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Dentdale Music and Beer Festival 2015 (Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kelham Island - Pale RiderExcellent1
Hambleton - Stud BlondeExcellent1
Goose Eye - Chinook BlondeExcellent1
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Centurion's Ghost AleGood1
Little Valley - Tod's BlondeGood1
Dent - Sedgwick Festival AleAcceptable1
Goose Eye - Over and StoutNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0
Hambleton - Nightmare PorterNot Tried0
Salamander - Golden SalamanderNot Tried0
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)Not Tried0
Leeds - Midnight BellNot Tried0
Saltaire - Raspberry BlondeNot Tried0
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Not Tried0
Great Newsome - Frothingham Best BitterNot Tried0
Elland - 1872 PorterNot Tried0
Elland - NettlethrasherNot Tried0
Rudgate - York Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
Hop Studio - ObsidianNot Tried0
Wall's - Gun Dog BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

26 Jun 2015 (Jack William)
This is what our week in Cumbria has been planned around. We walk the mile in from our rented cottage with the afternoon rain clearing into a lovely, if chilly evening. The site is positioned in the valley (dale?) by the river. Very friendly atmosphere - good music and an excellent choice of 35 regional ales. I list all I tried - plus some other interesting ones.
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20ExcellentAs the beer notes said - full-bodied, strong and fruity," excellent choice to finish on - before a pleasant walk back - in good daylight after 10 pm. I like this festival.
Hambleton - Stud Blonde4.30ExcellentRichly fruity.
Goose Eye - Chinook Blonde4.20ExcellentNice one to start with - good hoppy bite with a hint of grapefruit.
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Centurion's Ghost Ale5.40GoodA totally black beer - chewing tobacco springs to mind.
Little Valley - Tod's Blonde5.00GoodYeasty - as a "Belgian style" is supposed to be.
Dent - Sedgwick Festival Ale4.00AcceptableFruity, but a bit hazy. Brewed especially for the festival.
Goose Eye - Over and Stout5.20Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
Hambleton - Nightmare Porter5.00Not Tried
Salamander - Golden Salamander4.50Not Tried
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)5.20Not Tried
Leeds - Midnight Bell4.80Not Tried
Saltaire - Raspberry Blonde4.00Not Tried
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50Not Tried
Great Newsome - Frothingham Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
Elland - 1872 Porter6.50Not Tried
Elland - Nettlethrasher4.40Not Tried
Rudgate - York Chocolate Stout5.00Not Tried
Hop Studio - Obsidian5.00Not Tried
Wall's - Gun Dog Bitter3.80Not Tried

About the Dentdale Music and Beer Festival 2015

Summary of Beer Scores



The Beer Festival is found in Dent, Cumbria, LA10 5QA.

A three day event starting Friday evening, 26th June and finishing late afternoon Sunday 28th. Single stage for music inside a large marquee. 35 beers on - mainly with a Yorkshire theme this year. Free entry - but for a £5 wristband all beers are £3 a pint (£4 without). This is the 7th annual festival - the village numbers are swelled with many campers (despite it also being Glastonbury weekend). Don't ask when Florence and the Machine are on!

We have visited this Beer Festival once, seen 20 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LA10 5QA