Our Tastings


Rebellion – Afterburner

A classic British brown bitter with plenty of dark malt and exclusively British hops. Roasted maltiness with spicy, earthy and floral hop aroma.

Dark & Malty – delicious!

Malt: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Fuggles, Phoenix, WGV

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

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Windsor & Eaton – Last Drop

Rose Red Bitter

Specially brewed for the Six Nations. How better to celebrate an English grand slam.

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

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Ossett Brewery – Yorkshire Blonde


A Fruity Pale Ale.

Yorkshire Blonde is a mellow, lager coloured ale. Full-bodied and low in bitterness, there is a delicate malty sweetness on the palate. The fruity hop aroma results from a generous late addition of Mount Hood hops.Our biggest selling beer, Yorkshire Blonde is a mellow, lager coloured ale.

Harper Arms Rating (5=Tribute, 1=Carling): (1.8 / 5)

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Rebellion – Gold

A rich golden ale with an intensely hoppy aroma. We’ve crammed the hop back with as much American Mosaic hops as we could. This gives the beer a huge aroma of tropical fruits, citrus fruits and red berry. We’ve kept the bitterness relatively low despite the huge dose of late hops, so Gold retains its drinkability and balance. A truly contemporary golden ale.

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

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Modue Brewery – Radgie Gadgie

A strong, easy drinking northern ale, with balanced hops, fruit and malt and a long, lingering finish. Champion Strong Bitter of Britain award 1998.

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

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New Wharf – Santa Brews


In collaboration with the Burghfield Santas

This small batch brew is packed solid with various hops from around the world. A solid malt back bone wisps away to leave deep peachy notes, leading to a light chocolate autumn berry sweetness.

This amazing beer was originally brewed exclusively for Burghfest where it won the coveted Beer of the Festival award. As it was so popular New Wharf brewed it again for Christmas.

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

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Rebellion – Peacemaker

Peacemaker is an Oatmeal Pale Ale. The addition of oats adds a subtle nuttiness and a silky-smooth mouthfeel. The trio of Amarillo, Azacca and Citra hops give a real tropical fruit and citrus hit with a crisp and refreshing character.

Malt: Pale, Golden Naked Oats.
Hops: Amarillo, Azacca, Citra

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

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Ascot Brewing Company – Final Furlong

Best Bitter, ABV 4.2%

Ascot’s flagship Bitter pours a rich copper colour with a sweet malt taste and toffee notes. This is perfectly balanced with the hops providing a sharp bitterness, with a strong citrus and tropical fruit aromas.

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

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Rebellion – Virtuoso

Virtuoso is a deep amber ale with a pleasant hoppy aroma. Chocolate and Double Roasted Crystal malts give a subtle roast malt character which is beautifully balanced against the tropical and citrus fruit notes from the Simcoe and Motueka hops. Complex, subtle and expertly crafted; a symphony in a glass created by Rebellion’s virtuoso brewers.

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

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Lagunitas – 12th of Never

“As the River Styx froze and the final pig took flight, when the last winged monkey departed the darkly fragrant netherlands, as wishes became horses and all the beggars rode… Under a newly-blued moon at dawn on the very 12th of Never: the second-to-last craft brewery in America pressed the green ‘start’ button on their canning line. We wanted to be the Last Small Brewer in the U.S. to can their beer and maybe, finally, by now, we are…The ‘12th of Never Ale’ is everything we’ve learned about making hop-forward beer expressed in a moderate voice. Pale, cold, slightly alcoholic, and bitter. It’s all we know.”

What more is there to say!

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

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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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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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