Great Britain GBBF 2012

Discussion in 'Europe' started by paxton1978, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Thought I may as well make a thread for any comments/opinions on the GBBF. But for now I have none, because I'm not there yet! Allons-y!
  2. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I'll be there on Friday. Don't drink all the good stuff before then!!!
  3. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Stay away from the caZeau saIson! Favourite for me so far is the Cantillon Apricot. Palate is currentl being destroyed by the Emelisse espresso...
  4. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    yeah - took note of the Emelisse Espresso when I was browsing the other day

    Is that tap or bottle?
  5. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Good god, jazzy, do you plan all your social activities around beer?
    If so, well done.
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  6. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Tap. It was one of the best coffee beers i've had, but my god- bitter and roasty and mouth-coating. I had to swap my glass for a new one afterwards and the guy handing out glasses took a look at it, then looked at me and said- 'christ, have you been drinking milkshakes?'
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  7. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    I noticed they had it on tap at a Dutch comedy club where I played. Needless to say, my set was a little hazy.

    Also: SOMEONE hit up De Molen stand and get 2 bottles of the De Molen Wild Turkey if they still have it, they're fresh out of that here!
  8. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    i don't know if they're staggering when stuff gets put out, but there was none of this of the Struise Damnation when I was there. Got some Rasputin though, which was excellent.
  9. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Ah, good to see they're blending new batches of that.
  10. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Heh - it would be great if I could say yes ;) Actually, I think it's just a coincidence of timing that I'm having two major beer-fuelled weekends one after another. Although in the last year or so I find that I'm factoring beer and/or fests into my plans more. When I went to Belgium & the Netherlands back in May, the trigger for the trip was to attend the Night of the Great Thirst near Brussels (and most thirsty it was too).

    Are you warning people off the caZeau saIson because it's bad, or because you're hogging it?!

    Also - I notice that the Champion beer of Britain is a barleywine! At least it's not another mild!
  11. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    No, the Cazeau is foul. Have had it and enjoyed it in the bottle, but there was something wrong with it here- had to use an XX bitter to wash the taste away. I had the CBOB barleywine- it was good, but a little too sweet for my palate.
  12. shyhenry

    shyhenry Oct 11, 2010 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    This and Black Damnation were never available. I went to buy some bottles right at the opening of the festival and got rejected.

    Cantillon Pure Apricot was pretty damn tasty.
  13. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Oh well, there's always Borefts! :)
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