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Tap East (Utobeer)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wild Beer Co. - MadagascarExcellent1
Wild Card - Raspberry Chocolate Donut StoutExcellent1
Tap East - Smokestack PorterExcellent2
Ridgeside - Milky JoeExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - White DesertExcellent1
Tap East - Smokestack PorterExcellent3
Pillars - Rebel HellesExcellent1
By The Horns - Transatlantic CowboyExcellent1
Siduri - You Get What You're GivenGood1
Ampersand - On the WingGood1
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) Good4
Framework - JackpinAcceptable1
Tap East - WintermuteAcceptable1
Northern Whisper - YammerhouseAcceptable1
O'Hara's - Session IPAAcceptable1
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)Not Tried0
Tap East - Tonic AleNot Tried0
Tap East - No. 6 BlondeNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Above WaterNot Tried0
Tap East - East End MildNot Tried0
Chapter - 17 Taller Than a HouseNot Tried0
Harbour - Shoreline StoutNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
Northern Whisper - BlightyNot Tried0
Northern Whisper - BeltieNot Tried0
Reunion - Engage!Not 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

20 Jul 2020 (Stephen Harris)
They are still ticking over with just one cask beer in here. A bit busier this-afternoon, but there is no pressure for tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pillars - Rebel Helles4.80ExcellentFrom keg. A really good Hell Lager in the Bavarian style - from far away Walthamstow.
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50GoodFrom key-keg. One of my favourite beers, but not as fully rounded as the cask version I am used to.
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30AcceptableStill not at its best to my palate.
07 Jul 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and a steady flow of customers. Tables have been widely spaced and capacity is quite low, inside at least. In theory you are supposed to book a table in advance, but apparently very few people have done so. It's table service only and I have to give a name and email address. Just one cask beer initially.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ridgeside - Milky Joe5.60ExcellentFrom key-keg. Milk Stout. Strong coffee flavours, giving a dry finish. Lactose sweetness.
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30AcceptableNot at its best. A bit 'green'. Apparently it was tapped on Friday, but the staff do not disagree with my assessment.
Tap East - Wintermute5.60AcceptableKey-keg. A lemon and lime Pale Ale. Kaffir and Equanot hops.
20 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Just me, a brewer and a barmaid in here when the inevitable news broke that pubs are to close on health grounds. People started pouring in, and, just as quickly, I left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.00Excellent
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Reunion - Engage!3.70Not Tried
19 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Only a couple of customers and a distinct feeling that pubs are living on borrowed time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Excellent
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.00Excellent
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Reunion - Engage!3.70Not Tried
17 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Afternoon visit. Brewing in progress. Let's hope they get a chance to sell what ever it is.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.00ExcellentCurrently 6.1% and possibly a tad strong for lunchtime. Lovely and smoky though.
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30GoodFloral and fragrant.
O'Hara's - Session IPA3.80AcceptableFrom old-school keg. Cold and fizzy. Some fruit flavours in the background somewhere. My one concession to St Patrick. No top hat or leprechauns involved.
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Blighty3.80Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Beltie4.80Not Tried
Reunion - Engage!3.70Not Tried
10 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Crowded tonight. Some people are predicting that by the end of the month pubs will be forced to close on health grounds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Card - Raspberry Chocolate Donut Stout5.80ExcellentFrom key-keg. Fab.
Siduri - You Get What You're Given4.00GoodPale and dry. Lemon zest.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Blighty3.80Not Tried
03 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Transatlantic Cowboy4.50ExcellentAn all-round pleasant pint.
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50AcceptableSweetish malt flavours and citrusy hop.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
25 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Evening visit. Quiet here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50ExcellentGood to see the return of this favourite.
Bristol Beer Factory - White Desert4.30ExcellentAn exceptionally pale beer, with particularly delicious hop flavours.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Chapter - 17 Taller Than a House3.90Not Tried
Harbour - Shoreline Stout4.90Not Tried
19 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
An early evening visit primarily with the purpose of tapping in to their Wifi briefly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Beer Co. - Madagascar3.80ExcellentA low-strength, sweet Milk Stout, flavoured with vanilla and coffee.
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Above Water4.40Not Tried
Ampersand - On the Wing4.70Not TriedRan out.
18 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ampersand - On the Wing4.70GoodA hop-forward, orangey beer.
Framework - Jackpin3.90AcceptableVery pale and a bit too sharp for my tastes.
Tap East - Coffee in the Morning (has been 5.7% too)5.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - No. 6 Blonde4.10Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Madagascar3.80Not Tried

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About the Tap East

The pub sign. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional31
Excellent509
Good206
Acceptable80
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 411 times, seen 804 different beers and tried 543 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E20 1EE