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Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2012 (Beer Tent)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Swan on the Green - Goldings MildExceptional2
Canterbury Brewers - Canterbury LagerExceptional2
Canterbury Brewers - Seriously SaisonExceptional2
Canterbury Brewers - Single Hopped PaleExcellent3
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Obama's Green Hop Honey Ale (collaboration with Canterbury Brewers) Excellent2
Old Dairy - Fresh HopExcellent3
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green Hop AleExcellent2
Wantsum - Green Hop FugglesExcellent2
Ripple Steam - Green Hopped IPAExcellent2
Shepherd Neame - Oast DodgerExcellent3
Hop Fuzz - GardenerExcellent2
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HarvestExcellent1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent3
Tonbridge - Capel Pale AleExcellent2
Goacher's - Silver StarExcellent1
Abigale - Kent Green Hop AleExcellent4
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest AleExcellent2
Black Cat - Green HopExcellent1
Goacher's - Green HopExcellent2
Swan on the Green - Goldings PaleGood1
Nelson - Green HornGood2
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Royal Tunbridge Wells - HarvestNot Tried0
Wantsum - One Hop GreenNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2012)Not Tried0
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2012, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2012, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

29 Sep 2012 (oz11)
Much anticipated event, and not a disappointment. Well done to Eddie Gadd, as the driving force behind this beer tent. Hope next year is bigger and even better.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swan on the Green - Goldings Mild4.00ExceptionalThe dark malts and green hops combined perfectly. Top class.
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Excellent
Old Dairy - Fresh Hop4.00ExcellentThere were two versions of this beer. One with Target and this one with Bramling Cross.
Canterbury Brewers - Canterbury Lager5.00Excellent
Wantsum - Green Hop Fuggles4.50Excellent
Kent - Green Giant6.00Excellent
Canterbury Brewers - Single Hopped Pale4.60Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Obama's Green Hop Honey Ale (collaboration with Canterbury Brewers) 4.70Excellent
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50Excellent
Goacher's - Green Hop4.20Excellent
Abigale - Kent Green Hop Ale4.00Good
Shepherd Neame - Oast Dodger5.50Good
Hop Fuzz - Gardener4.00Good
Nelson - Green Horn4.00Acceptable
29 Sep 2012 (Alenomore)
11:00 visit. Having been pre-warned that there were 20+ winners here, by a mate from Folkestone, who came here on Friday, it was on with the beer goggles for some serious scooping! Overall, I thought this whole event was a big success and I hear that this will be an even bigger event next year with lots of interest and support from nearly all the LocAle brewers. A good turnout, good weather and it did get busy, everywhere, later on too. Well done. I departed gracefully at 17:00, no "capacity" to do some pubs! Switch the Sat Nav on and homeward bound.........
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Canterbury Lager5.00ExceptionalAnother top ale on this style.
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExceptionalStart as I mean to go on! Superb.
Canterbury Brewers - Seriously Saison4.50ExceptionalTop class. My ale of the fest. Superb Belgium style ale.
Shepherd Neame - Oast Dodger5.50ExceptionalTop class. Well done Shep's. You CAN brew a 5* ale when you want too?
Old Dairy - Fresh Hop4.00Excellent
Wantsum - Green Hop Fuggles4.50Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest3.80Excellent
Abigale - Kent Green Hop Ale4.00ExcellentA1.
Nelson - Green Horn4.00ExcellentAn excellant ale from Nelson.
Ripple Steam - Green Hopped IPA4.50Excellent
Black Cat - Green Hop4.00Excellent
Canterbury Brewers - Single Hopped Pale4.60Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Obama's Green Hop Honey Ale (collaboration with Canterbury Brewers) 4.70Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green Hop Ale4.30ExcellentTop class.
Hop Fuzz - Gardener4.00Excellent
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale4.00Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Good
Swan on the Green - Goldings Pale3.60Good
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
28 Sep 2012 (Mick)
Quiet busy, the weather was good and people were enjoying themselves. Good to meet Kevin and Tom from the Foundry. Seems I missed Andrew by a few minutes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Brewers - Seriously Saison4.50ExceptionalWonderful, earthy, rich, full bodied and all balanced by some serious hops.
Ripple Steam - Green Hopped IPA4.50ExcellentVery drinkable, could have had more of these.
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentVery nice, good strength and a bitterness to match.
Old Dairy - Fresh Hop4.00GoodNice pint, pale colour hops not to assertive.
28 Sep 2012 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon, the weather was changeable, and most of the stalls seemed fairly quiet, the tent with the green hop ales being the exception. A number of brewers were present both sides of the bar. The people from the Rocksalt restaurant came round with some free samples of their pork and cabbage because they said it goes very well with Abigale Green Hop ale, and they were right. Last orders were called at around 5.30 and people drifted off towards the Foundry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abigale - Kent Green Hop Ale4.00ExceptionalThe beer of the festival for me. A delicious golden ale.
Canterbury Brewers - Single Hopped Pale4.60Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green Hop Ale4.30ExcellentA good smack of hops. Not to be missed.
Shepherd Neame - Oast Dodger5.50ExcellentA very good strong ale from Sheps. It was good to see our regional brewer supporting Kent Green Hop Ales.
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50Excellent
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale4.00Excellent
Swan on the Green - Goldings Mild4.00ExcellentI think this was actually called mild rather than mile. A very tasty and fairly strong dark mild. One of the few dark ales at the festival.
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Not TriedBrewed with Kentish Green Hops. I did not try this but people seemed to be impressed with it.
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Harvest4.10Not Tried
Old Dairy - Fresh Hop4.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Canterbury Lager5.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Green Hop Fuggles4.50Not Tried
Nelson - Green Horn4.00Not Tried
Black Cat - Green Hop4.00Not Tried
Kent - Green Giant6.00Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Seriously Saison4.50Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Obama's Green Hop Honey Ale (collaboration with Canterbury Brewers) 4.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2012)4.80Not Tried
Swan on the Green - Goldings Pale3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Gardener4.00Not Tried
28 Sep 2012 (Andrew)
It was busy with a variety of people, many of whom I recognised as either landlords, brewers or pub stalwarts. Friendly with good quality beer and lots of food stalls near by for when you're hungry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abigale - Kent Green Hop Ale4.00ExcellentAstringent with a hint of smoke I thought with a good leafy hop. Most of the people I was with were drinking this and thoroughly enjoying it.
Goacher's - Green Hop4.20ExcellentSilver Star with green Fuggles. I think the green hops gave it a bit more leafy bitterness and interest making it an improvement!
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Harvest4.10Not Tried
Old Dairy - Fresh Hop4.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Canterbury Lager5.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest3.80Not Tried
Nelson - Green Horn4.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Green Hopped IPA4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - One Hop Green4.50Not Tried
Black Cat - Green Hop4.00Not Tried
Kent - Green Giant6.00Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Single Hopped Pale4.60Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Seriously Saison4.50Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Obama's Green Hop Honey Ale (collaboration with Canterbury Brewers) 4.70Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green Hop Ale4.30Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Oast Dodger5.50Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2012)4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Swan on the Green - Goldings Pale3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Gardener4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale4.00Not Tried
Swan on the Green - Goldings Mild4.00Not Tried

About the Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2012

The pub sign. Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2012, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional7
Excellent31
Good6
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RN.

This is a beer tent, specialising in Kent green hop beers, that is as part of the Canterbury Food & Drink Festival.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 2RN