Sambrooks Reviews




Zarrach76
3.5
Sambrooks Battersea IPA
Belle couleur or/acajou légèrement trouble avec une toute petite mousse ivoire. IPA Anglaise certes, mais au nez elle à un côté IPA Belge à la façon dont les houblons Américains sont mixés aux notes maltées sans que les uns ou les autres ne prennent le dessus. Résultat, du miel et du pain d'épice, du poivre, des arômes de pain aux noix, des agrumes fins (orange, mandarine, pamplemousse), du grain avec des malts légers, un bon caramalt par dessus qui rappelle celui les Doppelbock Allemandes, un peu d'aromates (coriandre, thym), du légume avec des notes de poireaux et de rhubarbe... Bel équilibre, belle richesse, belle variété d'arômes en tout genre ! En bouche, les houblons viennent immédiatement signaler leur présence gustative très végétale sans pour autant qu'il n'y ait une avalanche d'amertume. L'alcool est léger, à peine vient il en soutient aux flaveurs, levures avec de la mâche, corps moyen, texture ronde avec une pointe de sécheresse sur la fin. Le final est sur l'amertume, les malts blonds et ces notes végétales lancinantes propres aux houblons utilisés. Il me manque de la longueur cependant, et je ne retrouve pas en bouche ce nez qui m'a emballé initialement. IPA sympathique au demeurant mais par trop banal en bouche. Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.
Sunday, October 8, 2017

tonylomax
4
Sambrooks Junction

Thursday, October 5, 2017

nimbleprop
2.9
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Cask at Draft House Hammersmith, pours a clear gold with some lacing, white head. Nose is mild, honey, flowers, some light orange, some perfume. Flavor is a bit better, herbs, flowers, honey, lemon, oily, some tea. Finishes a bit watery.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Jedrula
2.6
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Davros IX
3.3
Sambrooks Junction
Bottle at home over Sunday dinner. It looked good in the tankard, but beyond that it was another bitter, but with a malty sweetness to the flavour that left me uncertain. I wanted more bitterness, but maybe that was because I was drinking it with roast chicken when you need something to cut through the natural fattiness. Having a cold doesn't particularly help, but I did crave more bitterness. The mouthfeel was good though.
Monday, October 2, 2017

Davros IX
3.4
Sambrooks Jugged Hare
Two pints at the Jugged Hare at Barbican. A nice looking and quite hazy pint that was served at the perfect temperature. Lots of really bitter hops and only a little malt. This was all about the bitterness and I liked it a lot. It was perfect for the food and it cut through the inherent fattiness of the game. A good pint.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

StefanoBarletta
3.6
Sambrooks Battersea IPA

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Icedwarf
3.3
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Helder licht geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en fruitig met iets van noten en citrus. Best goed bier met frisse smaak.
Friday, September 22, 2017

TEJA
3.2
Sambrooks Junction
Cask at The Flying horse, Gatwick airport. Lingering beige head. Clear dark amber color. Tiny aroma ( as the beer was served too cold). Realy nice malty taste from light roasted malts and a tuch of chocolate. Some woody hop taste with a nice balanced bitterness.
Friday, September 22, 2017

martpez
3.4
Sambrooks Wandle
Standered thirst quenching bitter. Rounded taste with a bitter finish. Slightly desipating but otherwise good.
Sunday, September 17, 2017

AcctError487384
3.3
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
medium white head, golden brown coloured.body, malts nuts smell, medium co2medium bitter warming malts chestnut like taste
Saturday, September 16, 2017

goozen
3.1
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Bottle 0,5ltr: Hazy golden colored brew with an medium dry bitter taste, some hints of citrus.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

tricksta_p
2.9
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Bottle from a local Lidl. Aroma is biscuity malt, grass, soft floral hops, grains, hay. Flavour is moderate sweet with a mild hoppy bitterness. Body is light and thin. Easy and refreshing thinnish beer with a floral hop touch, decent.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

kwik-lime
3.4
Sambrooks A.P.A.
Cask at the Silver Cross on Whitehall. Fairly well hopped, hints of pine, citrus, resin. Nice.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

SinH4
2.9
Sambrooks Junction
Cask. Rather clear amber color with grey head. Aroma is bitter toffee, earthy. Taste is toffee, earthy, fudge, quite bitter finish with aftertaste of toffee. Oily mouthfeel, flat. Decent.
Monday, September 11, 2017

Stuu666
3
Sambrooks Junction
Cask at the angel. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, toffee, biscuity, taste is sweet, dry toffee, bitter.
Monday, September 11, 2017

jooilakon
2.6
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Pint at Mason's Arms, Kensal Rise. Aromas of malts with pumpkin. Fairly clear golden body, small white head. Odd taste and I am not sure I like it, but it's quite interesting. Basically malts with some hops and a weird pumpkin flavour.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

