Beer Engine Reviews




BeerNinjaUK
3.7
Beer Engine Spring Return
Pint at pub in Devon during long walk on 2/7/16. Pours mid amber with a frothy head of fine off-white bubbles. Aroma really distinctive - fresh with citrus, elderflower and some subtle spiciness. Refreshing and light on the palate.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.1
Beer Engine Rail Ale
tried at the brewery. Pale golden amber colour with thin white head. Aroma and taste malty and slightly sweet. decent but forgettable session beer.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mr_Pink_152
3.2
Beer Engine Silver Bullet
Tried at the brewery. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malty taste is this with a crisp bitter sweet taste.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mr_Pink_152
3.1
Beer Engine Golden Arrow
Tried at the brewery. Golden colour with a thick white head. Slightly fruity hop aroma with a fresh taste.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mr_Pink_152
3
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Tried at the brewery. Amber colour with a white head. Average malty and caramel aroma and taste.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mr_Pink_152
2.9
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Tried at the brewery. Deep amber colour with an off white head. malty and caramel aroma taste slightly sour. Ok but nothing special
Saturday, October 17, 2015

oh6gdx
3.2
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask. Amber colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is floral, grassy, some resiny notes as well as mild wood. Flavour is toffee, quite strong floral and grassy bitterness along with some wooden and mild biscuity crisp notes.
Saturday, June 13, 2015

oh6gdx
2.8
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Bottled. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is mild sulphur along with some nutty, caramelly and some toffeeish notes. Flavour is a bunch of sweet malts along with some bitter grassy and floral notes.
Monday, May 18, 2015

downender
3
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol February 2015. Deep amber in colour with a frothy, off-white, head. Fairly standard, quite malty bitter, with a touch of fruit and short finish. Ok.
Monday, March 9, 2015

madmitch76
2.3
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
15th July 2014
Chelmsford Summer Beer Fest. Cask. Almost clear amber beer, residual bubbly white head. Palate is dry with modest fine carbonation. Mild caramel im the slightly sourish malt. Tangy dried fruits before the dry finish. Too dry and tangy. Bleh.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

tampierre
3.1
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask at Beer Engine ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,caramel,fruit,spices and floral aroma ; Amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet taste and light to medium bitter finish ; Very pleasant ESB.
Sunday, March 10, 2013

tampierre
2.3
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Cask at Beer Engine ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,caramel and light floral aroma ; Amber color with minimal head ; Medium sweet and light bitter taste ; Not bad.
Sunday, March 10, 2013

tampierre
3.1
Beer Engine Rail Ale
Cask at Beer Engine pub ; Newton St Cyres ; UK ; Malty,caramel,fruity and floral aroma ; Deep golden color with minimal head ; Medium sweet and light medium bitter taste ; Refreshing ; Light body ; Very pleasant bitter.
Sunday, March 10, 2013

BlackHaddock
3.1
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
500ml brown bottle with a comical label of a train loaded with brewing equipment. 4.2%. The label also says it was brewed and bottled for íThe Beer Engineí, but not by who and where. Best by Nov 2007, drank in Dec 2006. Tawny brown, clean looking in my sleeved pint glass, very thin white wispy head sat on top, loads of bubbled rising through the beer,they are not however helping the head to grow or stay. Aroma, caramel, but not sweet or toffee apple, hops and a splash of malt also in the air. Very dry, too dry for my tastebuds. the dryness is there from the first sip until the last and lingers in the mouth. I have two more bottles in the garage, they will now move from my personal stash, to the ívisitors allowed to drink themí area. Not a bad beer by any standard, but just a bit dry for me.
Monday, May 7, 2012

ALLOVATE
4.1
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask, handpump @ The Beer Engine, Newton St. Cyres, Devon.
Ruddy tinged tawny chestnut in colour, not quite bright but has an oily shimmer when held to the light. A houdini head, now you see it now you donít, settles to but an island of white atop. Mixed bag on the aroma; caramel, burnt sugar, bitter, dried fruit peel mix, old staling port wine and sweetened, dried prunes and dates. Good body, big, rounded and smooth on the palate. Lots of chewy sweet malt and bitter dried fruits like raisins, sultanas and prunes. A tangy edge of orange marmalade, sweet and sharp, before a swallow reminiscent of fruit mince pies. Lingers long on the palate. Has a dusty edge that balances out its sugary side, and a seemingly warming effect although itís not a potent brew. This is a lovely bitter, full of life, full of flavour and not too heavy. Easily their best, but not the most sessionable. A few pints of these is more than enough.

