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  • Bays Brewery – Devon Dumpling

    A strong golden beer with a fresh hop character. This ale has a smooth taste with a balanced sweetness throughout. Devonshire through and through!

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

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  • Marston’s Bombardier – Glorious English

    Savour the distinct aroma, then surrender to the perfect balance of malty richness, tangy hops and sultana fruit on the palate.

    Natural mineral water, the ripest English fuggles hops and crushed crystal malt deliver this experience of England in a glass. Brace yourself for a long soft spicy finish.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (2.5 / 5)

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  • Siren Craft Brew – Undercurrent

    A 4.5% pale ale with spicy, grassy aromas and a taste of grapefruit and apricot.

    Undercurrent is part pale, part oats and part caramel barley. Her swirls of bold, bready and nutty malt whirl into a concoction of spicy, citrus, floral hops. Mystery lurks in those cascade and palisade hops.

    Her silky, creamy body will pull you under.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling):  (4.5 / 5)

     

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  • Rebellion – Legend

    Legend is an oatmeal pale ale. The addition of oats adds subtle nuttiness, extra body and a silky smooth finish. Ernest is a rediscovered British hop that was originally disregarded due to its ‘new world’ characteristics. It produces complex fruity notes of apricot, citrus and spice.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling):  (3 / 5)

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  • 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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