15Five Quote

“You spend 99.9% of your life working on the path, and 0.1% experiencing the euphoria of an exit or the disappointment of a final failure. If you’re not fulfilled by the journey, you’re wasting your life.”

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June 4, 2021

Completely Different

Purity Pure UBUPure UBU is a distinctive, full flavoured beer with a sweeter finish and dark fruit notes. Brewed with English Maris Otter, Crystal, Black and Wheat malts, with Pilgrim and Cascade hops with an IBU 36. Titanic Plum PorterThis beer is dark strong and well rounded; the richness of such a rotund beer is […]

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April 11, 2021

A Taste of the Good Life

Greene King Abbot AleIngredients: Pale, Crystal and Amber malts; First Gold, Challenger, Pilgrim and Fuggles hops – late-hopped with Fuggles.First brewed in the 1950s. Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006. “Abbot Ale is the culmination of knowledge and skills that have developed over centuries of experience. Brewed longer to a unique recipe using […]

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April 10, 2021

Sunday Specials

St. Austell Proper JobFirst brewed in December 2005 for the St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival.Ingredients:Cornish Spring water and malt made from 100% Cornish grown Maris Otter barley. Cascade, Chinook and Willmette hops. Proper Job is dedicated to the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment who stoutly defended their garrison during the Indian Mutiny in 1857-58. In recognition […]

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March 28, 2021

Can’t beat the easy drinkers

Shepherd Neame Bishops FingerBishops Finger takes its name from the finger-shaped signposts which pointed pilgrims on their way to the tomb of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury and was the first strong ale to be brewed by Shepherd Neame after malt rationing was eased in the late 1950s. It is one of the UK’s oldest […]

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March 13, 2021


Guinness Foreign Extra StoutForeign Extra Stout is a beer like no other. The most full-flavoured of all. Singular and striking. Uniquely satisfying. Brewed with extra hops and roasted barley for a natural bite. Bitter and sweet. Refreshingly crisp. Always rewarding. Pure beauty. Pure GUINNESS

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March 12, 2021

Marston’s No:3 Horninglow

Horninglow American India Pale AleNo.3 Horninglow is the third beer in the Horninglow Collection from Marston’s Brewery in Burton upon Trent. Paying tribute to the new generation , heavily hopped American India Pale Ale style developed in New England. Enjoy bursts of grapefruit, passionfruit, peach and mango all marvellously balanced atop the steadying Burtonian influence […]

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February 27, 2021

Fuller’s ESB

Fuller’s ESBSince late 2014 all Fuller’s beers have been unpasteurised so there are no longer separate listings for cask and bottle/keg versions lon RateBeer. Please do not add new ratings here (unless it was an old bottle/rating). Ratings will be moved when time allows.First brewed in 1971. Ingredients: Pale Ale malt, Crystal malt and Maize; […]

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February 20, 2021

15Five Quote

“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” Dave Barry

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February 14, 2021

Saturday night TV is really rubbish

Robinsons Old Tom Changed from nip size to 330ml embossed bottle in 2006 First record of brewing in 1899. Ingredients: British pale malt, crystal malt, small percentage of chocolate malt, caramel for colour adjustment. Goldings whole hops and small percentage of Northdown. Fuller’s 1845 First brewed in 1995 for the 150th anniversary of the brewery. […]

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February 13, 2021