Saltaire Brewery – A Review


Saltaire is an International award-winning Brewery in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Formed in 2005, it has enjoyed brewing hand crafted ales since 2006, winning more than 70 trade awards.

I was sent six bottles of Saltaire’s finest beers to sample and write about. This is what I received….

Cascade Pale Ale

Saltaire Brewery

Cascade Pale Ale has an ‘intense citrus hop flavours’ but it’s not your typical APA. While I love new world hops, they can be easily misused leaving an acidic bitterness which even I find too much.

Luckily, the brewers here clearly know their ingredients and how to use & balance them. It’s slightly darker than what you might usually expect from an APA. The flavour is of a round-bodied summery ale with enough citrus to keep hoppy fanboys like me happy.

[Cascade Pale Ale – 4.8% – One star, Great Taste Awards, 2014]

Saltaire Pride

Saltaire Brewery

Pride is the lightest beer here. As a pale bitter, it’s extremely refreshing and easy to drink.

The taste is of light malt and a peppery bitter hop after-taste. A lovely spicy beer.

[ABV 3.9% – Silver medal, World Beer Awards, 2015]

SaltaireXS Belgian Red

Saltaire Brewery

Just released at that start of this month, this truly shows Saltaire’s ability to develop and master an imaginative and delicious receipe.

XS Belgian Red has a delightful dandelion & burdock aroma. The body is full, and has more than a passing red wine flavour. It’s a cracking 7.2% and a good choice for having a strong ale to relax to.

[SaltaireXS Belgian Red – 7.2%]

SaltaireXS Imperial IPA

Saltaire Brewery

Wow. How strong is this? Well, one 330ml bottles has 3.2 units in it. But what of the taste?

The name says it all – an XS Imperial IPA. The body is bold, heavy and syrupy. The taste has a glorious bittersweet wealth. For the connoisseur and the curious, and those who want to see what made this win the title of Europe’s best Imperial IPA.

[SaltaireXS Imperial IPA – 9.5% – Europe’s best Imperial IPA at the World Beer Awards 2015]

Saltaire Triple Chocoholic

Saltaire Brewery

There’s a lot of pride about this stout and quite right too. It smells and tastes of chocolate in huge amounts.

It’s a stout and sits at 4.8%. It’s smooth and, well, it’s like a stouty chocolate drink. Silky and resolute and winner of several big name awards. Well worth a taste!

[Triple Chocoholic Stout – 4.8% – Gold Medal, International Brewing Awards, 2015; Gold Medal, Great British Beer Festival, 2014.]

Saltaire Blonde

Saltaire Brewery

Saltaire’s best selling beer.

A straw coloured golden ale. Crisp, clean, light citrus and an edge of malty sweetness. Has a a long, hoppy, bitterness.

Summer’s evening drink to enjoy once the kids have been put to bed. Fresh!

[Saltaire Blonde – 4.0% – One star, Great Taste Awards, 2014]

Links

Saltaire Brewery’s beers are available on here and their website detailing their history, operations and beers is here. They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Saltaire Brewery provide me with these beers for the purpose of this feature.

151 Comments

  1. mick proctor
    28 March 2016
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    chorizo!

  2. Bev
    28 March 2016
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    Pineapple

    • 29 March 2016
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      That’s quite interesting. The sweetness and acidity would mirror the maltiness and hoppyness. Might work.

  3. Paul von der Fecht
    28 March 2016
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    Cheese and onion

  4. msedollyp
    28 March 2016
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    chilli

  5. Paula Readings
    28 March 2016
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    Honeycomb

    • 29 March 2016
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      Interestingly, some of the oldest beer recipes (Egyptian times) contained honey!

  6. janet humphrey
    28 March 2016
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    Chocolate and lime

  7. pete c
    28 March 2016
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    rhubarb and peach flavour

  8. aaron broad
    28 March 2016
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    Caramel and chocolate

  9. Harline Parkin
    28 March 2016
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    A nice nutty beer

  10. Jo Bryan
    28 March 2016
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    I would love Marmite beer!!

    • 29 March 2016
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      I love Marmite but this is a horrible idea. XP

    • wayne kavanagh
      4 April 2016
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      I have seen marmite beer a few months ago at a beer festival, not my cup of tea tho

  11. Kim M
    28 March 2016
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    Peanut flavour

  12. cheryl hadfield
    28 March 2016
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    Turkish delight

  13. Hazel Rea
    28 March 2016
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    Dark chocolate and orange

  14. Emma Stone
    28 March 2016
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    Nettle and lime

  15. Mari Sutherland
    28 March 2016
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    liquorice

  16. John Tingay
    28 March 2016
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    Tequila Flavoured Beer, or even better – Cachaça Flavoured Beer.

  17. Paul Wilson
    28 March 2016
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    Blueberry beer would be nice.

  18. Jo m welsh
    29 March 2016
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    How about a mint flavour then no sticky beer breath

    • Jo m welsh
      29 March 2016
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      – not sticky – stinky!