Monday, October 10, 2011

ALLOVATE
2.4
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Cask, handpump @ The Beer Engine, Newton St. Cyres, Devon.
Didnít seem in top form when I tried this one. Or maybe it was me!? Deep tawny amber and bright as bright with a depleting white fluff atop. Yeasty, sulphury and oddly phenolic, plastic and burnt matchstick nose with just a hint of grass, toffee and earth. The aroma is very shortlived like the head. First mouthful has a lot of burnt nastiness, phenolic and husky, astringent and bitter malt more than hop in back. Very earthy and musty in the swallow. Settles out to reveal some burnt wood and old staling rye bread on the mid-palate. The body is light, even thin and slightly oily, soft and still. It seems to get better the more I drank, but that seems normal as alcohol kicks in. Unimpressive as it is, but given prior ratings its justifiably a dud batch. Bummer as itís possibly my last visit!

Monday, October 10, 2011

ALLOVATE
3.8
Beer Engine Silver Bullet
Cask, handpump @ The Beer Engine, Newton St. Cyres, Devon.
Golden amber, bright as bright with a lasting, dense, short white crown that lasts to lace well. Barnyard and gritty, toasted grains, hay, fresh baked white bread, orange marmalade, lemon zest and rose water come through in the aroma, quite bold. Moderately malty palate, good level of gritty barnyard grains meets drawing fruit esters, citric, tangy with notes of fresh squeezed orange, peach, pear and bitter lime peel. Dusty toasted grains and fruit in the swallow, quite dry with good length. Very well balanced, light in body with plenty of character to keep me interested. I like this one. A great session ale.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

ALLOVATE
3.3
Beer Engine Rail Ale
Cask, handpump @ The Beer Engine, Newton St. Cyres, Devon.
Bright, sparkling medium gold with a tight, compact snow-white crown that holds firm with good legs. Soft, bready and yeasty nose with hints of chamomile, tea and flower petals. Nice, delicate malty palate, weet-bix, toasted grain, hay. Very light, clean, a little citrus on the tail before a lightly bitter, dusty swallow. Quite dry, a mild spritz amplifies it somewhat. Drops off quick, no aftertaste. Very simple, a nice easy quaffer.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ungstrup
3.2
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask at Stortford Beer Festival 2011. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of matl and caramel as well as lighter notes of fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and fruits - especially peaches, leading to a lightly bitter finish.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ungstrup
3.2
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Cask. An amber beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruits, and some hops, leading to a bitter finish.
Saturday, July 30, 2011

imdownthepub
3.4
Beer Engine Silver Bullet
Cask conditioned at Moreton in Marsh Beer Fest í10. Gold with white head. There is a long cleanish maltiness, quite crisp and light, but just lacking a bit of diversion. Itís reasonable enough.
Sunday, September 26, 2010

downender
2.8
Beer Engine Rail Ale
On gravity at the Tuckers Maltings Beer festival, Newton Abbot 23/04/10. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. I can only agree with the other ratings. This was an easy, drinking bitter with a touch of strawberry fruit and dry finish, but it didnít make a lot of impact.
Saturday, April 24, 2010

DJMonarch
3.4
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Cask Handpump at the Fat Cat, Sheffield 16/01/2010 Pale hop and grain aroma. Amber coloured fruity and hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry lasting malt finish.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DJMonarch
3.4
Beer Engine Whistlemas
Cask Handpump at the Fat Cat, Sheffield 16/01/2010 Some fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a full malt finish.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DJMonarch
3.2
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask Handpump at the Fat Cat, Sheffield 16/01/2010 A little spiced malt aroma. Golden amber coloured strong in alcohol and slightly hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a malt finish.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DJMonarch
3.4
Beer Engine Silver Bullet
Cask Stillage at Nottingham Castle, Nottingham 09/10/2009 Some malt and fruit aroma. Golden coloured slightly hoppy and creamy on the palate. A little bitterness in a crisp and dry finish.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quack-Duck
3.1
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
bottle. Amber colour, persistent and creamy head. Very malty, hoppy and slightly bitter only in the finish and aftertaste.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

hughie
2.5
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Cask handpump at Cambridge BF í07. Amber with a curious musty aroma. Malty taste, slight sourness and a hint of cardboard. Low bitterness. OK, I suppose.
Saturday, May 26, 2007

