Backyard Reviews




jjsint
3.4
Backyard Project Snowball
Handpull cask from the Kings Head, Leicester. Golden, clear with a foamy white head. Apple, clementine and a touch of pine in the aroma. Taste, not so keen. Bittersweet, medicinal and more than a touch soapy in the finish. Astringent aftertaste. Full body for cask. Not a bad beer by any standards, but I wished it finished as well as it started.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

tommann
3.2
Backyard Bitter
Cask at the Cosy Club, Birmingham. Pours light orange gold with a small head. Aroma is bready sulphur. Taste is bready with peach notes. Simple and sessionable.
Sunday, January 14, 2018

imdownthepub
3.3
Backyard Bitter
Cask conditioned at The Castle Tavern, Oxford. Gold with white head. There is a light, fruity, floral character to this, some grainy sweetness, some light bitterness. Easy on the palate. Pleasant boys bitter.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

SamVimes21
3.4
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
Cask @ Birmingham beer & cider festival , Birmingham , black with a tan head with a roasted malt , chocolate , vanilla and cocoa taste leaving a mainly malty , chocolate and cocoa aftertaste a very nice drink .
Friday, October 27, 2017

SamVimes21
3.2
Backyard Penda
Cask @ Pear Tree (JDW), kings Heath, Birmingham, black with a tan head with roasted malts , hoppy ,chocolate and plum taste leaving a aftertaste of a malty chocolate and slight plum porter , not bad .
Thursday, October 5, 2017

HopsDoctor83
2
Backyard D&B Porter
Rich dark colour good creamy head, sour and tart taste that mellows the more you drink. Burnt hoppy taste slightly nutty. After my initial disappointment at the lack of dandelion and burdock flavour the aroma hit me half way down the glass. On Cask at Bloxwich Showman
Sunday, September 17, 2017

HopsDoctor83
4
Backyard Blonde
On Cask @ the mall house Willenhall. Straw coloured citrus notes clear with light head. Citrus taste with a dry hoppy taste. Very nice ...
Saturday, September 16, 2017

HopsDoctor83
4
Backyard Marynka IPA
On Cask @ Backyard brew house golden colour fruity flowery taste but not over powering. Bitter aftertaste
Friday, September 15, 2017

HopsDoctor83
2
Backyard Penda
Very dark thick heavy strong taste malty flavour on Cask @Backyard Brewery
Friday, September 15, 2017

johndoughty
3.8
Backyard Jigger Red
Bottle. Bronze with a medium head.Dry and slightly hoppy with a hint of spiciness thrown in. The complexity of the flavours came as a surprise to me. Worth trying.
Friday, September 15, 2017

tommann
3
Backyard The Hoard
Cask at the Physician, Birmingham. Pours dull gold with a small head. Aroma is straw and burnt notes. Taste has straw to start and a burnt malt finish.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.4
Backyard Grey Lady
[email protected] showman, bloxwich. Pinkish amber beer with small head. Aroma of raspberry juice and malts. Taste is raspberry juice, yeast, malts and some sourness that is followed by bitterness at the back of the tongue. Decent.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

GuideDogSaint
3.5
Backyard Americana Pale
Cask pint at a Spoons in Coventry. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of hops and pine. Bitter taste and finish.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

bateleur
3.6
Backyard Blonde
500ml bottle.Pours golden verging on yellow wit thin white head. Hoppy and citrus aroma with a mildly bitter finish, Very drinkable.
Friday, September 1, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.3
Backyard Grey Lady
Cask at the Pump House, Solihull. Poured a clear copper colour with a thin white head and lots of clingy lace. The aroma is yeast, raspberry citrus. The flavour is moderate to light sour with a crisp, fresh, yeast, citrus fruit, dry hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

