Real Ale Brewing Company Introduces Brewers' Cut Series

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  1. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    ooh, the porter in a sixxer! im in heaven!
     
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  2. omnigrits

    omnigrits Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    Mmmmmm, altbier
     
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  3. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    So, anyone seen the porter sixers? My HEB has the first two and the Imp Red.
     
  4. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (379) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    So far all I've seen is the imperial red.
     
  5. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    Just picked up the imperial red. Didn't see the porter either. hmm
     
  6. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    It'll get here soon hopefully.. I can't wait to try both.
     
  7. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    dammit, i need to go to a store!!
     
  8. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    Got a 6 of the porter last night. Good stuff.
     
  9. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Has the red or porter been spotted in any of the Houston locations?
     
  10. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    imperial red at specs midtown
     
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  11. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    If it hits the way the first two did, then my local HEB will get lots of both... which will make me happy.. I'm a big Real Ale fan.. so I'm really looking forward to these.
     
  12. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (379) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I've seen the imperial red at a few locations this week. In fact, I'm drinking the imperial red right now. Really hoppy, really good stuff.

    I'm still on the lookout for the dry-hopped porter though.
     
  13. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Gabriel's currently has all four releases in stock.
     
  14. acbe

    acbe Aspirant (201) Jul 23, 2011 Texas

    I haven't seen the imperial red. I picked up a six pack of the Porter today.

    This was in Austin.
     
  15. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery Initiate (44) May 9, 2012 Texas

    V got both (imperial red&dry hoppy porter)
     
  16. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Where? I picked up the Red at specs arbor walk, but they didnt have the porter! ARRGH! lol
     
  17. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    The World Market in Round Rock has the porter. They have several new releases in stock that are interesting beyond Real Ale's stuff as well.
     
  18. ShameAndFailure

    ShameAndFailure Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2009 Texas

    The imperial red is damn good. Planning to pick up more this weekend.
     
  19. acbe

    acbe Aspirant (201) Jul 23, 2011 Texas

    South Lamar Wine and Spirits
     
  20. jacobbocce72

    jacobbocce72 Initiate (116) Dec 18, 2011 Texas

    Picked up some of the red for tonight... based on what I've head thus far I'm pretty excited about it.
     
  21. BK1017

    BK1017 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Texas

    Drinking the imperial red now as I type this. Definitely a red ale for hop lovers. Has a firm, lasting bitterness. To me, it's out of balance with the malt and comes across a little thin. But I keep coming back for more. It's interesting, but not earth shattering. Worth a try for sure - BK
     
  22. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    Definitely not nearly as hoppy as lagunitas imperial red IMO. I really liked the lagunitas red with 6 months on it after the hops died down a bit.

    I like the real ale red now though and will age some a little also.
     
  23. dronedream

    dronedream Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    The red is tits. Looking for the porter. No sign of it in Corpus yet.
     
  24. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2008 Texas

    I had the porter this morning and liked it. Like the Red better but this is tasty.
     
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  25. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Like a boss! :sunglasses:
     
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  26. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I just picked up a four pack of the Red tonight at Specs. Going to drink one tomorrow during the Texans game. (They have not received the Porter yet)

    Win or lose it will make the game better.
     
  27. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Had a bottle of the red tonight.... wasn't a huge fan... solid beer, but just not my style... I'm guessing I will like the porter much better... I loved the quad....
     
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  28. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    I picked up a sixer of the pale ale a night ago and it tasted terrible. When i first had it was great and I really liked it. Probably because I was in the mood for something decently hoppy and it really hit the spot. So I picked it over the Shiner Farmhouse ale, which I liked, because there's a chance I wouldn't have it again and it tasted terrible. I still drank it(shit has to be really really bad for a drain pour for me) but it was..something else.

    Anybody else have this happen?
     
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Did you brush your teeth before you drank the beer? :wink:
     
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  30. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Also... the porter still hasn't reached Houston... or the distributors aren't letting it out yet... I asked at Spec's smith street... and I've looked all over the Clear Lake area.
     
  31. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (472) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Like Smith's St. knows anything. Couldn't resist. Didn't see it at Holcombe or Bay Area the last 2 days.
     
  32. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Touche... Ice...touche... I did enjoy my time at Smith's yesterday as I don't make it up there much... I picked up a bomber of the Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter..... and then I went to the deli and kept trying the different cheese they had out for tasting... I ate a lot of cheese.
     
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  33. fivehoursfree

    fivehoursfree Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2010 Texas

    Wife said it tasted like soap, and didn't like it all. I wasn't a huge fan of it, but there was nothing off about the flavor.
    ALso did you drink it the first time after having a few other beers?
     
  34. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2008 Texas

    Maybe is has just faded a bit. It had been out for a while now. It wasn't great fresh but I didn't detect any off flavors.
     
  35. JohnBender

    JohnBender Zealot (566) Apr 20, 2012 Texas

    I thought the best before was 1/1/13. Did they make several batches?
     
  36. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Picked up a single of the Imperial red at heb spring. Didn't see any 4packs so.maybe they sold.out.already
     
  37. mattchow

    mattchow Disciple (319) Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    picked up the porter at heb off Bellaire and 6 last night..
     
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  38. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (379) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    Woohoo! This should start popping up elsewhere around Houston now. I was starting to wonder.
     
  39. Wingfan13

    Wingfan13 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2009 Texas
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    I had the same experience. I thought it was awful. It seriously tasted like burnt rubber to me. I drain poured it and I can't tell you the last time I drain poured a beer.
     
  40. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aspirant (200) Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    I talked to one of Real Ale's brewer's about the #1 Single Hop Pale Ale getting kind of "rangey". I was pretty sure that would happen by now after the first time I tasted it. I thought it was great fresh but I could understand how the pungency of the Herkules hop might not apeal to all.

    This beer is over the hill now. I suspect it has to do with the high alpha acid content of the Herkules hop. It was a good experimental beer while it lasted IMHO.
     
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