  19. ashleigh allan
    29 March 2016
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    I think a sticky toffee one!

  20. Jayne T
    29 March 2016
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    bubble gum

  21. Frances H
    29 March 2016
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    Rhubarb and custard

  22. Ruth Harwood
    29 March 2016
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    Orange and Pineapple with a hint of Bergamot xx

  23. Bob Clark
    29 March 2016
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    Alcoholic root beer

  24. William Gould
    29 March 2016
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    Fish n chip flavoured, so you wouldn’t have to buy any on the way home from the pub!

  25. Kevin Honey
    29 March 2016
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    Mint

  26. Jim Milligan
    29 March 2016
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    Rum & raisin

  27. ElizM
    29 March 2016
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    banoffee

    • 29 March 2016
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      There’s Banana Bread Beer which is quite nice.

  28. Sue Wickins
    29 March 2016
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    cheese and onion

  29. Julie T
    29 March 2016
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    Shepherds Pie

  30. Hester McQueen
    29 March 2016
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    A beer that doesn’t smell or taste like beer !

  31. Rachel Craig
    29 March 2016
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    Raspberry and cream.

  32. bella smyth
    29 March 2016
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    chilli and lime

  33. Rob Griffiths
    29 March 2016
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    Aniseed

  34. Matthew
    29 March 2016
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    Carrot and turnip

  35. Barbara Knight
    29 March 2016
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    Cardamom, love it.

  36. Louise Smith
    29 March 2016
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    Chilli and Chocolate

  37. Lisa Parker
    29 March 2016
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    Rhubarb and ginger x

  38. Carole
    29 March 2016
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    Coffee

  39. don erwood
    29 March 2016
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    Coconut and Lime

  40. Max Power
    30 March 2016
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    Vanilla and caramel

  41. david cavender
    30 March 2016
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    tomato & basil beer

  42. Jerry Foot
    30 March 2016
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    Chilli and lime

  43. Andrew Petrie
    30 March 2016
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    Single malt scotch whisky flavour.

  44. Natalie Gillham
    30 March 2016
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    black forest gateaux beer x

  45. Nat Thomason
    31 March 2016
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    Dandelion beer

  46. Solange
    31 March 2016
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    Avocado

  47. aj templeman
    31 March 2016
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    mice droppings

  48. Liam Bishop
    31 March 2016
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    Cherry Bakewell – love it!

  49. karen wells
    31 March 2016
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    lemon and lime flavour

  50. Antonio Santos
    1 April 2016
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    Smoky Barbecue Sauce

  51. sue
    1 April 2016
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    elderflower

    • 19 April 2016
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      We already have one of these, Sue, it’s called Elderflower Blonde and is very popular, especially during the Summer months.

  52. Phil O'neill
    2 April 2016
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    Vindaloo Flavour 🙂

  53. Maxine G
    2 April 2016
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    Rhubarb would work I think

  54. Rebecca Pickering
    2 April 2016
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    Maybe something with a hint of mango?? Could work…

  55. Harline Parkin
    2 April 2016
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    My dad use to make all kinds of wine when I was a child and one of them was nettle wine so I’m going to say nettle and dandelion

  56. Tim Turner
    2 April 2016
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    Sticky Toffee Pudding

  57. Sue Price
    3 April 2016
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    Date and honey

  58. Alix Smith
    4 April 2016
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    I think it might have been done already – but I reckon banana beer would be amazing!

  59. michelle o'neill
    5 April 2016
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    peanut butter!

  60. Christine Caple
    5 April 2016
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    Fig

  61. Sylvia Paul
    5 April 2016
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    Eton Mess flavour

  62. Amandeep Sibia
    5 April 2016
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    Raspberry

  63. JULIE WARD
    6 April 2016
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    Fried onions

  64. Stevie
    6 April 2016
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    Pork scratching and lager.

  65. Ani Costa
    6 April 2016
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    raspberry twizzlers flavor!

  66. Kirsty Fox
    6 April 2016
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    Honeycomb

  67. Rachel Butterworth
    6 April 2016
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    Popcorn.

  68. Gemma Massey
    7 April 2016
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    Praline x

  69. Lucy Chester
    7 April 2016
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    Salted Chocolate

  70. Karl Borowy
    8 April 2016
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    walnut

  71. Sheila Sloan
    8 April 2016
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    Walnut

  72. Jean Vaughan
    10 April 2016
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    Salted Caramel

  73. Pam Francis Gregory
    10 April 2016
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    Peanut Butter

  74. Rosie Holloway
    10 April 2016
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    Chilli

  75. 11 April 2016
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    This sounds weird how about beer that taste like bacon

  76. Holly Gibson
    11 April 2016
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    Hmm I think something like peanuts would be nice!

  77. kimberley ryan
    12 April 2016
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    Cherry bakewell

  78. Dawn Canning
    13 April 2016
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    Basil and tomato. I think it would work….

