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Great Britain What are we drinking this weekend?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Tripel Karmeliet. I had to trade for it but lord, it was worth the effort.
     
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  2. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I be back and full of Butcombes too
     
  3. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Had the Quad from Trappist Rochefort it was spectacular, and I was still thirsty afterwards so i followed it up with a 90 schilling ale from Odell. Needless to say I slept like a baby afterwards.
     
  4. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Some creatively cutting remarks there Scoops. I'd probably put Adnams in the same boat there controversially speaking or not.
     
  5. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Oh yeah, this morning for the first time in over 100 years I had a locally made cask ale, de Brus Blonde.
    Vinous, grainy and complex, it roams with its honey and lemon grass into sour territory at times. There's nothing else quite like it.
     
  6. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I knew you were old but blimey!

    I'm currently quaffing a Bishop's Tipple.
     
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  7. Loveyourbeer

    Loveyourbeer Mar 24, 2011 Virginia

    Their Tripel is amazing.
     
  8. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Oakham's Citra. Delicious.
     
  9. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Tidy drop. Their latest beer, which I had last week, Carioca is an absolute belter - don't hesitate to imbibe!
     
  10. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Slowly drinking Struise - Coffee Club Black Damnation IV.

    Not as good as Mocha Bomb IMHO - but still a real espresso treat.
     
  11. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    Returning to an old favorite, and indulging in a new :)

    the old: Fuller's 1845

    the new: homebrewed "Fuggles Yorkshire Mild" (named after our cat, Fuggles, and using only Fuggles for hopping...a bit over-attenuated at 4.1% abv, but wonderful toasty malt and biscuit notes w/some fruity esters from the Timothy Taylor yeast...my first all-grain beer, and DELICIOUS...also the first homebrewed ale my wife's liked)
     
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  12. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Better watch your wording there jazzy...:D
     
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  13. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I'll keep an eye out for that - perhaps it will turn up in my local specialist shop. They currently have big bottles of Green Devil IPA at a great price.
     
  14. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Family meal at a Syrian restaurant byob but I was asked not for going over the top last time.

    So had nothing but crap Shiraz to hlp me put up with the usual round of insults.

    Got home and have demolished the Adnams/M&S blonde, anyone fancy a dram of lighter fluid lmao.
     
  15. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    Will be headed to Ireland in about an hour. I will start with a Guinness then who knows. I can't use my phone there so this will be my only post for a couple weeks.
     
  16. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Now sipping on RedWillow's Smokeless. It's smoky and a bit fruity. Interesting....
     
  17. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    drinking a Double Espresso from the GBBH- only now I realise that I don't know the brewery at all- Traditional Scottish Ales? It's quite good regardless.
     
  18. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I've had one other beer from them - the Oatmeal Stout. It's available at Tesco. Is the Double Espresso decent in terms of body/flavour? I've got one but haven't cracked it yet.

    Tesco's Traditional Porter (Old Engine Oil)....
     
  19. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    slightly thin body, but the taste is pretty great, if you like espresso- lots of burnt coffee. I'd describe it as the kid brother of Emelisse's espresso beer.
     
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  20. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Now rounding out the evening with a Struise Outblack.
     
  21. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Finishing this evenings bottle in with Kernels - London Brick Collaboration Red Rye Ale.
    Now this is the fucking business. Forget your well kept cask "brown twig water" beers !!!
     
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  22. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    So far, a Harvest ale and now Anchor's Steam Beer.
     
  23. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    tonight it has been Saltaire Blonde accompanied by Hank Wangford
     
  24. fx20736

    fx20736 Mar 7, 2009 New York

    Fuller's London Pride. Today and every day.
     
  25. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I've polished off Castle Rock's Elsie Mo and have now turned my eye to bigger things.

    It's time for review no. 600! Rochefort 10 is on the menu - I've been meaning to crack this one for a while. Rich and fruity......and replete with booziness.....
     
  26. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Brewster's Andromeda, fresh from the FV at the brewery. After taking a screwdriver to a bag of Galaxy hops to break them up & a nice spot of mash-tun raking-out, I've earned it :)
     
  27. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    I was at their brewery tap-the Marquis of Granby at Granby- last night and had some of their gorgeous Stilton Porter.Now it's back to Norfolk and a diet of Adnam's, Woodeforde's etc, trying to avoid GK which is everywhere.
     
  28. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    O
    I'm off there tonight for some, ahem, 'quality checks'...
     
  29. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    A few years ago it was runner up as CAMRA pub of the year under different management (the couple still live in the house opposite)
    It went from being a pub struggling to serve a nine a week to selling 1500 different beers in a couple of years.
    Now down to just 5 pumps it's a gem of a place. Also give the Boot and Shoe a visit-just round the corner and totally unspoiled.
     
  30. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    A few years ago it was runner up as CAMRA pub of the year under different management (the couple still live in the house opposite)
    It went from being a pub struggling to serve a nine a week to selling 1500 different beers in a couple of years.
    Now down to just 5 pumps it's a gem of a place. Also give the Boot and Shoe a visit-just round the corner and totally unspoiled.
     
  31. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The beers I sampled in the Prince of Wales pub during my month in Somerset:
    Teignworthy Reel Ale, Gun Dog and Beachcomber
    Sharps Cornish Coaster, Atlantic IPA
    Yeovil Summerset, Stargazer
    Bays Gold
    Butcombe Gold

    Not a very inspiring selection to be honest, lots of similar "golden ales" and bitters, served straight out of the barrel. The Sharps Cider was quite nice too.
     
  32. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Fuller's ESB
    Sorry but not feeling the love with this one
    Does the B stand for bland?
     
  33. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Extra Sudsy Bollocks.

    I had two beautiful Dutch IPAs. Wanted to test them out to see if I wanted to bring some for Ruds on my UK trip. I then went to the liquor store the next morning and they were closed. Well shit.
     
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  34. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It stands for Eat Shit Belgium.
     
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  35. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Ruds has plenty of beer, give them to me :p
     
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  36. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Was the chief brewer at Fullers Austin Powers?
     
  37. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    2010 Cantillon Kriek, Goose Island Nightstalker, Flying Dog In De Wildeman IPA, and Evil Dog All Occasions IPA.

    All exceptional, though fresh Kriek is much better than aged and anyone who spouts otherwise from their arsehole is a degenerate gypsy.
     
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  38. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Those Belgians are so damned evil.
     
  39. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Ball to docs orders, having a bottle of Ilkley Mary Jane then maybe a bottle of Jarl to see if it's skunky like the last bottle.
     
  40. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    You can never have too much !
     
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