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    A San Miguel in Skipton...

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    Marks and Spencer do a range of light ales brewed by a number of brewery's around the country. My favourite is Citra ipa, brewed by Oakham Ales, Cambridgeshire.
    It has a citrus aroma and is very refreshing.


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    Abbott Ale

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    Nothing exciting, Peroni night tonight.

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    Punk IPA

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS404 View Post
    For ale drinkers I can thoroughly recommend St Peters Brewery from Bungay in Suffolk.

    I'm having a Golden Ale as I type this. The Ruby Red is also excellent.
    Should anyone find themselves in London, I recommend the Jerusalem Tavern in Clerkenwell. It's their only pub in town and a fantastic boozer.

    Re M&S they do some great beers brewed by Adnams etc. Citra by Oakham is a great drop, the single hope stuff is fantastic.

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    Good to see that this post has caught the imagination (and the beer drinking arm) of the TZ community. For those of us who have regular enforced abstinence due to work Oncall cover, I can recommend something else produced by St Peters brewery.

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    Found some Carling Premier at the Co-op tonight! I didn't know it had been relaunched, I used to drink it in the 90s when I was a student and wanted to treat myself. Its pretty similar to what I remember, although I used to drink it on draft, rather than from a can, thick creamy head, and nice and smooth. Much better than normal Carling, and a change from my usual Budvar, Birra Moretti bottles etc.

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    Believe it or not, a bottle of Blandford Flyer that I was given for Christmas. It is flavoured with ginger; not as bad as you might think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gex23 View Post
    I got diagnosed with coeliacs disease at 18, so have missed out on the joys of 'proper beer', and now have to tolerate gluten free beer which is basically mop bucket water

    Any other coeliacs on the forum? Whats your favourite GF beer? Mine has to be Daura GF.
    Just been diagnosed at the age of 49
    I’m missing a good beer, but out here in Aus I’ve tried Wilde and O’Briens which are passable and Glutenberg (from the US) which was drinkable. Also tried a German one which was horrible.


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    Foothills Hollyum IPA here in North Carolina.
    It's my new favourite beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychomech View Post
    Found some Carling Premier at the Co-op tonight! I didn't know it had been relaunched, I used to drink it in the 90s when I was a student and wanted to treat myself. Its pretty similar to what I remember, although I used to drink it on draft, rather than from a can, thick creamy head, and nice and smooth. Much better than normal Carling, and a change from my usual Budvar, Birra Moretti bottles etc.
    Nice, wonder if I can find some Double Diamond!!

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    Had a Fursty Ferret to quench me thirst, now enjoying a Proper Black IPA as I do some guitar practice . . .



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    Aviator Devils Tramping Ground Tripel

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    It's been a long week. And it's only Wednesday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Nice, wonder if I can find some Double Diamond!!
    Time to get the Bodcan opened!

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    0% Bavaria from Sainsbury's

    Actually, it's not that bad. I'm having three days a week off booze so I've been trying all sorts. Budweiser 0% isn't too bad either. Tomorrow evening can't come quick enough though

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    I do one week of Oncall cover every month and the Bavaria is not a bad substitute for real beer when you can't drink. I have an extensive range of teas and coffees to get me through the week. The first real beer on a Friday night tastes wonderful.

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    And to finish off, something from the special rack.

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    Another + for St Peters, however please don't judge them on their "without" range, It just doesn't work. Also whilst there are many fine bottled ales now, to go to a cosy pub and share a pint or two with friends is what beer is all about. Last night Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde mild, superb.Cheers, John B4

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    Brains SA last night. First time for years and years.

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    A Couple of beers from Northern Monk!

    https://www.northernmonkbrewco.com/

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    Tried a 'Monty Python's Flying Circus Very Silly IPA' last night, draught. With a name like that I thought that it was worth a shot! Big fan of IPAs and thought the 'Very Silly' part could mean ultra bitter, or ultra floral or the like.

    It was the most boring pint I've ever had. No character, no flavour, no interest, nothing. Brewed by Black Sheep, and I can't say I've ever enjoyed one of theirs, but at least the others have something to dislike in terms of their character. This was just crap.

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    OH has found me some bottles of Wadsworth Swordfish, my absolute favourite. Surprisingly hard to find even though we only live 10 miles form the brewery. Sometimes a trip to their shop is a must.

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    Whetting my appetite for beer tonight.

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    Mmmmm beer

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    ^^^ Yak!! That's not beer. That's vile

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post




    I collect beer glasses much to my wife's displeasure. I totally love that glass ! the ale is not too bad either :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    I collect beer glasses much to my wife's displeasure. I totally love that glass ! the ale is not too bad either :)
    Love a bottle/can/pint of Ghost Ship

    It's drinking night for me again and I've enjoyed 300ml of Dead Pony Club, 300ml of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and am currently enjoying 300ml of Meantime London Pale Ale. Delicious

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    A few bottles of Leffe with my dinner at El Comporte restaurant @ Barcelo Royal level Fuerteventura.

