The Burghfield Santa’s have sampled a wide range of beers from all our amazing local brewers so to select the very best for the festival. It was hard work but someone had to do it!
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Seasonal special. Brewed using green hops
Andwell’s ever popular King John ale has been blended with fresh, local green hops to create the perfect rich malty amber ale. The hops have a light, marmalade aroma with a hint of magnolia that are both refreshing and zesty.
by Bond Brews
Brewed using three blends of malted barley and wheat to provide a full bodied, rich copper coloured, nutty and biscuity session bitter. Two whole leaf hop varieties are used to provide a good bitter-sweet balance and a subtle fruity aroma, giving way to a lingering chocolate malty finish
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Burghfest 2017 Award Winner – Best Bitter
A best bitter full of spicy hop notes with a fruity dark amber colour. Pryde is a very subdued ale with muted flavours of caramel, rye bread and toffee aromas that balance out the fruity almost lemony notes.
Russet is a ruby-red multi-grain beer brewed with barley, wheat, oats and Crystal Rye. Hopped with Fuggles and Styrian Goldings from Slovenia, Russet is a beer packed with flavour and aroma.
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5.0% Amber Unfined
Specially brewed for Burghfest
This one-off small batch brew is packed solid with various hops from around the world. A solid malt back bone wisps away to leave deep peachy notes, leading to a light chocolate autumn berry sweetness.
Also served at The Bulging Sack and other Reading pubs over Christmas.
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Traditional English Bitter
Former CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain
A traditional English bitter brewed using water from the Hampshire chalk hills. Full and clean tasting, initially malty then tangerine fruit and resinous hop build to a quenching bitter finish.
A full bodied, smooth best bitter. A blend of Cascade and First Gold hops gives it its characteristic complex hoppiness. A solid, down to earth 4.2% ale with no airs and graces.
The first beer brewed in Windsor for more than 80 years was launched on St George’s Day 2010 – it remains a best seller to this day.
A lovely copper coloured session strength ale with a tangy taste, yet a really smooth fresh hop finish, ensuring that it is very ‘quaffable’