Bristol Beer Factory Reviews

Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Vintage (2011- ) 3.6
2014 bottle (blended with "a portion of bourbon barrel aged wheat wine", according to the label). Deep clear copper with a coat of beige head. Aroma of singed toffee, sherry, whisky, mace, vanilla. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Fruit and toffee, dries out at the end where there is still strong bitterness and a little overt alcohol. Some oak and vanilla, a little chocolate. Dry and bitter enough that if the malt’s sagging much at all I can’t tell. A few months past best before - happy to try a fresh one, happy to go another year or two older. A beer for cheese and crackers.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory UNLIMITED Double IPA 3.9
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy yellow coloured with a thin white head. It has a sweet pineapple and lemon flavour with tropical fruit flavours and a peppery, earthy, smooth finish. Very Nice!
Friday, February 12, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Independence 3.7
Bottle. Bronze/orange, off white frothy head with heavy lacing. Aromas of grapefruit with strong caramel backbone. Immediate grapefruit bitterness, mid palate pine and an earthy, biscuity finish. Good balancing malt background tames a hop forward beer. Slightly over carbonated ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 12, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Oatmeal Porter 3.9
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aromas of coffee, light treacle. Taste is bitter coffee, light roast, creamy finish.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Acer 3.4
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear deep golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, slight lime, a little apple, some cream and subtle herbal, grassy hops. Taste of lemon, lime, dill, some red berries, slight coconut, a little apple, a hint of vanilla and subtle herbal hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, vanillry, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. The amount of sorachi ace hop characteristics in this beer surprised me. Lemony, coconuty and herbal. At 3.8, very sessionable too. Decent but not amazing.
Monday, February 08, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Oatmeal Porter 3.8
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is chocolate, oatmeal, toffee, charcoal, taste is similar, sweet and creamy.
Monday, February 08, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Nova 3.3
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Leek. A clear deep golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, some grass, a hint of grapefruit and herbal, floral hops. Taste of lemon and grassy hops up front and then pale malts, straw and herbal, floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, soft, herbal, floral hop bitterness in the finish. An easy drinking golden ale with soft malty flavours and fresh hops. I like it.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Acer 3.6
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours golden with a light haze, creamy white head. Aromas of lemon citrus, light sweet creamy note. Taste is bitter, hint of bubblegum. Sweet malt comes through on the finish.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Oatmeal Porter 3.2
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Stange. Supplier: The Beer Emporium (Bristol). Sleepy carbonation with malty tones.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Independence 3.6
Large head misty amber pour medium carbonation aromas pine caramel stone fruits mint note the flavours resin sweetness malt biscuit caramel grapefruit medium bitter stone fruit note of herbs medium bitter lemon best notes at the finish pine sweetness bitter taste resin very well made APA
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Lounger Cruiser Atlantic Pale Ale 3.3
Keg at Café Como Lounge, Witney, Saturday 23rd January 2016 Mid peachy gold with a wispy white head. Soft in the mouth , a little dusty hop, a little bit sweet and fruity but dry finish. Quite good. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Gold 3.5
500ml Bottle - Golden in colour. Hay, citrus and some earthy notes in the aroma. Clean and refreshing taste with marmalade, dried apricot, peach and sultanas detected. The finish is fruity and slightly sweet.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 4.3
Full of powerful malty flavour. One pint is never enough... Still my favourite strong hopped IPA.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Independence 3.5
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tankard. Supplier: Bootlegger (Bristol). Sweet and fruity with hints of hops.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 3.9
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with a thin khaki head; tropical fruit aroma with some hints of malt and floral notes; taste is more tropical fruits with a hint of caramel and malt; finish is bitter; nice IPA
Friday, January 08, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Sunrise 3.2
Cask at Cloisters. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light lemon, orange, barley. Taste is lightly woody, more lemon. Thin finish.
Thursday, January 07, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Acer 3.4
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy light amber with sticky within white head. Aroma is bread, bitter hops and a little pine. Very bitter dry taste at first, followed by pine and resin.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout 4.2
Snagged a bottle from Gravity Station in Cardiff. Choclatey aroma, a bit roasted. A bit of molasses coffee taste. Thinner than expected, but thick enough to be a stout. Overall good as a go-to stout while out.
