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1st Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2012 (Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rockin Robin - Hoppin RobinExcellent2
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent1
Cheddar - PotholerExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanExcellent1
Farmer's Ales (Maldon Brewing) - Farmers Golden BoarExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - ConquerorExcellent2
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent2
Cheddar - Totty Pot Excellent2
Summer Wine (SWB) - DiabloExcellent2
Tring - Side Pocket for a ToadExcellent1
Potbelly - Beijing BlackExcellent2
Summer Wine (SWB) - Barista Expresso StoutExcellent2
Crouch Vale - Blackwater MildExcellent1
Vale - Black Beauty Porter (superseded by 4.4% version)Excellent1
Island Brewery - Wight GoldGood1
Loddon - Gorgeous GeorgeGood2
Tonbridge - Golden BraunGood3
Vale - Red Kite (superseded by 4.3% version)Good1
Island Brewery - Wight KnightGood3
Teignworthy - Neap TideGood1
Tring - Bob's PassGood2
Spitting Feathers - Basket CaseGood1
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil FuelGood1
Spitting Feathers - Thirst QuencherGood1
Westerham - JubilationGood1
Potbelly - Crazy DazeGood2
Farmer's Ales (Maldon Brewing) - CavalierGood2
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Harvey's - Hadlow BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Loddon - Ferryman's GoldNot Tried0
RCH - PG SteamNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Pompey RoyalNot Tried0
Hop Back - TaiphoonNot Tried0
Buntingford - Highwayman IPANot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0

Visits Details

22 Apr 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Just 10 minutes walk from my house, so I popped in at opening time on Sunday and was most surprised and pleased with what I found. Only one beer had run out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Hoppin Robin3.70ExcellentSweet malt and fruit dominate with a soft hoppiness. Very drinkable with a fruity finish. My score 16/20.
Potbelly - Crazy Daze5.50GoodPale IPA style with sweetish malt flavours balanced by fruity hop. Full bodied with a slightly vineous finish. My score 15/20.
Tonbridge - Golden Braun3.20GoodSpelt "Braun" on the pumpclip, as it is a take on a German Altbier, albeit a low strength version. Fairly bitter with some malt and a light fruitiness from the German hops. My score 15/20.
Farmer's Ales (Maldon Brewing) - Cavalier4.00GoodMalty amber bitter with some fruity hop flavour. My score 15/20.
Island Brewery - Wight Knight4.50AcceptableShown as Wight Knight on pumpclip, dark gold in colour with a fairly sharp hop flavour. The finish is dry and sharp. My score 13/20.
Tring - Bob's Pass4.40AcceptableRather harsh flavours to this amber bitter, derived from amber malt and challenger hops, a bitter combination. My score 13/20.
22 Apr 2012 (oz11)
Early afternoon through to closing. Not as busy as yesterday and the music (mostly provided by youngsters and very impressive they were) was a good deal quieter...bliss!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Potbelly - Beijing Black4.40Excellent
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Excellent
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Excellent
Spitting Feathers - Thirst Quencher3.90Good
Potbelly - Crazy Daze5.50Good
Loddon - Gorgeous George4.30Good
Island Brewery - Wight Knight4.50Good
Tring - Bob's Pass4.40Good
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil Fuel4.10GoodAccording to all info. the strength is 4.1% so created new entry.
21 Apr 2012 (thebrewingman)
Arrived about 1pm and there was plenty of room to sit in the marquee. Watched the match and returned for the evening session. The marquee soon filled up with people and some noisy bands but relief was to be had outside. Good selection of ales some of which were not on the programme.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Summer Wine (SWB) - Diablo6.00ExceptionalGot to be the beer of the festival for me. Apart from the hops they must put magnets in the brew. I kept getting drawn back for another one.
Potbelly - Beijing Black4.40Excellent
Vale - Black Beauty Porter (superseded by 4.4% version)4.30Excellent
Farmer's Ales (Maldon Brewing) - Farmers Golden Boar5.00Excellent
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror5.00Excellent
Summer Wine (SWB) - Barista Expresso Stout4.80Excellent
Tonbridge - Golden Braun3.20ExcellentGood flavour for such a low gravity.
Cheddar - Totty Pot 4.50Excellent
Loddon - Gorgeous George4.30Good
Spitting Feathers - Basket Case4.80Good
Westerham - Jubilation4.00Good
Farmer's Ales (Maldon Brewing) - Cavalier4.00Good
Island Brewery - Wight Gold4.00Good
Island Brewery - Wight Knight4.50Good
21 Apr 2012 (oz11)
Good atmosphere though some of the bands were a little too loud for the venue. More beers than listed were available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Tring - Side Pocket for a Toad3.60Excellent
Crouch Vale - Blackwater Mild3.70Excellent
Cheddar - Potholer4.30Excellent
Summer Wine (SWB) - Barista Expresso Stout4.80Excellent
Rockin Robin - Hoppin Robin3.70Excellent
Cheddar - Totty Pot 4.50Excellent
Vale - Red Kite (superseded by 4.3% version)4.00Good
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror5.00Good
Summer Wine (SWB) - Diablo6.00GoodFirst and only beer to run out on the Saturday.
Tonbridge - Golden Braun3.20Good
Teignworthy - Neap Tide3.80Good
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Hadlow Bitter3.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Loddon - Ferryman's Gold4.40Not Tried
RCH - PG Steam3.90Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Potbelly - Crazy Daze5.50Not Tried
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Pompey Royal4.50Not Tried
Hop Back - Taiphoon4.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Buntingford - Highwayman IPA3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Jubilation4.00Not Tried

About the 1st Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2012

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent20
Good20
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The Beer Festival is found in Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 3JF.

Held in a marquee next to Tonbridge Angels football ground and featuring around 50 real ales. A small selection of cider and perry also available.

We have visited this Beer Festival 4 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 28 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN10 3JF