Chobham are proud to announce that on Saturday 1st November 2014, prior to the 1st XV Supporters Lunch, the Club will be launching the long awaited, ‘ Mighty Mighty Chobham Ale’’. A Real Ale which I have had the honour to sample prior to the launch, and it can only be described as probably one of the nicest ales to be found in the locality of Chobham and its surrounding hostelries. The ‘Mighty Mighty Chobham Ale’ has received rave reviews in October’s Issue of ‘Ale Pundits’ which can be seen below, so come along and not only experience the launch of this phenomenal real ale, a beer fit for champions, but dine with friends prior to the 1st XV match against Gosport and Fareham. Lunch will be 2 courses and will cost £12.50. The bar serving, ‘Mighty Mighty Chobham Ale’, will be open from 12pm, lunch to be served at 1pm with kick off at 2.30 pm.
If you would like to attend please book your place with Sherrie Mayger by phone (07768 661474) or e-mail () before Wednesday 29th October for catering purposes.
‘Ale Pundits’ review – 24th October 2014
This is definitely our ‘rarest’ ale review to date. Reasons being is that this little beauty can only be found at Chobham RFC, Fowlers Wells, Chobham, Woking, Surrey.
In fact this ale isn’t being fully unveiled until Saturday 1st November 2014, so we were one of the first through the doors for a test.
As I was being poured my pint I asked the question of how long had it been on tap, and I was quickly advised that after a summer of multiple taste tests and feedback, the pint I was about to consume was the finished product.
A young man named Steve Edwards (a Chobham Rugby stalwart I have heard) has put a lot of time and effort into this ale with close collaboration with Scott Weyland of Sixpenny Brewery. The Ale is brewed by Sixpenny Brewery, Dorset specifically for the club.
Anyways back to the ale ….
Looks great, a glowing amber in colour that looks smooth and with a nice frothy head to compliment the rest. Then for the smell, a hoppy aroma which I found ever so slightly floral. This certainly did not put me off and for a first Chobham RFC brew I couldn’t wait to throw it back.
Now for the taste …. slightly bitter with a punchy citrus kick that lives long in the roof of the mouth once the mouthful has descended. One thought went through my mind after that first sip was ….. “THIS STUFF IS GOOD, GIVE ME SOME MORE”.
It was genuinely a fantastic pint that has everything. The citrus kick, mixed in with the slight bitterness mixes pleasantly with the taste buds.
It’s also quite light and I could imagine having 5 to 6 pints of this stuff easily. It’s a good session ale at 4% ….one would argue that’s perfect for a rugby club!
I opted for 2 pints of this marvellous stuff and the 2nd pint was just as tasty as the first.
If I am ever back at this club you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be enjoying a pint of the Mighty Mighty Chobham Ale.
And here is the best bit …. it comes in at £3.30 a pint!
It is fitting that such a great club with a fantastic reputation can churn out an equally impressive ale.
Come match day on a Saturday this stuff WILL most definitely sell….!!!!
Don’t cry because the beer is gone, smile because you enjoyed it.