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Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Nov 10, 2012.
Thwaites Original Bitter C+
Strangely enough, it's growing on me, call it 71%
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...
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
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
Buxton's American Rye
Now that's what I was expecting on the nose
that kind of fruit salad type ting
Tiny rebel beat box, fubar, full nelson, billabong, urban ipa, vader shuffle, np10, and another pale ale I forgot by them.
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?
Oakham's Inferno in a battle royale with Keltek's Natural Magik!
Inferno, is this what Shipyard were aiming for with their IPA?
Not quite there, quite tasty but somehow something is lacking.
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.
I can see that adding the depth & complexity of taste to make whole.
I like that mix of styles with the NM
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
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
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.
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
Mate I was as surprised as you.
It could be me
I was dangerously enjoying that bottle of Thwaites Original Bitter the other night lmao
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
Denial isn't just a river in Egypt. Call AA, today!
Currently sipping on a Timmermans Strawberry - not the finest lambic. Oh well.....
by my reckoning you should have just about finished that sickly sugar bomb by now, hope something better is in store for you tonight.
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.
My current guilty pleasure
Thwaites Original Bitter
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.
Opened a bottle of Oakham Bishop's Farewelll
Blimey! its got a bigger nose than Barry Manilow
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.
It's been a tough day
finishing the last of the Krusovice Imperial
Coursework finally finished, celebratory beer ahoy. I think a whole 750 of Cuvee St. Gilloise to myself should suffice.
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.
Which breweries were they?
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.
Man fridge, bacon, beer, and black pudding. The shelf above just has microwave curries and onion bhajis. Should be a good weekend!
Chimay Spéciale Cent Cinquante.
Torpedo. Photonic in nature.
Arbor ales' Wakatu. Wacky.....
Continuing with Kernel's Simcoe +. Tasty....
Beer karma's back
Return of the (Beer Karma)
Etre had it in stock last week for €8. I was half tempted.
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