Bristol Beer Factory Reviews




Rune
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Dakota
Cask ale, half-pint, shared with Finn at Bag O’ Nails. Bubbly white head, clingy lacing, a slight haze to an amber-golden body. Ripe malt-fruity aromas. Mixed bag of citrus to the taste buds, impact of lemon and orange. Malt-fruity bitterness to the finish. Fine drinkability. (Sunday pub crawl in Bristol 30.04.2017).
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rune
3
Bristol Beer Factory No 7
Half-pint, cask, shared with Finn at Barley Mow. Low beige head, clingy lacing, clear mahogany coloured body. Roasted aroma with hints of caramel. Mixed taste of dark fruits and caramel malts with a backdrop of herbal hop bitterness. Just alright (Bristol 29.04.2017).
Monday, May 22, 2017

Rune
3
Bristol Beer Factory Sorachi
Half-pint, cask, shared with Finn at Barley Mow. A bright and clear amber body under a declining white head. Ripe citrus nose. Malt-fruity flavours including caramel, bread and citrus joined by a little spiciness. Bitter endnotes. Satisfying. (Bristol 29.04.2017).
Monday, May 22, 2017

Rune
2.6
Bristol Beer Factory Nova
Half-pint, cask, shared with Finn at Barley Mow. Filmy layer leaving lacing rings down the glass. Clear golden body. Modest floral aroma. Grassy hops with citric hints to the taste buds. Semi-dry endnotes. Easy going. (Bristol 29.04.2017).
Monday, May 22, 2017

ipabr
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi
Really nice fruity smell. Great taste but the malt gets heavy after a couple
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

downender
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory Dakota
Cask-conditioned at the Small Bar, Bristol 1/5/2017. Slightly hazy gold in colour, with a frothy, off-white, head. Aroma of grapefruit and oranges, with some grassy hops. Flavour had plenty more citrus fruit, with a slightly sharp edge, crisp malts and a dryish finish. Enjoyable.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

dchad56
3.2
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop
Bottle - strong fruity citrus aroma, golden amber, small carbonation giving small white head - soon dissipates. Good citrus tasting - easy drinking.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Svesse
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles
(Cask at Euston Tap, Euston, London, 20 April 2017) Golden colour with dense, white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, hints of resin and a generous citric bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh and tasty, with a generous hop presence. Nice one.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Garrold
3.7
Bristol Beer Factory Dakota
Cask. Sheffield Tap. Clear, pale gold. Tight, white head. Nose has grapefruit and gooseberry. Hint of stone fruit. Light, biscuit malts. Taste is crisp, clean bitter. Some sweetness. Smooth and fine mouthfeel. Light, grapefruit bitter finish.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

stravale
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory Twelve Apostles
Cask @ Bear and Billet, Chester [060417]
Straw, light haze, thin white head, good lacing
Aroma of tropical fruits. juicy grapefruit hops, no malts just citrus fruits
Taste of smooth tropical fruits, tinned grapefruit juice, soft pale malts, dab of passion fruit, quite juicy
Palate - Medium body,soft smooth texture, bit oily. Finish is a bit dry, bitter zest, some sweet fruits, gets more bitter with the drinking
Overall - A decent APA

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

kwik-lime
3.3
Bristol Beer Factory Enigma
Cask at the Antleope in Surbiton. Plenty of caramel malt, some spice and herbacious hops. Nice.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory Oatmeal Porter
[email protected] arms, Cannock. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice and dark malts. Taste is the same with some extra licorice. Decent.
Friday, April 28, 2017

flying_pig
3.9
Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy
Half pint on keg from Inn Deep, Glasgow (£3.50):
Quite a nice collaborative effort here from the two English based breweries, the beer was definitely a hop-filled one with a bit more sweetness than I’d anticipated at times but the oak & vanilla flavours were nice to see in this type of beer. For the most part it was the tropical flavours & hop bitterness that dominated proceedings but I was also surprised to see some of tart & funky saison like flavours near the end which were unexpected but welcome additions to the beer. It was a fresh & lively offering that proved quite easy to drink despite its strength; good stuff & one I’d be open to having again.

Friday, April 21, 2017

downender
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory GSB (Greville Smyth Bitter)
Cask-conditioned at Bristol Beer Festival, 24/3/2017. Deep Copper in colour, with a thin, beige, head. Sweetish, toasty malts, toffee, some brown sugar, red berry and orange fruits, leafy hops leading to a moderately bitter finish. Good.
Monday, April 17, 2017

madmitch76
3.3
Bristol Beer Factory Un/Limited Russian Imperial
27th March 2017
Bottleshare at Chez Smith. Thanks to Dan. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is very airy and soft, modest fine carbonation. Tangy dark malts, sweetish. Mild alcohol spice. Tangy dark fruits, edging toward sour. Dark malts develop a little bitter roast. Very mild barrel character. Airy dry finish. Not too bad.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

GRM
2.8
Bristol Beer Factory No 7
Glass, ½ pint, cask - hand pump, at No sign bar, trip to Swansea, Amsterdam and Paris with Louise, savoured on August 22 2016 ; eye: coppery, clear, no effervescence, nice beige head, lots of lacing; nose: malt, caramel, slight English hops, spices; mouth: malt, caramel, slight English hops, spices, finale in malt with presence of English hops, light-medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre, ½ pinte, cask - hand pump, bue chez No sign bar, voyage à Swansea, Amsterdam et Paris avec Louise, savourée le 22 août 2016; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, bonne mousse beige, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, très léger houblon anglais, épices; bouche : malt, caramel, très léger houblon anglais, épices, finale en malt avec présence de houblon anglais, corps léger-moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, un peu mince; en résumé : correct
Saturday, April 8, 2017

