Julian Church Reviews




niquillis
3.2
Julian Church Damson & Delilah
Cask at Falcon, Huntingdon. Pours very dark ruby. Damson start, decent bitter in the back. Some sourness.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

jjsint
3.2
Julian Church Vicar Of Dribbley
Cask at the Townhouse, Ely. Golden yellow, a dash of white head and a fair bit of lacing. Light peachy-grapefruit aromas. Taste isnít quite as balanced. Thereís a fair bit of grainy malt sticking out like a fishbone, but it still has a modestly pleasant bittersweet flavour. Sufficiently full body, buoyed up by the natural carbonation. Decent stuff.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

jjsint
3.1
Julian Church Rev And Go
Cask at the Townhouse, Ely. Reddish brown, almost clear. Off-white head quickly dissipates. The aroma is a malt bomb, with hints of toast and cherrywood. Rounded bittersweet taste with some stone fruit. Dry finish, but a bit too bitter for whatís come before. Ok all in all.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

imdownthepub
2.9
Julian Church Gold Testament
Cask conditioned at Leicester Beer Festival í14. Gold with white head. This proved to be quite a thinnish beer, simple maltiness, some dryness. A little underwhelming but drinkable.
Sunday, March 16, 2014

maeib
3.4
Julian Church Cheesus Of Nazareth
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 19/02/14. A reddy brown coloured beer with a whitish head. A sweet fruity beers with berry notes. A decent body and the hops and malts balance well. Tasty.
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Martin243
3.9
Julian Church Black Acid Souls
Guess what? My wife works with the wife of this brewer, they got to talking, and I ended up with a bottle of this beer. Poured into a 1/2 pint chalice. Black with a tan head. Biscuit and farmyard aroma. Leans towards the dry biscuit end of the stout family: Yeast, burnt toast, mocha some leather liquorice and soy sauce. Glad I enjoyed it so much, could have been embarrassing for the missus! Thanks to all concerned.
Sunday, November 24, 2013

maeib
3.1
Julian Church Cained And Unabel
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Olde England Northampton 07/11/13. A copper coloured beer with a white ring of head. A bit yeasty but there are some reasonable hoppy notes. A decent balance and a fairly tasty beer.
Thursday, November 14, 2013

maeib
3.1
Julian Church Damson & Delilah
Cask conditioned handpump Locomotive Wellingborough 11/10/13. A purple hued dark beer with a whitish head and lace. Typical sour damson notes. Some would find this vinegary and unpalateable but the sourness is pretty good. A reasonable base beer. Nice enough.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

maeib
3.4
Julian Church Vicar Of Dribbley
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Compass Milton Malsor 26/08/13. A golden beer. Some tropical fruit and citrus notes especially in the nose. Malts come through a bit more in the mouth.and are joined by a floral element. A nice body. Quite tasty.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

maeib
3.1
Julian Church Greyfriars Best Bitter
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Olde England Northampton 02/04/13. A hazy amber coloured beer with a little wisp of head. A sweet and fruity beer with plenty of toffee. A bit grainy. A chewy body. Decent enough.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

DruncanVeasey
3.6
Julian Church Black Acid Souls
Gravity, Leicester BF 2013, 21/03/13. Glossy pitch with a fine yellow tan halo. Complex black cherry, cocoa-dusted character. Still condition. Black pepper finish. Black cherry, fur and toast aroma.
Monday, March 25, 2013

DandyLion
3
Julian Church Gold Testament
Gravity at Leicester beer festival. Pale yellow beer with citrus finish. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, March 23, 2013

maeib
3.1
Julian Church Gold Testament
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Olde England Northampton 18/03/13. A blonde, almost yellow coloured beer with a wisp of head. A light citrussy beer. Understated but clean a6nd balanced. Reasonable enough.
Monday, March 18, 2013

maeib
2.7
Julian Church Bat Out Of Ale
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 01/11/12. A brown beer with an off-white head. A proper yeasty beer with sweet notes and a boozy hint. Earthy and heading towards dull. Low end of the stable this.
Sunday, November 11, 2012

maeib
3.6
Julian Church Deadly Sins
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 01/11/12. A dark golden beer with a white head and lace. This gloopy citrussy and fruity. A long finish. Passion fruit notes in the nose. Sharp hoppiness in the mouth. The malts donít totally balance and thereís ends up a bruised banana note. Strong boozy and warming but not totally right.
Sunday, November 11, 2012

maeib
3.6
Julian Church Black Acid Souls
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 13/09/12. A black beer with an off-white to beige coloured quite tight head. Lots of dry burnt coffee in the nose. Initially quite watery in the mouth but then thereís a coffee edge. Husky, dry and a little burnt. Pretty nice but Iíd like and expect more body.
Monday, September 17, 2012