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout 3.7
Bottle from Cool Wine Hobart 291215. This is my first beer from Bristol Beer Factory and hopefully it won’t be my last. Unfortunately I haven’t ever seen their beers anywhere here in Brisbane and I picked this bottle up from Cool Wine in Hobart last time I was there. You would hope that an English brewery would know how to brew a good stout and these guys surely do. Brewed with local raw ingredients and bottle conditioned this milk stout looks good in the glass with a shiny black colour and a smooth crest of light coffee coloured foam. The thing that I really like about this beer is that it is not overly bitter as some stouts tend to be and there is a touch of sweetness that cuts through into the finish. The aroma is very much chocolate and malt and the flavour also tends to lean towards chocolate as well. This is not a beer that you want to drink really cold and I found as the beer warmed up the aromas and the flavours seemed to intensify. This beer is all about the malt and hops barely get a look in. The beer is full in the mouth with a rich creamy mouthfeel and a finish that makes you think that you have just eaten chocolate. Although stouts are more traditionally drank in the colder winter months this one was enjoyable in the balmy summer heat. A beer and a brewer that I would go back to without any hesitation and at 4.55 ABV one that you could easily drink a few pints of.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Saison (2012-) 3.7
Aroma: dough, yeast, grain and cereal malts, fruity, red berries and a touch of citrus. Appearance: hazy, dark gold, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: sweet grain and caramel malts, light citrus fruits, oranges, red fruits, grapes, a touch of red wine, light bitter finish. Overall: very nice Saison, well-rounded, not too extreme, yet fairly complex in both aroma and palate. Bottle from Red Squirrel Shop, Amersham.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout 3.4
Bottle. Black body with a thin beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of berries, roasted malt and soy sauce. Flavour of dark chocolate, cloves, treacle and Marmite. Thin to medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Not quite as complex and drinkable as I’d hoped it would be.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout 3.8
1/3 pint pour from cask into tulip at Hanging Bat in Edinburgh. Black, opaque, attractive foamy tan head with nice lacing and good retention. Coffee on the nose with a bit of roastiness. Body is much lighter than I’d expect for the style. Surprisingly thin. Taste is great. Very roasty, coffee, dark bread, a hint of raisin and dark fruit. A very enjoyable stout-- well defined flavors, well balanced, but nothing too extreme. Nice and drinkable overall.
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Malz 3.5
Cask half in Rising Sun Berkhamsted. Clear chocolate brown beer with an off white head. Nose is very malty, toasted and roasted malt, nutty, earthy, little cereal husk, dry, toasted bread, caramel, some tangy earthy and dry hop. Taste is toasted malt, biscuity, tangy dry slightly earthy and astringent hop, roasted malt, cereal husk, sweet. Nice interesting beer.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Independence 3.6
Hazy gold with a thin white head. Pineapple, passionfruit, citrus aromas. Similar taste, good malt backbone and a little pine bitter finish
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Saison (2012-) 3.6
0,5l bottle at home from trade with minutemat, big thanks. As "Bristol Beer Factory Saison 6.5% ABV". BB 27.07.2016. orange quite hazy / almost cloudy color, medium big off-white head. smells grass, acidic / lightly sour, light green apples, light nutty / marzipan, light grapes, lightly flowery / parfume. nice smell. full body, medium carbonation, rather full mouthfeel. tastes grass, herbs, peppery, citric, acidic, notes of green apples, light nuts, notes of tropical fruits, light musty, tobacco, some yeast, spices, also some berry notes. finishes dry and acidic with some citric notes and spices. good stuff, drinks quite nice, liked it.
Friday, December 18, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout 3.7
Bottle from The Bottle Lab, Leek. 7.5%ABV. Pours a deep brown to black colour with a thick, foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, raisin, some molasses, a little caramel, slight coffee and subtle cherry. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, a little whisky, slight molasses, liquorice, subtle wood and dark fruits. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A warming, lingering, earthy, chocolatey bitterness in the finish. For a 7.5 and by the aroma, I was expecting this to be abit more mellowed than other imperial stouts but it’s a big, boozy, earthy beer. Surprising and decent.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Enigma 3.2
Cask at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe, 16/12/15. Reddish amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is candied fruit peel, caramel sauce, earthy hop notes, biscuit. Taste comprises sweet malt, caramel, light red berry, toasted bread, hint of vanilla, Golden Grahams. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close with hop bitterness present. Ok lightly hopped amber if a touch overly sweet at times.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout 3.3
[7721-20150925] Cask. Toasted grains aroma. Clear, very dark cola black body with a quick foamy off-white head. More toasted grains and light wood notes in the flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/7-/3/13) 3.3
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Acer 3.3
Cask at The Railway, Richmond. Dark orange, still, slight haze, small bubbly white head. Aroma is airy, light, touch of astringent apple peel. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is buttery, mint, coconut, touch woody and medicinal, watery finish. Not bitter enough for me so comes across a bit wishy washy, but has an interesting Sorachi flavour.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Bristletoe 3.6
Black with light brown head. Caramel nose followed by the same in the mouth - sweet with chocolate & coffee undertones. Perfect for Christmas. Rated by BrewTom
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3.4
Cask@Pelt Trader, City, London (30/11/2015) - medium hazy golden coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a mix of tropical and citrus fruits, medium pale malts, some light caramel, peachy, satsuma, lemon, refreshing, nice gear.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Hefe 2.9
Fra keg på Beer Rebellion Gipsy Hill 28 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Lavt kremaktig skum. Uklar. Syrlig aroma av gjær & sitrus. Smaken appelsin & mango. Holder seg syrlig og blir ikke for søt. Bra.