The_Osprey
4
Bristol Beer Factory Un/Limited Russian Imperial
March 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s Hackney Home. As ’Bristol Beer Factory Un/Limited Russian Imperial’, 10%. Opaque black with a foamy brown head, leaving full lacing. Aroma is plasticky, rubber, oak, gin, light mint and thin chocolate. Lots of oak. Body is quite smooth, a little frothy maybe, light carbonation. Taste has lots of oak, dry and woody, brandy, touch of paraffin. I like it personally, but can see why people wouldn’t. Almost a burnt plastic dimension to it. Takes some adjusting to after a lot of super-sweet imperial stouts. (4.0)
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Towey1989
3.6
Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Kiwi
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear pale amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of passionfruit, peach, grapefruit, some orange, slight pine, a little caramel, a hint of bready malts and subtle grassy hops. Taste of passionfruit, peach, resin, some grapefruit, slight caramel, slight biscuit and subtle grassy hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dryish, fruity, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. Packs a hop punch of NZ goodness, some resin too. Big on flavour, very good.
Monday, April 3, 2017

niquillis
3
Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy
Keg at Hopwater Cellar, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden haze with an off white froth. Very plain after gorgeous sour so it was pretty like drinking water. It should be able to fight through so it’s disappointing.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Leighton
2.7
Bristol Beer Factory Un/Limited Russian Imperial
Bottle shared in Hackney - big thanks to Daniel. Pours hearty black-brown with a creamy, tan head. The aroma is somewhat subdued, considering, with mild cocoa, soft roast. Burnt wood. Light sweet flavour with strong burnt wood character, some ash, baking cocoa, some woody tang, burnt leather. Medium to full bodied with me carbonation. Finishes with more strongly denying, lightly tangy burnt, old wood, bitter chocolate, scorched earth. A bit rough for me. So so.
Monday, March 27, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Un/Limited Russian Imperial
Bottle shared at Leightons place 27/03/2017. Many thanks to to Daniel for this one. A black mahogany brown coloured pour with a fine mid tan head. Aroma is big solvent alcohol, hair spray, chocolate, plum, . Flavour is composed of harsh ashy roast, alcohol, chocolate. Dark chocolate, harsh. Palate is medium full bodied, harsh alcohol, moderate carbonation. Warming alcohol.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Scopey
3.6
Bristol Beer Factory Un/Limited Russian Imperial
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours darkest brown - black with a small tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, charred wood, big sweet toffee visible, big vanilla, tapioca, spice, leather, dark fruits, chocolate and rocky road. The taste is bitter - sweet, charred wood, chocolate cake, sticky, vanilla, wood, leather, tannins, drying wood, warming alcohol and fruitcake with warming finish. Medium - full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Intense, but good fun.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Theydon_Bois
3.4
Bristol Beer Factory Un/Limited Russian Imperial
Bottle split at LKS Hacknee Hights, thanks to DD, 27/03/17. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is light roast, spice, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits. Taste comprises chocoalte, toffee, herbal notes, spice, oaky tones, dark fruit rinds, molasses, spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok impy but doesn’t come together massively.
Monday, March 27, 2017

HogTownHarry
3.3
Bristol Beer Factory Nova
September 14, 2015 at Tap East - handpull cask. Slightly hazy brassy pale gold with a smallish white frothy head. Golden ale aroma (grassy etc) but less sweet than many seem to be, some sharp C-hop bittering notes; taste follows, quite simple, very little alcohol, emerging fruity malt and a hint of fresh cereal grain. Airy, light a bit chewy and astringent, quite quick-finishing and crisp - well made and easy to drink. BTW I quite liked Tap East.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

6bottlepack
3.8
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop
Bottle from Hops and Crafts Exeter . Pours deep gold with a frothy off white head. Aroma of spicy hop ,pine,pineapple marmalade,pepper,tangerine,lemon ,grapefruit with some bready malt & caramel. Taste is more spicy,peppery hop with lemon,tangerine,sweet grapefruit,melon & balancing malt ,light caramel/ toffee & some bread. Good mouthfeel medium bodied & nicely carbonated. The finish is bitter,dry with more spicy hop,pepper,marmalade & biscuit,bread & caramel from the malt . A nice beer thou not fresh , about 6months old , I have had fresher examples before & they have been more outstanding.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ATulloch
3.6
Bristol Beer Factory Ultimate Stout
Keg at Casc. Pours a jet black with a toffee head that fades. Aromas of chocolate, treacle and a slight smoked ham tinge. Flavour is chocolate, plums, hazelnuts and coffee. Slight bitter alcohol tinge at the end.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

LazyPyro
3.8
Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout
500ml bottle. Pours jet black with a nice beige head. Aroma is sweet and chocolatey, dark fruit and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, light roast, moderately sweet and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is very smooth, creamy, lactic. Medium body and low-medium carbonation. Nice.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Fullpintofbeer
3.3
Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy
Not dead yet! Offered at 6.8%. Tap @Barley Mow, Bristol. Small white head, golden/amber colour, clear, fair lacing. Aroma: barrel, oak, raisin, bit of alcohol. Lightly sweet with bitter/alcohol aftertaste. Full body, soft carbonation, long finish. Needs more balance.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mr_Pink_152
3.5
Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy
On tap at the Craft Rooms Lincoln At 6.8% abv. Hazy orange to small off white head. Aroma sweet fruit and caramel, pine, tropical mango and orange pith. Taste light bittersweet, with a light sweet finish.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

anfractuosity
3.7
Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy
Very enjoyable IPA, can taste a nice oakiness to it, along with a good fruitiness.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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