Backyard Reviews




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 itís 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 canít rate ciders! A little sweet but not the worst cider Iíve 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 Iíll 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

HopsTamer45
4.4
Backyard Gold
Very enjoyable. Fresh taste. Up with the best amber ales. Good colour. No harsh after taste.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

fonefan
3.2
Backyard Jigger Stout

Cask (gravity) @ NBF 2015 [ The 40th. Nottingham Beer Festival (The 8th Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival) ], Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EB.

[ As Backyard Jigger Stout ].
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dusty, earthy, light to moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, earthy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20151008]
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

tommann
3.4
Backyard No. 3 Scotch Ale
Cask at Abraham Darby, Brierley Hill. Pours light gold with a medium head. Aroma is candy sugars and stewed dark fruits. Taste has sticky malts and piney hops.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SarkyNorthener
3.5
Backyard No. 3 Scotch Ale
[email protected] Matthews Hall, Walsall. Golden beer with small head and excellent lacing. Aroma of malts and stewed fruit. Taste is stewed fruit, some resin, malts and orange pith. Slightly sticky body. Good.
Monday, February 6, 2017

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