  79. Lauren Old
    13 April 2016
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    Sweet chilli!

  80. Zac Farley
    13 April 2016
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    Maple syrup and pancakes

  81. Mike Gerrie
    13 April 2016
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    Spicy Mango

  82. Stevey H
    13 April 2016
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    Chocolate and cinnamon

  83. Kristina
    14 April 2016
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    Honeycomb

  84. Bridgette West
    14 April 2016
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    Mushroom Stroganoff 😀

  85. Aaron Milne
    14 April 2016
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    Cream soda flavour

  86. Ellen Nixon
    14 April 2016
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    Rhubar & Elderflower

  87. Margaret Gallagher
    14 April 2016
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    Banana and vanilla

  88. Matt Allison
    14 April 2016
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    Peanut butter flavour beer

  89. Deborah Mackenzie
    14 April 2016
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    Cream Soda…. and it must be green like in southern africa

  90. Sheri Darby
    14 April 2016
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    Caramel flavour

  91. Jennifer Rhymer
    14 April 2016
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    Chocolate Orange 🙂

  92. Helen Gilbert
    14 April 2016
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    Pink Peppercorn and Pistachio

  93. Theresa M
    14 April 2016
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    Green Tea flavoured beer … good and earthy :0)

  94. Jane Middleton
    14 April 2016
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    pickled onion – savoury

  95. Clare Davies
    15 April 2016
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    raspberry and white chocolate! x

  96. Diana
    15 April 2016
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    Blueberry!

  97. Simon Keeping
    15 April 2016
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    I think Worcestershire sauce incorporated in to a beer would be a cracking brew.

  98. sharon martin
    15 April 2016
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    raspberry & pear

  99. Gary Wild
    15 April 2016
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    Aniseed.

  100. Sue Dorking
    15 April 2016
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    Gooseberry

  101. Lisa Wilkinson
    15 April 2016
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    Cranberry

  102. Kelly Jones
    15 April 2016
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    Chocolate & Chilli 🙂

  103. Kat Allinson
    15 April 2016
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    Baileys flavoured beer

  104. jessica cook
    15 April 2016
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    morello cherry and dark chocolate

  105. DEBORAH BIRD
    15 April 2016
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    Cinnamon x

  106. 15 April 2016
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    Bacon Butty

  107. Gisela Barrington
    15 April 2016
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    Marzipan beer

  108. Laura Harrison
    16 April 2016
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    Salted caramel xx

  109. alice lightning
    16 April 2016
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    barbecue rich hearty and spicy

  110. Kelly cooper
    16 April 2016
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    Cheese and grape

  111. stephen smith
    16 April 2016
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    truffle

  112. Lisa Lewis
    16 April 2016
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    toffee

  113. Debi Gillard
    16 April 2016
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    Parsnip!

  114. Simone Kilshaw
    16 April 2016
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    melon 🙂

  115. Andrea Storey
    16 April 2016
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    Id love to see a beer with more herbal notes, such as basil, oregano etc. It could be intertesting to say the least 😉

  116. JAYNE HALL
    16 April 2016
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    rhubharb and ginger

  117. kelly morgan
    16 April 2016
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    lemon and lime

  118. Jacqueline Roberts
    16 April 2016
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    Love a dandelion and burdock flavour

  119. Gerry Kelly
    16 April 2016
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    Pecan fudge

  120. Michelle Sykes
    16 April 2016
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    Liquorice would be nice

  121. sharon catterall
    16 April 2016
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    cookies and cream

  122. adrian price
    16 April 2016
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    marmite—you`d either love it or hate it

  123. 16 April 2016
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    cheese cake

  124. Natalie Crossan
    16 April 2016
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    Curry flavoured beer!

  125. 16 April 2016
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    Melon and kiwi beer

  126. Beryl drake
    16 April 2016
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    Liquoricec

  127. 16 April 2016
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    Pea and Ham

  128. tammi nutting
    16 April 2016
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    tomato

  129. Anneka Hulse
    16 April 2016
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    strawberry jam flavor

  130. Kerry Webber
    16 April 2016
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    Black pudding

  131. Joanna Kasznicki
    16 April 2016
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    Chocolate orange

  132. Philip Underwood
    16 April 2016
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    ice cream!

  133. Scarlett Curtis
    16 April 2016
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    Lemon Drizzle flavour

  134. Petra Beck
    16 April 2016
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    Sherry flavoured

  135. stevie young
    16 April 2016
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    Lemongrass

  136. Nadia Stanbridge
    16 April 2016
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    Beetroot

  137. Clare B
    16 April 2016
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    Salted caramel would be interesting I think but then I love the flavour.

  138. Pam Lawrence
    16 April 2016
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    I think an elderflower beer would be lovely and light for us laydeez!

    • 19 April 2016
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      Well then it’s a good job we already make one! It goes down a treat when the sun comes out.

  139. 16 April 2016
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    Dandelion and burdoch

  140. claire davey
    16 April 2016
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    pomegranate

  141. Chris Hall
    16 April 2016
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    Cranberry and raspberry

  142. 16 April 2016
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    I want to be able to drink Turkish Delight..Could that be a beer?

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