Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 1999

Beers

Beer of the Festival Voting
Last updated 10-JAN-1999

Archers; Swindon, Wilts (1979)
Marley's Ghost ABV 7%
Arundel; Arundel, Sussex (1992)
Old Knuckler ABV 5.5%
A dark, full-bodied beer with roast malt, fruit and caramel flavours
Ballards; Petersfield, Hampshire (1980)
Midhurst Mild ABV 3.5%
A traditional dark Mild
Beckett's; Basingstoke, Hampshire (1997)
St Nicholas ABV 5.3%
Beer Engine; Newton St Cyres, Devon (1983)
Whistlemas ABV 6.7%
The Christmas beer within their seasonal range
Blackawton; Washbourne, Devon (1977)
Winter Fuel ABV 5.0%
A dark, spiced beer, only available Nov-Jan
Branscombe Vale; Branscombe, Devon (1992)
Hells Belles ABV 4.8%
Burton Bridge; Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffs (1982)
Santi Freeze ABV 4.5%
A new brew from an old favourite
Cheriton; Cheriton, Hampshire (1993)
Turkey's Revenge ABV 5.9%
Cotleigh; Wiveliscombe, Somerset (1979)
Snowy Ale ABV 5.0%
Dark Star; Brighton, Sussex (1995)
Dark Star ABV 5.0%
The classic dark, strong beer from Rob Jones
Exe Valley; Silverton, Devon (1984)
Winter Glow ABV 6.0%
Dark & fruity
Exmoor; Wiveliscombe, Somerset (1980)
Exmoor Gold ABV 4.5%
For the sake of variety, a classic summer beer!
Flagship; Chatham, Kent (1995)
Frigging Yuletide ABV 5.5%
The Christmas seasonal from this brewery in the historic dockyard
Freeminer; Sling, Glos. (1992)
Slaughter Porter ABV 5.0%
Dark, full-bodied, with a hoppy finish
Goachers; Maidstone, Kent (1983)
Mild ABV 3.4%
A classic, flavoursome Mild
Hampshire; Romsey, Hampshire (1992)
King Alfred ABV 3.8%
A mid-brown, malty & hoppy beer
Hanby; Wem, Shropshire (1988)
Blizzard Blaster ABV 5.1%
Highwood; Melton Highwood, Lincs (1995)
Christmas Cheers ABV 4.5% - Champion Beer of the Festival
Hogs Back; Tongham, Surrey (1992)
A Over T ABV 9.0%
aka Aromas over Tongham
Hop Back; Downton, Wilts (1987)
GFB ABV 3.5%
Golden, light quaffing ale
Hoskins & Oldfield; Frog Island, Leics. (1984)
Christmas Noggin ABV 10.0%
A potent barley wine
Kelham Island; Sheffield, Yorks. (1990)
2000-1 ABV 5.0%
Kemptown; Brighton, Sussex (1989)
[Old Grumpy ABV 6.2% - didn't arrive]
King & Barnes; Horsham, Sussex (c1800)
Mild ABV 3.5%
Well-balanced and smooth, with a hint of blackcurrant
O'Hanlons; Vauxhall, London (1996)
Port Stout ABV 4.5%
A newish brew but reputed to be excellent
Otter; Luppitt, Devon (1990)
Bright ABV 4.3%
Straw-coloured and malty summer ale
Bitter ABV 3.6%
Also straw coloured and malty but with a hoppy finish
Rebellion; Marlow, Bucks. (1993)
Old Codger ABV 5.0%
Dark with roasted malt flavour
Stonehenge (formerly Bunces); Netheravon, Wilts (1984)
Stig Swig ABV 5.0%
A golden autumn ale, with herb sweet gale, a Viking beer ingredient
Swale; Sittingbourne, Kent (1995)
Christmas Spice ABV 6.0%
Tomos Watkin; Llandeilo, Carmarthen (1995)
Cwrw Santa ABV 4.6%
"Santa Beer" - a hoppy seasonal beer
Vale; Haddenham, Bucks. (1996)
Notley Ale ABV 3.3%
A well-hopped session beer
Cider
Bassingbourne Medium 6.2%
Supplied by Cidercraft
Bottled Beers
Barbar Winter Bock 8%
Bush Noel 12%
Gordon's Xmas Ale 8.8%


Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 1999