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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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  • Bond Brews – Bengal Tiger

    Bengal Tiger’ is an English Style India Pale Ale. Brewed with a nod to the original English style IPA with 2 types of malted barley whilst East Kent Golding hops provides the Bitterness, Goldings for aroma and dry-hopped for good measure.

    Won Bronze at the Silchester Beer Festival 2017

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

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  • Rebellion – Gold

    A rich golden ale with an intensely hoppy aroma. American Mosaic hops  gives this beer a huge aroma of tropical fruits, citrus fruits and red berry. The bitterness relatively low despite the huge dose of late hops, so Gold retains its drinkability and balance.

    A truly contemporary golden ale. Who said seasonal winter beers had to be dark?

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (3.9 / 5)

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  • Shepherd Neame – Master Brew

    Master Brew is brewed using only the finest Kentish barley and hops and is Shepherd Neame’s flagship beer in the brewery’s Kentish heartland.

    The “Local Hero” is a distinctive, mid-brown bitter ale, with all the hoppy aroma you would expect of a beer brewed in the heart of the hop country.

    Hand-crafted by the Faversham brewery’s talented team of experienced brewers, it is a well-balanced traditional ale.

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

     

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  • Loddon Brewery Razzle Dazzle

    A limited edition dazzling golden festive ale.

    Razzle Dazzle has a complex flavour and is well hopped with Cascade from the USA to give a pronounced grapefruit finish.

    The LandL0rd’s choice for  The Harper Arms Christmas Party.

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

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  • Wychwood Brewdolph

    Golden Christmas Ale.

    Limited run from Wychwood.

    Nicely filled with mince pie flavours and still light enough to be a golden ale.

    Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (2.8 / 5)

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