Bristol Beer Factory Reviews




Leighton
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Malz
Cask at Craft Beer Co St. Gilles - London. Pours clear amber-copper with a foamy, white head. Quite hearty in its breadiness, with ample caramel, suggestions of oxidation, dried fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with lightly toasted brown bread, more caramel, dates. Not bad.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

thomat
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout
Cask @ Rumsey Wells. Dark brown with a tiny tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium to light body with a nice bitter finish.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

thomat
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop
Cask @ Rumsey Wells. Golden with a small white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and britternes. Medium body with a long bitter / fruity finish.
Saturday, February 25, 2017

mrol
3
Bristol Beer Factory Independence
Poured a hazy orange to gold colour with white head and medium carbonation. A hoppy beer with good citrus orange notes.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

LazyPyro
3.8
Bristol Beer Factory Independence
500ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, tropical fruits, peach. Taste: Sweetish tropical fruit, pale malt in the background, some pine, fairly low bitterness makes it very easy drinking. Medium body and nice smooth mouthfeel, soft-medium carbonation.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ForlornHope
3.6
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop
Bottle at home. Orange and slightly cloudy with a thin white head. Strong aroma of marmalade and nettle hop. Initial sweetness leads to a bitterness which is somewhat harsh. More tangerine/orange fruit, stinky hop and sweet, syrupy malt. Bitter and astringent finish. Lots of flavour but a little unbalanced for me.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ladnewton
4
Bristol Beer Factory Malz
Cask at CBC, Covent Garden on 19th February 2017. Brown with lasting pale tan foam and full lacing. Rich caramel malt aroma with a roasty touch. Thickly malty in-mouth with biscuit and nuttiness. Tangy citrus hops emerge through the maltstorm, becoming a significant ’second force’ in a flavoursome finish. Medium bodied with a full on texture. A well-crafted malt beer.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

MrTipple
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Malz
Intense grain and cereal malts, bread, caramel. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More caramel malts, some sweet citrus fruits coming up, orange, marmalade, soft carbonation, medium bodied. OK, bit one-dimensional on malts as the name would me the expect. Cask at Craft Beer Co, City of London.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Garrold
4.2
Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Pale copper colour. Light haze. Thin, dense, sticky, white head. Has that barrel aged legginess. Nose has white wine, oak, and clean, fresh hop. Nothing else required. Smells incredibly clean, verging on menthol medicinal. Lovely. Taste has a soft, white grape tang. A little sour, and a little bitter. Crisp mouthfeel. Vinous, oaky finish. Knocked me out, this. Absolutely lovely.
Friday, February 17, 2017

evergreen0199
3.3
Bristol Beer Factory Malz
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden, London. An amber/red coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, malty, caramel, slightly fruity but also quite thin. Not a bad brown ale though.
Friday, February 17, 2017

JohnRMurdoch
1.8
Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy
330ml bottle from Beer Gonzo. Muddy reddish brown, reasonable head. Sour yeasty lemon aroma. Sour brett lemon flavour. Watery. Not for me.
Friday, February 10, 2017

LazyPyro
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Gold
500ml bottle. Pours crystal clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is malty and citrus hops. Flavour is biscuity malt, caramel, citrus, mildly bitter. Mouthfeel is actually quite smooth, medium body and carbonation. Refreshing but fairly standard.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
4
Bristol Beer Factory Unlimited Barley Wine
Bottle from Beer Gozo, Coventry. Deep ruby colour with a tan. Aroma is wood, almost red wine, fruity with caramel. Taste light sweet with dried fruit. Full body, rich and warming.
Friday, February 3, 2017

jamestulloch
3.8
Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy
Bottle (6.8% ABV) from Beer Gonzo. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of green apple, kiwi fruit, chardonnay and cloudy lemonade. Flavour of oak, lemon peel and minerals. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Funky and complex. One of my favourite beers yet from Bristol Beer Factory.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

john44
3.7
Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout
Draft Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Mar 2011 - Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy. Roast malty, slightly sweet, throughout. Smooth; very drinkable. Surprisingly easy drinking; although 7.7% it doesn’t attempt to be an Imperial Stout. Enjoyed this a lot. Nice Stout! (2011-03-07)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

john44
3.3
Bristol Beer Factory Hazelnut Latte Stout
Draft Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Mar 2011 - Black in colour. Malty; roasty malts, coffee, nutty, caramel. Fruity; dark fruit. Sweet roast coffee nutty malty throughout. Very drinkable. (2011-03-07)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