BeerViking
3.4
Sambrooks A.P.A.
Cask half, bright amber-brown with a lasting fine foam, light aromas of tropical fruit and spiced resin, dry-sweet and fruity-bitter. Yeah, as a cask APA it works.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Zarrach76
4.6
Sambrooks Imperial Stout
Versée brune dans un beau verre tulipe avec une très fine mousse beige qui disparait très vite. Au nez, tout sauf un Stout ! Bon, j'exagère un peu quand même ! Mais la première sensation, c'est d'avoir une Abt/Quadrupel dans le verre ou une Doppelbock extra-forte. Gros parfums de caramel, de pruneau, de chocolat noir, de miel, de sirop d'érable, de réglisse, d'alcool of course, de banane, de confiture de pêche, de raisin sec, de gelée de coin, de melon, et enfin de café. C'est clairement une Imperial mais on cherche le côté purement Stout, même si c'est un breuvage savoureux ! En bouche, décharge très violente d'alcool mais Ô combien agréable, cacao et café tout azimuth, gros arômes de réglisse et de pruneau, poivre, amertume tourbée qui envoie le steak et qui, avec l'alcool, rend cette bière vraiment très puissante en bouche qui rappelle certains whiskys tourbés de l'île d'Islay ou de l'île de Skye (en tant qu'amateur d'Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Talisker et autres Laphroaig, je connais la chanson !). En rétro-olfaction, jolies notes fumées/toastées. Les levures sont un peu noyées dans l'alcool mais elles m'apparaissent douces, tandis que la texture oscille entre la douceur huileuse et une petite sécheresse propre à la tourbe (phénols quand vous nous tenez...). Inutile de parler du corps, il est plein même s'il reste de la place. La longueur quant à elle est assez imposante, les notes tourbées, fumées, de cacao et de café ainsi que l'amertume trainent indéfiniment. J'ai le goût en bouche pendant de longues minutes, comme un whisky en fait. Le final est sur ces flaveurs surpuissantes bien évidemment, sans aucune place pour le reste. C'est assez brut et brutal, les 10.4% d'alcool me paraissent même sous-évalués tellement cette bière envoie la charge. Peut être que le style n'est pas assez bien cerné sur cette bière qui demeure extrêmement bonne mais qui oscille entre plusieurs genres (Imperial Stout, Quadrupel, Winter...). Un bel exercice tout de même ! Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.
Sunday, September 3, 2017

GuideDogSaint
3.2
Sambrooks A.P.A.
Cask pint at the Bree Louise. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of hops with malt and citrus. Bitter finish.
Friday, August 25, 2017

GuideDogSaint
3.4
Sambrooks Battersea IPA
Keg pint at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Bittersweet taste and finish.
Friday, August 25, 2017

sephyrott
4
Sambrooks Battersea IPA
Pint from keg at The Grove. Really nice head, stays all the way down. Smooth and strong, medium carbonated, hoppy character, but nothing special though.
Friday, August 25, 2017

GuideDogSaint
2.9
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Cask pint at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours clear golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of faint hops. Mild malt taste. Watery finish. Nothing happening here but at least it doesn’t have the typical taste.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

GuideDogSaint
2.8
Sambrooks Junction
Cask pint at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours clear amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt. Typical Sambrooks yeast taste. Bitter finish.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

bb
3.3
Sambrooks London Pale Ale
Draft. Golden beer with a cream head. Light grassy aroma. Grapefruit and grass flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Light grapefruit and spice lingers with light grass.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

bb
3.3
Sambrooks Junction
Cask. Copper beer with a dark cream head. Light citrus aroma. Light caramel and light citrus flavor. Medium bodied. Light caramel and light citrus lingers.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ekstedt
3.9
Sambrooks Junction
Cask The Harp, London. Clear amber to copper, medium off-white head. Caramelly and nutty malt aroma, fruity, floral hops. Dry, medium to high bitterness.
Monday, August 14, 2017

thomat
3.3
Sambrooks Wandle
Cask @ GBBF 2017. Golden with a small white head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, spices and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter / spicy finish.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Dbcwi88
3.2
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Biscuity banana nose. Lovely sweet biscuit malt taste, hint of banana and orange peel hop finish. Nice antidote to super hoppy pale ales. Goes down very easy
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

