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English Ales Brewery
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223 Reindollar Avenue
Marina CA 93933
Telephone: +1 831-883-3000
Hours: Open daily noon-10:00pm.
Brewer: Ramsay Borthwick
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Notes

Visited: October 3, 2008

Opened: 2000

Annual Production: 2,000 bbl

Contributors: Arash Shahzadi, Rod Willems

A very English pub brewing very English beers.

Updated: October 10, 2008

Beer List

  • 4.80% abv.
    • Date: October 3, 2008 (#7401)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild lemondade.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, smooth. Grainy sweet malt with the faintest hint of lemons. I wouldn't have known they were there.
      Overall Impression (2)
      "Brewed with real lemons."

  • 5.00% abv.
    • Date: October 3, 2008 (#7409)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Dense brown head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Mild chocolate, mild roast.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light creamy body. Really roasty and nicely malty. Some black malt acidity, but it finishes smooth.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: October 3, 2008 (#7410)
      Package: real ale
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Moderate brown head.
      Aroma (3)
      Coffee. Mildly malty.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body, very low carbonation. Nice sweet malt, nicely roasty. Some licorice.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Very good beer, maybe a bit underconditioned.

  • Robust Porter
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: October 3, 2008 (#7408)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Roasty. Chocolatey.
      Mouthfeel (6)
      Light-medium body, smooth. Sweet, roasty, and buttery.
      Overall Impression (1½)

  • English-Style India Pale Ale
    5.20% abv.
    • Date: October 3, 2008 (#7407)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Sweet, mildly peppery.
      Mouthfeel (6)
      Medium body, smooth. Malty, fruity, and buttery. Reasonably bitter.
      Overall Impression (1½)

  • Old Ale

  • (Special) Best Bitter

  • Jubilee Golden Ale
    Garden (Fruit) Beer
    4.80% abv.

  • Monk's Brown Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale
    4.80% abv.

  • Monterey Bay Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer without Yeast
    4.50% abv.

  • Pale Ale
    Classic English-Style Pale Ale
    6.00% abv.

  • Ramsay's Fat Lip Amber Ale
    Scottish-Style Export Ale
    5.50% abv.

  • Triple B Borthwick's Best Bitter
    (Special) Best Bitter
    4.20% abv.