Great Britain UK Weekend Beerage

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

  1. marquis

    marquis Crusader (715) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Back to the Belvoir Brewery;in these days of pub closures here's a new pub which is buzzing even though right out in the sticks
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    and the Dark Horse (aka Shipstone's Mild) is as good as could be imagined
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  2. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,176) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    More Cerne with Smoked Sausage
    now onto McMullen Hertford Castle
     
  3. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,176) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    compared to the 89p & 50p that I've been paying for bottles of beer
    the £2.99 for the Tripel Karmeliet is big money lol
    let's see if it was worth it
     
  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,176) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    crammin' 2 lion stout's into on glass :)
    well they need drinking
     
  5. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Don't believe I've had that one. Was it aged on smoked sausage or did you Randall it?

    Also Tripel Karmeliet is fantastic.....

    Had a Wainwright earlier; now on Iron Maiden's Trooper. Disappointingly middle of the road.....
     
  6. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Brewdog's Jackhammer. Now this is more like it!
     
  7. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    BBF's Southville Hop (Oak Aged). Superb....
     
  8. Aye

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

    Had the ordinary version of Southville, well nice. Had a couple of Arbor's cask pale ales and found them wanting sadly. Their Deeper Down DIPA would have been very good if it hadn't been so murky. Their big dark numbers have hit the mark with this drinker though.

    Had a Partizan 5 grain porter. 'Saalright.
     
  9. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    The oak aged version was fantastic. Take a quality hoppy ale and add an extra layer of character to it. Regrettably I believe it was produced in very limited amount....

    Currently on a Fosters Radler. GOOD CALL
     
  10. Aye

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

    Arbor Ales tap takeover in the Toon starting Thursday including the Dark Alliance collab job. Might make that particular beer the last of the night, after the Goo Goo G'Joob maple stout

    Lets be honest, I'll probably be so scuppered by the end of the night that Aye's Excellent Inebriated CockedAles will appear.
    Imperial maple coffee stout anyone?
     
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  11. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I've polished off a Wainwright, and am now on Beartown's Wojtek.
     
  12. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    Hahaha. Would be...Uhhh, magnificent?
     
  13. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,716) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

  14. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,176) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I can just taste not tasting it lol
    ie when UK brewers add these elements usually its horribly insipid and the flavours not present
    I don't know if it's the because our beers are a lot lower alcohol strength
    or the way it is bottled but we just don't seem to do "big taste" beers :/
     
  15. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Yup, but the name is truly excellent!

    In other news, Krusovice is in my glass....
     
  16. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    Drinking a high-quality Quadruple out of a pint glass, and waiting for Bacchus or Dionysus or whatever-the-fuck-entity to strike me down.
     
  17. reprob8

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

    no beer tonight, fancied a Cider. Ampleforth Abbey Cider
     
  18. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    Any good? I thought the dubbel was unfortunately lacking.
     
  19. reprob8

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

    Yes, the beer is pretty poor but the cider is surprisingly good
     
  20. reprob8

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

    Northern Monk New World IPA, new, good, but it tastes like so many other IPA's that you could be forgiven for mistaking it for half a dozen others
     
  21. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,924) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Harvey Imperial Extra Double Stout 2008. Magnificent!
     
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  22. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Fosters Radler
    Duchy Golden something or other
    Arbor Colab 1B

    The Arbor brew shows hints of greatness but it's a bit of a mess.....
     
  23. reprob8

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

    I had beer with grains of paradise but not hints of greatness, sounds like a new shade on the Dulux Colour Wheel
     
  24. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,176) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It's too hot I am melting, not up to going anywhere
    want a beer but this cold can of Banks' Imperial Pale Ale will have to do
     
  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,924) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Hehe..I found a store online that is selling Harvey Elizabethan Ale. I'm getting 6 bottles.
    Man, I wish I could get some of the good fresh stuff you blokes are drinking but I guess I'll have to settle for the old stuff until when/if things change. ;)
     
  26. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Great Heck's Yakima IPA. Not bad.....
     
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  27. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    I had some Worthington's White Shield. A good way to start the weekend.
     
  28. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    A bit of a simplistic pairing, but that beer is outrageously good with cheese on toast.
     
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  29. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,716) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Cool article for anyone wanting to take their home brewing a bit further

    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/21/how-to-start-own-brewery?CMP=twt_gu

    Picked up my Double Dark Alliance, along with a can of Torpedo to lounge about in the sun with, Hoptimum, Weird Beard Fade to Black, Arbor Monsoon Saison, Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo Simcoe Mosaic (i think) and a Hitachino Nest Beer to try. Made the 6 mile round trip almost worth it.
     
  30. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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  31. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,716) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I will do, but if this heat keeps up I'll probably not want to drink it before I head off on Monday. Unless you reckon it'll be better fresh?
     
  32. Zimbo

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

    Hardknott Azimuth. Nice one.
     
  33. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    It will certainly be more coffee-forward fresh, and currently has a noticeable hop pungency that time will fade, but there's no doubt that it will still be a world class beer in a few months or even much longer than that.

    Did you only get the one bottle?
     
  34. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,716) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yes, it was £6.49 in my local, and at the time I wanted something more refreshing for later. There was one left in the shop though, might open mine tonight and go and see if its still there tomorrow if its as decent as you've said.
     
  35. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    Bear in mind that I love coffee stouts. If you're not as mad about the ol' Arabica bean then your opinion may vary.

    And I certainly understand your reason for not wanting to open it tonight.
     
  36. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    So far, Krusovice Cerne and Moorhouse's Black Cat. More to come....
     
  37. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,716) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Don't think I've ever had a coffee centred imperial before, but I really loved Cromarty Brewed Awakening and Summer Wine Barista.
     
  38. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Founders Centennial IPA. Hopulicious....
     
  39. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,716) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Hot tip of the day, fill an ipa bottle you just finished witg water to drink from. Tastes like volvic touch of fruit with hops as the fruit instead of strawberrys!
     
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