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Beer Merchants Tap (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Suspended in MosaicExceptional1
Wylam - Empathy for the DevilExcellent1
Wylam - Greenbutt SkunkExcellent1
Siphon - NolaExcellent1
Cloudwater - Austerity is Killing People That I Care AboutExcellent1
Siren Craft - Under CurrentExcellent1
Wylam - Room 237Excellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
North - Pale Hallertau Blanc + Mosaic Excellent1
Buxton - SPAExcellent1
North - Triple Fruited Gose: Blueberry + LingonberryExcellent1
Deya - Best Foot ForwardExcellent1
Arbor Ales - MosaicExcellent1
Cloudwater - John Green's BouffantExcellent1
Cloudwater - PaleGood1
Siren Craft - Suspended in EkuanotGood1
Unity - Tech Noir (Rainbow Project 2019)Good1
Cloudwater - Self Optimisation in the Digital AgeAcceptable1
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
Arbor Ales - Why Kick a Moo CowNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - PangoNot Tried0
Picture 1. Beer Merchants Tap, Hackney, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

20 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon. Almost empty. I'm really here to buy carry-outs.
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00ExcellentDown to one cask beer here as things wind down ahead of lockdown. Luckily it's a good 'un.
Wylam - Greenbutt Skunk8.40ExcellentFrom key-keg. Dank.
13 Mar 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Busy, early Friday 13th session.
North - Triple Fruited Gose: Blueberry + Lingonberry4.50ExcellentFrom a keg. It's fruity. Tart. Pinch of salt.
Siren Craft - Suspended in Ekuanot4.00GoodGolden with slight haze. Soft and mushy. Resinous and fruity hop flavours.
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00Not Tried
26 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Wednesday evening and crowded. For the first time, I sat in the back room.
Wylam - Room 2375.50ExcellentFrom a keg. Thick, murky gold. Juicy fruity.
Cloudwater - Pale4.00GoodA very soft, murky concoction. Mango and oranges.
Tiny Rebel - Pango5.00Not Tried
18 Feb 2020 (Stephen Harris)
North - Pale Hallertau Blanc + Mosaic 4.10ExcellentHazy gold. Fruity hops. Solid malt backbone.
Deya - Best Foot Forward3.80ExcellentAn old-fashioned Bitter full of English hop varieties. A bit like the old Shepherd Neame beers I dimly remember from the 1970s, before they were blanded-down Brewed for this week's Cask Beer Festival in London.
Wylam - Empathy for the Devil6.70ExcellentFrom key-keg. A thick, golden beer. Murky, with an oat smoothness. Highly hopped.
27 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
A trickle of late-afternoon customers.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentA corking pint.
Arbor Ales - Why Kick a Moo Cow5.50Not Tried
05 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
A relaxed Sunday evening atmosphere.
Siren Craft - Suspended in Mosaic4.00ExceptionalThis is exceptionally good. Mosaic heaven.
Cloudwater - Austerity is Killing People That I Care About3.50ExcellentA dark cask Bitter with a light and hoppy flavour.
23 Sep 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet in mid afternoon. Some customers are clearly using the pub as an office.
Buxton - SPA4.10ExcellentFruity Citra hops and a nice, firm bitterness. Dry.
Unity - Tech Noir (Rainbow Project 2019)5.00GoodFrom keg dispense. My first of this year's Rainbow Project beers. It's a soured fruity Porter. I'm not completely convinced.
28 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Rather quiet tonight. Just one cask beer available.
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50ExcellentAlways a great beer.
07 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Dave's first visit here and he appeared impressed.
Cloudwater - Self Optimisation in the Digital Age5.00AcceptableA good Bitter, spoiled today by warm temperature.
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
31 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening, with most customers sat outside.
Cloudwater - John Green's Bouffant4.60ExcellentCloudwater continuing to show that they are as good at cask beer as everything else. A hazy, golden Pale Ale hopped with Ekuanot.
Siphon - Nola5.00ExcellentFrom keg dispense. A Belgian-brewed, German-style Hefeweizen with plenty of hops.
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried

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About the Beer Merchants Tap

The pub sign. Beer Merchants Tap, Hackney, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hackney, Greater London, E9 5LN.

A very large new bar, opened in former industrial premises close to Hackney Wick Station in early 2018. There is a large, split-level main bar, with another big room beyond and a courtyard seating area at the front. Beer sold in a variety of formats, including through 20 taps and two handpumps on the bar.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 46 different beers and tried 41 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E9 5LN