Yorkshire ales

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Patric70, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. Patric70

    Patric70 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2020 England

    Dear friends

    My perfect beer moment - a spring day in the Yorkshire dales, the woods are full of bluebells and the fields buzzing with bleating lambs. The air is thick with the smells of sheep shit and hawthorn blossom. After a good walk in the hills we stumble into an 18th century pub with stone floors amd the smell of the resting winters fire. A pint of - hmmmm what would your perfect beer taste like in this situation...?
  2. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,622) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Something brewed in Yorkshire squares, e.g. Taddy Porter.
  3. jeebeel

    jeebeel Initiate (174) Jun 17, 2003 Texas

  4. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,890) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    It sounds like a farmhouse ale would seem appropriate. :wink:
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  5. Patric70

    Patric70 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2020 England

    Yes - Christmas pudding in a glass - I’ll be thirsty though and maybe that’s my autumn drink.
  6. Patric70

    Patric70 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2020 England

    Dear friend - I live near the brewery and fish in the river in tadcaster. Taddy Porter is a taste of Yorkshire. Good choice. However - maybe a tad rich after a gruelling walk.
  7. jkrich

    jkrich Meyvn (1,280) Nov 1, 2001 Florida

    I sure miss those fresh Samuel Smith ales I used to find on the shelves.
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  8. Spade

    Spade Initiate (74) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    A bitter from the hand pump.
  9. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,627) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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  10. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (4,865) Sep 3, 2007 Texas

    As said above, any cask Bitter. I better have a book by Julian Barnes, George Eliot, Virginia Wolf, or Charles Dickens with me as well :sunglasses:
  11. Spade

    Spade Initiate (74) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    The original post says spring, but this time of year I'd go with Mary Shelley.
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  12. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,239) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    I sure miss being able to get this:

  13. FLBeerGuy

    FLBeerGuy Meyvn (1,227) Feb 6, 2007 Florida

    Double Yessss
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  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,852) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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  15. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (4,865) Sep 3, 2007 Texas

    I remember drinking a lot of Theakston Old Peculier and even more of anything from Tim Taylor on cask when I worked in the area. This was many years ago though.
  16. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (310) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    Threakston's Old Peculiar. Used to get it as far away as Arkansas but can't find it now.

    A tour of the Dales in the fall is on my bucket list.
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  17. Foyle

    Foyle Savant (998) Sep 29, 2007 North Carolina

    I haven't seen Old Peculiar in 6 or 7 years, several stores in my area used to carry it.
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  18. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,297) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Landlord on cask. Somewhere in or near Marylebone.
  19. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (443) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    a Rudgate Dark Ruby Mild please ....preferably at the Ackhorne Pub. Cheers mate.
  20. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,145) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    I love the imagery painted in the OP. I hope international air travel comes back soon. Not that I traveled very much internationally but having that option and something to plan towards / look forward to. I miss that. I’m sure others do to.
  21. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Initiate (145) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts

    I was in London in March, just before everything shut down. Getting to experience a proper pub and drinking delicious beers on cask was just an amazing experience. Can't wait to have a cask bitter or EDM again some day...
  22. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (552) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Tetley's Mild - the ultimate Yorkshire beer. At least when I lived in the county.
  23. lastmango

    lastmango Crusader (717) Dec 11, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I only had it once in 1979 from Williamsburg, VA. Have not seen it since in MD and PA where I am now.
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  24. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,459) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I have or had a liking for Black Sheep Riggwelter when it was around.
  25. marquis

    marquis Champion (802) Nov 20, 2005 England

    My grandson was born within spitting distance of the Timothy Taylor brewery in Keighley. I love all of their beers, particularly Golden Best, a Pale Mild
  26. Jack_14

    Jack_14 Initiate (139) Nov 2, 2019 Italy

    Well my friend ...
    outdoors I would throw myself on the Hopback golden ale which, for my taste is perfect (even if I have always drunk it only cask and never from the bottle),
    in the evening returning, towards the end of sunset, a beautiful Teddy Porter by Samuel Smith.
    Maybe in my pewter mug!
    Or, utopically ... a Black Smoke by Stocklinch Ales!
    My mouth is watering as I write this.
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  27. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (252) Feb 4, 2014 Texas

