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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - English IPAExcellent1
London Fields - Session AleGood1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Red Dawn MildGood1
Castle Rock - Black GoldNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Golden GateNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Alma, Newington Green, Central London

Visits Details

03 May 2012 (Stephen Harris)
The first evening of what is shaping up to be a nice little beer festival.
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00ExcellentThe first time I’ve tried this classic Porter since Red Squirrel’s relocation. Still excellent! Dark brown, with a full-bodied chocolate malt and roast barley taste. A bit of liquorice. Hoppy finish.
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - English IPA5.00ExcellentA golden-coloured. A strong, smooth malt character with a really good, pronounced, English Goldings hop hit.
London Fields - Session Ale4.00GoodA fresh barrel that could have done with a bit more conditioning. Pale, with a fragrant hop aroma.
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Red Dawn Mild3.70GoodA very deep ruby-red coloured, malty mild, with a fruity, nutty character.
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Golden Gate4.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried

About the Alma

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Newington Green, Central London, N1 4QU.

Archetypal, bashed-around, suburban boozer. Once rather run-down; a lick of paint, some comfy furniture and a candlelit ambience has transformed the Alma into a popular place to eat and drink. A single, large room, with lots of nooks and crannies, plus a rear garden.

We have visited this pub once, seen 12 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: N1 4QU