Latest Tastings

  • Sharps – Wolf Rock IPA

    Wolf Rock is a fusion of Red Ale and IPA styles and combines Noble and New World hops with our finest special malt to deliver its distinctive flavour and enticing red hue. At 4.8% be warned “The Wolf” is to be respected.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (3.3 / 5)

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  • New Wharf – Erins

    A  hard rocking full bodied American Pale Ale. Bursting with Mosaic hops, which leave a storm of tropical fruits dancing on your palette.

    This was the first beer brewed at New Wharf.

    Like all New Wharf beers it is unfiltered, unfined and unpasteurised.

    Sampled by all The Harper Arms Regulars at the MicroBurghfest event held at the Burghfield May Fayre.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (4.3 / 5)

    LandLOrd’s note:  Normal Harper Arms rating rules have been applied – The Regulars had at least 3 pints each and some had a lot more…

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  • Binghams – Citra Summit

    A special blend of citrus and tropical fruit hops. Part of the Binghams Hop Project.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (4 / 5)

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  • Rebellion – 25

    Brewed to celebrate Rebellion Brewery ‘s 25-year anniversary of brewing in Marlow.

    25 is an extra pale ale brewed with Sterling hops, citrus peel and Belgian ale yeast. Sterling hops, not only have an entirely appropriate name for silver anniversary beer but also have a beautiful lemon and spicy character which work in harmony with the other elements of the ale. The inclusion of lemon and orange peel adds a subtle citrus aroma and the Belgian ale yeast contributes a spicy note and gives this beer a real Belgian ale character.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling):   (3.8 / 5)

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  • Purity Brewing Company – Pure UBU

    Pure UBU (pronounced ‘OO-BOO’) is named after our faithful canine friend ‘UBU’, a maverick, brim full of character and the unofficial protector of our secrets. God love him, the dog is mad, but an inspiration to all who enjoy doing what they do and who want to be loved for being what they are.

    Pure UBU (4.5% ABV, IBU36) is a distinctive, full flavoured beer with a sweeter finish. Brewed with English Maris Otter, Crystal, and Wheat malts, with Pilgrim and Cascade hops.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (3.5 / 5)

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  • Andwell’s – King John

    This Pale Ale takes its name from the castle built by King John in 1207, which is located less than a mile from the original Brewery, and from where he rode out to Runnymede to sign the Magna Carta. The beer itself is deep amber in colour with a blend of pale ale and crystal malt. The bitterness and fruity aroma are developed from a combination of hops.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (3.5 / 5)

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  • West Berkshire Brewery – Maharaja IPA

    Brewed strong and hoppy, Maharaja is a stunning example of an IPA. Masses of English hops and three different malts produce a complex flavour and strong citrus aroma. Smooth, deep golden and beautifully balanced with a crisp dry finish.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (3.8 / 5)

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  • Rebellion – IPA

    A copper coloured, easy drinking beer. Well balanced malt and hop flavours continue to a long, refreshing and clean finish.

    Malt: Pale / Crystal / Chocolate
    Hop: Fuggles / Goldings / Bobek

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (3.5 / 5)

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  • Two Cocks Brewery – Bottled Selection

    Known for featuring on Grand Designs, endorsement from Raymond Blanc and the feather on the bottle , it was about time that The Regulars tried some beer from Two Cocks Brewery.

    Diamond Lil is a 3.2% ABV  light and fruity golden ale was developed especially for the Diamond Jubilee.

    Puritan Stout has a stark black and white appearance conceals luxurious notes of caramel and chocolate and at 4.5% this is anything but austere.

    Viscount Golden Ale features the lightest of malts combined with Nelson Sauvin hops and a piggyback fermentation to deliver an ale with low bitterness and a complex fruit character.

    Musket Bitter is an English style bitter. Not much else to add.

    As per The Harper Arms rules, there is no rating for these as we only had one bottle of each.

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  • Rebellion – Roasted Nuts

    A deep ruby, complex and flavoursome beer, packed with intense and distinctive malt & hop character.

    Made from a blend of Maris Otter pale ale, crystal & chocolate malt in the mash tun with a 3-stage addition of American Cascade hops for a powerful, intensely fruity flavour & aroma.

    There are no nuts added to Roasted Nuts…

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (4 / 5)

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