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White Cliffs Beer Festival 2012 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - DreamcatcherExceptional1
Grainstore - Winter NipExceptional1
Elland - 1872 PorterExceptional1
Buxton - Wild BoarExceptional1
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Blake's HeavenExcellent1
Cheddar - Goat's LeapExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterExcellent1
Kent - Twelfth NightExcellent2
Goddards - Winter WarmerExcellent1
Two Towers - Jewellery PorterExcellent1
Blue Anchor - Spingo MiddleGood1
Acorn - Glacier IPAGood1
Leadmill - Rajah BrookGood1
Westerham - Audit AleGood1
Art Brew - Monkey IPAGood1
Driftwood Spars - Lou's BrewGood1
Larkins - PorterGood1
Atomic - WinterAcceptable2
Neath - GoldAcceptable1
Cropton (see also Great Yorkshire) - Old GoatPoor1

Visits Details

04 Feb 2012 (oz11)
Morning/aftenoon until just after 4pm. Other beers were available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Grainstore - Winter Nip7.30ExceptionalBest beer of the day.
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Blake's Heaven7.00Excellent
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Excellent
Two Towers - Jewellery Porter5.00Excellent
Kent - Twelfth Night7.40Excellent
Cheddar - Goat's Leap5.50Excellent
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Good
Driftwood Spars - Lou's Brew5.00Good
Leadmill - Rajah Brook5.60Good
Atomic - Winter5.50AcceptableHazy.
03 Feb 2012 (Ian)
Sat with Brian and Pete and a couple of their friends then joined by Phil Lowry. Great afternoon evening as always. Lots of beer conversation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elland - 1872 Porter6.50ExceptionalWorld class beer
Buxton - Wild Boar5.70ExceptionalHoneysuckle and peach aromatic hops not very bitter on finish. This is all about those lovely aroma hops
Oakham - Dreamcatcher6.90ExceptionalFirat beer of day. Had all the lovely grapefruit American hoppage that I really enjoy
Goddards - Winter Warmer5.20ExcellentExactly what a winter warmer should be sweetish malty fruit warming alcohol and peppery hop
Larkins - Porter5.20Goodok bit a bit sweet for me. preferred the Elland
Blue Anchor - Spingo Middle5.10GoodI was expecting an infected beer. And I wasnt disappointed but the wild yeast bretty flavour was right up my street and the extra yeast had dried out the malts completely. Surprisingly good
Art Brew - Monkey IPA6.40GoodWas supposed to be the chilli and ginger version but this was just the regular version. Good bitter hops on finish
Kent - Twelfth Night7.40GoodGood chocolate and dark fruits and a bit of tar
Acorn - Glacier IPA5.00GoodDecent strong blond beer with decent hop
Neath - Gold5.00Acceptableok golden strong ale
Atomic - Winter5.50PoorLeather rubber Burton Snatch sulphur eggy aroma and flavour. Not very good
Cropton (see also Great Yorkshire) - Old Goat8.00PoorTasted like it had an old goat in it

About the White Cliffs Beer Festival 2012

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent6
Good8
Acceptable2
Poor2

The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT16 1DL.

19th year of this festival held at the magnificent Maison Dieu in central Dover. 75 beers on all over 5% abv and all at £2.50 per pint.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 20 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1DL