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

  1. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Thwaites Original Bitter C+
     
  2. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Strangely enough, it's growing on me, call it 71%
     
  3. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Is it as cold as a witch's tit down there in England or it just here?
    Either way, its a choice between a couple of Fyne beers, an imperial stout or something from Belgium. Decisions, decisions, decisions...
     
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  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I saw a "new" label and blindly grabbed Sainbo's TtD Summer Ale and threw it in the trolley
    had fanciful ideas of a William Bros beer brimming with fruity hops
    just pulled it out its Shep Neame
    opened it and there is the standard "Golden beer" B.O. aroma :confused:
     
  5. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It has been freezing right up till Yesterday here in Manchester
    A couple of warmish days has made me less irritated that all the beers that I could find have been mostly Blonde & Golden
     
  6. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Buxton's American Rye
    Now that's what I was expecting on the nose
    that kind of fruit salad type ting
     
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  7. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Tiny rebel beat box, fubar, full nelson, billabong, urban ipa, vader shuffle, np10, and another pale ale I forgot by them.
     
  8. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Just had absolutely stunning Full English with 3 types of sausage & 2 types of bacon
    will have a nap and to assist this Wadworth Horizon

    Am I being cynical but are brewer's using "Summer" "Golden" "Blonde" & "Zesty"
    to produce very lacklustre beers cheaply that end up very similar to UK BMC lagers?
     
  9. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Oakham's Inferno in a battle royale with Keltek's Natural Magik!
     
  10. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Inferno, is this what Shipyard were aiming for with their IPA?
    Not quite there, quite tasty but somehow something is lacking.
     
  11. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Cracking on cask mind. God bless B&Ms! Just finishing a Citra, thought the NM was a bit of a muddle. I'll pick more up tomorrow, y'know, just to be sure.
     
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  12. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    YeS!
    I can see that adding the depth & complexity of taste to make whole.

    I like that mix of styles with the NM
     
  13. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    If anyone's interested, from the biershop bayern website:

    Dear beer lover,

    Together with you we want to put a sign of European friendship,
    especially during these days where the media is full of critical reports
    and crises.

    Our European network of beer lovers is already working so well that we
    were awarded with the “Golden beer-idea” for our national and
    international commitment to the diversity of beer by the Bavarian
    brewers association. This is a great motivation for us to present even
    more than 1000 different beers.

    As a special gift, you get 10% discount on all beers during the
    friendship weeks England and Bavaria with this promotion code:”EUROPE”.

    Kind beer friendship regards

    Artur Marienfeld
     
  14. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Gave the Keltek Natural Magik another go. Chilled it a little more to see if it stopped it gushing, it did but this time the head died in minutes. The beer was a damn sight murkier than before with none of the fruity hoppiness, just a one dimensional bitterness from start to finish. Even letting the remainder of the bottle warm up did little to improve it. The manky diabetic horse sample lurks within an arms length of me and I can't bring myself to drink anymore.
    Apparently the recipe was made as a Taste The Difference pie ingredient, yeah well gravy is all its fit for.
     
  15. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Well either there are massive quality issues (I had a second bottle last night & though it wasn't the great ale I had with the first bottle it wasn't as bad as you have described)
    or there is no accounting for (my) taste :confused:
     
  16. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Mate I was as surprised as you.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It could be me
    I was dangerously enjoying that bottle of Thwaites Original Bitter the other night lmao
     
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  18. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Drinking Gravy.......now I've seen everything. I can die a happy man!

    In other news, I've had 99 Red Baboons, Theakston's Masham Glory and am now on Weihenstephaner's Vitus.

    Back to work tomorrow after a two week break :(
     
  19. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

  20. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Denial isn't just a river in Egypt. Call AA, today!

    Currently sipping on a Timmermans Strawberry - not the finest lambic. Oh well.....
     
  21. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    by my reckoning you should have just about finished that sickly sugar bomb by now, hope something better is in store for you tonight.
     
  22. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Tried Marble's Earl Grey IPA at the Euston Tap last night. It's pleasant enough, albeit very perfumed (as you'd expect). I also had two pints of Magic Rock's Dark Arts, which is a spectacular stout on cask.
     
  23. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    My current guilty pleasure
    Thwaites Original Bitter
     
  24. JackOfAll

    JackOfAll Feb 13, 2011 United Kingdom (Wales)

    Had my Westy 12 at long last. Lovely dark fruit and spice, very rum-like and a little heavy on the carbonation for me. Not what I was expecting at all. 100 on BA and Ratebeer is a little too much hype, but it is still a good, complex flavour. I'd give it a good 80 odd I reckon.
    Weirdly the only beer my girlfriend has wanted another sip of. I hope I haven't found the one beer she likes after paying what I did for it.
     
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  25. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Opened a bottle of Oakham Bishop's Farewelll
    Blimey! its got a bigger nose than Barry Manilow
     
  26. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Yup! It was rather sweet - lambics with sweetners tend to have a faint artificial flavour that lurks and makes it even worse. Never mind.....

    I've had a rather old Hole-Hearted and am now sipping on Sunbeam Ales' Honey + Lavender. An interesting effort; the lavender is well judged and quite subtle.
     
  27. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It's been a tough day
    finishing the last of the Krusovice Imperial
     
  28. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Coursework finally finished, celebratory beer ahoy. I think a whole 750 of Cuvee St. Gilloise to myself should suffice.
     
  29. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Just finished a bottle of Bristol United Brewer's Collaboration 2012 Smoked Porter. Six breweries - one beer. Pretty good it was too.....

    Wrapping things up with an Old Tom.
     
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  30. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Which breweries were they?
     
  31. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Out for lunch, tried the Reverend James, it was so nice that I had two more.
    I remember not being too impressed with this beer in the past ; perhaps when it came from the Crown Buckley brewery , must have been 20 years back.
     
  32. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    [​IMG]
    Man fridge, bacon, beer, and black pudding. The shelf above just has microwave curries and onion bhajis. Should be a good weekend!
     
  33. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante.
     
  34. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Torpedo. Photonic in nature.
     
  35. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Arbor ales' Wakatu. Wacky.....
     
  36. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Continuing with Kernel's Simcoe +. Tasty....
     
  37. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Beer karma's back
     
  38. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Return of the (Beer Karma)

     
  39. Padraig

    Padraig Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
    Beer Trader

    Etre had it in stock last week for €8. I was half tempted.
     
  40. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I fucking hate that song Trendy chavvy shallow egotistical wank the equivalent of Foster's Gold
    that stopped Manic Street Preachers only Ritchie era number 1 with Faster :mad:
     
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