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Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Aug 17, 2012.
Tripel Karmeliet. I had to trade for it but lord, it was worth the effort.
I be back and full of Butcombes too
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.
Some creatively cutting remarks there Scoops. I'd probably put Adnams in the same boat there controversially speaking or not.
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.
I knew you were old but blimey!
I'm currently quaffing a Bishop's Tipple.
Their Tripel is amazing.
Oakham's Citra. Delicious.
Tidy drop. Their latest beer, which I had last week, Carioca is an absolute belter - don't hesitate to imbibe!
Slowly drinking Struise - Coffee Club Black Damnation IV.
Not as good as Mocha Bomb IMHO - but still a real espresso treat.
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)
Better watch your wording there jazzy...
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.
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.
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.
Now sipping on RedWillow's Smokeless. It's smoky and a bit fruity. Interesting....
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.
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)....
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.
Now rounding out the evening with a Struise Outblack.
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 !!!
So far, a Harvest ale and now Anchor's Steam Beer.
tonight it has been Saltaire Blonde accompanied by Hank Wangford
Fuller's London Pride. Today and every day.
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.....
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 :-)
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.
I'm off there tonight for some, ahem, 'quality checks'...
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.
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
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.
Sorry but not feeling the love with this one
Does the B stand for bland?
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.
It stands for Eat Shit Belgium.
Ruds has plenty of beer, give them to me
Was the chief brewer at Fullers Austin Powers?
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.
Those Belgians are so damned evil.
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.
You can never have too much !