Hunterís Reviews

Hunterís Pheasant Plucker 2.8
Tried at the three horseshoes, Waddington. Golden beer with a white head, aroma is light fruity. Taste caramel light sweet.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Hunterís Dashers Dinkle 3.4
Cask (White Hart, Overton) - Dark brown in colour. Dried fruit, pine and berries in the aroma. Fruity, biscuity and moderately hoppy taste with caramel, berries and pine standing out. Not bad and quite pleasant but tastes a bit thin for being 5.5%.
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Hunterís Black Jack 3.2
Bottle. Deep brown pour with little to no head. Subtle notes of coffee with dark maltiness. Well balanced. More of a Porter then a Stout. Very enjoyable.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Hunterís Crispy Pig Apple Session Ale 3
Bottle. Golden pour with small white head. Distinct apple aroma on the nose. Malty notes with apple on the palate. Pleasant and interesting.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Hunterís The Bluebeards Revenge 2.8
15th October 2015
Bottle on holiday in Lyme Regis. Clear gold beer, thin white head. Palate is light and mildly crisp. The pale malts have a trace of creamy sweetness. Little floralness sweetness, mild soap undertone. Modest orange. Trace of spice. Light finish. Serviceable. Just.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Blueberry Brothers Blue Yonder Blueberry Beer 2.6
Bottled, 500ml from Gloucester Services, M5 Northbound, Gloucs. Brown amber with off white head. There is an acidic, tart, sour flavour to this, sour yeast, teeth coating. Managed to drink through 2/3rds of this but poured the last. Not great.
Friday, October 23, 2015

Hunterís The Bluebeards Revenge 2.6
Bottle from Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbot. The tag ultimate pale ale, got my hopes up. But alas they were dashed. Basic golden ale colour, and a slightly malty taste and flavour. Thin body.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hunterís Royal Hunt 3.1
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Amber, brown gold with a cream head. Toffee malts with green apple and raisins. Fruity with bitter lemon. Dry black tea with herbs and spices. Earthy and woody with a citrus finish. OK.
Friday, October 16, 2015

Hunterís Royal Hunt 3.2
bottle from Darts Farm. Amber colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty, grainy-nutty touch, some nice spicy hops.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Hunterís Black Jack 3
From cask at the Roundhouse in Plymouth. Dry and earthy. Looks a little light in colour for a stout. Very light chocolate aroma. Quite drinkable, but lacking any distinctiveness.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hunterís Royal Hunt 2.9

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Hunters Royal Hunt ].
Unclear medium brown - red amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, rosted, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, caramel, roasted, bread. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20140814]

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Blueberry Brothers Blue Yonder Blueberry Beer 2.8
Bottle that Dad shared- cheers. Now, Iíd had a blueberry beer before- St Judes Blue Punch- which to this day remains one of the worst UK beers Iíve had. In addition, blueberries are far from beng my favourite fruit. With that in mind, I approached this beer with some trepidation. Deep amber with a thin cream head. Potent and rather unpleasant smell when the bottle eas opened, with soapy hints. I was a little concerned. However, on drinking it was fortunately much nicer than it smelled. Itís very fruity, with blueberries to the fore but not overpowering the sweet malts behind. A little dryness in the finish offers a reasonable balance. Yíknow what? This isnít half as bad as I feared. Certainly better than the ghastly St Judes effort. Itís actually quite drinkable.
Sunday, May 03, 2015

Hunterís Full Bore 3.5
Cask. Pour is amber, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is fruity, some sweetness, malty. Good mild
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 3.5
Bottle shared with Mr_H a hazy deep golden amber beer aroma is fruity flavour is oranges hint of toffee malt finish is juicy oranges quite pleasant
Saturday, March 07, 2015

Blueberry Brothers Blue Yonder Blueberry Beer 2.9
Bottle from Gloucester Services m5. Deep Amber colour. Fruit aroma, and a touch of malts. Taste has the blueberries. A touch of sweetness. Ok beer, but a touch watery.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hunterís Crack Shot 2.1
Pours kind of pale golden straw, hazy, with a white head. A slightly sulfurous, eggy note is detectable in the nose with some barnyard aromas, smelling a bit like a bad saison but without the brightness. The flavour is inoffensive, light malty with a subtle bitterness and a delicate soft fruit flavour in the background. Certainly the mouthfeel really is the attribute which comes through for this beer, which is soft, somewhat silky and substantial, within acceptable boundaries for the light style in my opinion although some might find it too thick. This is a fair session beer once you get past the smell and it has been made reasonably well, however it is really very boring and the íaromaí really does let it down.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Crab House Mussel Ale 3.3
Part of my 2013 backlog, and tried at the crab house at the end of chisel beech. Amber colour with an off white head. Aroma and taste, have malt and caramel.
Friday, January 02, 2015

