Bristol Beer Factory Reviews

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3.2
Keg at Inn deep. Pours pale golden, nose is floral, lemon, toffee, taste is similar, sweet.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3.8
At Inn Deep. Pours slightly murky lime yellow with a slight white head. Aroma is tropical fruits and mango. Taste is citrus bitter, orange zest, mango sweet.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout 3.5
Cask. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, lacto and a little coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, lacto, medium sweet, hop, little coffee and medium bitter.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 3.4
Cask @ Grain Barge Bristol, golden with a white head , very hoppy but a nice beer overall , ok .
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Reposourdough 3.5
Keg at The Barley Mow, Bristol. Clouded brown with white head. There is a fresh, fruity sourness from the start, hints of raspberry, hints of rum, I believe there were Rum Barrel chips involved here. Doughy, yeasty. Interesting beer.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi 3
Cask @ Barley Mow, golden with very little head , grapefruit orange taste , notfor me
Monday, April 25, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3.5
Bradford Beer Festival 2016. Blonde coloured. Has a full tropical fruitiness and tasty.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Summer Cascade 3.2
Keg at the Antelope in Surbiton. Well-balanced and refreshing with nice citrus character. A little too gassy.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3.6
Cask handpump at The Colston Yard, Bristol, Saturday 23rd April 2016 Hazy gold with a nice white head. Tangy with bags of grapefruit, dry finish. There is an initial sweetness that hardly lasts before the big citrus kick. Lovely supping this outside in the pleasant spring weather. A6 A3 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Nova 3.1
Aroma: grain malts, light citrus fruits, orange and grapefruit. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: some bread malts, light sweet, fruity, citrus. Overall: OK Golden Ale, nothing too spectacular though. Pint at Euston Tap, Euston.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Enigma 2.9
Cask gravity at Firkin Alehouse Folkestone. Not best condition. Some malt fruit. Not keen on the crystal malt. Spicy rye. Hmm. Not keen on the hops either. Struggled with this.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Enigma 3.2
Cask @ harbourside, bristol with gillhalfpint and imdownthepub , red ale no head with a sweet malty taste with a hint of hop in the aftertaste , ok beer
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Enigma 3.3
Cask conditioned at No.1 Harbourside, Bristol with gillhalfpint and SamVimes21. Reddish copper with crem head. This was initially fairly sweet in character, quite malty biscuit with a fruity aside, currants, cake like. The hops show through with a tropical note, a little jammy. Decent beer.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Enigma 3.3
Cask-conditioned at the Barley Mow, Bristol 29/3/2016. Deep amber in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Aroma of berries and toasty malts, with some citrus hops. Flavour had more fruits, caramel, sweetish malts and a decent, dryish, finish. Good.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Saison (2012-) 2.6
Bottled 500ml (AbM)
Dark orange color, good white head and lacing. Aroma is a bit funky fruity with some white pepper. Medium-bodied. Orange jam, white pepper, yeast and a bit citric notes. Hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Acidity. Not so pleasant yeast flavors. Restless. Gone a bit wrong?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Independence 3.7
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. The first whiff shows that this is one hoppy beer - pine resin galore with an earthiness that reminds me of a patch of nettles on a hot day. The sip has a little sweetness, immediately followed with a massive bitterness. There is a juicy maltiness in the background, but the overwhelming taste is of nettle, wood and resin. As you would guess, a raspingly dry finish. I found it slightly unbalanced, but I suspect the hopheads put there would like this.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Hefe 2.7
Bottle from Alesbymail. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, wheaty, light citrus and light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish. Fizzy. 150416
Friday, April 15, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3.6
Pint on cask at Resting Hare. Pours very pale, foamy head. Grassy nose. Dry, nicely bitter taste, the hops coming through afterwards. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Refreshing and the pint disappeared pretty quickly. Good stuff.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory No 7 2.6
Bottled 500ml (AbM, ABV 4.5 %)
Deep clear amber coor, small white head. Crystal malts and flowery hops in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. A bit watery front, then crystal malts, light English hops. Somewhat empty brew for BBF beer. Probably gains from cask treatment.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 3.7
Pours hazy amber with a nice big frothy cream head. Sweet caramel and mango aroma. The taste has fruity mango and pine, especiallly in the bitter finish. Nice full mouthfeel. Good beer.