Sunday, December 06, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 3.6
Cask at Old Bulls Head, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden with a white head. Sweet pine hop, boozy finish but well balanced. Very good.
Friday, December 04, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 3.7
Bright, slightly cloudy orange with a thin head leaving light lace. Firm malt aroma with tropical hops. Marmaladey bitterness, and a stale/musty component which doesn’t actually detract from the beer that much. Some light hops aromatics peek through, but this is an older example. Still a fine beer.
Friday, December 04, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 3.3
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Alterego (Bristol). Hoppy with hints of caramel.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory UNLIMITED Wheat Wine 3.9
Bottle from St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A hazy golden/orange coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Rich, sweet, boozy, vanilla, spice, coffee aroma. Tastes the same sweet, boozy, vanilla, spice, coffee. Enjoyable barley wine from Bristol.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout 3.6
On tap at the White Bear, Tewkesbury. Black colour with a tan head. roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and a touch of fruit. Taste mainly roasted malt and sweet.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3.2
Cask in pelt trader. Nice drop. Lemony, mango, peach on the nose. Pretty sane going down. A solid drop.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory UNLIMITED Double IPA 3.7
33cl bottle on 10-Oct-2015. Hazy orange colour with a thin white head. Soft to medium carbonation. Aroma of citrus, pineapple and pine. Flavour of caramel, tropical fruit, sweet malt. A little boozy, but lits of hops. A nice fruity bittersweet finish.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Saison (2012-) 4
500ml, bottle-conditioned. Pours orange with white head. Initially tart (wine-like) aroma, then sweet, fruity-apple.. I enjoyed this beer.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Vintage (2011- ) 3.2
Diviano bottle(23-Nov-2015)Sweet raisin caramel aroma.Cloudy brown,low head&suds lace.Raisin wood caramel flavour.Dry raisin finish&caramel wood aftertaste.
Monday, November 23, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Vintage (2011- ) 2.6
Caramel spice malt aroma. Murky dark Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal chocolate caramel flavour. Flat palate.
Monday, November 23, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3.8
Cask-conditioned at No.1 Harbourside, Bristol 4/11/2015. Pale gold in colour, with a tight, white, head. Aroma of citrus fruit, orange blossoms and a hint of berry sweetness. The flavour had plenty more fruit, solid, balancing malts giving way to a dryish finish with a slight suggestion of pine. From a new barrel and very enjoyable.
Monday, November 16, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Gold 3.1
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours golden white head. Nose is sweet, caramel, toffee slight esters. Nose is orange marmalade, very similar to the nose.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Saison (2012-) 3.7
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours golden and hazy. Nose is quite spicy, heavy yeast, fruity, peaches. taste is banana, herbs and slightly salty. Tastes stronger than the 6.5%
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3
Cask at Holborn Whippet. Clear pale gold lasting white head. Hoppy. Some peach. Some lemon. It’s not my thing. Just a little pukey maybe. Some bitterness. Hmm just not sure.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout 4
At just on cool and into a snifter. Inky black with fine carbonation and a rocky, inch of off-white foam atop. Plums and dark berries amid notes of milk chocolate, molasses, road tar and liquorice on the nose. Thick, luscious, silky smooth mouthfeel. Long smoky, bitter malt and hop finish. Ample chocolate, liquorice and woody notes with a vinous sharpness and tang to the side of thee tongue. Alcohol is quite pronounced but adds flair. this is moorish stuff. A slow sipping stout. Nice!! (50cL, 7.5% ABV, BB 19/02/16, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout 4.2
An old bottle, from Ken, many thanks my friend. Poured into my Toccalmatto glass to celebrate ’International Stout Day 2015!’. I nearly forgot about this so thanks to Tree House Jay for reminding me. It pours a lovely thick and full creamy beige lacing which is long-lasting and very prominent. It’s opaque. Chocolate malt colour. Aroma is pure lactose, sticky toffee pudding, fresh dough, ciabatta, some panetone cake, leather, blackcurrants and velvet. Taste is panetone cake, leather, blackcurrants, good use of Challenger, nice robust roasting, gentle, not ott, nicely done, raw Venezuelan chocolate compliments the light Swiss milk chocolate. Some obvious but very good usage of lactose, I say this is on par with or just as good as Left Hand Brewing’s Milk Stout. I think they could improve this by nitro but it’s a really excellent beer and one which I would love to drink on cask. Really good work.
Thursday, November 05, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 4
Cloudy, orange-gold pour with a thin white head. Tropical, passionfruit, pine, citrus aromas with nice malt underneath it all. Sweet, malty, but with tropical fruit and a bit of a bitter kick. Nice amount of carbonation but tiny little bubbles, gives it a good creamy feel. Bloody good beer.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout 3.7
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Snifter. Supplier: Corks Of Cotham. Oaty nose. Pours dark with large brown head. Tobacco with dense fruitiness. Thick and creamy body. Warming on a cold night.
Friday, October 30, 2015