Backyard Reviews




tommann
3.2
Backyard IPA
Cask at the Chequers Inn, Stourbridge. Pours dark gold with a small head. Aroma is toffee, lemon and mango hop. Taste has toffee to start and an acrid mango hop finish.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

john44
3.1
Backyard S.R.D
Bottle. Golden Amber in colour. Foamy white head. Good lacing. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel, hint of vanilla. Fruity; some citrus. Quite spicy. Hoppy; slight grassy hops. Mildly bittersweet malty and quite dry throughout. OK. Easy drinking. 2015-04-17)
Monday, January 9, 2017

DanielBrown
3.4
Backyard Kris Kringle
Cask at Sacks of Potatoes, Birmingham. Lightly gingery amber ale. Some gentle mulled spice sweetness. Reasonable balance, not sickly. Definitely drinkable.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

BlackHaddock
3.5
Backyard Subversion
Two cask pints in The Cock Hotel, Wellington (Shropshire) on 8th Dec 2016. Mid-amber body, white head: lasting with lacing. Hop centric with a slight orange/marmalade aroma and taste: lightly spiced and semi-sweet throughout, mild bitter finish.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.3
Backyard Subversion
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is woody hop, citrus fruit. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light, smooth fruity, light floral hop, light pepper spice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Sunday, November 20, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.4
Backyard Americana Pale
Cask at the Pup and Ducking, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is citrus fruit grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light woody fruity hop, light spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Thursday, November 17, 2016

tommann
3.4
Backyard Blonde
Cask at the Three Crowns, Brierley Hill. Pours light gold with a medium head. Aroma is citrus and grapefruit. Taste has sharp grapefruit and some straw on the finish.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

DruncanVeasey
3.1
Backyard Jigger Stout
Cask handpull, The Felix, Nuneaton. Deep cappuccino-topped ruby. Aroma of roasted fennel seeds and burnt Allsorts. That taste dominating with a shortage of body or depth. Some butter and soft chocolate-robed caramel. Pleasant but not roasted, bitter or full enough for me.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DruncanVeasey
3.1
Backyard Robs Revenge
Cask, Iím guessing at the Felix. Narrow white mousse on coppery brown. Gentle Allsorts, soft oak, Innis aroma. Smooth oak, weak bourbon, TCP hints. All cocoa and aniseed yeast. Dusted mellow barrel. Not bad
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

RichTheVillan
2.9
Backyard Navvy Rye IPA
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival 2016; clear amber pour with a bubbly off white, aroma has sweet malts, taste has hint of spice, tangerine, hint of spice.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.3
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
Cask at Birmingham Beer Festival 2016; dark brown pour with a thin tan head, aroma has coffee, taste has chocolate, some coffee and roast.
Thursday, October 27, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.3
Backyard Americana Pale
[email protected] Matthews hall, Walsall. Golden beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of peach and light hops. Taste is light pine resin, some orange peel, malts and citrus. Decent.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.3
Backyard Penda
Tried at the Felix holt, Nuneaton. The pump clip called it a black IPA, and who am I to argue. Black colour with a tan head. Light malty roasted aroma with a touch of choc. Fruity sweetish taste. Medium body.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.4
Backyard Navvy Rye IPA
Tried at the Horse and Jockey, Waddington. Hazy golden to Amber colour with a thick bite head. Citrus and hoppy pine aroma and taste that also has a slight sweetness and rich depth. Slight oily texture and a medium body.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Dwunk2much
3.9
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
In laymanís terms; Think Guinness but more towards pale ale (except in colour) rather than a porter. Might suit a Guinness drinker on a budget (Stronger yet cheaper). Glad I found it.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.2
Backyard Antipodean
Tap at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grainy mineral dry malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a grainy malt, big floral hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Monday, August 15, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.4
Backyard Rio
Cask at the Pup and Duckling, Solihull. Poured a clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is citrus, light grassy hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a smooth yeasty, light tropical fruit, light hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. A fine session ale.
Friday, August 12, 2016