Fin
3.1
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Bottle picked up at Darts Farm, Topsham, Nr Exeter, Devon 12-11-06 had the same evening. Amber in colour with a strange slightly gasseous nose, though not unpleasant tasted absolutely fine but soft, malty and some bittereness but all in all a tad bland.
Sunday, November 19, 2006

chriso
3.6
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask (gravity dispense), Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Chestnut colour. Fairly weighty in alcohol terms for a UK bitter but drinks easily enough. Very well judged balance of chewy malt and tangy, spicy hops, although the aroma is quite subtle and restrained. Plummy fruit comes through on the palate. Plenty of body and grip on the finish. Mothfeel is clean as a whistle. Very nice.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006

dj
3.4
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask gravity at the Abbotskerswell Beer and Food Festival, 07/10/2006. A dark brown colour. A strong aroma of plum and dark fruits with caramel sweetness. Quite malty with honey. It was nice enough, but I was hoping for better.
Monday, October 9, 2006

Mungo
2.8
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Gravity Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2006. Sweet malts with some fruit. Smooth bitterness. Middle of the road.
Thursday, May 4, 2006

harrisoni
3.4
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask gravity at Reading BF 06. Copper/brown colour with off white head. Red berry/yeast aroma with a bit of vanilla. Quite good hp. I like the fruit which has red berries running throughout the beer.
Monday, May 1, 2006

kook
2.9
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask @ Reading 06: Amber in colour. Caramel start with a mildly earthy hop finish. Ok but nothing special
Sunday, April 30, 2006

imdownthepub
3.5
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Cask Conditioned at The Beer Engine, Newton St Cyres, Devon. Amber coloured with white head. Malty but lightly flavoured bitter with an orange note. Fresh dry hop finish, slightly powdery and grainy.
Sunday, August 29, 2004

imdownthepub
3.8
Beer Engine Sleeper Heavy
Cask Conditioned at The Beer Engine, Newton St Cyres, Devon. Brown amber beer with sticky white head. Sweet malty beer with a plummy background and bags of hops. Nicely bitter on the finish, a very decent premium bitter.
Sunday, August 29, 2004

imdownthepub
3.1
Beer Engine Rail Ale
Cask Conditioned at The Beer Engine, Newton St Cyres, Devon. Pale Amber with light bubbly head. Thin maltiness with a tea like flavour and on the dry side. Low on impact, but great as a session bitter.
Sunday, August 29, 2004

chriso
2.8
Beer Engine Piston Bitter
Appealing ginger colour. Malty aroma with some caramel. Mainly sweetish malt flavour, with some balancing hops coming through later on. A suggestion of cardboard creeps in too. Not bad, but not really my favoured style of bitter. My bottle was 4.2% abv. 500ml bottle (not bottle conditioned) from onlyfinebeer. BBE 31 July 2004.
Sunday, August 1, 2004

duff
2.2
Beer Engine Rail Ale
[email protected] BF. Slightly sulfuric nose. Pretty bland and grainy/edgy in taste, really not much else to say, a below average English bitter.
Tuesday, July 13, 2004

chriso
2.8
Beer Engine Rail Ale
Beer # 13 at Dartford Beer Festival with SilkTork and Duff. A gold coloured standard bitter. The aroma has a hint of malt, but nothing very assertive. The flavour, again has a little malt and a little bitterness, but, again, not a lot of impact. Dry finish, but not a lot of crisp bite. A perfectly reasonable session beer, but nothing get too excited about. Although the marks are relatively low, this beer is entirely fit for the purpose intended. Cask (gravity dispense).
Sunday, July 11, 2004

SilkTork
2.8
Beer Engine Rail Ale
Dartford Fest. Gravity. Dry session bitter. Decent enough but lacked character.
Friday, July 9, 2004

chriso
3.1
Beer Engine Double Crossover
A rather malty bitter. Mid amber colour and fairly full bodied. Quite acceptable, but nothing special. Not really to my taste Ė I prefer a healthier ration of bittering hops in my bitter. Cask, Pigs Ear Beer Fest, East London, December 2003
Monday, December 8, 2003