JorgeLee
3.7
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
Cask, Tap on the Line. Deep reddish brown black colour. White foam. Good rich dark beer, at the sweeter end of the spectrum, some toasty nuts, hint of roast, malt loaf, fruit. Medium finish. Quite a tasty pint.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

luttonm
3.5
Sambrooks Lavender Hill
Bree Louise, London. Cask. Thick, lingering foam. Fruity nose, some grapes. Flowery sip, hints of lavender I suppose, on a sweet and full ale. Nice, rising bittering, balanced and clean. Strong and enjoyable pint.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

luttonm
3.4
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Bree Louise, London. Cask. As "Bree Louise Session Pale". Thin foam, clear gold body. Smooth sip, banana and biscuit. Some bread crust. Perfumed hops. A bit stronger carbonation than I expected. Perfumed bitterness. Nice.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

weeeeems
2
Sambrooks Battersea IPA

Thursday, July 27, 2017

kwik-lime
3.7
Sambrooks Battersea IPA
Keg at the brewery. Quite sweet, full-bodied with a strong orange flavour. Pretty malty for an IPA without the hops you’d expect but an enjoyable beer, a bit surprised to see so little love for it here.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

GuideDogSaint
3.6
Sambrooks Imperial Stout
330ml bottle at the King’s Tun, Kingston. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of black treacle and dried fruit with vanilla and alcohol. Some bready taste. Initially sweet finish with some bitterness. Best from this brewery by miles.
Monday, July 24, 2017

The Etruscan
3
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Golden colour. White weak head. Aroma is malty with grainy and light citrus notes. Flavor is malty too with cereals, bread and grainy tones, ending in a moderately hoppy finish. Light to medium bodied.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Misterbashi
1.1
Sambrooks London Pale Ale
Disappointing, though the bar tender had pulled the Peroni on the tap next to it. Light colour, a lot of gas and big head. Thought it was a lager, as lacking and depth in taste and aroma.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

mr_h
3.6
Sambrooks Battersea Rye
Cask (4.5%), quarterly ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Crystal Palace, Glasgow on 26 May 2017, malty aroma with faint smoke, amber with a thin cream head and excellent lacing, toffee flavour with subtle smoke, creamy, sweet.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

fkoolen
3.2
Sambrooks London Pale Ale
Draught @ Les 3 Singes, Colmar. Slightly cloudy golden, white foamy head. Lightly hopped citrus, clean malty base. Light bodied, low-medium carbonation.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

vipinvelp
3
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Clear yellow, white foam head. Little fainted barley aroma and light bitterness in taste. A nice beer in its style. (Velp 201707)
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ads135
3
Sambrooks Lavender Hill
A pretty decent golden ale. Pours thin, transparent gold. Thin soapy head. Mild hop character. Honey and a tiny bit of floral hop character. Tried at Tap on the Line in 2017.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

nybol
4
Sambrooks Junction
Maltet, sødlig frisk smag af fersken, fint humlet til den lyse smag. God øl!
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

nybol
4.1
Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter
Let syrlig og en del fyldig. Smager af chokolade, stærk kaffe med lidt maltet smag.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

simontomlinson
3.3
Sambrooks Battersea Rye (5.8%)
Thin beige head soon left a collar on a still oak coloured,body. Spicy malt aroma. Medium to full bodied. Very soft on the palate. Minimal carbonation. Very well balanced malt & hops. Dark sugar, berries, hints of citrus, cherry, red wine & nice bitter finish.
Friday, July 7, 2017

Vladivostok
3.4
Sambrooks Junction
Not having read the other comments, did anybody else notice a similarity to Young’s Special about this one? And better than its current incarnation too with plenty of autumn fruits and a decent hop rate. Liked it.
Thursday, July 6, 2017

GuideDogSaint
2.4
Sambrooks Wandle
Cask pint at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Yeast gives this a weird taste. Bittersweet finish. When this brewery opened I was told they got their yeast from Hepworth’s. A big mistake.
Monday, July 3, 2017

hohops
3.4
Sambrooks Battersea Rye (5.8%)
Appearance- quite dark brown, with amber tinges. A thick beige head of around 1 finger. Aroma- caramel malt, treacle, honey-glazed bread, dark fruit undertones, malts. Taste- toffee, cherry, honey hints, brown bread, sugary dark fruits, sweet finish, treacly malt. Nice.
Friday, June 30, 2017

Heidbummer
3.2
Sambrooks Wandle
Half at Blackfriars. Pours clear amber, lacy head. Soft caramel and malt aroma. Lowuah abv shows in the thinnish mouthfeel, but it’s refreshing, slightly hoppy with a malty note, some citrus. Thirst quencher in the middle of a long walk.
Friday, June 30, 2017

mike_77
3.2
Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale Ale
Yellow colour with lasting thin head. Light carbonation. Aroma and flavour have plenty of pale malts. Light but fresh and easy to drink. A good session beer.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

gnoff
3.3
Sambrooks Junction
Cask as full pint at Flying Horse (JDW) Gatwick, on June 27, 2017.
Malty, fruity, some light fudge taste. Malty, light fruity aftertaste. Medium thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Clear dark copper to brown color, tan head with plenty of lacing. Malty, light fruity scent.
6/4/7/3/12=3.3

Wednesday, June 28, 2017