john44
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout
Draft Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Mar 2011 - Black in colour, with reddish hints. Malty; roasty malts, milk chocolate, caramel, sugar . Fruity; light fruit. Hoppy; slight balancing hop bitterness. Full-bodied. Sweet (but not too sweet) roast malty chocolatey throughout. Very drinkable. (2011-03-07)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

john44
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Stout (4%)
Draft Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Mar 2011 - Black in colour, with reddish hints. Malty; roasty malts, coffee, liquorice, flaked oats. Fruity; slight fruit. Hoppy. Roast malty dry "Irish-style" stout with slightly sour fruit/hop edge. Easy drinking. Decent. (2011-03-07)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

john44
3.7
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop
Draft Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Mar 2011 - Amber-Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous oily and grassy hops. Very Fruity; bitter grapefruit citrus and tropical fruit flavours; tangy and juicy. Malty backbone; toasty biscuity malts, caramel. Bitter citrus fruity and hoppy throughout. Nice IPA! (2011-03-07)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

john44
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Exhibition
Draft Half Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Mar 2011 - Dark Amber Brown in colour. Winter warmer in style. Malty; slightly roasty malts, caramel, hints of chocolate. Fruity; citrus orange and dark fruits. Hoppy; grassy hops. Sweetish malty fruity throughout. Very drinkable. (2011-03-07)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The_Osprey
4.2
Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy
January 2017 - 330ml bottle at home in Richmond as ’Bristol Beer Factory Southern Conspiracy’, 6.8%, BB Nov 2018, aged in white burgundy barrels. Pours a dark murky amber orange with a foamy light brown head. Aroma is almost bretty, oaky, green banana, green grape, some peach. Body is light, smooth with soft to tingly carbonation. Taste is very oaky, rounded and full, grape, minerally, tangy and dry, hints at sourness but mostly just crisp and oaky. Long biscuity, woody finish. Complex and tasty yet really drinkable. A really great beer.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

BeerNinjaUK
4.6
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Legacy rating. Pours rich orange-amber with deep and lingering head. Aroma explodes with tropical fruits - passion fruit and pineapple in particular, with bags of resin underpinning it. Beautifully balanced but strongly defined in character, sweet biscuit to even out the great bitter hoppiness. Love it!
Friday, January 20, 2017

undercurrent25
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Malz
Pours a dark brown colour. Taste is quite malty and sweet. Quite a good beer overall
Thursday, January 19, 2017

mike_77
3.6
Bristol Beer Factory Malz
Dark brown with soapy head. Aroma is quite grassy and malty. Flavour has a decent maltiness. Full bodied.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

john44
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at Craft 100 Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Oct 2016 - Clear Yellowy Amber in colour. Off-white head. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus and tropical fruit. Hoppy; piney hops. Malty; biscuity malts. Bittersweet fruity hoppy throughout. Tasty APA. Decent. (2016-10-09)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Leighton
3.6
Bristol Beer Factory Unlimited Double IPA
Bottle at home in London. Pours totally clear honey-gold with a dense, frothy white head. The aroma holds crackery pale malts, aged orange peel, pine needles, peach, Medium sweet flavour with more dry, pale bready malts, some marmalade, juicy tangerine, oily pine. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and oily texture. Finishes with light boozy warmth, mild resin, more jammy citrus, dry biscuits, rindy bitterness, orange. Pretty good stuff overall.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Onesimus
3
Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Hefe
Pours a hazy amber with small white head that quickly dissipated Aromas of yeast, hints grass and citrus. Mouthfeel is lively yet smooth; upfront is citrus (my wife says it’s lime) with slight bitter follow through. It’s got the German yeast with a clean crisp finish of a pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, January 9, 2017

FatPhil
2.7
Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi
Gravicask (StABF2016)
Sweet fruity aroma, tropical fruit, sweet bready malts too. Some messy savoury vegetal tastes, DMS present.

Monday, January 9, 2017

FatPhil
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Enigma
Gravicask (StABF2016)
Bold amber, small loose head. Pungently hopped, jumps out of the glass. Sweet smoky wooly taste. A bit harsh in the mouth. Dusty finish.

Monday, January 9, 2017

kwik-lime
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Malz
Cask at The Albion in Kingston. Full bodied sweet malt with a pleasant hint of vanilla and spice.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

leaparsons
3.7
Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles
Cask, Broood, Leicester. Golden with a bubbly head. Orange and lemon marmalade with mango pulp. Grassy with grapefruit and pineapple. Dank notes with white grape skin. Spicy and chalky dry on the palate. Very good.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Pudding
4.3
Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Vintage (2011- )
500ml. 2015 Vintage, sampled at least a year after bottling. 6.6% abv. Poured reddish brown, some haze. Aroma/Taste: dark fruit, leather. Mouthfeel syrupy. Aftertaste wine-like. Overall: a well aged strong ale. Perfectly brewed and conditioned.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Heidbummer
3.7
Bristol Beer Factory Enigma
Pint Bath Brew House. Pours copper/amber with frothy tan head. Malty nose. Big bitter first mouthful with caramel biscuit and some spice in the back. Shockingly drinkable. Good stuff
Friday, December 30, 2016

fonefan
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi

Cask (gravity) @ Barrel Drop, 7 Hurts Yard, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6JD.