Crab House Oyster Stout 3.1
Part of my 2013 backlog, and drunk at the crab house restaurant at the end of chisel beech. Dark almost black colour, with a tan head. Aroma and taste has roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.
Friday, January 02, 2015

Hunterís Royal Hunt 3.1
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light fruity. Bitter, toasted and slight herbal. Caramelish, light breadish. Bitter and dry malty finish. Vague citric mixed bitter finish.
Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hunterís Royal Hunt 3.1
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.
Friday, December 05, 2014

Hunterís Black Jack 3.1
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with a halo of beige head. Aroma of tobacco, weak coffee and dark malt. Roasted malt flavours, with some dark chocolate and berries. Moderate mouthfeel. Finish was earthy grain, liquorice and molasses.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Hunterís Full Bore 3.2
Bottled, 500ml from The Co-Op in Alcomb, Somerset. Hazy amber with slight head. This is a heavily sweetened beer, honeyed, toffee flavours on a fruity malt. Plummy alcohol notes. Itís ok, but expected a little more.
Monday, October 27, 2014

Hunterís Crispy Pig Apple Session Ale 2.8
Bottle. Lager gold slicked with white. Sweet nose of bramley and polished pine anticipating sweetness. Then the disconnect: bitter, not apple-dominated, almond-hinting, way more beer than cider, hints of shrub. Vacant finish. Could use some malt sweetness or honey. Better than expected but an odd fusion of incongruous elements that isnít wholly satisfying.
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hunterís Crack Shot 2.8
Bottle from Teign Cellars,Newton Abbot. Sat outside stargazing in a cloud of my own breath post-Hinckley BF if memory serves. Dusty bronze with a slender white head. Aroma of earthy dung flecked roads, tractors, untrimmed bush and unwashed pig. Flavour has a minor added dimension of lemon zest and soft sappy hop with black bin liners of privet. Yeasty and average.
Monday, October 13, 2014

Hunterís Royal Hunt 2.5
Bottle conditioned. Medium brew with caramel and dark fruity malt character.
Sunday, October 05, 2014

Hunterís Royal Hunt 3
How: Cask.
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Very dark golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, coffee, malt, some fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, malt.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Hunterís LittlePod Vanilla Beer 3
Bottle from Wathamstow Spar. Aromas of vanillin, spice, cedarwood, light sweetness. Expectecd this to be a porter-style, hadnít realised it was a hoppier beer / black IPA style. Hoppiness/bitterness comes through but with a spice & gently sweet finish.
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hunterís Black Jack 3.1
From The Devon Horde. 500ml. Good as headless ruby- strangely transparent for a stout with low to no condition. Aroma of sweet vegetable crisps, red berries, chocolate, rust and redcurrant. Good flavour despite the flatness with soggy malted milk biscuit spread with Nutella malt notes and an abundance of rust and soapy berry, pomegranate-like fruit. Not stout, not conditioned but a decent beer nonetheless.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 3.6
bottle from Darts Farm Topsham UK. Deep amber-golden, creamy head. Malty start with some fruity hints and lovely citrusy hops. Delicious beer - anytime again.
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hunterís Crispy Pig Apple Session Ale 2.6
Cask conditioned at The Old Fire House, Exeter, Devon. Gold with white head. For a minute I thought I was drinking the wrong drink, I hadnít ordered a cider and this was definitely appley. There is a tartness to it, some tanginess and it is cidery. Not to my taste.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 2.4
Bottle from Teign Cellars, Newton Abbot. Dull gold swirling with marmalade floaties under a patchy white skim. Aroma dominated by yeast and fizz; sourish and rustic with notes of rhubarb, TCP, ashtray and pollen. Flavour of the water cut flowers have been standing in swirled in an ashtray. Redeeming flecks of chaff and lime jelly. Saline and hissing. Pale nutty linger.To give it the benefit of doubt probably an unremarkable but perfectly decent GA badly bottled.
Sunday, September 07, 2014

Hunterís Royal Hunt 3.1
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and fruity. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel and fruity

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hunterís Royal Hunt 3
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Hazy orange brownish color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some caramel, a hint of fruits, lightly alcohol and lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hunterís Royal Hunt 2.7
Cask - toffee and bitter root. Cloudy copper with almost no head. Toffee and some light twig. Nice flavors, although strong nose.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hunterís Half Bore 3.5
Bottle from a shop in Totnes, Devon. Cloudy dark amber with a thin head. A fine full fruit flavoured ale. High fruit aroma too.
Friday, June 13, 2014