wheresthepath
2.8
Backyard Summer
Cask at the Gatehouse, Lichfield. Gold with a thin white head and a soft mouthfeel. Light lemon and lime, mild caramel. Bit bland really. A knock-it-back-and-move-on forgettable summer filler beer.
Monday, August 1, 2016

leaparsons
3.3
Backyard Bostin
Cask, The Kingís Head, Leicester. Dark ruby red brown with a cream foam. Nutty black tea with dark toffee. Herbal with raisins and berries. Hedgerow berries with light roast and herbal liquorice notes. Bready brown sugar. Peppery finish. Decent bitter.
Friday, July 29, 2016

johndoughty
3.9
Backyard East India IPA
Black with virtually no head.Very fresh hoppy flavour . Flavour and aroma just screams out -drink me, drink me. The nearest brewery to where I live. Quite proud of it after trying this one.
Friday, July 15, 2016

BlackHaddock
3.5
Backyard East India IPA
500ml bottle on 26th June 2016. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home. Golden amber body, beige head that hung around. Malty molasses in the nose, more hop presence in the taste: decent blend with mild citrus flavours playing with the malty base.
Saturday, July 2, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.5
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
[email protected] arms, cannock. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roast malts. Taste is roast malts, chocolate, coffee and some bitterness. Decent.
Monday, May 9, 2016

imdownthepub
3.2
Backyard Coaltown Coffee Stout
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark Brown with cream head. Well there is certainly coffee notes in this right from the start, quite creamy then quite bitter. Moderate depth with a nutty, malty background. Itís okay.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

imdownthepub
3
Backyard May The 4th Be With You
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. There is a sweet caramelisation to this, malty, thin with a bready hint, more Brioche than baguette, some vanilla. Thin in the close. Fairly ordinary.
Thursday, May 5, 2016

imdownthepub
3.2
Backyard Jigger Red
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Amber with white head. There is a light maltiness to this with a slight caramelised body, toffee then a grainy, cereal note. Earthy hops shoe through late on. Itís okay.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

BlackHaddock
2.4
Backyard S.R.D
500ml bottle into an íOld Speckled hení badged pint vase glass at home on 15th April 2016. Golden pour, slight misty look, wispy white head. Lemonade like in aroma and taste with a rum twist in the flavour. I am not a fan of beers infused with Rum and this is no different, not ímy cup of teaí to be honest. Label mentions the Rum, so I knew what I was getting, just will not be getting another one. Scored objectively.
Friday, April 15, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.3
Backyard Jigger Red
[email protected] Matthews Hall, Walsall. Redish amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and some red fruit. Taste is dry leaf, malts, some fruit and caramel. Decent.
Saturday, April 9, 2016

anders37
3.1
Backyard Nelson Sauvin IPA
Cask @ Wetherspoons - Victoria Station (JDW), Victoria SW1. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grassy hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
Thursday, April 7, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.5
Backyard Subversion
[email protected] house, Fountain Inn, Walsall. Amber beer with medium head and excellent lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is a little marmalade, malts and some sweetness. Good.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.4
Backyard Navvy Rye IPA
[email protected], Walsall. Amber beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of light spice and malt. Taste is malts, some spice, red fruit and some caramel. Decent.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

tommann
2.9
Backyard Navvy Rye IPA
Cask at the Old Joint Stock, Brum. Pours ruby brown with a thin head. Aroma has spicy rye and jam. Taste has a spicy red fruit start and a hoppy, jammy finish.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

jmgreenuk
3
Backyard Love Birds
Cask at the Pump House, Shirley. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head and lots of clingy lace. The aroma is yeast, lightl malt, some hoppy notes. The flavour is moderate bitter with a crisp, sharp light floral hop light citrus palate. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Refreshing but a little light.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

SarkyNorthener
2.6
Backyard Love Birds
[email protected], Walsall. Golden beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma if lemon and malts. Taste is lemon, pine and malts. Quite astringent. Not for me.
Monday, February 8, 2016

DruncanVeasey
3.2
Backyard New Year
The Felix, Nuneaton, 02/01/16. Bright gold with a generous white foam. Nuanced stewed hop under banana chip yeast nose. Almond, alcohol and unripe banana spice taste alluding at cinnamon. Washes weakly into boozy nothingness.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

fonefan
2.9
Backyard Hell Bound

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Backyard Hell Bound ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy yeast, light hoppy, light to moderate yeasty, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141010]

