Keswick Reviews




joe19612
3.3
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a fluffy white, the aroma is hoppy with plenty of fruit, the taste is medium bitterness and with a dry bitter finish.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

zacgillbanks
3
Keswick K2
Bottle from The Porterage Wine Merchant, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria. Golden coloured with no head. It has toffee, citrus and light pine flavours followed by malt, earthy notes and a bitter-sweet finish. Good for the low ABV.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

JorgeLee
3.8
Keswick K21
Struggling to find too much information but it was definitely there - available for the 21st anniversary of the Keswick beer festival! Looked much like any other golden ale, perhaps a tad more straw yellow coloured, bright, with white foam. But they got some real pop from the hops in this, a great bitter citrusy lemony hit. Fresh and super quaffable - by far the best Keswick beer I tried on the recent trip.
Monday, June 5, 2017

JorgeLee
3.1
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask, the Golden Lion in Keswick. Now labelled Keswick Gold, but the brewery website suggests the two are one and the same. Light golden ale, clean malt, not too much of the crystal, some light citrus and fruit. Pleasant and quaffable, not pushing any boundaries.
Monday, June 5, 2017

JorgeLee
2.8
Keswick Taverners Ale
On cask, The Bank Tavern in Keswick. Golden colour, hint of burnish in there. Slightly fruity aroma. Seemed promising but as with a couple of other pints drunk by our group in that pub the beer quality seemed not quite tip top, either dirty pipes or not the freshest cask unfortunately so there was a slight hint of funk in there. I’d re-try this if I saw it again, I suspect that rating is not the beer at its best.
Monday, June 5, 2017

JorgeLee
2.9
Keswick Thirst Flight
Cask at the Dog and Gun, Keswick. Amber coloured bitter, white foam. Ok if fairly innocuous, some bready biscuity malt, a hint of some fruit from hops, light to medium finish. Not the best pint I had from this brewery.
Monday, June 5, 2017

joe19612
2.9
Keswick Thirst Ascent
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a fluffy white head, light hop aroma, the taste is medium bitterness and malty with a dry bitter finish.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

scotty
3.4
Keswick Thirst Gold
Pint at the Dog Beck, Penrith. A good, well balanced beer, good malt and hop flavours.
Monday, May 29, 2017

joe19612
3.3
Keswick Thirst Run
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a thin white head, the aroma is light with some fruit, the taste is medium bitterness and fruity with a dry bitter finish.
Monday, May 29, 2017

joe19612
3.1
Keswick Thirst Fall
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, the aroma is hoppy with plenty of malt, the taste is medium bitterness and fruity with a dry bitter finish.
Monday, May 29, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.2
Keswick Thirst Fall
Bottle from Rheged. Appearance - deep amber to brown. Red chinks. Nose - strawberry, but mostly toffee. Taste - mostly toffee again. Subtle shortbread underneath but toffee dominant. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long tangy though quite sweet finish Overall - rich but I’d like a bit of biscuit bitterness.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.4
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Bottle from Rheged. Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head. Nose - peaches, light medicinal. Taste - oh, loads of orange. Somewhere between concentrated orange squash and an orange liqueur spirit. Then there’s a layer of toffee over it. Palate - medium bodied. Tangy texture through the middle part. Tangy but slightly sweet on the finish. Overall - this kind of falls between an IPA and an English Strong Ale.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.5
Keswick Thirst Run
Bottle from Rheged. Appearance - golden with a thin but decent head. Nose - cornflakes with an orangey note. Taste - more oranges, some mineral, orange barley sweets on the finish. Palate - light bodied, tangy texture, dry tangy finish. Overall - it grew on me!
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.1
Keswick Park Your Thirst
Bottle I think from the cafe at the outdoor events place. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee and burnt bread. Taste - burnt bread, some orange but not so fresh. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could be fresher. Overall - ok but wouldn’t buy a second.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Stuu666
2.6
Keswick Thirst Ascent
Bottle at ash’s. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, musty, slightly vegetive, lemon, taste is lemony, biscuity toffee.
Monday, January 9, 2017

allmyvinyl
2.9
Keswick Thirst Ascent
500ml bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb, shared with Stuu666. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas are malty, toffee, metal. Taste is light sweet toffee, faint biscuit. Ok.
Monday, January 9, 2017

AshtonMcCobb
3.5
Keswick Thirst Ascent
Bottle from Rheged. Appearance - golden with a nice head. Nose - light caramel and lemon. General lemon curd thing going on. A touch of herbs. Taste - lemon and biscuit. Light ginger spice. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a long dry crunchy finish. Overall - a well executed bitter I thought.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

danlo
3.1
Keswick K1 Chocolate Orange
330ml bottle from the Crafty Pint, Darlington. Ruby brown colour, tan foamy head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of chocolate & malt, some citrus. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate & coffee, ash, with hints of tangy orange zest, spice and lingering earthy hop bitterness. Light bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry roasty bitter finish. Quite OK.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