maeib
3.5
Julian Church Ale Mary
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 29/08/12. A golden blonde coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. A crisp lager hop fuelled aroma. Sweetish in the mouth with a little tropical fruit. Hints of elderflower. Lager hops again. Crisp and tasty.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

niquillis
2.7
Julian Church Lionís Den
On cask at Samuel Pepys, slipton. Pours copper, no head. A trip back to the 70s to start, just missing the fag ash. Rescued itself with a caramel, pepper finish. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, August 10, 2012

maeib
3
Julian Church Canon Crisparkle
Cask conditioned handpump Longstop Leicester. A golden beer with a nice bright white head and lacing. Initially biscuity and yeasty with bitter orange flavours coming through at the end. Less hoppy than expected and not as good as Julianís usual beers.
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Benjii
3.1
Julian Church Wonky Spire
On cask at the Ely Winter Beer Festival, 2012. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a dry finish. OK.
Friday, February 17, 2012

maeib
3.7
Julian Church Wee 3 Kings
Cask conditioned Handpump Longstop Leicester. A black beer with an off-white head. Some roastiness in the nose. A bit more sweet and fruity in the mouth. Smooth and slick. Nice malts. Pretty good.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Benjii
3
Julian Church Lionís Den
On cask at The Townhouse Pubís 10th Annual Beer Festival, Ely. A beautiful amber-orange colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and some spicy, peppery hops. Tastes OK, fairly yeasty with some caramel and toffee flavours also. Slight apple cider quality. A little dry.
Sunday, July 10, 2011

Benjii
2.9
Julian Church More Tea Vicar
On cask at The Townhouse Pubís 10th Annual Beer Festival, Ely. A golden ale with a lacy white head. Aroma of pine, caramel and blackcurrant. Interesting flavour of blackcurrant again with some pine, mild malt and yeast notes. Dry finish and linger.
Sunday, July 10, 2011

Benjii
2.7
Julian Church Let There Be Light
On cask at The Townhouse Pubís 10th Annual Beer Festival, Ely. A golden beer with a lacy white head. Lemon citrus and caramel aroma. Earthy, wheat flavour with some toffee notes. A little bitter with a chewy mouthfeel. Just OK.
Sunday, July 10, 2011

maeib
3.6
Julian Church Reverend Tollemache
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Northants Beer Festival 2011. A black mild with a good bubbly beige coloured head. A dry, roasty coffee aroma with coffee and licorice notes in the mouth. A good tasty characterful mild.
Monday, May 30, 2011

maeib
3
Julian Church Lionís Den
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Northants Beer Festival 2011. A copper coloured beer with whitish bubbles for a head. A fruity aroma with a hint of caramel. Sweetness in the mouth with caramel and a bit of fart. Although drinkable doesnít really work.
Monday, May 30, 2011

Leighton
3.5
Julian Church Monk Bee On Mild
Cask at the Market Porter. Pours a ruby-brown with a tenacious, tan head. Milky, slightly roasted malts on the nose. Flavor is mildly sweet with a great cocoa character, a bit of ash and burnt wood. Light in body with fine carbonation. Has a medium duration roast finish, mossy, slightly dusty with more cocoa and easy sweetness. Smooth drinking.
Saturday, May 28, 2011

FatPhil
3.3
Julian Church Parsons Nose
Gravicask (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2010)
General cloyey bitter aroma. Grainy and mashy. Dull mid-brown. A bit mashy in the mouth, and a husky finish. Pressed enough beery buttons for me to quite like this. Plenty of beer for the strength.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

FatPhil
3.4
Julian Church Midnight Mass
Gravicask (Cambridge Winter Ale Festival 2010)
Roasted aroma and taste. Nice coffee-hints above the full malts. Competent roastiness, fair bit of burntness. Finish continues that chocolatey roast theme. Yup, nice finish.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

DruncanVeasey
3.4
Julian Church Lionís Den
Gravity, Leicester 2011. Murky copper with a slim white lid and attempts at lace. Fresh-snapped thistle stem aroma; hints of lemon and apple peel. Light malt whiskey, chew of wood, dried fruits, the vanilla of oak. Condition and discreet character. Good- JC seem pretty reliable.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

dynamiteninja
3.3
Julian Church Ten Pint Nun
Cask. Leicester Beer Festival 2011. Black body, thin tan head. Liquorice, fruits. Bittersweet. Dry finish.
Thursday, March 10, 2011

chriso
3.3
Julian Church Midnight Mass
Cask (gravity dispense). Beer #19 at Cambridge Winter Beer Festival on 21 January 2011. Dark red in colour. Thin collar of foam. Very creamy. Some chocolate. Lingering sweetness. Decent stuff.
Friday, February 11, 2011

chriso
3.2
Julian Church Parsons Nose
Cask (gravity dispense). Beer #16 at Cambridge Winter Beer Festival on 21 January 2011. Dark amber colour. Decent condition. Some caramel. Touch of bitterness. Sweetish. More malt than hop. Rather fat mouthfeel for 3.9%, which didnít enhance the drinkability. Not short of flavour for the ABV though.
Friday, February 11, 2011

