Real Ales

 

  • As a Hall & Woodhouse pub we are proud to serve some of the best cask ale around.  In fact we have won awards for our beers.

Hall & Woodhouse are in their 5th generation of family brewing, they are proud to be crating ales using variations of the recipe that they’ve always used.  So here are some reasons why they’re so passionate about cask ale.

  • It takes skilled brewers to develop the ales, our brewing team has a very important job ensuring that our recipes are exactly as they should be to create the perfect taste
  • With the sheer complexity of flavours, cask ale is the elite product of the brewing world
  • The flavour develops from our unique yeast, so cask ale is one of only a few live products, like a fine cheese
  • Cask ale comes direct from the brewery: from our mash tuns to our vessels, to the cask, on the dray and into your pint glass
  • There’s no pasteurisation process involved in brewing cask ale, so all the flavours are in tip-top condition
  • Cask ale is made from wholesome cereal ingredient and we ensure they retain all their natural goodness
  • Cask ale takes more care to look after than other drinks. In pubs the storage is crucial and the skill and craftsmanship involved in cellar management adds to the value and taste of cast ale
  • You can only get cask ale in a pub!! Its exclusive to you local, so come and enjoy a pint today at the Brickmakers Arms

 

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	Badger First Gold    (4.0%)

Badger First Gold (4.0%)

Tasting Note: Brewed solely with Frist Gold English hops, Badger First Gold is a classic golden brown country ale with pronounced floral hop aroma, an underlying roasted malt character and a clean, fresh and slightly spicy flavour.  Lauded for its well balanced moreish bitterness, with hints of orange and spice, First Gold gives this classic Badger ale its clean, fresh, distinctive taste.

  • Bitterness: 4/5
  • Sweetness: 2/5
  • Hoppy: 4/5
  • Malty: 3/5
  • Fruity: 3/5
  • Dark amber, ruby brown
  • Floral hop, roasted malt
  • Malty, orange zest, spicy hop

	Fursty Ferret (4.4%)

Fursty Ferret (4.4%)

Tasting Note: A very popular ale thatis full of character.  Fursty Ferret is a well balanced crisp premium ale wiht a malty palate and noticeable hoppy aroma.

  • Bitterness: 2/5
  • Sweetness: 4/5
  • Hoppy: 2/5
  • Malty: 3/5
  • Fruity: 3/5
  • Tawney, light golden brown
  • Delicate spicy hop orange, malty
  • Malty ,sweet/bitter balance

	River Cottage Stinger (4.5%)

River Cottage Stinger (4.5%)

Tasting Note: Brewed in conjunction with Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall & River Cottage, Stinger uses hand-picked organic Dorset nettles for real character and a subtle tingle.

  • Bitterness: 2/5
  • Sweetness: 3/5
  • Hoppy: 1/5
  • Malty: 4/5
  • Fruity: 4/5
  • Light amber, copper
  • Fruity, scented hop, cereal
  • Crisp/sweet, spicy overtones

	Hopping Hare (4.5%)

Hopping Hare (4.5%)

Tasting Note: A thrice hopped ale with Super Styrian hops added twice to the copper for bitterness & aroma and then Styrian Goldings are added to the cast for extra aroma.

  • Bitterness: 4/5
  • Sweetness: 2/5
  • Hoppy: 5/5
  • Malty: 3/5
  • Fruity: 1/5
  • Pale gold
  • Distinctive hop ,herbal, floral & fruity
  • Hoppy & bitter with an underlying maltiness

	Golden Glory (4.5%)

Golden Glory (4.5%)

Tasting Note: Golden Glory is a refreshing premium ale, with a well balanced and harmonious bitterness. This award winning ale, with its delicate aroma of peach blossom and melon extracts, has captured the taste buds of many and earned it the phrase “Absolutely Glorious’.

  • Bitterness: 2/5
  • Sweetness: 5/5
  • Hoppy: 1/5
  • Malty: 2/5
  • Fruity: 5/5
  • Golden, amber brown
  • Intense fruit, floral
  • Smooth, peachy, hint of caramel

	Golden Champion (5.0%)

Golden Champion (5.0%)

Tasting Notes: A premium strong ale with a light fruity flavour, Golden Champion is in a class of its own. Easily distinguished by its subtle elderflower aroma, Champion is an award winning ale, with a subtle flora aroma.

  • Bitterness: 3/5
  • Sweetness: 5/5
  • Hoppy: 2/5
  • Malty: 2/5
  • Fruity: 4/5
  • Cooper, pale golden straw
  • Floral, subtle tangerine
  • Crisp & fruity, with a hint of elderflower

	Blandford Flyer (5.2%)

Blandford Flyer (5.2%)

Tasting Note: Blandford Fly is a refreshing premium ale, light in colour with a distinctive aroma and taste. Medium bodied and subtly spiced with ginger for an ‘extra bite’, this ale’s character gives warmth to all discerning ale drinkers.

  • Bitterness: 3/5
  • Sweetness: 5/5
  • Hoppy: 0/5
  • Malty: 2/5
  • Fruity: 3/5
  • Tawney, light golden brown
  • Ginger spice and toffee
  • Sweet ginger with a strong spicy character

	Poacher’s Choice (5.7%)

Poacher’s Choice (5.7%)

Tasting Note: A strong winter beer with robust flavours that combines well with game,  deserts and mature cheeses.

  • Bitterness: 3/5
  • Sweetness: 5/5
  • Hoppy: 2/5
  • Malty: 4/5
  • Fruity: 5/5
  • Dark, rich ruby ale
  • Fruity (damson/plum), roasted malt & liquorice
  • Sweet, full bodied, fruity, malty, & bitter

	King & Barnes Sussex (3.5%)

King & Barnes Sussex (3.5%)

Tasting Note: Sussex is a full bodied hoppy beer with a distinctive malt character. It is well-balanced with fruity, hoppy. cereal and biscuity notes; Sussex has a crisp clean aftertaste with slight hints of hops.

  • Bitterness: 4/5
  • Sweetness: 1/5
  • Hoppy: 3/5
  • Malty: 2/5
  • Fruity: 2/5
  • Mild to deep brown
  • Earthy hops, toffee
  • Malty, subtle chocolate and roasted notes