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Great Britain UK Weekend Beerage

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

  1. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    :):D:cool:
     
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  2. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    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.
     
  3. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Not drinking anything tonight. Allergies are just killing me and they've really affected my beer consumption for over a month or so.
     
  4. JackOfAll

    JackOfAll Feb 13, 2011 United Kingdom (Wales)

    I'm moving tomorrow, which means I have to finish my Trappist month tonight. Finishing on a high, with Rochefort 8 and 10.
     
  5. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Slumming it up then, eh?? ;-)
     
  6. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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
     
  7. JackOfAll

    JackOfAll Feb 13, 2011 United Kingdom (Wales)


    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...
     
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  8. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    William's Bros Prodigal Sun. I've had a few of these, and it always goes down a treat.
     
  9. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
     
  10. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

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  11. Padraig

    Padraig Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
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  12. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
     
  13. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Good grief, I want to attend SO much. Sadly I'll not be any where near Lahndaan until Friday, drat and double drat!
     
  14. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    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.
     
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  15. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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
     
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  16. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
     
  17. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    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.
     
  18. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
     
  19. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
     
  20. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Arbor's Man v Beer. Story of my life.....

    (It tastes fantastic by the way).
     
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  21. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Taken to task? I see it more as a pleasant chat lol
     
  22. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
     
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  23. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Well y'knaa......I think I've spent too much time on other forums where it's less relaxed than here
     
  24. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Very good beer, though very odd. When you drink it bear in mind that it was brewed to be paired with Japanese food.
     
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  25. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    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 :)
     
  26. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Not much in the way of beer
    going to have to drink this Paddy's Tout **HOLDS NOSE**

    What?!?! It's actually quite drinkable.
     
  27. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Cantillon Iris, wonderful.
     
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  28. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Stopped by the Fyne tap room after climbing a hill and chomping down some lobster. Picked up some sanda blonde and black ipas
     
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  29. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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?
     
  30. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
     
  31. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I found Adnam's Spindrift on offer
    So will be drinking this for the rest of the night.
     
  32. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Moor's Illusion. So black and hoppy.....
     
  33. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
     
  34. seanyfo

    seanyfo Jan 2, 2006 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    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
     
  35. seanyfo

    seanyfo Jan 2, 2006 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    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!
     
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  36. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Ow, ow ow ow OW!
    Cheers
     
  37. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    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.
     
  38. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    That doesn't seem so bad, london beer shops here I come!
    Ta!
     
  39. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Plus, St. Lamvinus is actually amazing.
     
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  40. Padraig

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

    Bottle share around at a mate's house yesterday.

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    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
     
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