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Pharos Beer Festival 2014 (Non-CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Time and Tide - Smugglers StoutExcellent1
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Bourbon Milk StoutExcellent1
Salopian - Golden ThreadExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Bath Ales - Special Pale AleGood1
Moles - Mole CatcherGood1
Rockin Robin - RPAGood1
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-AgeGood1
Old School (OSB) - DetentionAcceptable1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Mordue - Workie TicketNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Hambleton - Nightmare PorterNot Tried0
Derwent - Carlisle State BitterNot Tried0
Wolf - Wolf In Sheep's ClothingNot Tried0
RCH - PG SteamNot Tried0
Little Valley - Hebden's WheatNot Tried0
Nelson - Purser's Pussy PorterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale AleNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Buntingford - TwitchellNot Tried0
Mr Grundy's - 1914 God Save The King StoutNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterNot Tried0
Wantsum - Red RaddleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisNot Tried0
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - PalaeolithicNot Tried0

Visits Details

05 Sep 2014 (Brian)
Speaking to Pete on the way up the school hill, I said that this would either be great or a complete shambles (prejudiced by memories of 1975-1982). Turned out it was great! Very professionally run with a good line up of varied beers. All proceeds going to a new sports hall.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Golden Thread5.00ExcellentHad this first up. Quite unusually but refreshing after the hike up the hill.
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Bourbon Milk Stout4.30ExcellentReally very nice combination of coffee and chocolate. Quite thin in the mouth (but in a good way).
Time and Tide - Smugglers Stout5.20ExcellentExcellent example of a standard stout
Moles - Mole Catcher5.00GoodVery nice spicy brown beer.
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-Age4.00GoodDark and quite fruity
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80GoodGood light ale with some citrus
Bath Ales - Special Pale Ale3.70Good
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Good
Old School (OSB) - Detention4.10AcceptableNot bad undemanding light session ale
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Mordue - Workie Ticket4.50Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Hambleton - Nightmare Porter5.00Not Tried
Derwent - Carlisle State Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wolf - Wolf In Sheep's Clothing3.70Not Tried
RCH - PG Steam3.90Not Tried
Little Valley - Hebden's Wheat4.50Not Tried
Nelson - Purser's Pussy Porter4.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Buntingford - Twitchell3.80Not Tried
Mr Grundy's - 1914 God Save The King Stout5.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Palaeolithic3.80Not Tried

About the Pharos Beer Festival 2014

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good5
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT17 0DQ.

1st beer festival held in the school hall of the Dover Grammar School for Boys. 30 ales plus a few ciders all at £3 per pint.

We have visited this pub once, seen 27 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 0DQ