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The Treacle Tap (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Blackjack - AhtanumExcellent1
Squawk - IPA El Dorado, ChinookExcellent1
True North (originally contract brewed at Welbeck Abbey) - IPA Chinook, Ella, AhtanumExcellent1
Framework - Oatmeal Pale AleExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Otter's TearsExcellent1
Great Heck - Proverbs 31:6Excellent1
Siren Craft - Under CurrentGood1
Squawk - Pale Ale CascadeGood1
Mallinsons - Amarillo XLGood1
Mallinsons - CentennialGood1
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - US IPA #2Good1
First Chop Brewing Arm - SENGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - GalaxiaGood1
Blackjack - JabberwockyGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - MischiefGood1
Squawk - Pale Ale El Dorado, Chinook, SimcoeGood1
First Chop Brewing Arm - MCR Manchester BitterAcceptable1
Anarchy - Quiet RiotAcceptable1
Deva - Citra'dAcceptable1
Waen - Tadley AnglerNot Tried0
Whim - Snow White (aka Schnee Weiss)Not Tried0
Squawk - Pale Ale Sorachi Ace, ChinookNot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - US Session IPANot Tried0
Poynton - Hoppy DazeNot Tried0
Merlin - Sir LancelotNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Bramling CrossNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaNot Tried0
Merlin - AvalonNot Tried0
Northern Monk - FaithNot Tried0
Mallinsons - Rakau CascadeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Treacle Tap, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Visits Details

19 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Superb banter at the small bar counter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Framework - Oatmeal Pale Ale4.80ExcellentClip also said Pattern #PA0010 Magnum, Pacifia (sic), Mosaic. A superb well balanced easy drinking beer with great flavour
Mallinsons - Amarillo XL5.50GoodHarsh bitterness
Mallinsons - Rakau Cascade4.10Not Tried
22 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Good
Merlin - Avalon4.10Not Tried
Northern Monk - Faith5.40Not TriedStronger version than previously
30 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Planned last evening stop. Extensive food offerings being noshed which, of course, invalidates this otherwise being a Micropub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Galaxia4.50Good
Bristol Beer Factory - Mischief5.00GoodFull bodied big hitter
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80Not Tried
09 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Otter's Tears6.00ExcellentDry as a bone after-taste made it moreish
Mallinsons - Centennial3.90GoodSubtly hopped
Summer Wine (SWB) - Bramling Cross4.00Not Tried
22 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last stop.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Squawk - IPA El Dorado, Chinook6.10ExcellentThe hops and the abv did justice to each other
Squawk - Pale Ale El Dorado, Chinook, Simcoe3.90GoodInteresting when compared to the heavier hitting IPA with both of IPA's hops
Merlin - Sir Lancelot4.50Not Tried
02 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit and launch pad for last train home. Took the chance to purchase a couple of Duvel Tripel Hop bottles to take home, something one rarely sees, these ones with added Experimental Hop HBC 291.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blackjack - Jabberwocky4.10Good
Anarchy - Quiet Riot6.60AcceptableSmooth and innocent of taste for its strength
Poynton - Hoppy Daze3.80Not Tried
07 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last call.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - US IPA #25.40GoodGood hop hit
First Chop Brewing Arm - MCR Manchester Bitter4.40AcceptableSourish and not very nice, to my palate
North Riding Brewery - US Session IPA3.80Not Tried
04 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Lots of talk here about other than cask ale. As always they pay over the top for it though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Heck - Proverbs 31:66.00ExcellentDifferent proverb, stronger beer!
Deva - Citra'd4.80AcceptableDisappointing. First out for a while I imagine and not very crisp tasting as a result
Squawk - Pale Ale Sorachi Ace, Chinook4.00Not Tried
21 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening brief visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
True North (originally contract brewed at Welbeck Abbey) - IPA Chinook, Ella, Ahtanum5.40ExcellentAnnoyed to subsequently find that true provenance was not declared on the pumpclip
First Chop Brewing Arm - SEN3.90Good
Whim - Snow White (aka Schnee Weiss)4.90Not Tried
09 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blackjack - Ahtanum5.20ExcellentBest beer of the evening
Squawk - Pale Ale Cascade4.10Good
Waen - Tadley Angler4.00Not Tried

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About The Treacle Tap

The pub sign. The Treacle Tap, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent19
Good27
Acceptable7
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6JL.

A new venue open since 2010 converted from a shop by young entrepreneurs. Front door straight from the pavement and a long narrow room leading past the tabled area to the bar at the back with its 3 hand pumps. Provides a good balance of food and beer including an excellent selection of foreign bottled beers. Has a small free library where one can permanently take a book as a swap. Always stocked with interesting fiction and non-fiction titles. Always worth a visit when hitting the Waters Green / Sunderland Street crawl area - all within minutes of walking from the railway station. The small bar standing area makes conversation mandatory.

We have visited this pub 35 times, seen 100 different beers and tried 51 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SK11 6JL