Great Britain UK Weekend Beerage

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

  1. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Cairngorm's White Lady. Unexceptional....
     
  2. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (618) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Trooper, ok but should be better Bruce

    Hobgoblin from can courtesy of my dad, he pointed out their "oi lager boy, you afraid of taste" advertising for possibly the fifteenth time, I think he's going senile.Still could be worse

    Three homebrews, a porter that is lovely, a bitter that is decent and a sort of jarl inspired clone that tastes of lilt. But so much better

    Also had Broughton 6.2 IPA yesterday, was ok, a tad too sweet though. I think if you are going to do an American style IPA from cask you had better make it really dry as the soft carbonation doesn't help you there
     
  3. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,690) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Bottle? Was the bottle signed by Christopher Timothy? :rolleyes:
     
  4. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Waitrose German Pils. Quite nice....
     
  5. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,688) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The beers of europe site is so slow and useless. I don't even want to buy anything, just browse damn it.
     
  6. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,688) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Actually screw that, £1.25 for Sierra Nevada Porter and £1 for Rothaus Tannen Zapfle pils? Yes please.
     
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  7. marquis

    marquis Crusader (707) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Rain forecast, turned out warm and sunny! Just the opposite of what normally happens. So off to the Wheel Inn in Branston, a lovely village which makes the Cotswolds look very ordinary.
    Began with Belvoir Brewery's Gordon Bennett , then a drop of Bateman's XB for old time's sake. It's still a pint you can drink all night, something I can't say about a lot of present day beers.To finish off , some Heavenly Blonde from Oldershaw Brewery which is I believe in a garage in Grantham. Or was when I last visited it. All in stunning nick in a superb pub.
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  8. reprob8

    reprob8 Initiate (94) May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    couple of pints of Bernard Unfiltered whilst organising beers for GBBF International bar.
     
  9. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Robinson's Build a Rocket Boys! Crap....
     
  10. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,688) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Kicking off the weekend with Augustiner Helles. S'ok.
     
  11. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Will be doing a taste off between Dale's Pale Ale and SN Pale Ale later tonight.
     
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  12. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    You're right, sadly that is still the case. Website designers...they're the bloody used car salesman of the 21st Century.
     
  13. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (618) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I just did a taste off of the Courage and Harveys stouts as that earlier thread tickled my interest

    Harveys wins, what a great beer. I'd had the courage before but not the Harveys
     
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  14. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,688) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The upside was that the next day delivery came at 8.20 am so I didn't have to wait in all day!
     
  15. Aye

    Aye Aspirant (239) Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Brewfist Spaceman IPA, a bit of a mess, oily, sweet and clangingly metallic. Shame as the nose promised so much more. Might be a bit past it.
     
  16. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Service is always good for BoE. Too bad their online face does not do their greatness justice.
     
  17. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,688) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Very true. I'm glad the reduced to clear section is harder to find now. Means it won't sell out as quickly!
     
  18. Aye

    Aye Aspirant (239) Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The Kernel Table Beer, maybe I can palm the second bottle off onto someone.
     
  19. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Lou Pepe Famboise. Probably more to come.
     
  20. Aye

    Aye Aspirant (239) Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Kernel Table Beer is growing on me. The thinness of the beer and lack of balancing sweetness threw me after drinking their higher gravity stuff.
    Next up Kernel Beer De Table followed by Tabelle Bier and Birra Tavola
     
  21. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,688) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Jacob Edel pils and rothaus tannen zapfle with a curry. Say what you want about milds, you can't beat lager with a curry.
     
  22. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Paradox Springbank. Whisky & Beer....

    This bottle was given to me for my birthday about 3 or 4 years ago - I figured it was about time to crack it open!
     
  23. Aye

    Aye Aspirant (239) Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Anarchy We Are Knuckle Dragger DIPA
     
  24. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Ilkley's Siberia Rhubarb Saison. Tart but intriguing.
     
  25. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
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    Got one on it's way to me right now. :)

    This weekend a Kiwi mate who own's a local deli that sells decent beer had an evening event for the solstice where multiple Kernels, Beavertowns, Buxtons and Partizans were sunk (Bloody 'Ell being the highlight).

    Also had a Bristol Saison which continued their unbroken run of beers I've sampled but haven't thought much of.

    There was some macro Kiwi stuff going around that the owner described as 'the antithesis of craft beer'. He got it cheap off the distributor as it was going out of date but still managed to flog it all on the night. Unfortunately I didn't get to sample it. Later on I popped open a 3F Intense Red which I regret because I was too battered to really enjoy it.

    Last night had this years Fantome Saison which was pretty disappointing compared to the last batch I got.
     
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  26. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,688) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I absolutely loved Bloody 'Ell. Did you try Heavy Water by any chance? Got a bottle sitting in my flat.
     
  27. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
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    Not tried that Heavy Water yet. It will get ticked soon no doubt.

    Bloody 'Ell is one of the best things they've done I think. Need to grab it again before it disappears. Their brewpub said they haven't been able to get hold of any more so I assume it's all out in the market place.
     
  28. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,688) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    They're making more of it so hopefully it'll be one of the regulars soon enough!

    Also: http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/to-ol-mine-is-bigger-than-yours-xxxl damn it's all sold out, was this close to buying it...
     
  29. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Bulldog Strong Ale. Looks quite nice, shame about the lack of flavour....
     
  30. reprob8

    reprob8 Initiate (94) May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    and not a Saison, nothing vaguely reminiscent of a Saison. But not bad.
     
  31. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    This.

    Went nice with some Indian food, mind.
     
  32. Aye

    Aye Aspirant (239) Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    5AM Saint.
     
  33. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Just finished a Black Sheep Holy GrAle, and am now on a Thwaites Nutty Black.
     
  34. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,690) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I got to get me more of the Harvey's. A pretty much "unknown" brew in the US and I hope it stays that way until I fill my quota. :rolleyes:
     
  35. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Don't worry - I'd say it's 'unknown' over here as well....
     
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  36. Aye

    Aye Aspirant (239) Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Off to visit her family next week which will take us eventually to the Plume of Feathers in Greenwich, a Harvey's house and
    several pints of Sussex Best Bitter. I'll sink one for you BB.
    En route we'll also take in Palmers of Bridport, Symondsbury cider shed, possibly Borough market area and a newish brewery near Tonbridge.
     
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  37. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,688) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Pretty much everything European is unknown in America except Sam Smiths (omg that imperial stout is so traditional and balanced) and Cantillon (soursoursoursour its not good if its not a sour)
     
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  38. marquis

    marquis Crusader (707) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Chesapeake from the nearby Newby Wyke brewery , quite a reasonable pint and at £1.95 at Wetherspoons quite good value for a 5.5% cask beer.
     
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  39. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,070) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I am having a real hard time finding some bottles of decent, affordable and accesible beer for this weekend :(
     
  40. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,690) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    How did that turn out?
     
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