Bracknell Ale Festival beer list: 4. Forbury Lion – Loddon Brewery

The fourth beer of our 2014 Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival beer list countdown is 5.5% Forbury Lion IPA from Loddon Brewery.

Haart BRacknell Estate Agents
Forbury Lion is sponsored by Haart Bracknell estate agents

For the full list of beers, click here

Loddon are another festival regular and are one of the prominent brewers in the area.

If we learned anything from our recent Meet the Brewer event with Windsor & Eton Brewery, it is that an IPA should be strong – and that is exactly what Forbury Lion is at 5.5%.

Jonny C gave the beer a 4 star rating on untappd saying: “There are definitely some larger notes in the nose. The taste is incredibly like golden syrup with some buttering hops”.

Here’s what the Loddon Brewery website says:

An IPA as an IPA should be: packed with a full malty flavour and a strong complex hop finish imparted by Styrian Goldings and Fuggles.

Forbury Lion has a 3.6 star rating on

Watch a review of Forbury Lion

Bracknell Ale & Wine Festival 2014 takes place on Sunday 25th May 2014 at Bracknell Town Football Club from 1pm. Tickets are on sale priced £5 for adults, with FREE entry to CAMRA and football club members. Buy tickets here.