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3.3
Backyard Winter
Tried at the Joseph Holt, Nuneaton. Deep chestnut brown colour with a cream coloured head. Light fruity aroma, but lots more on the taste coffee, chocolate taste light sweet, with a touch of spicy.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.2
Backyard Robs Revenge
Cask at Lichfield Winter Beer Festival; clear burnished amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has light malts, taste has sweet malts, red fruits, a hint of scotch.
Saturday, January 23, 2016

berkshirejohn
3.4
Backyard Winter
Cask at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. A dark chestnut colour with a tight beige head; malty aroma with some winter spice; a rich spicy malt taste with some burnt sugar, the spice is quite subtle making this a pleasant warming winter ale.
Friday, January 15, 2016

fonefan
3.4
Backyard Nelson Sauvin IPA

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Backyard Nelson Sauvin IPA ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, open and frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, grass, sweet fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, grape, fruity, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141010]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mr_Pink_152
3
Backyard Kris Kringle
Tried at the golden eagle, Lincoln. Golden colour with a white head. Spicy fruit aroma and light sweet taste.
Friday, January 8, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.7
Backyard New Year
[email protected], Walsall. Golden amber with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts and a hint of spice. Taste is malts, tangerine, a hint of marmalade and some spice. Nice balance. Good.
Thursday, January 7, 2016

SarkyNorthener
3.8
Backyard Winter
[email protected], Walsall. Very dark brown beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and a little smoke. Taste is dark malts, toffee, coffee and dark berries with a hint of smoke. Creamy palate. Good stuff.
Monday, January 4, 2016

joe19612
3.4
Backyard Bad Santa
Bottle. Pours a black colour colour with a thin but firm beige head, rich malt aroma, taste is bitter with malt with a dry bitter finish.
Friday, January 1, 2016

downender
3.2
Backyard Chinook IPA
Cask-conditioned at the JDW in WIllenhall, 12/11/2015. Amber with a decent, white, head. Aroma of tangerine fruit, grassy hops and a touch of caramel sweetness. Flavour had more citrus fruit, chewy malts and a dryish finish. Pretty good.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

RichTheVillan
3.4
Backyard Carousel
Cask at the Old Joint Stock; clear dark amber pour with a thin off white head, aroma has fruit and nut, taste has a hint of toffee, light citrus, decent malts, some apple, bitter finish.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

niquillis
3.2
Backyard Kris Kringle
Cask at Old Swan (JDW), Uttoxeter. Pours amber with an off white head. Bit thin, some spice, bit of orange, sweet hop. Pleasant.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

DruncanVeasey
3.4
Backyard Hell Bound
Cask hand pull, The Felix, Nuneaton. Deep ruby capped with beige. Rather decadent liquorice and custard cream biscuit oak taste with sweet biscuit afters. Wet Dough and clove. Heady apple flecked-oak and lactic splashed nose. Cocoa dusted oak. Did I mention the oak? Rather good.
Thursday, November 26, 2015

BBHansen
2.9
Backyard Treason
Draught @ LondonVictoria. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok soapy off-white head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, light toffee and some herbal notes. palette medium herbal hoppy aroma, low to average carbonation, medium body, average sweetness, balanced by an average to notable bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: Decent bitter
Friday, November 6, 2015

DruncanVeasey
3.4
Backyard Gold
The Felix, Nuneaton. Bright and lacy with a beckoning gust of greenery, nettles, Darjeeling and grapefruit. Doesnít quite deliver on that promise but has a go with soapy grapefruit, flowers, jellied citrus, some creeping almond of booze. Nettles and soap. Good bitterness. Barely a crumb of nutty malt. Solid.
Thursday, November 5, 2015

RichTheVillan
3.3
Backyard D&B Porter
Cask at the Wellington; clear dark coca cola brown pour with a bubbly tan head, taste has red fruits, some D&B pop, soft carbs, ok.
Sunday, October 18, 2015