Pope’s Yard Reviews




mR_fr0g
3.3
Pope's Yard Never Surrender
Bottle shared in High Wycombe, Cloin's House warming. 05/11/2016. Bottle picked up from the brewery. A reddy mahognay brown coloured pour with a fading beige head. Aroma is tangy bready brown malts, red cranberries, treacle. Flavour is composed of sweet, nutty liquorice, nutty brown bread. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet, moderate carbonation.
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Grumbo
4.3
Pope's Yard Club Hammer
Bottle from BEER:shop, Hitchin. Pours beautiful - almost black with a good sized light brown head. Quite light aroma of milk chocolate, with moderate roasting, malt, lactose, very slight liquorice and dark fruits. Moderate sweetness with medium roasted bitterness in perfect proportions. Full bodied, slick texture, soft to flat carbonation. Rich chocolate finish. Very enjoyable .
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Grumbo
3.8
Pope's Yard Lapsang Souchong Porter
Bottle from beer shop, St. Albans. Pours very dark brown with a red tint and a small beige head. Aroma of liquorice, alcohol, chocolate, dark fruits and fruit cake. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Full bodied, slick texture, soft to flat carbonation. Good stuff.
Saturday, September 30, 2017

evergreen0199
3.4
Pope's Yard E-IPA Phase 1
Cask at Pope's Yard Brewery, Watford, Herts. A hazy golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty, citrus on the nose. Tastes hoppy, malty, citrus, slightly bitter/sweet. This was pretty good.
Friday, September 15, 2017

evergreen0199
3.2
Pope's Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel
Bottle at Pope's Yard Brewery, Watford, Herts. A hazy amber coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Fruity, yeasty, spice on the nose. Tastes pretty much the same, fruity, yeasty, spice in the Belgian style. It is OK.
Friday, September 15, 2017

ThirstyBird
3.5
Pope's Yard Never Surrender
33cl bottle from the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with orange hi lights and a tan head. The smell is caramel, molasses, dark fruit, dark chocolate. The taste is molasses, dark roasted malt, dark fruit with a somewhat dry and roast finish. The body is medium/full with mild carbonation.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

ThirstyBird
3.4
Pope's Yard Bruitish
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a quickly dissipating off-white head. The smell is tart tropical fruit, citrus, sweet tart candies. The taste is tart, crisp citrus, a bit herbal ending a bit sour and citric. The flavor is sort of single toned but quite refreshing. Light in body with light carbonation that has a slight prickle.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

ThirstyBird
3.3
Pope's Yard St Albans Abbey Tripel
Bottle consumed at the brewery. Pours a hazy almost muddy orange brown. The smell is rich malt, honey and fruit. The taste is rich toasted malt, fruit, yeast. The body is medium+ with fine carbonation.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

ThirstyBird
3.4
Pope's Yard Extra
Appears a hazy chestnut color with a small tan head. The smell is toasted malt, brown sugar, fruit. The taste is toasted grain, fruit, brown sugar. Mildly dry ad fruity on the end. Light+ in body with mild carbonation.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

ThirstyBird
3.8
Pope's Yard Club Hammer
On hand pump cask at the brewery. Pours a super dark black/brown with a tan head. The smell is roasted malt, molasses. The taste is dark roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit - dry and roast at the end. Medium in body with soft carbonation. By far the best of the 5 cask beers available at the brewery.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

ThirstyBird
3.2
Pope's Yard Quartermaster
On gravity cask at the brewery. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a tiny tan head. The smell is roasted malt, nutty. The taste is roasted malt, nutty with crisp fruit ending dry and bitter. Light/medium in body with mild carbonation.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

ThirstyBird
3
Pope's Yard Luminaire
On gravity cask at the brewery. Pours a hazy honey color with an off-white head. The smell is floral, light malt, delicate. The taste is light fruit, mild grain, dry on the end. I did get a touch of tin in the flavor. Light in body with nice, fine carbonation.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

ThirstyBird
3
Pope's Yard E-IPA Phase 1
On gravity cask at Pope's Yard Open Days. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small of-white head. The smell is toasted malt, fruit, a bit earthy. The taste is toasted malt, twangy, crisp and herbal. Light+ with mild carbonation.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Grumbo
2.9
Pope's Yard Hibiscus Sour
Bottle from BEER:shop, Hitchin. Pours fizzy but without developing any head, orange amber in colour. Aroma of sweet and sour fruits, grain, touch jammy and caramelly. Light sweetness, medium tart sour and bitters. Light to medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.
Monday, August 14, 2017

fonefan
2.1
Pope's Yard Dragonship

Bottle 330ml. @ [ The Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Højbjerg - Aarhus, Denmark.

[ As Pope’s Yard Dragonship ].
Clear light to medium amber colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, spruce, sour, sour spruce - resin - glue, wood, sour wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, spruce, sour spruce, wood, glue, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20170617]
5-2-4-2-8

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Theydon_Bois
3.4
Pope's Yard Bruitish
Bottle at home thanks to James, 29/07/17. Light haze on a golden orange pour with a moderate off white head that soon dissipates. Nose is lemon rind, spice, herbs, Sumac, grains, straw. Taste is herbal remedies, pissy, thyme, light brett, hay bale, mixed spice rack, lemon sours. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Interesting stuff ... not sure id revisit but fair play for having a go!
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Grumbo
3.2
Pope's Yard Supralunar
Bottle from BEER:shop, Hitchin. Pours pale gold, flat with no head. Aroma of light sour fruit, strawberry ice cream, vanilla, citrus and heather. Moderate sweetness, light sour and some tart bitterness. Light body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, and slightly sour. Light, refreshing, quite decent overall.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mR_fr0g
3
Pope's Yard Keeping Porter
Bottle shared at Cotteridge convention 05/03/2016. Thanks to Leighton and myself. A clear reddy mahogany brown coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is funky, shoe leather, wet dog, funky. Flavour is composed of brown sugar, hint of leather, brown sugars, bretty funk and pineapple. Brown bread and berries. Weird beer.
Monday, July 3, 2017

