Our Tastings

Loddon – NOTUS

A multi-award winning American Pale Ale, including, Beer of Festival at Burghfest in 2016.

NOTUS is brewed with citra, centennial, sterling and cascage, making it tropical, fruity and completely delicious. At 4.7% it packs a punch, as well as offering perfect late summer refreshment.

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

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St Austell – Proper Job

A powerfully authentic IPA, Proper Job is brewed with a blend of imported American hops. It is a real treat of a beer with a growing reputation and is loved by beer enthusiasts far and wide. Perhaps the forerunner of all modern IPAs in the UK!

An award-winning modern IPA, packed full of citrus, pineapple and grapefruit resinous flavours with a fine crisp bitter finish.

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

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Goose Island Beer Company – Midway Session IPA


The 4.1% session IPA complements the brewery’s higher-strength flagship Goose IPA, which has an ABV of 5.9%.

Its new beer has a bright hop aroma with tropical and mandarin notes and medium-to-low bitterness.

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

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Wild Weather Ales – King St Pale

An easy-drinking hazy extraordinaiore of a beer, King St. Pale is loaded up with oats for a silky mouthfeel and topped off with a healthy charge of Mosaic dry hops.

Brewed in conjunction with Honest Burgers, Reading.

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

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Uprising – Treason

A bold, uncompromising beer, packed with hops at 4 different stages in the brewing process. Imperial and Munich malts give the beer enough body to try and tame the hop aromas jumping out of the glass.

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

 

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WIndsor & Eaton Knight of the Garter

A straw coloured golden ale with an initial hit of cut grapefruit zest giving way to a deliciously sharp sherbet finish.

At under 4%, this classic is an easy drinking year round favourite.

CAMRA 2018 Champion Beer of Britain. Golden Ale – Bronze Award.

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

 

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Rebellion – Revolutionary

Revolutionary is a Red ale with roasted malt character and fruity hop notes. Small additions of roasted and black malts create the deep red hue as well as a depth and complexity. Subtle use of Azacca and Citra hops add a tropical / citrus fruit character.

Malt: Pale, Crystal, Dehusked roasted barley, Black malt

Hops: Azacca, Citra

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

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Muddled Memories – Baloo Bakewell

A full bodied porter laced with cherry almond flavouring supported by the excellently hard water of Burghfield.

Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): Not Rated

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Muddled Memories – Generational Gopher

A light malt IPA with both UK & US Hops.

Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): Not Rated

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Marstons – 61 Deep

61 metres is the depth of the well at the Marston’s Brewery that gives this refreshing pale ale it’s name. The five American and Australian hops give it it’s fresh, zesty aroma, whilst the tropical fruit and citrus notes make it extremely drinkable.

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

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Rebellion – Unifier

Unifier is a tawny pale ale with a distinctly hoppy character. We’ve added a prodigious quantity of American aroma hops to this beer to give it a very bold hoppy hit. The aroma is full of tropical fruit and citrus notes as well as pine, spice and herbal elements. It has relatively high bitterness but the extra sweetness from the addition of crystal and Munich malts help to balance this out.

Malt: Munich, Double Roasted Crystal

Hop: Progress, Simcoe, Mosaic

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

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Little London – Hoppy Hilda

A light golden pale ale brewed with Maris Otter barley and crystal malts, generously complemented with fuggle and golding hops.

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

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Windsor & Eaton – Guardsman

The first beer brewed in Windsor for more than 80 years was launched on St George’s Day 2010 – it remains a best sellers to this day.

A lovely copper coloured session strength ale with a tangy taste, yet a really smooth fresh hop finish, ensuring that it is very ‘quaffable’

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

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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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