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

  1. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I know, I know
    maple bacon donut beer
    wrong on so many levels and I deep down realise it will taste godawful
    but I want it like Smeagol wants the ring
    perhaps it's a fetish beer or guilty pleasure ale.
     
  2. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Brains Craft Brewery did a bacon porter.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I also want :)
    want lots XD
    but I can't find it :(
     
  4. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    equally awful, avoid.
     
  5. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The lord has spoken, obey his commandment or be smited.
     
  6. Flibber

    Flibber Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Yesterday: Tetley Bitter, Guinness, Moorhouse's Black Cat mild, John Smith's Extra Smooth (yuck), San Miguel, Guinness.

    Also ordered a pint of Copper Dragon Golden Pippin, but it was undrinkable and I sent it back.
     
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  7. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    You can tell right away that a pint of Copper Dragon is off
    you can taste something :cool:
     
  8. Flibber

    Flibber Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Ha, I've had it before and it was OK, but this was disgustingly sour. Should have stuck to keg in that pub.
     
  9. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Had some John Smith's on cask a while back, though not the best beer in the world it was a decent enough pint and comparing it to smooth shows what kegging does to beer.
     
  10. Hopbomber

    Hopbomber Mar 4, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

     
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  11. Gold89

    Gold89 Sep 26, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    And pasteurization. And nitrogen. So not really (just) kegging.
     
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  12. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Fair enough.Add filtration to the list.But I didn't do this to my homebrews and they all ended up losing layers of complexity once kegged or bottled.Enough to make me give up. Anybody want to buy a full mash brewing setup?
     
  13. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Put it in a little barrel and drink it quickly?
     
  14. Flibber

    Flibber Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    I've heard the cask version is better but I've not had it. For whatever reason I find Extra Smooth really unpleasant, much worse than draught Guinness which is the only other nitrokeg beer I ever drink.
     
  15. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I've just realised that I've been a member of BA for exactly 3 years today! So it seems fitting that I'm about to pen my 1000th review.

    Number 1000 deserves a classic, so Cantillon Gueuze it is....
     
  16. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Happy Beerday :)
     
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  17. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Lats night's trip to pick up Rogue's Voodoo Maple & Bacon Donut went just slightly awry

    Stopped off first at the Manchester City Centre Prinkworks Bier keller
    where 2 pints steins of the Haus Bier where slightly malty and slightly wheaty
    and slightly too tempting at £3.60 each with the B.O.G.O.F offer
    this lead to a later than expected departure to travel by train to Macclesfield centre
    and the nearly opened artisan beer shop - Brewtique
    by the time I had arrived had just closed
    BUT it's owner being so devoted to the cause of good ale returned to his shop to serve me

    And how glad I was he did, not only a fantastic range of brews but really competetive prices
    if you can get to Macclesfield Brewtique is well worth a look
     
  18. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    A shame Ian Curtis isn't around to enjoy it.
     
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  19. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    First proper beer session in ages tonight.
    Old bottle of Siren Soundwave - still quite nice
    Buxton jacob's ladder - a cracker at 2.7%, really fruity
    Partizan FES - a yummy and boozy impy
    Kernel 4C IPA - excellent as ever
     
  20. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Mmmmmm that Cantillon was nice :)

    Tonight I'm kicking off with Ilkley's Mary Jane.
     
  21. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    First OU assignment done
    time for bacon & beer tho separately for now
    grilling some Waitrose bacon
    & cracking open a Fuller's Wild River
     
  22. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It's the equivalent of a Saturday night in my wonky week

    I need a REALLY good beer
    so I turn to Cheshire Brewhouse
    & their Engine Vein
    reminds me of the night a spent in Alderley Edge cave
     
  23. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Boggarts Cascade
    the more I drink from this brewery, the less I like
    oh dear
    It isn't terrible but it isn't great and considering the price I paid I am most disappointed.
     
  24. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Playing it safe with the next beer

    Anchor BigLeaf Maple
     
  25. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Blimey it's nearly 4 AM
    better make this the last beer
    Sadler's Thin Ice extra pale ale
    in no ways exceptional, not even in colour but fairly drinkable
     
  26. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I need to get to bed but
    I need to end with a tasty brew & that Sadler's Thin Ice wasn't it
    This Dalva does seem to be though

    and a good French beer to boot
    but then again where can you go wrong with a 8.5% strength
    American style double IPA?
     
  27. Padraig

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

    Tonight will consist of-

    Evil Twin- Falco
    Weird Beard- Hit The Lights
     
  28. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    annual comrades inspection of York Pub interiors yesterday, started at York Tap with Tapped Brew Co. Ember which was very tasty smoked Red Ale, followed by Mallinsons Citra. Moving on through various pubs and some, at times, disappointing beers I finished at Pivni where I enjoyed Hawkshead IPA (keg), Oscar Blues Dales Pale Ale (can), Stillwater Artisinal Stateside Saison (bottle) finishing with Drei Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend (bottle).
     
  29. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Mallinsons tap takeover in the toon yesterday, nice!

    Small chain craft bar for lunch, balked at the prices of the craft keg, made Brew Dog look a bargain. Voted with my feet. Also felt taken for a mug by prices in the specialist bottle shop. Looks like the end for me I'm afraid.
     
  30. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Work Tomorrow
    the start of my long shifts
    little drink tho, can of Courage Best
    if that's their best...........
     
  31. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Home brews for tonight and I have to say I love the novelty of pouring from a real tap rather than just a bottle.
     
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  32. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Castle Rock's Elsie Mo
    Victory Headwaters Pale Ale
     
  33. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Couple of pints of Old Hooky, an old friend which I haven't had for a while.Much enjoyed.
     
  34. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Really need a beer after half seeing the news


    Jesus on a Moped!
    Just when you thought the Star Wars Franchise couldn't get any worse

    It is now incorporating Britain's Got Talent/X Factor Bullshit >:'/

    Cheshire Brewhouse's Galaxy Blues Seems quite apt
     
  35. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I'm about to start at ground zero. A three way taste test between canned Fosters, Carling and Grolsch. The test will be to actually be find taste of any kind. Stay tuned.
     
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  36. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    My money is on Grolsch which has the tiniest taste of hops
    then Carling which has a minuscule whiff of Barley
    and lastly Fosters which I have to pass the turd factory it is skanked from every work day
     
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  37. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Old Bear Brewery's Yorkshire Ale
     
  38. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    selfless dedication to a thankless task.
     
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  39. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Ah, the joys of ticking...
     
  40. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Fancy going for the part of "street smart girl" myself.
     
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