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

  1. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Just had this. I thought it was a very good British IPA. Fuggles appears to be the primary hop and I thought this beer represented the hop very well.
     
  2. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Making Myself
    simple supper
    Bacon & Beer
    a brown ale methinks
     
  3. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I have actually wondered when someone would make a balsamic-barrel beer, and what it would taste like....

    Currently drinking a Naylor's Yorkshire 723 (olympic medal beer) - tasty stuff.
     
  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Like the lines need cleaning!

    Brooklyn Brown it's Alreet, not canny but Alreet.
     
  5. Robert_N

    Robert_N Apr 10, 2012 United Kingdom (Wales)

    Tried this?
     
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Scored me another King & Barnes Christmas Ale from 1995. I'll be drinking it this weekend.:)
     
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  7. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    As a matter of fact I have sampled the Duchesse before - an intriguing mix of sweet and sour that I found a bit cloying. Wouldn't want more than one in a sitting. Good call though; the flavour does recall balsamic....
     
  8. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Finishing off with a Punk.
     
  9. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    "It’s going to be an exciting end to the week for us because tomorrow we are brewing our newest Specialty beer, NP10.
    Apart from its name and the water we use to brew it, NP10 is 100% Belgian. And is the 1st of a few European styles we are going to be attacking this year.
    It’s a Belgian Golden Strong Ale and at 10% this is going to be our biggest beer to date. One that we are going to leave chill out in a conditioning tank for 3 months before bottling and kegging it.
    And I’m sure the wait is going to be just as hard for you as it is for us.
    We’ll update you on its progress in a few months time."
    - Tiny Rebel
     
  10. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Couple of pints of Brakspear's Bitter at lunch, just the job for that time of day when having to drive home was a possibility (as it happened my wife offered to drive) plus a sample-about a quarter of a pint -of Marston's English Pale Ale.
    As it was the Royal Oak in Car Colston the beer was in totally and absolutely perfect form.That's a given in that pub.I was most impressed with the EPA as previously I've only tried it in a Crown Carvery where it was past its best and rather tired.The customers were really going for it.
    Great lunchtime, totally unplanned but as we were visiting a local garden centre it seemed a good idea. Great food and good beer in a feudal village with the biggest village green in the country.
     
  11. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Enjoying a perfect match of beer and food only by coincidence. A Weihenstephan Heffe along with German-style Brats in onions and bell peppers.

    CwrwAmByth, that beer sounds great. Always a fan of Belgian or Belgian style beers.
     
  12. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    You wouldn't be able to video that & post it on you tube would you?
     
  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    I'd like to but the built in webcam on my laptop is shite.
     
  14. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I feel a cold coming on
    shall take precautionary action with hoppy hops drink.
     
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  15. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Sounds like a brilliant plan even without being sick. There's something to drinking a cold away with good beer, because I was the last one in the house to start feeling ill with the Noro-bug. The evening I started showing symptoms I didn't hold back and the next morning I felt great.
     
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  16. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Going to give this Sainsbury's TtD Tap Room Brewing Company IPA a go

    It better be a genuine U.S. IPA coz my previous beer was Porterhouse's Hophead and if is a nasty knockoff
    it will fall flat.
     
  17. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Not too bad, worth a try by all means.

    Now let us see if Brooklyn can make a better IPA.
     
  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    East India? I like the stuff because it's a balanced one to my palate.
     
  19. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Brain's Dark yesterday at the Rose and Crown. Mild sells well there, in fact everybody there was drinking it until it ran out.Great beer to have available as I was the driver :)
     
  20. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Brains IPA is £1.99 a pint at the Flora. Not the word's best beer but that's the lowest price I've seen for an above 2.8% beer. Especially as you could tell it was really fresh. Having the brewery 20 minutes (5 minutes drive) down the road is pretty handy.
     
  21. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Still feeling full of a cold
    so it hops to drink then hop to bed
    Tucking into Hopdaemon's Skrimshander I.P.A.
    then tucking myself into bed.
     
  22. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Poor old Bevis.

    I've had a Hooky Gold and have just cracked GI's Nut Brown.....
     
  23. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Fuck my face.


    five pints of 7.2% + 'merican homebrewed and really fresh proper yankee IPAs and yank DIPAS


    Its not often I want to backup the likes of Marquis, but right now, I' love a mild or a bitter. Or a pint or four of water


    Those of you who have a superior constitution than me I salute you....
     
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  24. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Einstok's Toasted Porter.
     