    Westy XII
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  28. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,459) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  29. Providence

    Providence Crusader (704) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Yup. One of the best beers on the planet. Good in every scenario, but especially the one described above.
  30. Brugesman

    Brugesman Initiate (59) Apr 22, 2020 California

    Umm, a nice sparkling gueuze? :stuck_out_tongue: Actually, while that would be very refreshing after a long walk, it’s not in the spirit of the original post. Plus, travel is a great opportunity to explore styles from the country you’re visiting.

    I love how a strong beer feels in my bodeh after exercise. So I’m gonna buck the trend of modesty I see in this thread and go with an English Barleywine. Feel the buzz, people.

    Only problem is I’ve never had one since my bottle shop selection kinda sucks and I’m not sure how much English Barleywine makes it to the West Coast anyway. So, fellow Advocates, please recommend one of these commercial examples listed in the BJCP guide:
    • Adnams Tally-Ho
    • Burton BridgeThomas Sykes Old Ale
    • Coniston No. 9 Barley Wine
    • Fuller’s Golden Pride
    • J.W. Lee’s Vintage Harvest Ale
    • Robinson’s Old Tom
    I’d like some cheese with that please. How about a small plate of Stilton. Might have to pair that with the J.W. Lee’s Vintage Harvest Ale. But if your recommend a different option, fear not, there is always room for a second round. Cheers!
  31. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,981) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    My one and only trip to England I found myself in Bracknell in the beginning of fall. Got out of the office at 8:30 on the first nite there, called an uber he shows up and could only take 4 of us and there was 5. I said go ahead, I will walk. Been a shitty day, so the closest pub that was opened that time was about 1 mile. Walked in, hit with the warmth of a fire, I wasn't choosy, I just wanted a beer. No food so I had a couple of pints with a bag of chips and some beef jerky. Wasn't a bad way to end the night.
  32. MrOH

    MrOH Meyvn (1,334) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    If you're going for some northern Engllsh cheese to eat alongside a barleywine, you could do worse that Lincolnshire Poacher and Stitchleton or Colston-Bassett Stilton. None are from Yorkshire, but are somewhat neighboring.
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  33. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (265) Jan 16, 2007 New York

    Yes! Adam Bede or Pickwick Papers would do nicely.
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  34. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (265) Jan 16, 2007 New York

    Definitely Landlord. Never had the pleasure of drinking it in Yorkshire, but it drinks charmingly in London.
  35. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Meyvn (1,215) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)

    I’ll join the Landlord group. I’ve only had it once decades ago. But, after a few pints, I’d like something from one of the newer breweries too. Maybe something from Northern Monk.
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  36. Patric70

    Patric70 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2020 England

    Hi Matt - cask ale has been a little side lined here but remains strong. As winter draws in - and we’re still aloud in pubs - we can still enjoy a frothy pint.
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  37. Patric70

    Patric70 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2020 England

    The Yorkshire novel is Wuthering Heights - and I bloody love it. A dark tale of revenge and passion on a bleak Yorkshire moor in the early 19th century. Timothy Taylor’s is the local brew - amd you could do worse than sit in one of the pubs in Howarth quaffing pints and reading it whilst enjoying the local banter.
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  38. Patric70

    Patric70 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2020 England

    We have lots of good cheeses in Yorkshire - Wensleydale is the go to. Originally made by French Cistercian monks in the 11th century after the Norman invasion. It’s pleasantly sour - we sometimes have it with Christmas cake. If you can get a good farmhouse one your laughing.
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  39. Patric70

    Patric70 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2020 England

    Cornish Yarg - wrapped in nettles. If the Barley wine is your Richard Burton - this is your Elizabeth Taylor.
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  40. MrOH

    MrOH Meyvn (1,334) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Hawes Wensleydale is one of my all-time favorite cheeses.
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