExcellentLovely, golden, hoppy beer.
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Batemans - Rosey Nosey4.90Not Tried
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Ape Ale5.40Not Tried
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Winter Wooly5.20Not Tried
Blue Monkey - King Kong Merrily on High4.80Not Tried
10 Nov 2012 (Andrew)
Came on a journey of discovery with Cam to the brewery tap of Blue Monkey. Spent all afternoon in here and tried all their beers. Nice pub with a relaxed feel and good beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00GoodA nice pint to start with. Much like the bottled version I thought but Cam said he'd had better
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90GoodRich oily stout
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60GoodCandy rich Turkish Delight. Drying in the mouth.
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)4.10GoodHint of egg, Mandarin. Light brown colour
Blue Monkey - Wrench4.60GoodRye, marigold, orange peel. Pale golden beer.
Blue Monkey - Magic4.50GoodVery dark colour. Marigold flavoured bitter
Blue Monkey - Great Escape4.90GoodGrapefruit and acid. Light coloured.
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Duck's Courage5.00Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Dark Drake4.50Not Tried
04 Jun 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Another pub with a bank holiday beer festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales / Steel City Brewing Collaboration - Bolshevik Solution2.70PoorVery bitter but with no body or malt flavour, like drinking hop tea. Unpleasant metallic finish. My score 9/20.
29 May 2012 (Mick)
Nice pub, modern pub/bar feel. 9 handpumps from the Blue Monkey brewery, this pub is the brewery tap.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90ExcellentNice Stout, Coffee, Chocolate and everything you expect from a stout.
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00Not Tried
Raw - Red Ghost IPA5.90Not Tried
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Funky Gibbon (previously called Sanctuary)4.10Not Tried
07 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Final day of a beer festival, but I was after mild.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30ExcellentOn top form here with a sweet caramel toffee malt character, hints of chocolate and coffee and no hoppiness at all. Sweet caramel finish. My score 17/20.
07 Jan 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
A few groups in on a Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ossett - Brigantes3.80AcceptableAmber in colour unlike most Ossett bitters, and bitter without being over hoppy. My score 14/20.

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About The Organ Grinder

The pub sign. The Organ Grinder, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent7
Good8
Acceptable3
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 3JE.

Based on Alfreton Road at the top of Canning Circus, brewery tap of Blue Monkey brewery. Interior has been nicely done, being both plain but classy. Roof terrace too and friendly service.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 38 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG7 3JE