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Tap East (Utobeer)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tap East - Gyle 500Exceptional1
Two by Two - Sabro AmarilloExcellent1
Cromarty - Happy ChappyExcellent1
Gun - Chummy BlusterExcellent1
Tap East - IPAExcellent1
Beatnikz Republic - BoardwalkExcellent1
Shiny - Happy PeopleExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - SubtropicExcellent1
Redemption - Little ChiefExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - The Great North WestExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Lost in BelgiumGood1
Tap East - Experimental: Small SmokestackGood1
Redemption - Citrus PaleGood1
Three Sods - Autumn Amber AleGood1
Tap East - No. 6 BlondeGood1
Beatnikz Republic - Snap!Good1
Three Sods - Maelstrom IPAAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - CortadoAcceptable1
Tap East - WeizenbockAcceptable1
Tap East - East End MildNot Tried0
Tap East - Experimental Table BeerNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - AstrydNot Tried0
Tap East - Tonic AleNot Tried0
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) Not Tried0
Shiny - 4 WoodNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter Not Tried0
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleNot Tried0
Saltaire - TitusNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Black Band PorterNot Tried0
Northern Alchemy - Farmhouse Session IPANot Tried0
Framework - Centennial AmberNot Tried0
Picture 1. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 2. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 3. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Chris Excell

Visits Details

08 Nov 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late evening 10 mins to go before 23.00 closing, half a dozen or so finishing up as I arrived so just in time for a swift one before catching my train home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10GoodPeaty dry and oaky straw coloured beer. Would've been a 4* if not served ice cold
Kirkstall - Black Band Porter5.50Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
Tap East - Gyle 5007.10Not Tried
Northern Alchemy - Farmhouse Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Framework - Centennial Amber4.90Not Tried
27 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday evening quiet session.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Happy Chappy4.10ExcellentA pale golden, US-style Pale Ale. Tropical fruit and citrus flavours from the hops.
Tap East - IPA6.00ExcellentGood to see this back on the bar. And it's tasting great.
Tap East - Weizenbock7.10AcceptableFrom keg dispense. Strong and full-flavoured. But lacking head retention.
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
Tap East - Experimental: Small Smokestack4.40Not Tried
25 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Friday night. A bold pub mouse ran over my foot at one point.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Subtropic4.40ExcellentFull tropic.
Tap East - Experimental: Small Smokestack4.40GoodWhisper it, but apparently this was a missbrew of the usual Smokestack Porter, coming out understrength. It has all the smoke but less of the umph.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
Saltaire - Titus3.90Not Tried
16 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Gyle 5007.10ExceptionalThe penultimate cask of this strong, spiced Milk Stout has been released -the last one is being hoarded until Christmas. It is now fantastically mellow and the cardamom flavour in particular has developed.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Tap East - Boleyn Bitter 3.80Not Tried
Tap East - Experimental Table Beer2.60Not Tried
11 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Crowded Friday evening session.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - The Great North West5.20ExcellentA great, bitter US IPA.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - Boardwalk4.00Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - Snap!5.00Not Tried
07 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Late-afternoon shopping break.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beatnikz Republic - Boardwalk4.00ExcellentUS-hopped Pale Ale. Orangey hop flavours.
Beatnikz Republic - Snap!5.00GoodMellow Pale Ale with plenty of ginger flavour.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Bexley - Session Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
03 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid to late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - Maelstrom IPA5.30AcceptableVery strong sour hop bittering, amazingly dry to the palate but it needed more condition to make if more palatable
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Shiny - 4 Wood4.50Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
01 Oct 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon. Pub is in shoppers' refuge mode.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shiny - Happy People4.20ExcellentAs much as I've enjoyed my first two beers, it's great to follow them with one that's brimming with good hops.
Bristol Beer Factory - Lost in Belgium4.60GoodIt certainly has a Belgian yeast flavour. Spicy and dry.
Three Sods - Autumn Amber Ale4.90GoodA good, traditional Bitter.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
20 Sep 2019 (Stephen Harris)
First time I've risked a Friday evening in here for a while. ChrisE may be pleased to hear that the Friday night DJ thing has been dropped.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40ExcellentA dark, chocolatey Best Bitter. If only there were more brewers around able to pull it off as well as this.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Cortado4.90AcceptableI had been assured that the coffee flavours here were subtle, but, personally, I found it overpowering.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80Not Tried
Tap East - Experimental Table Beer2.60Not Tried
09 Sep 2019 (Stephen Harris)
I was in here one hour and 29 minutes after touch down at Stansted Airport, which I think is a new personal best.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Little Chief4.20ExcellentLittler than Big Chief and quite bitter.
Two by Two - Sabro Amarillo5.20ExcellentGreat fruity/orangey hop flavours.
Redemption - Citrus Pale4.00GoodCitrussy, as one might expect.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Tap East - Experimental Table Beer2.60Not Tried

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About the Tap East

The pub sign. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional31
Excellent481
Good189
Acceptable72
Poor5

Website.

The pub is found in Stratford, Greater London, E20 1EE.

A brand new pub opened on 13 September 2011 in the Westfield Shopping Centre at Stratford. It is directly opposite Stratford International railway station in what is called International Square, the pub contains a micro-brewery and stocks approximately 500 bottled beers. It is a sister pub to the Rake in Borough Market. 6 handpumps in 2 banks of 3 with one bank usually reserved for Tap East's own brews.

We have visited this pub 382 times, seen 747 different beers and tried 505 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E20 1EE