A reign supreme

In a year that saw Queen Elizabeth II become Britain's oldest ever monarch, London's oldest family brewer celebrated a landmark too. We marked a decade since the launch of the Vintage Ale series, with this classic 2007 brew.

Better than ever

Like all our Vintage Ales, this 2007 edition is bottle-conditioned to develop fuller flavour over a number of years. It's probably coming into its peak just about now…

Brewer's notes

With an aroma incorporating spicy hop notes and rich fruit character, the 2007 Vintage Ale leads on to a malty, fruity, sweet palate. There's a surprisingly clean finish, coupled with a matching bitterness.

We brew award winning beers

  • World's 50 Best Beers, 2008 (International Beer Challenge)
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Ale yeast
Malts: Crystal, Pale
Hops: Challenger, Denall, Fuggles, Goldings, Northdown, Organic First Gold, Target

Nutrition (per 100ml)

  Keg/bottle Cask
Energy (Kcal): 84
Energy (KJ): 344.5
Protein (g): 0.64
Carbohydrates (g): 5.51
Bitterness (IBU): 40
ABV: 8.5

Food pairing

The ultimate beer for a decadent dessert.

Golen amber in colour with aromas and flavours of nuts, toffee, caramel and fruit (particularly orange). Its full body will match the dense texture of the pudding with the beers' sweetness complementing the toffee and the overall sweetness in the dessert.

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