MarcoDL
3
Keswick Sticklebarn
Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of sweet caramelised malt, grain and bitters. Taste is quite the same as the aroma. Not bad, solid bitter golden ale.
Friday, May 6, 2016

Mjp12
2
Keswick Thirst Quencher
Fairly bland keg blonde, it drinks rather more like a macro lager, lacking much hop influence.
Monday, February 22, 2016

Mjp12
2.2
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Sweet malt aroma, listed as an IPA, but not getting much hop flavour, just lots of malt to boost the abv.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mjp12
3
Keswick Dark Horse
Lots of dark fruit aromas and a caramel influence, but this still has enough balance so its too sweet, and quite drinkable
Thursday, February 18, 2016

zacgillbanks
2.4
Keswick Park Your Thirst
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Golden coloured with a toffee and fruity flavour, malty notes and dry bitterness on the caramel finish.
Sunday, October 11, 2015

allmyvinyl
3.3
Keswick Black Star
Cask at the Kings Head, Carlisle. Pours clear ruby brown with a tin beige head. Aromas of light toffee. Taste is light spice, more toffee. Clean finish. Ok body.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

RichardW
3.3
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask, Kings Head, Carlisle. Clean and tasty gold ale. There’s some light grassiness in the aroma, the taste is slightly earthy but there’s a little citrusy grapefruit and a dry papery finish. Great session strength beer, with enough character and taste to keep drinking and enjoying.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

gegwilson
3.1
Keswick Thirst Fall
Cask in the Dog & Gun, Keswick. Amber with a cream head. Malty aroma. Fruity malt flavour. OK.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

thmsboyd
3.5
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Bottle BBE: Jan 2016. Well-chilled. Pours a clear amber body with medium, tight, off-white head. Medium intensity ripe banana and apricot, with some sprucey hops on the nose. To taste: medium sweetness matched by a medium bitterness. Medium-light bodied with a slightly sticky texture, medium-low carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Overall a technically good beer, lacking a little flavour and depth.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

thmsboyd
3.4
Keswick Thirst Run
Bottle BBE: Apr 2016. Chilled. Pours a clear chestnut brown body with medium, tight, off-white head; good lacing. Rich treacle toffee nose, a little floral. Dominant, medium-heavy sweetness to taste; a little butterscotch. Full-bodied with a creamy texture, medium-low carbonation (spot on for style) and a tooth-coating, honey-sweet finish. Overall an enjoyable, but overly sweet ale.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

thmsboyd
3.6
Keswick Park Your Thirst
Bottle BBE: Nov 2015. Chilled. Some froth-over when opened, pours a hazy amber-gold with large, foamy, off-white head. Hop-forward, citrus aromas with strong grapefruit and bitter lemon. A hint of resin. Light sweetness, a light-medium sourness and only a touch of bitterness. Light-medium bodied with a smooth texture, low-medium carbonation, and a tart, fruity finish. Not your average English golden ale, this is very clean and fruity, but lacks bitterness and body.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

thmsboyd
3
Keswick Thirst Session
Bottle BBE: Oct 2015. Chilled. Pours a clear chestnut brown with huge, towering, creamy tan head. Medium intensity toasty aroma, with a soapy, burnt orange, Belgian yeast character. Light-medium sweetness and a light bitterness. A little flabby. Medium-light bodied with quite a thin, watery texture. Medium-low carbonation and a short, roasted malt finish. Overall a fairly bog-standard bitter, but with nice toasty character and good head/lacing.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

thmsboyd
2.4
Keswick Thirst Gold
Bottle BBE: Apr 2016. Well-chilled. Pours a clear amber body with medium, creamy, tight, off-white head. Medium-light biscuity aroma with limey citrus and a hint of cardboard. Medium-heavy sweetness and very little bitterness. Very light-bodied with a silky texture, low carbonation and no finish. Maybe a bit too cold to take anything from this. Very light and bland.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

jamesie1857
3.2
Keswick Thirst Gold
On cask at Dog and Gun, Keswick (as "Keswick Woof and Bang") - Hazy straw body, thick pillowy white head. Lots of citrus at the top of the aroma, with a grassiness and resinous at the back. Taste is equally grassy, but has a decent hoppy kick to pull it out of the bland. Unspectacular, but refreshing.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

jamesie1857
3.3
Keswick Thirst Session
On cask, Dog and Gun, Keswick - Clear old gold body with a thick foamy head which is lasting quite a while. A floral nose with some grass and sweetness there. The first taste is sweet, but goes into a bitter toffee-cum-caramel taste. Kinda oily and moderate carbonation, with a malty aftertaste. Not too bad.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

imdownthepub
3.5
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask conditioned at The Langstrath Country Inn, Stonethwaite, Cumbria. Gold with white head. Sweetish, honeyed, fruity beer, light and fairly flowery with just a finishing bitterness. Very decent after a long haul over Greenup Edge, I had several.
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mr_Pink_152
2.8
Keswick Thirst Ascent
500ml bottle from Tebay Serives in the M6. Deep gold colour with little or no head. Malt and caramel aroma typical of a bitter taste slightly sweet with a tiny amount of bitterness.
Sunday, May 10, 2015