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Enigma 3.1
Cask. Sheffield Tap. Clear, amber. Messy, off white head. Chewy, sweet fruit. Candied peel. Resinous hop. Taste is bitter and dry. Lots of sticky lipped sweetness. Bit of a claggy mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish. A bit disjointed.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Gold 4
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours stunning orange-amber with a fluffy head. Slightly hazy. Aroma of hay and pear with some woodiness. Good bitterness with creamy mouthfeel.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Lounger Cruiser Atlantic Pale Ale 2.6
A rather bland tasting pale ale, glugabble, and served very cold, so didn’t really have a chance to develop any flavour
Monday, April 04, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Saison (2012-) 3.5
Bottle at home, 03/04/16. Clear golden orange with a well appointed off white covering that retains well. Nose is straw, yeasty, light spice, trace of orange, juicy hop pinch. Taste comprises yeast esters, soft bread, apricot, mandarin, grain, lemon drizzle, light candied fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a juicy citric close. Decent saison, easy drinker.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout 3.7
Pint at the Split Chimp Newcastle. Pitch black with a creamy tan head. Bitter chocolate and roasted nut aroma. Aromas present in the flavour, with some milky liquorice sweet shop flavour and an understated ashiness. Avoids over-sweetness. Oily palate. Good example of the style.,
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi 3.5
Cask at King Street Brew House, Bristol. Appearance: medium white head, golden colour, cloudy, fair lacing. Aroma: hops, light grapefruit, orange, flowers. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: light to medium bodied, bitter finish, flat. Quite alright beer, light and good for a start of a day.
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi 2.8
Cask at the heriot watt beer festival. Pours clear golden, nose is herbal, musty, toffee, taste is sweet, light fruit.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Acer 3.4
Post Cotteridge Convention II drinks. Cask@shakespeare, Birmingham. Amber beer with a small head. Aroma of malts and perfume. Taste is perfume, orange and fruity hops. Decent.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Oatmeal Porter 3.9
Cask at the Magpie, black with a lasting fine lacy head and aromas of coffee and a little dark cocoa. Rich and full bodied, dry and roasty with a light burnt bitterness. Hints of dark fruit and a faint creaminess. Gorgeous.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Acer 3.2
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - stewed apples. Light biscuit at the back. Taste - lemonade, apples and light caramel. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - not as balanced as expected from a brewer of this standard.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 3
Fra fat på Piccadilly Tap 15 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Gyldenbrun. Skum langs glasset. Lett ferskenaroma. Smaken det samme. Bra - men vel søt.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Independence 3.2
Fra fat på Piccadilly Tap 15 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Aprikosfarget. Lavt tett stabilt skum. Kompakt teppelacing. God fruktaroma. Mest fersken. Smaken grapefrukt. Bra - men lite variasjon.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Hefe 3.2
500ml bottle. Pours a very cloudy pale orange colour with a large frothy white head diminishing slowly. Huge amount of sediment in the bottle - swirling this around led to the extremely murky appearance (it was just hazy before).
Aroma of wheat, lemon, banana, and some mild spicing. Flavour is quite citrusy - lemon and grapefruit are stronger than the banana making it more bitter than I was expecting, there is some sweetness too though, also wheat, yeast, mild spicing. Overall: for a non-German wheat beer this was actually pretty decent, but they’re still much better at this style than we are - I liked it but still prefer actual German ones.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Enkel 3.5
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of sherbet, yeast spice, dough. Taste is lemon, sherbet, bitter zingy finish.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Enkel 3.2
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours hazy yellow, nose is citrus, yeasty, taste is similar, light spices.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop 3.3
Cask ale, half, shared with Finn while waiting for a train at Piccadilly Tap. Near-clear amber coloured body, covering beige layer, fair lacing. Restrained aromas of caramel, dried fruit and grass. Fruity taste of lemony hops and grapefruit backed by malty sweetness. Dry bitter end with a twist of citrus shells. Fine bodied. Pleasing stuff (Manchester 15.02.2016).
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Enkel 3.4
Keg at the hanging bat... Soft zezty salty fruits... Light funky fruit... Soft salty orange
Monday, February 22, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Acer 2.6
On cask at Marquis Cornwallis pub, London-- pours clear amber with medium white head. Nose is slightly malty, quite evanescent. Aromas are herbal hops, weed, lemon, pepper notes. Flat carbonation, light body. Medium bitter finish. Not convinced at all by the herbal/weeds aromas, an not bitter enough according to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles 3.6
Cask @The Old Market Assembly, Bristol (16/02/2016). Aroma: fresh fruits and a bit of green tea. Appearance: golden colour, very clear, minimal head, good lacing. Taste: medium bitter Palate: medium body, lively
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bristol Beer Factory Acer 2.8
Cask at the Henry Addington. It pours clear deep amber with a small off-white head. The nose is sweet, stinky sorachi, aniseed, herbal, menthol, grassy, sweet lemon candy and a touch of pink marshmallow. The taste is bitter - sweet, biscuit, grassy, herbal, aniserd, some bubblegum, sweet lemon with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Well enough made, just too much sorachi for my liking...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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