Hunterís Crispy Pig Apple Session Ale 2.4
Bottle. Golden with thin head. Yes apples in the aroma and taste but is absolutely not a cider It is an apple flavoured bitter. Doesnít work for me
Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 3.1
Bottle. Amber colour with nice white head. Floral citrusy aroma. Taste is light bitter. Well carbonated. Refreshing for summer
Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 3
Pours clear pale yellow with good head and medium carbonation. Grassy, lemon, hay, and lime aromas. More citrus on the taste, touch of soap. Easy drinking and overall OK.
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hunterís Royal Hunt 3.6
On cask at a beer festival in Dublin. Amber colour with no heead and light carbonation. Malty. Medium bitter finish. Overall very nice.
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 1.3
Bottle from Sainsburyís, Watford. Poured a very cloudy orange with a halo of white head. Slightly sour aroma, with some barley sugar and grassy hop. Initial flavours of orange juice, sharp acid and wet grass. Finish was acidic with unripe citrus and copper. This clearly wasnít in good condition, but was well within itís Best Before date and had been kept cellared.
Monday, March 24, 2014

Hunterís Full Bore 3.4
Bottle - BCA; heavily sedimented. Amber/Brown in colour. Very Malty; toasty malts, toffee, honey. Fruity; raisins. Hoppy; some hop bitterness. Very sweet malty fruity throughout; honey quite prominent in taste. Very drinkable.
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 3
500ml bottle - Frothy head, completely hazy orange colour. Palate very weak
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 3.4
Bottle from Sainsburyís, Team Valley, Gateshead. This is a cloudy yellow-amber coloured beer with a rich malty, citrus fruit and lemon flavour slight woody notes and a creamy spicy fruity finish.
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hunterís Crispy Pig Apple Session Ale 3.5
Cask at the Fat Cat. Golden colour, white head. Aroma is big apple, light maltiness. Taste is lightly appley, malty, sweet. Alright
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hunterís Black Jack 3.8
Bottle conditioned 500ml: BBD 1st May 14, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 29th Nov 13. Clear ruby red body and thin looking for a regular Stout: itís name should be Ruby Stout maybe. The head was thin to begin with and became a minute wisp and collar within seconds, thatís bad in my eyes, which is a real shame because the body colour is lovely. Aroma wise it gave off milk chocolate esters: like a Cadburyís Creamy Egg. The taste wasnít too far away from that either. It was very Milk Stout, but with semi-skimmed milk, smooth but not uber-smooth: I really took to it. Different and lovely in every way apart from the none-head, what a pity.
Friday, November 29, 2013

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 2.9
Bottle conditioned 500ml: BBD end of Dec 14, poured carefully into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 29 Nov 13. Slight haze to my amber/dull golden pint: on top a full and deep white blanket of foam, enough to put out an aircraft fire. The nose was sweetened fruit laden onto a malted bread loaf, lashings of butter and all floating on a yeast pillow. The taste wasnít as sweet as the aroma hinted at: this is fairly bitter and dry in the mouth, almost sour in fact (I wonder if the bright lights of the supermarket shelves has had an effect?), as if it was íon the turní or had a yeast infection. Anyway I drank the lot, so it couldnít have been off. Medium body depth and well carbonated, it had a mini fizz to it and on opening it tried to get out the bottle before I brought the glass to it. I have really enjoyed every beer from these guys before: this one however has let them down a little (if my bottle has come as they intended).
Friday, November 29, 2013

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 3.5
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Tangerine marmalade, pepper, hints of grapefruit, apricot and floral notes. Bread and waft of leather. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness. Palate: Rough texture and light body, prickly carbonation, fairly abrupt astringent biscuity, peppery and citrus finish. Comments: Very good and refreshing. Glass lace. Reminded me of a saison.
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blueberry Brothers Blue Yonder Blueberry Beer 2.6
23rd October 2013
Bottle whilst on hols in St Ives. Note for admins, there was no clear mention of Hunters on the labels but the Blueberry Brothers website indicate that it is brewed there. Cloudy deep amber beer, good off white head. Palate is smooth and dry with fine carbonation. Pretty tangy blueberry. Really not enjoying the dryness though. Dry finish. Much too dry.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Hunterís LittlePod Vanilla Beer 3.3
20th October 2013
Bottle whilst on hols in St Ives. Murky dark brown beer with a good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and slightly soft. Mild fine carbonation. Semi dry. Light and semi sweet airy vanilla provides a definite ice cream vibe! Very light citrus. Semi dry finish. Different!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Hunterís Devon Dreamer 3.4
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsburyís in Banbury. Hazy orange gold with white head. A beery, malty aroma on opening leading to a slightly flabby, fruity beer, there is an orange pulpy note along with a hint of apple. The malt is lightly roasted, a touch sweet. The beer on the whole is quite drinkable if just a little unbalanced.
Monday, November 04, 2013