Powerful fruitiness, with flavours reminiscent of redcurrants, raspberries and strawberries intermingled with citrus notes. The fruitiness is balanced out by the famous Ruddles bitterness and by a delicate aroma.
Bitter with a faint flowery aroma and a moderately fruity, malty taste. The finish is long but pleasantly bitter with some sweetness and dryness.
A full-bodied, very distinctive beer with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.
Old Rosie is the name given to our 1921 Aveling and Porter steam roller, that still sits in our yard in Herefordshire. Strong, reliable and so loved by everyone in the Westons family, we named this cloudy cider in her honour. Light, crisp and dry, this truly old fashioned cloudy cider is slowly matured and left unfiltered.
The legendary Black Dragon! This cider now has quite a following amongst the most descerning cider drinkers. It is rich in colour, body and flavour with a fresh, fruity aroma.
This is AleSmith’s interpretation of a classic English brown ale, with subtle hop aromas leading you to a blend of malt, chocolate and toasty flavours, resulting in a full (yet smooth and drinkable) character. Brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon at Shepherd Neame Brewery, Kent by Ryan Crisp, AleSmith Brewing, California, USA.
An interpretation of a traditional English IPA. The blend of English and New Zealand hops delivers tropical fruit aromas, developing into apricot and orange notes and a bitter, lingering, resinous kick in the finish, all complemented by a caramel malt flavour. Brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon at Hook Norton Brewery, Oxfordshire by Brad Nolan, Mash Brewing, Western Australia.
This straw-coloured ale is a modern interpretation of one of our historic beers. It is brewed with the finest English malted barley and a blend of UK and US hop varieties, resulting in a moderate bitterness and pronounced (yet balanced) hop character. Brewed exclusively for the Oct 2019 Wetherspoon real-ale festival.
A full-bodied, dark brown, strong ale. Slightly malty but with hints of roast coffee and liquorice. A smooth caramel overlay and a complex fruitiness leads to a bitter chocolate finish.
A classic pale ale brewed the old fashioned way with Bramling Cross hops leading to a late summer fruit flavour.
This is a golden-coloured beer with a light haze in the appearance, juicy, fruity flavours and a moderate bitterness. Brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon at Adnams Brewery, Southwold by Toshi Ishii, Ishii Brewing, Guam.
A copper coloured ale with a pleasant fruity and malty nose. It has a lingering bittersweet flavour of balanced Maris Otter malt and traditional Fuggles and Golding hops.
A golden IPA, brewed with Australian hops to provide a fruit bowl of apricot, mango and pineapple notes in the solidly bitter (yet well-balanced) flavour. Brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon at Banks's Brewery, Wolverhampton by Lachy Crothers, Ballistic Beer, Queensland, Australia.
Ruby-coloured ale, a lavish blend of roasted cereals and malt delivers rich, fruity flavours, with raisin and toffee notes, balanced by a moderate bitterness from the English hops used. Brewed exclusively for the Oct 2019 Wetherspoon real-ale festival.
This traditional Scottish brown ale has a solid, biscuity malt base, balanced and enlivened by big hop flavours, with grass and citrus notes delivering a clean bitterness in the finish.
This straw-coloured beer is the brewery’s interpretation of an American cream ale, with a pleasing malty nose which leads to a malty sweetness in the full flavour, balanced by a moderate hop bitterness, resulting in a refreshing, clean finish. Brewed exclusively for J D Wetherspoon at Wadworth Brewery, Devizes by Stefano di Stefano, Birrificio Argo, Parma, Italy.
This golden beer is an exceedingly hoppy New Zealand-style pale ale, packed full of New Zealand hop varieties to provide fragrant hop aromas, with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit notes and a long, lingering, bitter finish.