Great Britain What Do You Guys Think Of Everards Ales?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Mark, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. Mark

    Mark Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2001 California

    On my next trip over I'm going to be taking a day trip to a town in which Everards seems to be the dominant offering in the pubs. I don't think I've ever had a beer from this brewery so which is the best ale made by them? Thanks.
     
  2. CwrwAmByth

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

    Not great but not awful either from what i've had. Quaffable and non-descript.
     
  3. reprob8

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

    Tiger is their mainstay, good solid traditional bitter, what some f**kwits would call a boring brown beer
     
  4. marquis

    marquis Crusader (717) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Tiger is nice when on song and Old Original is a good drop. In general, worthy beers but don't set the world on fire.
     
  5. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,183) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Tiger is a decent enough bitter that can really suffer due to bad cellaring or equally satisfy with quality service
    though it does seem to have the stock real ale answer of 'not as good as it used to be'.

    I don't know if it is because of broadening of tastes rather than changes in the brew
    can anybody shed any light on possible brewery interference/boardroom jiggery pokery.

    Looking at their website
    there isn't many I'd not give a try
    http://www.everards.co.uk/our-ales
     
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  6. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    As many others have touched on - middle of the road drinkable beers that can suffer from quality issues if the publican isn't up to the job !

    Used to enjoy their winter warmer (something Devil - can't remember name of it).

    This was a 6% jobbie but last time I saw this would have been late 90's !
     
  7. CwrwAmByth

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

    You sound like you have some issues with people who criticize Tiger.
     
  8. Zimbo

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

    Everards beers aren't bad. But they could be great.
     
  9. reprob8

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

    no, I'm just saying some people who bandy the 'brown beer' tag around may, or may be obliged to, find it boring.
     
  10. CwrwAmByth

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

    But also that those people are "f**kwits"
     
  11. Mark

    Mark Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2001 California

    Thanks to all, made our booking today. It will be our 15th trip to your great country and we can't wait. Cheers, Mark
     
  12. reprob8

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

    you have a problem with that? Closed minds are not conducive to the appreciation of beer, dismissing 'brown beers' as boring is a pretty immature stance.
     
  13. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Could just as easily say people who defend and stand staunchly by boring brown beers are fuckwits.

    I speak here of the older generation of drinkers I know (work colleagues aged 50 to 65) who won't expand their beer consumption beyond their comfort zone of a 4% brown bitter and try something new.

    Like what you like, drink what you drink !

    Most folks are fuckwits in some ways, myself included !
     
  14. CwrwAmByth

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

    Just seemed pretty overly angry.
     
  15. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    GGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!
     
  16. CwrwAmByth

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

    Yes, something like that :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  17. Zimbo

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

    Disliking brown beer doesn't have anything to do with maturity. It's all to do with personal preference. Within any beer 'style' there are winners and losers. And within the realm of 'brown ales' King & Barnes Brown Ale will likely always be one of my most favourite beers. This inspite of the fact that in general I usually do find brown old school beers pretty banal.
     
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  18. marquis

    marquis Crusader (717) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    There is brown beer and brown beer.I think the expression has been used to describe old fashioned bitter in a derogatory sense.And there is a lot of nondescript bitter around, that has to be admitted.I find golden ales more likely to become tedious because they tend to be one dimensional yet there are some I'd slaughter a coach load of nuns to drink.
    Before the revolution in the 70s onwards we used to visit the same pub night after night and drink pint after pint of the same brew.Seems lame now yet we never tired of it and always looked forwards to the next evening.Somehow these beers were structured to ensure this. I still love them and drink them when I see them. I tend to find quite often that beers which at face value offer more to the drinker flatter at first but ultimately become disappointing.Quite often I take my first mouthful and think "this is nice" yet by the bottom of the glass I'm glad to move on to something else.A brewer friend terms these "show ponies" and often do well in competitions as these are all about first impressions.
    Thankfully there are plenty of all sorts of beer around and everyone should find something they like.
     
  19. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,183) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Does Ba stand for Beer Advocate or Bloody Aggro?
     
  20. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Barrel aged actually :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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