RichardW
3.5
Keswick Black Star
Cask Moo Bar Carlisle. Great to see a new dark mild from a Cumbrian brewery. Chocolatey and nutty, deep ruby black colour. Lightly roasted flavour, with a subtle bitter finish. Great example of an English Dark Mild.
Monday, February 23, 2015

dogbomb
3.1
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask. Branded "Woof & Bang". 3.6. Amber gold with a thick white head. Nose is banana and citrus fruits. Creamy mouth feel with banana, wheat and grapes. Light and easy with a mid bitter finish. Quaff, quaff, quaff.
Friday, February 13, 2015

gegwilson
2.5
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask in Eaten by Monsters, Carlisle. Deep golden with a good off-white head. Not much to report about the flavour. A citrusy beer with a little toast that’s pretty bland and watery.
Saturday, November 8, 2014

AshtonMcCobb
3.1
Keswick Thirst Gold
50cl bottle from Ambleside Wines. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - mostly pale malt but just a hint of citrus. Taste - a bit more citrus but still dominated by pale malt. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and quite a pleasant finish though more bitterness would not have been amiss. Overall - very sessionable if a little uninteresting.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scottishchris
2.7
Keswick Thirst Run
Bottle from Keswick bottle shop. Pours slightly hazy deep golden. Small frothy white head. Biscuit and malt on the nose. Faintly floral. Lightish body. Low carbonation but pleasant. A little watery with very light hops. Pleasant enough and drinkable.
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Scottishchris
3.3
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Pours clear dark golden with small white head. Lots if caramel on the nose. Carbonated well. Sweetish, medium body. Caramel and malt. Decent pint
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

mr_h
3.4
Keswick Thirst Gold
Cask by gravity at Alloa Beer Festival - clear deep golden, bubbly white head, yeasty, fruity aroma, no lacing, caramel, fruity, bit thin, but easy to drink, refreshing
Friday, October 18, 2013

mr_h
3.7
Keswick Thirst Fall
Cask by gravity at Alloa Beer Festival - clear amber brown, very thin off-white head, roasted malty, chocolate aroma, thin film of lacing, sweet, chocolate malty flavour, nice malty finish
Friday, October 18, 2013

danlo
3.3
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
500ml bottle from the Crafty Pint, Darlington Market. Pours an orange golden amber colour, off-white foam head that dissipates and aroma of malt, resin, citrus, oaky wood. Taste is sweet malty caramel, oak, vanilla along with fruity resiny notes and a spicy bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.
Saturday, May 25, 2013

PaulW
3.4
Keswick Thirst Fall
Bottle from the Lakes. A style that has almost seemed to have died out in recent trends. The beer pours a dark Seville Orange Marmalade colour. Lightly carbonated, the beer smells of dark berries and chocolate. This fruit/chocolate theme continues on the first taste. The balance is good, and body lighter than you might think. It tastes juicy and summery on one hand, but warming and autumnal on the other. Nice and, now, just a little bit old fashioned.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

downender
3.5
Keswick Thirst Fall
On gravity at Bristol beef festival, 16/3/2013. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, with chocolate powder and caramel, nutty malts and a slight savoury edge of green herbs, leading to a lingering, bitter finish. Good.
Sunday, March 24, 2013

mike_77
3.7
Keswick Thirst Fall
Very smooth and easy to drink. Aroma has plenty of toasty malt and the flavour also adds a chocolately finish.
Monday, December 31, 2012

zacgillbanks
2.6
Keswick Thirst Ascent
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Personal Drinks Company ale now brewed by Keswick Brewing Co. Golden coloured with toffee and caramel with a biscuity and slight bitter finish.
Monday, September 3, 2012

Rune
3.3
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
500ml bottle picked up at the excellent Microbar in Manchester and carried home for a drinking session with Finn. Firm off-white head, some of remaining. Next to clear amber coloured body. Smell is dry with leafs and resin. Dried fruity taste added by bready malts, rather jam-like. Fruit bitter ending. Oily palate. Quite likable, a bit heavy to drink though (Tromsø, 18.07.2012).
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Finn
3.1
Keswick Thirst Celebration IPA
Flaske 0,5l påspandert av og delt med Rune under middag i WC74 18 Jul 12. Lysebrun. Høyt luftig skum. Forsiktig fruktig aroma. Smaken er søt aprikos & blomster med hint av mandler. Syrlig bitter ettersmak. Søtt helhetsinntrykk. Litt tung-drikkelig. Lite som minner om en IPA.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012