    And now a few glasses of Chivas to end the evening.

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    Spent the night at Leicester beer festival…. Told my mates…. “This attracts a certain type, doesn’t it?”

    I then had a a worrying moment of self reflection

    Tried some cracking beers though, so, soon got over it!

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    Don't mind the old Smooth myself. Then I did used to like Double Diamond in the day too!!


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    Mmmmm beer

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    Last night I was mostly drinking -

    Hook Norton Double Stout.

    v.good!

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    I am off to the Brewdog in 7 dials tonight.
    I can almost taste it!

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    I had a Guinness last night - Unusual for me, but the Doombar was off.

    It was pretty smooth, but seemed rather free from flavour - Have they changed it? I've a feeling this may have been 'extra cold', does that make a difference?

    M

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    I had a pint of Elgood Coolship Dark (https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/elgood...p-dark/316438/) last night at The Understudy - good craft beer pub at the National Theatre and right on the river at Southbank. It, the beer, is a bit of an acquired taste - very sour. My mates were impressed I managed to finish it. This description from the link is about spot on "A deep purple brown colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of sour red grapes, vinegar, some fig, maybe cherry, slight funk, a little chocolate and subtle leather. Taste of sour red grapes, dark fruits, some leather, slight chocolate, a hint of vinegar and subtle wood. Medium bodied and a slick texture. A dry, tangy and sour, red fruit finish. Red wine and vinegar on the nose but in the taste, the flavours come together well. Something different." Not sure I would go for it again tbh but never had a sour beer before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I had a Guinness last night - Unusual for me, but the Doombar was off.

    It was pretty smooth, but seemed rather free from flavour - Have they changed it? I've a feeling this may have been 'extra cold', does that make a difference?

    M
    The quality of Guinness served is extremely variable - a good pint of it is noticeable. A lot of the time, it's slightly dead or a bit too metallic or lacking in character. Chances are it was the establishment not storing and/or serving it well.

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    IMO a good pint of Guinness is smooth and has a slight roasted / toasted flavour but it does not pack the punch of an IPA or a best bitter.
    When you get a bad pint it's awful, strong bitter / coffee flavour or the taste of iron that is similar to licking a 2p coin. Not nice at all. It's all in the head, you can normally judge a pint on the colour consistency and longevity of the head before you even taste it.
    Draft Gunniess has a totally different flavour to the original in a bottle.

    Guinness is my pint of choice in pubs that serve nothing but euro P1ss
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    I enjoy the Goose Island offerings, and I get a selection sent through the post every month from Beer52....which i tend to drink within the first 2 nights of receipt.
    Some I liked, some I did not, but I have no real idea which ones as I did not complete any tasting notes...!!!
    My wife enjoys many of the labels though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keitht View Post
    I enjoy the Goose Island offerings, and I get a selection sent through the post every month from Beer52....which i tend to drink within the first 2 nights of receipt.
    Some I liked, some I did not, but I have no real idea which ones as I did not complete any tasting notes...!!!
    My wife enjoys many of the labels though.
    B&M Bargains are selling off cases of Goose Island at 75p per bottle. Must have been an Xmas over order. Shipley still have a pallet or so left

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    Cobra as I'm going out for a curry

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    The quality of Guinness served is extremely variable - a good pint of it is noticeable. A lot of the time, it's slightly dead or a bit too metallic or lacking in character. Chances are it was the establishment not storing and/or serving it well.
    I was surprised at how smooth it was, it just didn't seem as flavoursome as I recalled, but then I've not drunk a Guinness in probably 2 or 3 years and I've had a few Stouts and Porters since, so maybe my expectation was too high!

    I've certainly experienced bad pints of Guinness (with that 2p taste!) and this wasn't one of them, it just seemed a bit bland.

    It has always tasted better out of cans than from a tap (except when in Ireland, which is the only time I drank a significant amount of it) to me, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Cobra as I'm going out for a curry
    I don’t generally drink lager, but, quite enjoy the occasional Hop 13 (brewed by Guinness I think)

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    Black Label, some Biltong, view not too shabby ... oh, I love this country!

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    Having a 'rotation of stock' so clearing out stuff at the back of the cupboard, tonight its:



    To make space for a whole range of beers from a relatively local brewery, XT Brewing Co, as our local Budgens is closing and has 15% off all stock...


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    Been out in town in the Dun Cow supping Castle Eden Ale . . .


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