This page gives reviews and insights into some unique beers tasted from around the world.

Ratings are out of 5 stars and are based on taste, aroma and uniqueness

Black Eagle

Brewery: Brew York

Style: Black IPA

Like the title, this is a dark ale in the style of an IPA

On the aroma the smell is just like a normal IPA with no extra roasted malt flavours. The palate is very full-bodied and full of fizz. The flavours start with a burst of roasted malts and finish with a lovely bitter hop flavour that is reminiscent of an American IPA.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Spitfire Kentish Ale

Brewery: Shepherd Neame Ltd

Style: English Bitter

This ale has an amazingly rich and smooth caramel malt flavours that are amazingly well balanced.

Altohugh the malt flavour dominates the mouthful, there are still some amazing soft subtle hop flavours.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Van Vollenhoven Extra Stout

Brewery: Poesiat & Kater

Style: Extra Stout

This stout is based on a recipe from the van vollenhoven brewery that existed in Amsterdam in the 18th century.

The Vollenhoven is full of rich malty flavours with a realy smooth finish

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Brewery: Oedipus

Style: Stout

This is a typical stout that has great coffee flavours.

The flavours come from the taosted barley and hops but the beer stays very drinkable.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Waimea IPA

Brewery: Wild Card Brewery

Style: IPA

This beer has an amazing floral aroma that makes it such an inviting beer.

The beer itself is a light straw colour with a slight hazy colour and low levels of carbonation. The mouthful is full bodied and packed with citrus hops flavours and a peachy finish.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Brewery: Browar Stu Mostow

Style: Pilsner

This is a very well rounded pilsner that is refreshing as you like.

The beer itself is a light straw colour with no real special aromas. The beer is brewed with Bavarian German hops and has a distinct bitterness with slight herbal flavours.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

London Pride

Brewery: Fullers

Style: British Bitter

This iconic British Ale can't be missed when visiting the pub scene in London.

The beer itself is highly malted which gives it a smooth biscuit taste, which is full of dried fruit and herb flavours. This taste is highlighted by the beers low-carbonation, making it extremley drinkable.

This is a beer to be enjoyed all year round!!!

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

White Ale

Brewery: Hitachino

Style: Belgiun White Ale

This white ale is brewed with orange peel and various spices. An appealing pale golden colour, which displays a rather light haze and throws a small yet creamy white head.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Houblon Chouffe

Brewery: Brasserie d’Achouffe

Style: IPA (Belgian Blonde)

This beer is Belgiums interpretation of an IPA. The Houblon has amazingly powerful hop aromas because of the American hops. This transfers into the flavour which is full of citrus and bitter hoppynes. The taste complexity is well balanced, due to the higher alcohol content (9%).

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stars Over Storr

Brewery: Glen Affric

Style: Galaxy Hopped Pale Ale

Not much on the aromas except some subtle alcohol scents. Very crisp flavour with a heavy citrus finish and a slight sweetnes.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Kiss Kiss

Brewery: Tiny Rebel

Style: IPA

A beer that is full of floral aromas with a sniff of papaya. A silky smooth malt flavour with a lovely hop finish that takes away from the heavy malt flavours.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Cornish Saison

Brewery: St Austell

Style: Golden Ale

Ginger flavour with an extremely hoppy finish. This beer is for someone who likes things full throttle.

Overall Rating:

Gould Bullion

Brewery: The Five Points Brewing Co-

Style: Golden Ale

This beer packs a bunch with it;s hops flavours but at the same time it stays quite subtle on the palate. Brewed with British Kent hops it is a good representation of British styled ales but still has a the flavour expected from a new world IPA.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Brouwerij’t IJ Zatte

Brewery: BrewDog

Style: Tripel Belgium

Zatte was the first beer to be produced by this brewery way back in 1985 and is a tripel style, which is a category reserved for the stronger, blonde beers in Belgian tradition.

The enticing appearance of this beer is matched by its fruity aroma. The aroma has a malty sweetness that is mixed together with hints of citrus with a delicate yeast finish.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dead Pony Club

Brewery: BrewDog

Style: Pale Ale

An explosion of subtle hoppy bitter flavours. These hoppy flavours leave a subtle sweet citrus lingering in the mouth.

Overall Dead Pony is a beautifully aromatic beer, full of hoppy complex flavour, packed into a light beer with a refreshingly crisp finish.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Big Wave Golden Ale

Brewery: Kona Brewing Company

Style: Golden Ale

This beer is a light golden colour and appears highly carbonated with a small head that fades quickly. The aroma is sweet with a distinctive grapefruit and hop aroma. The taste matches the smell; there is a fruity explosion full of subtle hoppy flavours.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pauwel Kwak

Brewery: Brouwerij Bosteels

Style: Heavy Special Amber

To explain this beer in one word is easy …….. It is PUNCHY. This beer packs a serious amount of alcohol, measuring in at whopping 8.4%.

There is no real depth or variety of flavour and although there is a subtle sweet finish the malts and hop flavours are lacking as the alcohol flushes them out. The real shock of this beer however came in the mouthful; considering its unassuming appearance it is extremely carbonated, packing your mouth full of excitable bubbles, which only manages to intensify the alcohol flavour.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Camden Pale

Brewery: Camden Town Brewery

Style: Pale Ale

The appearance of this beer is a vibrant golden colour, which is illuminated by a heavily carbonated body and a clean head. The aroma is the centre piece of this beer. Like many American styled pale ales the aroma is fruity and aromatic with subtle hoppy tones. For me this beer smelt like a fruit punch salad; the original scent is full of freshness and delight, which is then complemented by a mild citrus hoppy aroma to finish.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