23 Apr 2014

The Bull May Bank Holiday Weekend Beer Festival Friday 23rd - Monday 26th May

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A special beer festival is being held over this May Bank Holiday weekend at The Bull in Watton at Stone from 23th to 26th May. In addition to the three beers on the bar there will be a wide variety of guest beers available in our marquee. Locally reared pork from Bridget B's will be served up early evening as a hog roast on Sunday 25th, and the acoustic tones of lead vocalist & rhythm guitarist Tom Braggins will have us all dancing on the tables from 7pm! Should be a fun weekend for the whole family! Tasting notes on all beers below;

OTTER BREWERY
OTTER AMBER (4.0% ABV)

A lovely blend of citrus fruit and spice, with a finely balanced bitter flavour. A perfectly balanced and complex blend.

WELLS & YOUNGS
YOUNG'S SPECIAL (4.5% ABV)

Amber in colour, a fruity nose and a good hop aroma of sweet fig, citrus and malt.

SHEPHERD NEAME
SPITFIRE (4.2% ABV)

An infusion of three Kentish hops adorns this beautifully balanced, blood-orange tinted British bitter with an acutely aromatic allure.

EVERARDS OF LEICESTER
WHAKATU (3.7% ABV)

A crisp, dry bitter taste. the name ‘Whakatu’ derives from the Maouri name for ‘Nelson’ where the Nelson Sauvin hops originate. With hints of gooseberry and kiwi, Whakatu is a delightful zest of
crisp fruit flavours.

RUDGATE OF YORK
JORVIK BLONDE (3.8% ABV)

A blonde ale balancing fruity hoppiness with a crisp bitter finish

BRAINS OF CARDIFF
FINAL WHISTLE (4.0% ABV)

Final Whistle is a pale ale hopped with a trio of hops. Final Whistle has an aroma of tropical fruit and a refreshingly zesty flavour making this a refreshing and thirst-quenching pint.

UPHAM OF HAMPSHIRE
PUNTER (4.0% ABV)

A clean, delicious and refreshing bitterness with a balance of maltiness from the finest Maris Otter pale malt. This is followed by a distinctive dry fruitiness reminiscent of gooseberries, giving the beer a satisfying blend of flavours.

THWAITES OF BLACKBURN
MAGIC SPONGE (4.1% ABV)

This chestnut-coloured English ale is the perfect companion while watching the football, with its balanced malt flavour and gentle, spicy hop character. Guaranteed to be a winner with your taste buds!

ADNAMS OF SOUTHWOLD
GHOSTSHIP (4.5% ABV)

A pale blonde and very hoppy beer based on an American west coast pale ale. It has good, assertive pithy bitterness, a malty backbone and a lemon and lime aroma.

LODDON OF OXFORDSHIRE
HULLABALOO 4.2%

Rich, nutty and malty with a dry hop finish. English Fuggles impart a dry, herby bitterness which is balanced by the distinctly biscuity flavour of Crystal and Amber malts.

BUNTINGFORD BREWERY
TWITCHELL (3.8% ABV)

A golden fruity bitter with a floral aroma and malty / hoppy aftertaste. Brewed with Maris Otter pale and wheat malts, English Goldings hops and Cascade hops from the USA.

WELLS & YOUNG'S
BURNING GOLD (4.1 ABV)

Balanced by spicy hops, a lightly fruity hop edge and a gentle touch of liquorice

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