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Medway Beer Festival 2011 (Non-CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Summer Wine (SWB) - DiabloExceptional1
Green Jack - ExcelsiorExcellent1
Little Valley - Python IPAExcellent1
Ilkley - Stout MaryExcellent1
Ilkley - Smoked WitchExcellent1
Empire - KismetExcellent1
Bridestones - Dark MildExcellent1
RCH - Hewish MildGood1
Green Jack - Hop HarvestGood1
Tirril - Pennine PilsnerGood1
North Yorkshire - Cereal KillerGood1
Epicurus Craft Beer (formerly Hornbeam) - Lemon BlossonGood1
Picture 1. Medway Beer Festival 2011, Chatham, Kent
Picture 2. Medway Beer Festival 2011, Chatham, Kent
Picture 3. Medway Beer Festival 2011, Chatham, Kent

Visits Details

04 Nov 2011 (thebrewingman)
A large ballroom with a lot of seating with beers and ciders in three distinct bar areas. Plenty of room on Friday lunchtime but I suspect it will get busier later. In my view, a conservative beer list and there were no Kent beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Summer Wine (SWB) - Diablo6.00ExceptionalHere is a brewery who knows how to tempt your taste buds. I've yet to be disappointed. Loads of complex flavours with a good hop balance. My beer of the festival.
Green Jack - Excelsior4.00ExcellentFairly flavoursome.
Little Valley - Python IPA6.00ExcellentWell hopped with good malty flavours.
Ilkley - Stout Mary4.50ExcellentVery nice oatmeal stout.
Ilkley - Smoked Witch5.00ExcellentA good dark smokey beer.
Bridestones - Dark Mild4.50ExcellentFairly sweet with some complex flavours.
Empire - Kismet4.10ExcellentWas what the tasting notes said "pale, fruity aromatic bitter".
North Yorkshire - Cereal Killer4.50GoodA tad bland.
Epicurus Craft Beer (formerly Hornbeam) - Lemon Blosson3.70GoodLight, golden with not much body. I did not find very much lemon coming through.
RCH - Hewish Mild3.60GoodA bit thin.
Green Jack - Hop Harvest4.00GoodA golden beer but for a beer that has fresh hops I did not find any different hop flavours from a normal brew.
Tirril - Pennine Pilsner4.00GoodA lager style beer, fairly sweetish but I did not find and evidence of the Saaz hops mentioned in the tasting notes.

About the Medway Beer Festival 2011

The pub sign. Medway Beer Festival 2011, Chatham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent6
Good5
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB.

Hotel with the Medway Beer Festival held in the Stanley Ballroom of St George Hotel.

We have visited this pub once, seen 12 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: ME4 6BB