PMgep
3.4
Pope's Yard Stout Stout
Old transferred rating. Dark colour with not much head. Roasted aroma, Sweet taste.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grumbo
3.2
Pope's Yard Dragonship
Bottle at Højbjerg tasting. Pours still dark amber with no head. Aroma of sour berries, yeast, and spruce. Light sweetness, very heavy sour. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Salty finish.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Camons
2.5
Pope's Yard Dragonship
Bottle @ Johns. Pours slightly hazy golden, no head. Aroma of light sourness, wood, spruce, spice. Flavor is light sour, light sweet, malt, spruce, spice. Medium body, soft carbonation, light sour finish. 5-2-5-3-10. 170617
Saturday, June 17, 2017

saxo
2.7
Pope's Yard Dragonship
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Small head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are lactose acid, herbs, malt, fruits and hops. Sour finish.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

chrisv10
2.9
Pope's Yard Dragonship
Bottle, 5%. Hazy amber with no head. Aroma is malt, spruce, herbs and a little sour. Flavour is malt, lemon, spruce, herbs, sour, citric, fruit and notes of acetone.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
3
Pope's Yard Dragonship
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. light malty and moderate sour aroma. Light bitter flavor. Pine notes. Average light bitter finish. oily palate.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Rasmus40
3
Pope's Yard Dragonship
Bottle @ Saxo tasting. Hazy golden without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, pine needles, wood and tart fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. Strange beer. 170617
Saturday, June 17, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.9
Pope's Yard Luminaire
Bottle from Beer:Shop, St Albans. Slightly paler golden with a very thin head. Hoppy session ale with just a mild fruitiness.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beese
3
Pope's Yard EKG
Stillage at the brewery open day in Watford. Nice and sessionable, big floral hop aroma, with usual sweet malts replaced with lingering citrus and pine hop bitterness.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

madmitch76
3.3
Pope's Yard Lapsang Souchong Porter
26th March 2017
Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Smooth dark malts, a little cream and dark chocolate. Well integrated spicy tea. Bubblegum esters. Spicy dry finish. Interesting and hides the abv well but could not drink a load of this.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

MMR
3.4
Pope's Yard Quartermaster
Nice hoppy Pale Ale. Rather refreshing and enjoyable. I also really love the Pope’s Yard presentation.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

RichTheVillan
3.1
Pope's Yard Supralunar
Bottle thanks to Theydon cheers Cloin; bottle gushed a little on opening, murky light orange pour with a thin white head, aroma has sour lemons and a hint of apricot, taste has zesty citrus, light sour, heavily carbed.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

FatPhil
3.3
Pope's Yard Club Hammer
Gravicask (StABF2016)
Sweet roasty aroma. Anna gets liquorice too. Ditto taste, a classic sweet porter. Very dark, soft and sweet. Is a simple roast Good sweet finish, a touch dusty, and lasts a while, herbal hops.

Monday, January 9, 2017

alex_leit
3
Pope's Yard Strong Dark Mild
Bottle. Dark brown color, creamy foam. Aroma: fruity, plum, prunes, caramel, malt. Taste: dark malt, dried fruits, creamy, prunes.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

madmitch76
3.4
Pope's Yard Never Surrender
5th November 2016
High Wycombe House Warming. Thanks to Fergus. Almost clear dark amber beer, good pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Mild malts. Good tangy fruits. Plum especially noticeable. Smooth and semi dry finish. Decent.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

ThirstyBird
2.9
Pope's Yard Hibiscus Sour
Bottlebest before January 5th 2017...phew made it by one day! Pours a clear turbine red with a minimal head. The smell is jam, booze, cordial. The taste is tangy, tart sour red fruit which isn’t 100% pleasant. Light in body with minimal carbonation. Overall this isn’t a very good beer. I did have it one the day before the best by date but I think there is something more to the lack of appeal. This is a beer that I will not finish as it’s a bit too strange though in general I applaud what the brewer is doing in Watford.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

madmitch76
2.9
Pope's Yard Supralunar
5th November 2016
High Wycombe House Warming. Thanks to Wingman. 3 days to BBE. Mild gusher. Very hazy gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry, decent carbonation. Pretty tangy fruits over light pale malts. Tangy getting toward sour. Light semi dry finish. A bit here and there.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The_Osprey
3.5
Pope's Yard Supralunar
November 2016 - Bottle share at Theydon’s High Wycombe Tasting. Thanks Dave! As ’Pope’s Yard Supralunar’. Hazy yellow, bubbly white head. Aroma is peachy, lemon citrus. Body is light, tingly to spritzy carbonation. Taste is pineapple and lime, peach with a dusty, papery finish. Not bad. (3.5)
Monday, December 5, 2016

FatPhil
2
Pope's Yard Strong Dark Mild
330ml bottle (The Bottle Shop, St. Albans)
Deep red, frothy tan head. Slightly sour fruity apple estery aroma. Dirty and sour taste, yeugh, a bit of apple. Unclean yeastiness in the finish. 4 months till it?s BB, and this is off already. 2 strikes, gonna shy away from Pope?s Yard in the future, simply not worth the risk. I have never made a homebrew as bad as this, and if I had, it would go down the drain. It?s shameful to ask money for it.