madmitch76
3.1
Backyard Canicule
8th August 2017
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear gold beer, bubbly white head. Palate is smooth and dry, modest fine carbonation. Dry malts, some sweetness. Cloves and cinnamon dominate, a little fruity citrus underneath, Little orange peel. Light dry finish. Drinkable for a spiced beer, still couldn’t drink much though!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Theydon_Bois
3
Backyard Canicule
Cask at GBBF’17, day one, 08/08/17. Clear golden blonde with a moderate off white head. Nose is ginger, toasted grains, light spice, lemon rind. Taste comprises herbal notes, light spice, ginger bread, grass. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Ok for style.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Beerhunter111
3.5
Backyard Canicule
Sampled @ GBBF 2017, Day 3. A clear golden beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of flowers, soft reddish fruits, herbs. Taste of herbs fruits, zest, long bitter finish.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

fonefan
1
Backyard Canicule

Friday, August 11, 2017

johndoughty
3.8
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
Botle. Black with a small head.Lovely coffee tinted flavour. Smooth and creamy. An excellent stout.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Grumbo
3.2
Backyard Canicule
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2017. Pours pale gold with a lasting bubbly white head. Aroma is dominated by stem ginger. Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Light body, slight oily and watery texture, soft carbonation. As ginger infused beers go, this is one of the better ones.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Rasmus40
3.4
Backyard Marynka IPA
Cask @ Stafford Beer & Cider Festival. Clear light amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 280717
Friday, July 28, 2017

saxo
3.4
Backyard Marynka IPA
Cask @ Stafford Beer & Cider Festival. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, fruits, flowers, citrus and hops. Nice bitter finish
Friday, July 28, 2017

theprof
3.1
Backyard Marynka IPA
Cask. Aroma is toast, citrus mix of malt and hop. A bit bland for the strength. Pours pale golden amber with white top. Taste is medium bitterness, medium sourness, with a sweet honeyed note throughout. Drinkable but not overwhelmingly.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

johndoughty
3.5
Backyard Premium
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Slightly sweet with some bitterness. Quite pleasant and wouldn’t offend anyone but not one I would seek out.
Sunday, July 9, 2017

johndoughty
3.6
Backyard IPA
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Some hops are present as well as a trace of grapefruit.
Sunday, July 9, 2017

johndoughty
3.5
Backyard Bad Santa
Bottle. Liquorice dominates with some maltiness.Lack of body means that it cant be taken too seriously. Not bad though.
Sunday, July 9, 2017

johndoughty
3.8
Backyard Gold
Bottle. Orange and poured with a small head.Lovely fruity flavour that impacts from the start.Very well balanced and deliciously drinkable. The nearest brewery to where I live and one one I tend to overlook. That will stop if they produce more beers like this one.
Sunday, July 9, 2017

47574xeCD
3.1
Backyard Antipodean
Cask at Sankeys tap house Burntwood. Clear deep gold white head. Light fruit hop aroma taste is hoppy malty yeast light fruit.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Flossford
3
Backyard Americana Pale

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

jackl
3.2
Backyard Porter
July 9th, 2015. Cask somewhere in Chelmsford. Medium brown pour with a small head. Toffee and overly-toasted bread on the nose. Chewy caramel and light pepper flavor. Toasted grain. Leafy finish. Medium body, soft carb.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

BlackHaddock
3.3
Backyard Gold
500ml bottle (4.5% ABV) at home on 11th June 2017. Misty pour, to the old gold coloured body, off-white crown. Citrus notes to the fore with a tropical spiciness also. Might have chilled it too much, got better as it warmed a little.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

