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Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Hanglow

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    Everards Tiger best bitter. Ok bitter, probably wouldn't buy it again given the number of them out there
     
  2. Hanglow

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    Now onto castle rock harvest pale ale. Pretty nice, a fresh bottle by the looks of things.

    I'm in wales at the moment, what's the best Brains/other regular welsh beers in mid wale on tap?
     
  3. CwrwAmByth

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    Stay away from Brains unless you see their "craft brewery" offerings, which are usually okay.

    Otley, Tiny Rebel, and Rhymney are usually good bets. Purple Moose too.
     
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    Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for them
     
  5. EmperorBevis

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    I like a pints of Brains bitter on cask, me
    had some very lacklustre bottles recently though apart from gold old SA :)
     
  6. CwrwAmByth

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    Brains are really hit and miss, and there's some great stuff to drink in Wales, which is why I said to miss it out. Like Brains Dark on cask is horrible, but I actually quite like the nitro-tap/bottled forms.

    I've had Brains bitter once on cask but it was after 4 pints of Landlord so my mouth was full of hoppy goodness, and my brain full of alcohol.
     
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    Stone & Wood Pacific Ale and Meantime IPA, both excellent
     
  8. EmperorBevis

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    What Das Helles?
    More Unde-Linke-balls-a-swinging Munich Helles!
     
  9. CwrwAmByth

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    Just watched In Bruges. I want to go to Belgium now.
     
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    I'm back in Dublin for Christmas and there's 2012 Celebration all over the place. Must be somewhere in England as well.
     
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    Polished off the Harveys Christmas Ale, courtesy of Ruds. Amazing stuff, great port notes and so smooth for the 7.5% ABV it should be illegal.

    Split a bottle of BCS Vanilla last night with a beer geek friend, again courtesy of Ruds. I need more Ruds in my life :D

    My local somewhat more "beer-y" pub, that burnt down earlier this year, just re-opened at another location. They're clearing out the stock, including 2009 Stille Nacht at €3.5 a bottle, so tuppence really. Can't remember the last time I got smashed on really good beer like that. No headaches either. I'll make sure to save you a few, Colin :)
     
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  12. CwrwAmByth

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    Should be seeing Ruds on Friday! :)

    So far: chocolate stout, double hopped yuletide ale, sherry, and port. Got bottles of Chimay and Westmalle Tripel out for tomorrow, oh my poor liver.
     
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    Hand him some Brains Black nitro cans if you don't have to go out of your way for them, still haven't tried the stuff :p I'll more than make it worth your while ;)
     
  14. CwrwAmByth

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    Damn I wish I could, but i've been in Essex for the past week or so. Hopefully i'm going to Belgium next year so I could bring some with me then. Or send them to him from Cardiff when I get back, postage shouldn't be too expensive for 4 (?) cans. Anything else Welsh just let me know!
     
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    What good stuff has Tiny Rebel ended up bottling? Hear they mostly do cask. I think your avatar is for the Dirty Stop Out smoked stout? Had it on tap at Pratts & Payne in Streatham, very good stuff indeed and I'd like to know if they bottled it.
     
  16. CwrwAmByth

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    My avatar is Cwtch! I think they might be planning to bottle Dirty Stop Out but I've never seen it anywhere.
     
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    In the middle of a bottle of Two Roses Cascade, nice enough, definite metallic tang that's surplus to reqirements though.
     
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    Hawkshead Lakeland Gold
    The Money I had set aside for Christmas beer treats never showed up
    so I couldn't afford anything better.

    Then again, smells good... bloody tasty beer this and on sale in bottles from Tesco
     
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    That Harveys Christmas was a treat at £2 a bottle - wish I'd got more of them now !!!

    Yeah - deal me in a Stille Nacht, I'm about to book up for our late March trip over, 22/23rd as discussed. Not decided where to stop yet but probably Ghent I think or maybe Brugge?
     
  20. Ruds

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    Mikkeller Porter for me, mighty fine!
     
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    Crazy, I can't seem to luck out getting any this year.

    Drinking a 2010 Tsjeeses and a 18 month aged St. Bernardus 12. Can't wait to break open the 2011 Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw tomorrow.

    Merry Christmas all!
     
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    Dark Star Espresso and Bruery Oude Tart, pretty good interpretation of a Flemish Red.
     
  23. EmperorBevis

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    Vedett extra bland
    Oh well Finest Double IPA before bed and Satan Claws
     
  24. EmperorBevis

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    Merry Christmas and god bless us all
    even Ebenezer ReluctantScooper :p
     
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  25. Ruds

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    First drink of Xmas ... Pliny The Elder, it's what the big man upstairs would have wanted !
     
  26. CwrwAmByth

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    A PAIR OF FECKIN WOMENS KNICKERS
     
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    Bucks Fizz to be followed by egg nog, snowballs, wassail, lambs wool, mulled wine, The Kernel hoppy numbers and a slew of IRS. Probably leading to a bout of bowking.

    Merry Xmas all!
     
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  28. CwrwAmByth

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    Breakfast went: Macallan Gold, Bunnahabhain, Tallisker

    Christmas with my dad is great.
     
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  29. EmperorBevis

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    Brakspear Bitter

    I am the poor relation
    and the christmas drinking has got to start somewhere.
     
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    Lovely beer to drink several pints of in a pub before sitting down to your Christmas dinner but not really a setpiece beer to put on a festive table.
    I'm defecting , beginning with Chablis for the starter then Chateauneuf du Pape for the goose.Perhaps a Muscat de Beaumes de Venise for the dessert. I'm a confirmed Francophile when it comes to the grape.There'll be plenty of beer consumed tomorrow.
     
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    It was a replacement selection for Kelham Island Sheffield Bitter on my home shopping order :confused:
     
  32. Ruds

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    Fullers Vintage '05 pre dinner

    In it's prime !
     
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  33. CwrwAmByth

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    Ouch :(
     
  34. EmperorBevis

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    There's a bottle of Landlord at the back of the cupboard!
     
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  35. CwrwAmByth

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    Westmalle Tripel, quite an old bottle, nothing like the fresh one, its very spicy and hot, not great
     
  36. Bitterbill

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    Mmm...Goose. Now that's what I call traditional.
     
  37. CwrwAmByth

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    Is the Queen's speech usually just a summary of national sports events?
     
  38. marquis

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    Yes. Turkey is always quoted as traditional Christmas fare; it certainly wasn't about when I was a kid.Perhaps like beer styles, "traditional" doesn't actually mean very long.
    As Chateauneuf translates as "Newcastle" , can I claim to have drunk a bottle of Newcastle with my dinner?
     
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    Growing up with an Austrian mother and a Hungarian father, Goose was served more often than Turkey. I wish I had found a Goose in town so I could continue *our* tradition.:(

    You're killing me with the "As Chateauneuf translates as "Newcastle" , can I claim to have drunk a bottle of Newcastle with my dinner?" I seriously laughed my arse off.
     
  40. CwrwAmByth

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    I thought neuf was nine?
     
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