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Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Nov 10, 2012.
Don't really want to say it but I really preferred Dale's. Had a lovely bready biscuity juicy quality which was so well integrated and balanced with a long yet restrained classy bitterness. Very nice. The SNPA was quite soft and malt forward and sort of fell apart over the course of the poured bottle. Not a good showing but unfortunately the usually reliable Sierra Nevada has thrown up a number of disappointments lately.
Not drinking anything tonight. Allergies are just killing me and they've really affected my beer consumption for over a month or so.
I'm moving tomorrow, which means I have to finish my Trappist month tonight. Finishing on a high, with Rochefort 8 and 10.
Slumming it up then, eh?? ;-)
Sonnet 43 India Pale Ale
An old style IPA following in the footsteps of such classics of the style as GK IPA and McEwans IPA.
Their Blonde is nowt to write home about either but I hear good things about their bourbon milk stout
I am going to be so depressed next week when I look over at the shelf where this lot used to be. I need to be friends with some more monks...
William's Bros Prodigal Sun. I've had a few of these, and it always goes down a treat.
after a morning banging away on the keyboard getting the beer list together for BSF @ GBBF it has been a pleasurable afternoon /early evening sinking a few pints of Ossett Citra.
I'm going to have to load up on steak before I go in, just in case I catch veganism.
Bottle share at a mate's house with some interesting US and Belgian things on the list.
And maybe a trip to CBC's 2nd birthday. Some one off things on cask that look interesting.
As always a beertastic journey through London. Stopped off at St. Pancras for a few bottles - Beavertown Hara Kari Saison, Partizan 7-grain porter, Hospital Records signature brew beer, and a couple of others I forget. Then to Paddington and some Meantime Friesian Pilsener on keg at the Beer House, then a pint each of Fullers Sticky Wicket and Discovery - both distinctly mediocre, I wish Fullers would put a bit more effort into the seasonals.
Not bad for never leaving the train stations though.
Good grief, I want to attend SO much. Sadly I'll not be any where near Lahndaan until Friday, drat and double drat!
Hayfever is getting the better of me. Everything I've sampled lately has tasted off. Nothing for me again. Think I'll pop my eyes out, run them under some cold water and re-insert for maximum relief.
It might sound bonkers but if you have any swimming goggles
try wearing them for half an hour or so, it works a treat.
Rogue bottle of Torpedo appeared in Tescos
so having this as my solitary beer tonight
was expecting an ancient faded thing
but still a whole lot of flavour if a little less aroma
Can't see the attraction in Torpedo mesel', thought it was ok but nothing special.
Tiny Rebel Urban IPA tonight, floral, perfumey,, plenty of malt in evidence and a hint of hairspray.
I bought a Samuel Smith pack that had 3 beers, 2 coasters, and a glass. I drank the 3 from that glass...Nutbrown, Oatmeal, and India Ale.
it's more a case, well almost a case of Hobson's choice
the missus is to ill at the moment to be left for me to get some cask beer at a good pub
and its basically the best thing that my Tesco could offer.
Better than my Tossco which has a small selection of dull piss.
Not trying to take you to task about your beer choice, just noticed that Torpedo seems to be a popular choice and wondered what I am missing and with SN in general.
Arbor's Man v Beer. Story of my life.....
(It tastes fantastic by the way).
Taken to task? I see it more as a pleasant chat lol
Also you might want to try a spoonful of local honey per day. Not sure whether it works instantly or you have to build it up for next year but it's something to do with the pollen from local plants being in it in small amounts and building up immunity or something. Worked for me for a while, I randomly had a few years with no hayfever. And my hayfever used to be bad, like giving me rashes and bronchitis bad.
Well y'knaa......I think I've spent too much time on other forums where it's less relaxed than here
Very good beer, though very odd. When you drink it bear in mind that it was brewed to be paired with Japanese food.
It's a right royal pain.Mine suddenly disappeared the first summer I packed up work.Never came back at all.When I did suffer,cortisone injections worked extremely well.But not as well as idleness!
Back to topic, helped at a small festival today (30 beers and 10 ciders) , sampled most of them but can't remember which was which
Not much in the way of beer
going to have to drink this Paddy's Tout **HOLDS NOSE**
What?!?! It's actually quite drinkable.
Cantillon Iris, wonderful.
Stopped by the Fyne tap room after climbing a hill and chomping down some lobster. Picked up some sanda blonde and black ipas
Not that I come across Cantillon ever round here but the online beer sellers' prices aren't cheap. Anyone have an idea of what the going rates are please?
Red Willow Brewery Wreckless Pale Ale, hazy, yeasty with a medicinal note in the finish. I handled and poured it carefully too, shame as I've liked their other beers. I'll pick up another when I am on my beer travels next week and give it another go.
I found Adnam's Spindrift on offer
So will be drinking this for the rest of the night.
Moor's Illusion. So black and hoppy.....
When I got Iris it was £7.19 - but that was almost exactly two years ago. St. Lamvinus was £10.19. Both from beers of europe.
Mamouche earlier this year was about £12 and Cuvee St. Gilloise about £10 from beermerchants.
Fullers Vintage Ales 2011 and 2012.
Not particularly complex either of them to me for the 8.5%, not worth the expense. Would rather have had a Traquair House Ale
Also meant to add,
Went to a tasting at Oddbins with Knops Brewery the other day. Robert, the brewer, was a nice fella. That black cork is tasty stuff!
Ow, ow ow ow OW!
750ml though, so you can think of it as two and a bit drinks, which makes it not a lot more expensive than beers from the Kernel or somewhere like that.
That doesn't seem so bad, london beer shops here I come!
Plus, St. Lamvinus is actually amazing.
Bottle share around at a mate's house yesterday.
Green Flash- Saison Diego
De Molen- Hel & Verdoemenis 666-ish
Brooklyn- Black Ops (2012)
Struise- Black Albert Batch 0
Struise- Black Damnation I
Stone- Arrogant Bastard
Chimay- Bleue (Grande Réserve) 2010
Brew By Numbers- Saison 01/01 (Citra).....first batch from the new brewery in the unlabelled bottle
Blaugies/Hill Farmstead- La Vermontoise
Jester King- Das Wunderkind
Magic Rock- Un-Human Cannonball
Sierra Nevada- Hoptimum
La Cumbre- Elevated IPA
Toccalamatto- Grooving Hop
Jolly Pumpkin- Bam Bière
Cantillon- Cuvée Saint-Gilloise (2012)
Tilquin- Oude Quetsche
Weird Beard- Nelson Saison