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Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, tropical fruit, kiwi. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, tropical fruit, kiwi, pale malt, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20151007]
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

RichTheVillan
2.9
Bristol Beer Factory Gold
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden amber pour with a thin bubbly white head, aroma has light caramel and hints of citrus, taste has sweet malts, some fruit sweets, straw, some biscuit.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

RichTheVillan
3
Bristol Beer Factory No 7
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a thin white head, aroma has sweet caramel and some robust malts, taste has much the same profile as I got from the aroma, could have done with being warmer.
Saturday, December 24, 2016

ndburns
3.7
Bristol Beer Factory Oatmeal Porter
Pint on cask at Charlton Kings Club. Pours pitch black with a bubbly white head. Chocolate and coffee aromas and flavors, a little sweet with good balancing bitterness.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

mike_77
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Independence
Pale blond with light haze. Aroma and flavour have some citrusy hops. Clean, fresh and easy to drink.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Nova
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Oily looking. Nose - a bit elusive. Some orange. Taste - oranges and general grassiness. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - solid.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

undercurrent25
3
Bristol Beer Factory Independence
Pours a pale hazy colour. Taste is floral and grassy. Quite an easy drinking beer
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

downender
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory Nucifera
On keg at the Barley Mow, Bristol 18/12/2016. Near black in colour with a tight, off-white, head. Aroma of fresh coconut, chocolate and toasty malts. Flavour had more unsweetened coconut and chocolate, toasty malts and a gentle finish. Enjoyable.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

downender
3.9
Bristol Beer Factory Peater The Great
On keg at the Barley Mow, Bristol 18/12/2016. Jet black in colour with a tight, off-white, head. Aroma of dark fruits, plain chocolate, iodine and charred malts. Flavour had plenty peat smokiness,more toasty malts and a warming, boozy, finish. Excellent.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

downender
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Blactoe
On keg at the Barley Mow, Bristol 18/12/2016. Dark brown in colour with a tight, off-white, head. Aroma of tart dark fruits, bitter chocolate and toasty malts. Flavour had more fruit, toasty malts and a mouth puckering sour finish. A bit too extreme for me.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

downender
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Trifle Tower
On keg at the Barley Mow, Bristol 18/12/2016. Near black in colour with a tight, off-white, head. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate and toasty malts. Flavour had more cherry and blackcurrant, toasty malts and a gentle finish. Enjoyable.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

downender
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory Solarisation
On keg at the Barley Mow, Bristol 18/12/2016. Golden in colour with a tight, white, head. Aroma of porridge oats, stone fruits and leafy hops. Flavour had more fruit, crisp malts and a dryish finish. Unusual and enjoyable.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

evergreen0199
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles
Cask at St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, mango aroma. Tastes pretty much the same, hoppy, citrus, mango, some tropical fruit. Decent.
Sunday, December 18, 2016

downender
3.6
Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Rye
Cask-conditioned at No.1 Harbourside, Bristol, October 2016. Deep amber with a tight, off-white head. Plenty of tropical fruit, earthy, slightly bready malts and a hint of roast before a dryish finish. Pleasant.
Monday, December 12, 2016

apickles
3.7
Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Hefe
Golden orange in colour with a slight white head, wheat nose with some citrus. Creamy in the mouth, smooth and wheaty. Nice just a touch watery on the finish.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

ladnewton
4.2
Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles
Cask at CBC, Clerkenwell on 7th December 2016. Pale gold with shallow, fine off-while foam and full lacing. Intense grassy hoppiness in aroma. Fine grapefruit and rich grass in-mouth, and a bitter hop finish. A zingy mouthfeel and light body. Exquisite!
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Towey1989
3.8
Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear golden colour with medium white head. Aroma of passion fruit, mango, melon, some grapefruit, slight orange, a little pine, a hint of straw and subtle floral hops. Taste of passion fruit, mango, melon, some orange, slight pine, a little grapefruit, fruit, a hint of pale malts and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A long, dry, tropical fruit bitterness in the finish. My kind of IPA, lots of tropical fruit and a big, bitter finish.
Monday, December 5, 2016