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Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Burning Sky - PlateauExceptional1
Nine Standards (now brewed at Settle) - Double StandardExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Unite Pale AleExcellent2
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithExcellent1
Burning Sky - AuroraExcellent1
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - CavedwellerExcellent1
Tring - Bring Me SunshineExcellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusExcellent1
High House Farm - Matfen MagicGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Castell CochGood1
Westerham - Gold Rush (superseded by 5% entry)Good1
Tirril - Old FaithfulGood1
Hop Fuzz - TriumphGood1
Rebellion - MutinyGood1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleGood1
Wantsum - Yellow TailGood1
Tring - Blue Jay Brown AleGood1
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Brown AleGood1
Cullercoats - Brigade IPAGood1
Rossi & Rossi [R & R Ales] (at Ramsgate Gadds') - GallantGood1
Dow Bridge - Praetorian PorterGood1
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)Acceptable1
Pheasantry - DA (Dark Ale)Acceptable1
Elgood's - Pageant AleAcceptable1
City of Cambridge - Boathouse BitterAcceptable1
Canterbury Brewers - Five Hop BelgianAcceptable1
Canterbury Brewers - TopazAcceptable1
Hastings - Best BitterAcceptable1
Picture 1. Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

19 Apr 2014 (Baymart)
First Beer Fest as a CAMRA Member. Enjoyed it and was surprised how busy it was.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00ExcellentAlways a good starter!
Tring - Bring Me Sunshine4.20Excellentnearly my favourite of the day
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Tirril - Old Faithful4.00Good
Rebellion - Mutiny4.50Good
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50GoodHave a soft spot for Wansum, and my first every yellow tail didn't disappoint.
19 Apr 2014 (oz11)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Unite Pale Ale4.00Excellent
High House Farm - Matfen Magic4.80Good
Westerham - Gold Rush (superseded by 5% entry)4.00Good
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Brown Ale4.70Good
Dow Bridge - Praetorian Porter5.00Good
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Castell Coch4.70Good
Hop Fuzz - Triumph4.80Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Good
Tring - Blue Jay Brown Ale4.30Good
Canterbury Brewers - Topaz4.70Acceptable
19 Apr 2014 (Ian)
Sat in the main hall Saturday lunchtime listening to synchronized ukulele playing. Bizarre. A lot of beer has sold out overnight mind. Then sat overlooking the sea.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cullercoats - Brigade IPA5.50GoodGood English hopped ipa
Elgood's - Pageant Ale4.30AcceptableFruity decent bitter
City of Cambridge - Boathouse Bitter3.80AcceptableInteresting session bitter.
Hastings - Best Bitter4.10AcceptableOk bitter
18 Apr 2014 (Andrew)
We were fast tracked in via the CAMRA members queue. Got busy quickly but was efficient. Sat with Ian talking about the old days... like middle aged people do.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExceptionalThis is brewed by the former head brewer of Dark Star. How the hell did he make Hop Head better. The man's a genius!
Nine Standards (now brewed at Settle) - Double Standard4.70ExcellentLight smokey austrian cheese. Low hopping. Black. Good condition.
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60ExcellentReally well crafted golden rich American hopped beer. Too strong for me but a great beer.
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80GoodMustard and pepper flavours. Quite sharp on the finish. Light gold colour.
Pheasantry - DA (Dark Ale)4.20AcceptablePlum coloured beer. Light soft mouth feel. Low hopping. Hint of perspex. A dark ale. Lovely red fruit aroma.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)3.60AcceptableAh. My favorite beer in beer festival quality.
18 Apr 2014 (Ian)
Sat with Andrew in the quiet room drinking beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Unite Pale Ale4.00ExcellentExcellent condition hop pale biscuit malt and white pepper and Grapefruit finish.
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Cavedweller5.80ExcellentLovely chocolate sponge cake flavour
Rossi & Rossi [R & R Ales] (at Ramsgate Gadds') - Gallant6.80GoodSaison yeast sweet red fruits dry finish. Decent.
Canterbury Brewers - Five Hop Belgian4.70AcceptableOk Belgian yeast and hop flavours

About the Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014

The pub sign. Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent8
Good15
Acceptable7
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Margate, Kent, CT9 1HX.

Held Good Friday 18th and Saturday 19th April in the Winter Gardens. The 9th such festival.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 30 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1HX