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  • Deleted user 24 August 2008 20:05:41
    Discussing and swapping ale sorts.

    I'll start: Samuel Adams Boston Ale is what I'm sipping now, great beer. It's pretty light and works fine during the summer especially when preparing something on the grill in the sun.
  • Psychotext 24 Aug 2008 20:07:28 54,391 posts
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    You sup ale, you don't sip it.

    Philistine!
  • Deleted user 24 August 2008 20:09:40
    When you only have 2 33cl bottles left in the fridge and it's Sunday night, you sip it! :)
  • Psychotext 24 Aug 2008 20:10:08 54,391 posts
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    :)
  • Gland 24 Aug 2008 20:11:36 78,440 posts
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    Quiz night at the local, coupld of pints of London Pride and the third worst score in pub quiz history.

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  • ecu 24 Aug 2008 20:11:44 77,018 posts
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    I went to a beer festival last night, tried lots of different ales. Feel quite sorry for the pub that runs them though, they've had a beer festival on three different Saturdays over the summer, and it's rained every time despite being sunny in the surrounding days. Kills a lot of the business.
  • Gland 24 Aug 2008 20:12:37 78,440 posts
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    Hmm, anyone know if Reading Beer Festival has been and gone? I could do with some of that.

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  • TakeTheVeil 24 Aug 2008 20:16:05 5,058 posts
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    Alexander Keiths Red Ale is always a good choice!
  • TakeTheVeil 24 Aug 2008 20:16:12 5,058 posts
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  • Kostabi 24 Aug 2008 20:18:24 4,976 posts
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    I bought some ale this afternoon at the local offy.

    Bath Ales Gem, Bishops Finger and another bottle I can't remember the name of, mostly because I've just drunk a bottle of Martini Rosso and my memory is fried.
  • cubbymoore 24 Aug 2008 20:18:44 36,500 posts
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    Golden Glory!
  • Gland 24 Aug 2008 20:19:48 78,440 posts
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    Golden Promise.

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  • Psychotext 24 Aug 2008 20:20:50 54,391 posts
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    btw... there's a similar thread that you may like to look over:
    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=116333
  • Jeepers 24 Aug 2008 20:23:07 13,183 posts
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    Summer Lightning. I've not had it for about 10 years, but it was lovely...
  • mull 24 Aug 2008 20:35:45 463 posts
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    Waggledance FTW!
  • JuanKerr 26 Aug 2008 08:21:43 36,311 posts
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    Fuller's Ales FTW.
  • BartonFink 26 Aug 2008 08:27:51 34,998 posts
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    Yup kinda partial to a sup or two of Fullers. London Pride, mmmmm.
  • JuanKerr 26 Aug 2008 08:29:38 36,311 posts
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    Yeah, London Pride is one of my favourites. Also love London Porter, Honey Dew and Discovery. Oh and ESB is pretty tasty too.
  • JuanKerr 26 Aug 2008 09:15:03 36,311 posts
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    Damn, I'm going to have to visit that place at some point :)
  • Dougs 26 Aug 2008 09:18:38 68,378 posts
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    Had a great pint of Cornish Knocker over the weekend, lovely sweet golden ale. REminded me of Summer Lightening.
  • smoothpete 26 Aug 2008 09:25:07 31,574 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Hmm, anyone know if Reading Beer Festival has been and gone? I could do with some of that.
    Nope it still goes on, next one is may next year. Great event that.

    This year's beer selection
  • JuanKerr 26 Aug 2008 09:27:25 36,311 posts
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    Bill Door wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    Damn, I'm going to have to visit that place at some point :)

    They deal with some of the larger local live/cask conditioned ale breweries like Woodforde and Iceni but also a lot of the breweries that are attached to pubs in the area.

    I bought a dozen back with me and haven't had the weather to sit outside and drink them yet :)

    Nice one. I'll be doing the same very soon hopefully.

    A pub just down the road from me permanently has Woodforde Wherry on tap and gets guest beers from Norfolk and Suffolk all the time.
  • Deleted user 26 August 2008 09:29:14
    Banana Beer! \o/




    /walks out shamed carrying student loan.
  • mrharvest 26 Aug 2008 09:37:41 5,200 posts
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    Kostabi wrote:
    I bought some ale this afternoon at the local offy.

    Bath Ales Gem
    I had that over the weekend. It was surprisingly much darker than I expected and slightly less interesting. However yesterday I had Yorkshire Square Ale from Black Sheep and it was very lovely in my opinion. Light and fruity, with subdued hops and quite drinkable as a result.
  • Pinewood_Groves 26 Aug 2008 09:40:41 1,347 posts
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    valli wrote:
    When you only have 2 33cl bottles left in the fridge and it's Sunday night, you sip it! :)

    Fuck's sake.

    1. Samual Adams ales are a piss-poor excuse for ale.

    2. YOU DON'T PUT FUCKING ALE IN THE FUCKING FRIDGE!



    (sorry)
  • Pinewood_Groves 26 Aug 2008 10:05:30 1,347 posts
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    Bill Door wrote:
    Some live ales require chilling actually.

    So there.

    poo.
  • JuanKerr 26 Aug 2008 10:12:03 36,311 posts
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    I usually put my ales in the fridge just to cool them off a bit. Ice cold is wrong, but pleasantly cool FTW.
  • Pinewood_Groves 26 Aug 2008 10:12:39 1,347 posts
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    Bill Door wrote:
    The ideal temperature to serve a cask conditioned ale is around 13 degrees Celsius, so I imagine your house is kept a bit warmer than that. Why do you think beer is traditionally kept in cellars?

    I don't keep it under my bed or something, I keep it at probably around 13C.
    But a fridge is something like 3 degrees C, which is just wrong.

    End of debate, I stand corrected that there are possibly a few ales which need to be refridgerated (but I never want one).
  • Deleted user 26 August 2008 14:27:21
    I have my fridge at the lowest "setting", no need to shout. The bottles clearly say "serve cold" and leave the rest to you. It's like one of those endless discussions regarding water in whisky or not.

    As for Samuel Adams being lightweight, that's exactly the point when it's 25 degrees outside but you still want to drink something that doesn't taste like Piᵝwasser.
  • Pinewood_Groves 26 Aug 2008 14:28:24 1,347 posts
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    valli wrote:
    As for Samuel Adams being lightweight, that's exactly the point when it's 25 degrees outside but you still want to drink something that doesn't taste like Piᵝwasser.

    Good point. I just haven't seen the sun in a while.
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