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

  1. EmperorBevis

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    When it comes to bottled beers I always think of three basic ratings
    1) Good drinking and seek out
    2) Terrible and never drink again
    and the third and final category which Black Sheep's Pythonesque brew falls into
    3) Alright, in the event the beer in a pub is off/all bland keg (and they have it) worth buying again
     
  2. EmperorBevis

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  3. jazzyjeff13

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    Green Devil IPA - woooo! Make the most of it; I heard that Oakham can't get enough citra hops to make more of it for a while.....

    I'm having a Yorkshire Terrier.

    PS. Welcome back! Where have you been?
     
  4. EmperorBevis

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    Martha's Mild though at 5.3 % she isn't timid
     
  5. jazzyjeff13

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    Sainsbury's Tap Room IPA - not bad. Perhaps a tad weak by US standard but a fairly tasty beer nonetheless.
     
  6. reprob8

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    happy daze. visited the brewery in 2001
     
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  7. CwrwAmByth

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    I find it hard to review beers because the fact that I like beer makes it hard to go out of the categories of:
    1)I really fucking love this beer.
    2)This beer is really nice.
    3)Eurgh pour it down the sink.

    Can't find my middle ground :(
     
  8. jazzyjeff13

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    Solution: try more average beers from the supermarket (cheap). The ones that aren't literally terrible but are pretty boring. This will give you a baseline from which to determine whether a beer is above average or utter shit :)

    Right - the Tap Room IPA was OK. Now I'm on Arbor Ale's Dr Rudi (single hop). Never heard of this NZ variety before but it's quite nice, if subtle.
     
  9. EmperorBevis

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    Saison Dupont Biologique
     
  10. jazzyjeff13

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    Rounding the evening off with an Old Tom. Yum....
     
  11. CwrwAmByth

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    Discovering the second pub in Paddington station meant that I travelled how people did in the olden days - ever so slightly wankered. Not a shabby establishment with 2 meantime beers on tap (Saison de Nuit and Pale Ale) as well as an assortment of other stuff (5am saint, brooklyn lager, liefmans etc), though who on earth would pay a fiver for a bottle of Sam Adams I do not know.
     
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    Stupidly busy at work & at home.
     
  13. ReluctantScoop

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    Brodie's Londoner Weiss
    Kona Big Wave
    Partizan FES
    St Feuillien/Green Flash Black Saison
    Buxton Smokey & The Band Aid
    Kona Pipeline Porter

    Which passed the time of day as England kept the Grand Slam alive.
     
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  14. EmperorBevis

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    I saw some of this, is it worth a go?
     
  15. EmperorBevis

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    Wood's Shropshire Lad for my post sunday dinner beer.

    Hopefully all the ale is now

    All Thriller, No Filler!
     
  16. EmperorBevis

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    Now let's see what the fuss is all about
    & crack open this
    Mikkeller - Jackie Brown.
     
  17. jazzyjeff13

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    Jackie Brown is pretty solid. And I'd like to try Smoky & the Band Aid as well.

    I've had a Yorkshire Square ale and am now quaffing a large bottle of Punk :)
     
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    following a Keith Floyd style cooking session, just the one bottle of Rioja, I settled on a a Sam Smiths Yorkshire Stingo. Tasty.
     
  19. EmperorBevis

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    I don't know the words so Anchor Brewing Humming Ale seems fitting!

    If they have more than one of the Smokey when I call in the local bottle shop will grab one for you
    What is the Square like btw?
     
  20. jazzyjeff13

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    Very kind of you to offer - I wouldn't mind knowing how much before I commit though ;). I was hoping that my local shop would stock it, but apparently not.....

    The Square was rather old and past it's best, although I've had it plenty of times before. It's a decent ale, but won't blow your socks off. I don't know if Black Sheep beers turn up in your local supermarkets?

    Now sipping on 8-Wired's Big Smoke - it's big and smoky! A pretty incredible brew; rich and intensely aromatic with plenty of roasted malt and rauch....
     
  21. EmperorBevis

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    The Smokey and band aid are about in the region of £2.50 so no big deal really
    always Black Sheep in at the stores
    always missed the square though lol
     
  22. EmperorBevis

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    Oh go on then
    one for the road!
    Porterhouse BrainBlasta
     
  23. jazzyjeff13

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    Cool - Smoky is much cheaper than I imagined! As for Yorkshire Square, maybe it's just sold locally (though I can't imagine why).

    Finishing up with a Guinness FES. Like a Boss....
     
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    La Chouffe for me.

    There's something both pleasing and worrisome about drinking an 8% beer out of a Hoegaarden glass on a Monday night.

    First time I've had it, it's lovely.
     
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    First time? Really? Wonderful beer. Costs about two Euro in a Belgian supermarket, the bastards.
     
  26. jazzyjeff13

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    Bavaria's 0.0% Wit - meh. Now on Freeminer's Honey ale, the hops and honey don't exactly make great bedfellows....
     
  27. ImperialStoat

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    Buxton Wild Boar
    Cantillon Cuvee St. Gilloise
    Stone Old Guardian

    I AM HAPPY.
     
  28. EmperorBevis

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    Right! Superb pancakes made & as a reward to myself for services to culinary delights poured a
    Samuel Adams Summer Ale
     
  29. jazzyjeff13

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    Mann's Brown Ale. Old school....
     
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  30. jazzyjeff13

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    Ilkley Pale. Light but pleasantly hoppy....
     
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    Just had a Kernel India Export Porter, very easily my favourite porter in the world, and have now moved onto a three month old bottle of Houblon Chouffe. This beer is so much better when reasonably fresh.

    FUCK.
     
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    More La Chouffe for me and a can of Mcewans export that has been sitting in my beer cupboard for the last six months, just sitting there taunting me, so I decided to end its horrible existence.

    I often wonder how much extra effort and cost it would take to improve a beer like McEwans export to something worthwhile. Surely not much?
     
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    Fullers Past Masters Old Burton Ale, now it has a few months on it there is a definite change for the better. Will certainly look forward to drinking it in another 12 months time.
    Followed by the sublime Lion Stout, sumptuous is the word to sum up this beer.
     
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  35. CwrwAmByth

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    Roosters Outlaw Mad Hatter Jasmine Green Tea IPA.

    Quite a mouthful, shame the beer isn't as good as I'd hoped.
     
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    Had one of those Tesco-branded Brewdog DIPAs. Very pleased since it was Hardcore at almost half the cost. Also tried Oakham Inferno and Jeffrey Hudson Bitter. Both were excellent!
     
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    Opening Barnsley's Valentine special beer "Get Thi Coit - Tha's pulled!"
     
  38. EmperorBevis

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    N.I.N & Lymestone Brewery Stone Dead (6.66%)
    If Blink 182 can have Halloween on Christmas I can have it on Valentines
     
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  40. CwrwAmByth

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    You could try those sites you get t-shirts and badges etc custom printed. They might do posters too and you can just copy and past the image. Probably wouldn't be great quality though.
     
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