John Hampden’s Golden Harvest Ale 4.8% – 500ml – Gluten Free Heaven Magazine Editor’s 5* Choice

John Hampden’s Golden Harvest Ale 4.8% – 500ml – Gluten Free Heaven Magazine Editor’s 5* Choice


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John Hampden’s Golden Harvest Ale 4.8% – 500ml – Gluten Free Heaven Magazine Editor’s 5* Choice

“Central Chilterns Champion, The Chiltern Society Craft Beer Awards 2017”

Brewed in the style of a harvest ale, this beer has an impeccable pedigree. Premium quality malt, with the aromatic fruitiness of only a single famous English hop for balance, results in a beer of the finest classical style. Floral on the nose, beautiful hop and full-mash malt characteristics on the palate, combine in a memorable finish.

First mashed-in and subsequently launched by the Earl of Buckinghamshire, a direct descendant of the beer’s patriotic namesake. Brewed commemorating the brewery’s 15th anniversary.


Award winning, this is an earl amongst ales! A beautifully balanced, single varietal, golden harvest ale, you can read more here about it winning Central Chilterns Champion 2017.

Bottle price (500ml) – £2.75
Case price (12 x 500ml) – £31.35



Suitable for coeliacs and those intolerant to gluten. Find out more here.



4.8% vol

Recipe Information

Style: Golden Harvest Ale
Description: golden amber, floral, rounded malt, smooth
Alcohol by Volume: 4.8%
European Bitterness Units: 21
Colour: Rich gold
Hops: Fuggles
Malt: Maris Otter

Serving Suggestions

Temperature 11 C or to taste at 4 C
Glassware: Stemmed
Food Matching: Salads, Chicken, BBQ’d meats, Fish, Cheddar Cheese
Cellar Conditions: Store cool and dark and drink within best before

Allergy advice

Contains barley, wheat (gluten)


Cold filtered and delicate carbonation




  • Great Taste Awards 2019, One Star – judges comments include “Well made, solid beer, honest and elegant in its simplicity.”
  • Central Chilterns Champion – The Chiltern Society Craft Beer Awards 2017
  • Bronze Medal – SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Awards Small Pack Premium Bitters & Pale Ales – 2016
  • Great Taste Awards 2016, One Star – judges comments include “Beautiful balance between head and body. Rounded, full flavour with a good balance.”
  • Winner Great British Food Farm Produce Awards 2015
  • Bronze Medal – SIBA Midlands Beer Competition 2013, Bottled Bitters up to 4.9% vol
  • Gold Two-Star Great Taste Award 2012 – judges comments include “Lovely complex aroma. Great malt with touches of butterscotch and whisky, well balanced with hops. An excellent classy ale achieving good mouthfeel, layers of complexity and a lingering aftertaste.”
  • Silver medal winner – BBI National Award 2006

What People Say

This beer managed to draw me in by having the best aroma of all the finalists – although not the hoppiest. Dried, fruity flavours are not normally associated with IPAs but here they led to a dry, spicy and peppery hoppy finish – in a pleasantly astringent beer. Most importantly I wanted to drink more!
Sophie Atherton - Beer Writer

Sophie Atherton (beer writer and judge) – comments from our Farm Produce Awards Win in 2015

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