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  25. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Last night was awesome thanks to a fellow BA. Started with some of my home brew oatmeal stout, the moved on to the great stuff, Cherry Rye BCBS, Three Floyds Dreadnaught, 2012 Abyss, finished with Lagunitas IPA. Probably won't drink for the next couple days to let my liver recover a bit.
     
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  26. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    I never forgot that beer is a drink!
    So much of the posting in BA is like car people who only talk about Ferraris, Porsches and Aston Martins when their greatest mileage is covered in family saloons (which to be honest do the job better)
    I regard the whole ethos of beer drinking to relate to this fact; it's a substitute for water and not for wine or spirits.I get the impression that many BAs look at beer as I look at wine , choose a bottle carefully and pick and choose the occasion when it's to be opened. There is a place for this with beer but surely only for a tiny fraction of the time? Beer's about pubs, people, socialising, drinking over long periods.
     
  27. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Though I don't see how beer can't be on par with a fine wine, especially a beautiful geuze with 3 years of love and craftsmanship going into it, I would agree the craft beer movement has been all about "special" beers lately.

    And yes, there are imminent dangers relating to that. Since I started getting seriously involved with beer roughly 2 years ago, my cellar has expanded to 50 different "big" bottles. And those are just the super special ones I only open with close friends or beer geeks because I feel they'd be wasted on people that don't understand the bold flavors I pursue.

    I've been on the prowl for good session beers lately, something to buy a few six-packs or a case of and just keep in my cellar or fridge for whenever I just want a non-descript beer. Punk IPA is one of those beers for me, I love it day or night, rain or shine. Don't care if it's BrewDog either :D Being on a diet has also made me pickier about my beers, as I'd hate to waste my calorie intake on garbage, or my money on stuff I pour down the drain.
     
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  28. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    That's a bit old fashioned. We're not living in the middle ages/the 1970s if you're up north, anymore. Beer has evolved, we now have the opportunity to drink it for the taste, rather than just to stay alive. It's not hard to see why people would choose a Jag or an Aston over a Ford is it? Especially when the difference is a few quid only.

    Anyway, it's more of a new thing for any kind of non spirit to be regarded as a treat to be consumed in small amounts. In olden times poorer people drank wine as much as they drank beer (in the 14th century English people consumed 3 times as much wine per person than they do today). It's what happens when you literally own Bordeaux for 300 years.
     
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  29. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    hmm I'm struggling to remember posting that :oops:

    Ginger beer for me today:)
     
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  30. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    I toast you for having the opportunity to try The Abyss!
     
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  31. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Will be celebrating the anniversary of the
    German defeat at Stalingrad
    with a bottle of genuine Russian beer
    - Baltika no 6 Porter
     
  32. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    But I need to gear myself up to the glory of the motherland
    starting with something low abv and bottle conditioned
    I know
    Balchder Cymru Bragdy
     
  33. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    from Conwy Brewery
    Moving eastwards and upwards on abv
    Ossett's Yorkshire Blonde
     
  34. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    With repect I've been involved in the evolution for a great many years. And by the way I do have a fun car (in fact I run two two seater sports cars) as well as my big family saloon.It's a matter of horses for courses.I prefer my good old fashioned brews over much of the "new wave" stuff (In fact, after the first few mouthsfull I lose interest in them) .I also recognise that my big car is a better vehicle for most of the time than my fun cars. It's all a matter of a time and a place for everything.
    I'm also a great lover and user of pubs.If people start drinking in what you call the "modern" way they won't survive.It's repeat orders which keep them going.
    As for fashion, I don't see that being old fashioned is a problem. My Dad always said that fashion is doing stupid things because lots of other people are doing them. I used to wear flares and kipper ties , thankfully I eventually took heed of my Dad and decided to make up my own mind.
     
  35. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I think this Yorkshire Blonde might have already been substituted for water :(
    Is it brewed to appeal to Stella Drinkers?
     
  36. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Same here. Even though the fashion in Britain is to drink sessionable beer in pubs. It's odd though, you always seem to slag off craft beer yet always take the hipster defence of being involved with it from the start.
     
  37. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Keeping the march east and into stronger beer territory with Brunehaut Ambree
     
  38. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    When did I ever slag off craft beer? I drink nothing else in the beer line.
    Drinking sessionable beer in pubs isn't really a fashion , that's what pubs have been for ever since I've been around.
     
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  39. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    .. and finally arriving in Mother Russia for the Baltika
     
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  40. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    You do it a lot, craft beer, or whatever you want to term the beer you consider people taking as a substitute for wine or spirits. You're constantly putting it down and I rarely see you say anything here that isn't a sly poke at beer that isn't from cask in a nice pub.
     
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