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12 Degrees (a.k.a. RAMS Micropub 12 Degrees) (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Amber Ales - Barnes WallisExcellent1
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPAGood1
Goffs - LancerGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is DeadGood1
Mr Grundy's - Western FrontGood1
Revolutions - SwoonGood1
Goose Eye - Goose Eye BitterAcceptable1
XT Brewing - No. 4 Session AmberAcceptable1
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil FuelAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BitterPoor1
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best BitterNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
Ilkley - PaleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - Hood Best BitterNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Hydes - HPANot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Wantsum - 10 Year Anniversary AleNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

17 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Good cracke over the temporary closure of the Flippin' Frog.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mr Grundy's - Western Front4.40Good
Goose Eye - Goose Eye Bitter3.90Acceptable
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
26 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit. Given a guided tour of the planned new basement seating area, all warm, dry and cosy!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Revolutions - Swoon4.50GoodGood but cloying chocolate fudge job
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50Good
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
08 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet and relaxed on Saturday late-afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Amber Ales - Barnes Wallis4.10ExcellentA robust amber-coloured Bitter with spicy Goldings hops.
Hydes - HPA4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Wantsum - 10 Year Anniversary Ale5.20Not Tried
27 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. The seats in the window became free and made a respite from standing in the narrow area by the counter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
XT Brewing - No. 4 Session Amber3.80AcceptableFlat so a total chore to finish. Should I have guessed from the tilt on the cask and / or the £3pp price as being one on clearance sale
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
22 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Settled in with regular custom here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30GoodFull on hop hits
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Lincoln Green - Hood Best Bitter4.20Not TriedWell tilted and on special offer at £2.60pp
Iron Pier - Rosherville Red4.80Not Tried
26 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Full of customers and noisy with some sort of quite unnecessary tinny amplified music playing. Beer selection made difficult by the only indication a beer is on being a small oblong blue "12 Degrees" tab on the appropriate stillage door blackboard.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goffs - Lancer3.80Good
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Pale4.20Not Tried
22 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until last orders was called. Only been open a week now and seemed busy but it is narrow and cramped. An odd feature are the two little quiet seating booths upstairs, one of which I mistook at first to be a wax model tableau much to the chagrin of the 2 inhabitants when I saw them move. Run by an enthusiastic real ale man and his family.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil Fuel4.10Acceptable
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Bitter3.70PoorNot seen before. Apparently a basic bitter usually intended for pubs to give a house beer name to. Broken yeasty head and I noted minor off flavours
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried

About the 12 Degrees (a.k.a. RAMS Micropub 12 Degrees)

The pub sign. 12 Degrees (a.k.a. RAMS Micropub 12 Degrees), Rochester, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good5
Acceptable3
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DJ.

Micropub which opened on Saturday 15th September 2018 after many of life's hurdles suffered by the owner. The RAMS theme relates to his view that Real Ales Make Sense. Former shop premises in Rochester High Street, converted with a bar counter to the left hand side behind which are 7 "racks", chilled cabinets for the real ales and ciders / perries sold on gravity dispense. Furnished with an eclectic range of bench seats, tables, stools and chairs downstairs in a narrow cramped area. Toilets are upstairs as are 2 very small quirky quiet seating booths. No dogs allowed. Check the rack door blackboards for a small oblong blue "12 Degrees" tab to identify which beers are actually on sale at the time. No dogs or children are permitted here.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME1 1DJ