maeib
3.4
Julian Church Dog Collar
Cask conditioned Gravity dispense Northants BF 2010. An amber coloured beer with a whitish ring of bubbles. A crunchy malty beer with weetabix flavours and some woodiness. Dry but nice and easily drinkable.
Monday, June 07, 2010

maeib
3.6
Julian Church The Last Supper
Cask conditioned Gravity dispense Northants BF 2010. A golden coloured beer. The aroma has good stingy citrus notes leading to a full bodied and hoppy taste. Nice citrus flavours and oranges. Good stuff.
Saturday, June 05, 2010

maeib
3.6
Julian Church Monk Bee On Mild
Cask conditioned Gravity dispense Northants BF 2010. A chestnut coloured beer with a tiny white head. A sweet aroma with caramel notes and fruit. Nutty sweet and fruity in the mouth with dark honey. A good bodied interesting mild.
Monday, May 31, 2010

maeib
3.7
Julian Church Headstoned
Cask conditioned handpump Alexandra Arms Kettering. A dark brown, verging on mahogany coloured beer. The aroma is fruity and malty with berry notes and a good dash of booze. Nice in the mouth. Heading towards an old ale but more fruity than that. A nice kick of alcohol but very drinkable.
Saturday, October 31, 2009

maeib
2.9
Julian Church More Tea Vicar
Cask conditioned Handpump Alexandra Kettering. A golden coloured beer with an off-white head. Wierdly I wrote that there was some tea in the aroma before it dawned on me what the name of the beer is. Iím sure the tea isnít deliberate yet I am also sure it was truly there. There were light hoppy notes also. Biscuity malty in the mouth and a bit plain and ordinary.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Fin
3.3
Julian Church Midnight Mass
Cask, gravity at Merton Summer Beer and Cider Festival, 18-07-09 Pours very dark brown with off white head. There is plenty of roastyness on the nose and also a little woodiness. Taste was quite roasty some bitter chocolate and with a smattering of coffee, nice beer but not as good as I was expecting. A8 A2 F8 P4 Ov16 3.3
Monday, July 20, 2009

maeib
3.4
Julian Church Martyr
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Northants BF. A copper coloured beer with a loose whitish head. The aroma has some orangey citrus notes and a nice balancing maltiness. The taste is quite bittersweet with more citrus notes. Quaffable.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009

hughie
3.1
Julian Church Wonky Spire
Cask, gravity, at Northamptonshire Beer Festival í09. Slightly hazy copper orange with a small white head. Yeasty hop aroma. Gentle sweet taste, with perhaps a little citrus. Mid bitter finish. Easy drinking bitter.
Saturday, May 30, 2009

DruncanVeasey
3.7
Julian Church Midnight Mass
Cask, Leicester 09. Deep mahogany with ruby edges. Flavours absolutely spot-on; pungent bittering hop beneath silky cocoa, burnt toast, espresso and tobacco smoky afters. Fruitier snout with dried fruit, bramble and gentle charred barley. Very, very promising, one of my festival finds, and a stout in my book.
Monday, March 23, 2009

maeib
3.5
Julian Church Midnight Mass
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense Wicksteed Park BF. An almost black beer with a tiny ring of off white bubbles. The aroma is roasty and smoky. The taste is fishy with roasty smoky malts. Hints of chocolate. A superior clean and tasty mild. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8 and 3.1. Average becomes 3.5

Friday, February 27, 2009

RichardGretton
3
Julian Church Parsons Nose
Cask@Newark Beer Festival, 2008. Bronze beer with a lightly toffee aroma and mildy toffee flavour. Overall an average beer.
Sunday, June 29, 2008

maeib
3.4
Julian Church Parsons Nose
Cask conditioned - handpump - Woolpack, Rothwell. A dark brown coloured beer with a thick off-white coloured head. The aroma is dry and nutty with a little fruit. More nutty character in the taste together with some brown fruits and wood. A hint of coffee. A nice malty bitter.
Monday, January 07, 2008

maeib
3.5
Julian Church Wonky Spire
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Leicester BF. An orange/gold coloured beer with a tiny whitish head. The aroma is fairly hoppy with both orange and pineapple fruity notes. The taste is nice and hoppy also with more fruits particularly pineapple. A bit like an opal fruit in texture. Clean and tasty enough.Score 3.6
Subsequent rating scored 3.3. Average becomes 3.5

Saturday, March 17, 2007

DJMonarch
3.2
Julian Church Wonky Spire
Cask Handpump at the Star Inn, Huddersfield 09/12/2006 Small white head. Hop aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with some citrus flavour. Slightly dry bitter finish.
Sunday, February 04, 2007