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Kent Beer Festival 2019 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Backyard - Nelson Sauvin IPAExcellent1
Settle - Main Line Excellent1
Brumaison - BBGood1
Brumaison - BeulterGood1
Old Dairy - DDH (Double Dry Hop)Good1
Brew Buddies - Juicy IPAGood1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleGood1
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - BluebearyGood1
Iron Pier - Wildway IPAGood1
Westerham - Summer PerleGood1
Brumaison - 1770 London PorterGood1
Reedley Hallows - Beer O'ClockGood1
Peerless - Knee-Buckler IPAGood1
Larkins - TraditionalAcceptable1
Stonehenge - Eye-OpenerAcceptable1
Larkins - PalePoor1
Picture 1. Kent Beer Festival 2019, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

19 Jul 2019 (Andrew)
Walked up as usual and found ourselves nearly at the front of the queue. Nice venue.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Settle - Main Line 3.80ExcellentComplex brown bitter
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80GoodBit thin but great hops
Brumaison - BB3.60GoodBrown malty nutty sweet bitter
Old Dairy - DDH (Double Dry Hop)4.00GoodPale straw colour. Big aroma of cut grass and grape skins. Sharp lychee bitter finish.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Good
Iron Pier - Wildway IPA4.50GoodA wheat beer that didn't taste like it.
Larkins - Traditional3.40AcceptableCloudy and lacking condition
18 Jul 2019 (Jack William)
Evening, opening session. Marquees in the Rugby Club for the second year. Not too crowded. Lots of familiar faces. Unfortunately I didn’t find a beer with a “wow” factor. Just listed those I tried.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Backyard - Nelson Sauvin IPA5.00ExcellentMy favourite of the night, albeit it could have been a couple of degrees cooler.
Peerless - Knee-Buckler IPA5.20Good
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Bluebeary4.00GoodYes - definite blueberry notes, but not overpowering.
Brumaison - 1770 London Porter4.70GoodWell balanced porter - not too heavy.
Reedley Hallows - Beer O'Clock3.80Good
Brumaison - Beulter4.60GoodRecommended by Keith Lane - likely to be on at The Lanes in the future.
Brew Buddies - Juicy IPA5.00GoodJust a bit heavy on the bitterness I thought.
Stonehenge - Eye-Opener4.50AcceptableDidn’t live up to the description.
Larkins - Pale4.20PoorMy first beer on a fresh palate - I was not impressed. Warm and a bit tart.

About the Kent Beer Festival 2019

The pub sign. Kent Beer Festival 2019, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good11
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7BA.

18th - 20th July at the rugby club venue.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 16 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 7BA