EdButterfield
3.4
Backyard Chinook IPA
Cask @ The Crafty Crow, Nottingham. Nice aroma and flavour of the chinook hops, tastes a little bit thin but a decent little IPA, considering ABV is at the lower end for the style at only 5%. Nice to drink in the sunshine.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.1
Backyard Jackalope
[email protected] bellwether, wednesbury. Reddish amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is dry leaf, malt and grass. Taste is dry fruit, red leaf, toasted malts and a hint of caramel. OK.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

downender
3.2
Backyard The Hoard
Cask-conditioned at the Fountain Inn, Walsall 10/3/2017. Golden in colour, with a tight, off-white, head. Stone fruits, straw, some sweetish malts and floral hops before a moderately bitter finish. Good.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

downender
3.2
Backyard Bitter
Cask-conditioned at the Victoria, Walsall 10/3/2017. Golden in colour, with a tight, off-white, head. Stone fruits, hay, some sweet malts and leafy hops before a moderately bitter finish. Good.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SamVimes21
3.1
Backyard D&B Porter
Cask @ Black Horse (JDW),Birmingham dark brown with a dirty white head with malts,plum and damson taste leaving a aftertaste of plum and malt it’s not bad .
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

47574xeCD
4
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
500ml bottle at home. Poured black with tan head. Aroma of coffee vanilla cocoa. Taste is vanilla coffee chocolate cocoa. Sweet. Fantastic stout.
Friday, March 17, 2017

47574xeCD
3.6
Backyard Americana Pale
500ml bottle at home. Impressed. Poured clear amber with white head. Nose is citric orange lemon pine. Taste is a hoppy citric grapefruit burst. Hoppy bitter finish. Tidy
Monday, March 13, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.7
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
Bottle from The Fountain, Walsall. Poured a clear reddish brown with a frothy long-lasting light tan head. The aroma is roasty malt, coffee, light hop. The flavour is moderate to light sweet with a dry roasty sweet malt, fruity, light liquorice hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Monday, March 13, 2017

jmgreenuk
2.9
Backyard Bitter
Cask at the Victoria, Walsall. Poured a clear straw colour with a frothy long-lasting white head. The aroma is malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a smooth skunky malt woody hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Friday, March 10, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.6
Backyard Green Mountain
Gravity cask at the Walsall CAMRA festival 2017. Poured a slightly hazy straw colour with a bubbly white head. The aroma is malt, fresh tropical fruit. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a light, fresh fruity, woody hop light pepper spice palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Friday, March 10, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.3
Backyard Jackalope
Gravity cask at the Walsall CAMRA festival 2017. Poured a clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is woody resin hop, light floral. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a malty, light fruit, woody hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Friday, March 10, 2017

jmgreenuk
2.9
Backyard Cider
Keg at the Fountain, Walsall. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a thin broken white head and plenty of bubbles and some clingy lace. The aroma is sweet apples. The flavour is moderate sweet with a super sweet apple palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. I can’t rate ciders! A little sweet but not the worst cider I’ve had.
Friday, March 10, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.4
Backyard Jigger Red
Bottle at the Fountain, Walsall. Poured a hazy medium reddish amber with a frothy short-lived white head. The aroma is toffee caramel malt, light metallic hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter, light sweet with a smooth rich woody resin hop bitter palate and long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

jmgreenuk
3.4
Backyard No. 3 Scotch Ale
Cask at the Fountain, Walsall. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is earthy mineral malt, The flavour is moderate bitter sweet with a smooth rich woody hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.7
Backyard Antipodean
[email protected] billiard hall, west brom. Amber beer with large head and good lacing. Aroma is light tropical fruit and malts. Taste is malts, stewed fruit, tropical fruit, some sweetness and pine resin. Very good.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MeadCaptain45
3.5
Backyard The Hoard
Lovely pint! Sweet but bitter. Gorgeous toffee colour and taste. Low percentage in cask at 3.9% so I’ll have another :)
Monday, March 6, 2017

47574xeCD
3.4
Backyard Premium
Bottle at home although had on cask previously. Not a huge bitter fan but this is good stuff. Poured copper brown with cream head. Nose is malt caramel. Taste is malt toffee light nut. Bitter finish. Tidy
Sunday, March 5, 2017

47574xeCD
3.4
Backyard Gold
Bottle at home although had on cask previously. Clear golden amber with white head. Nose is grapefruit citrus wheat. Taste is refreshing malt wheat grapefruit. Decent gold very drinkable.
Sunday, March 5, 2017