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The Back of Beyond (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Budelse - CapucijnExcellent1
Okell's - AltExcellent1
Otter - BrightExcellent1
Rebellion - Market CollapseExcellent1
Mordue - Newcastle Coffee PorterExcellent1
Yeovil - Lynx WildcatGood1
Elgood's - HawkwindGood1
Rebellion - Yo Ho HoGood1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Ducato A.F.O. Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Loddon - HoppitNot Tried0
Wold Top - Wold GoldNot Tried0
Rudgate - VolsungNot Tried0

Visits Details

27 Apr 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon and rather quiet in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Yeovil - Lynx Wildcat4.30GoodA very nice, copper-coloured Bitter with light, fruity hop tastes.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Loddon - Hoppit3.50Not Tried
Wold Top - Wold Gold4.80Not Tried
Rudgate - Volsung5.00Not Tried
09 Dec 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon and remarkably quiet at this large Wetherspoon outlet. One well-behaved office party group.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rebellion - Yo Ho Ho4.20GoodA decent, crisp, balanced, golden beer. Not what you usually expect from a ‘Christmas Beer’ – neither malt-heavy nor spiced in any way.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hook Norton - Ducato A.F.O. 5.40Not Tried
13 Oct 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Bright4.30ExcellentPale and hoppy but with an excellent background of biscuity malt. The finish is a good mix of malt and hop. My score 16/20.
10 Apr 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy with diners and drinkers on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Budelse - Capucijn6.00ExcellentVery smooth and quite sweet strong beer with good malt and hop balance and a vineous mouthfeel. My score 16/20.
Okell's - Alt5.00ExcellentVery pleasant copper coloured strong bitter with a very smooth, well rounded character with good malt and hop flavours. Slightly dry in the finish. My score 16/20.
Elgood's - Hawkwind4.50GoodA well balanced traditional bitter. First of 3 thirds I sampled here. My score 15/20.
04 Nov 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mordue - Newcastle Coffee Porter4.70ExcellentExcellent black porter which combines rich coffee roast malt flavours with a good hoppy balance. My score 16/20.
13 Jun 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet on a Saturday mid-afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rebellion - Market Collapse4.40ExcellentCopper coloured bitter with a smooth, well rounded character and a hint of honey in the finish. My score 16/20.

About The Back of Beyond

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good3
Acceptable-
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Website.

The pub is found in Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BY.

Large Wetherspoon with a generally good selection of ales including local brews. Can be long waits at busy times.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RG1 3BY