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  • MikeP 24 Jan 2013 15:53:39 1,937 posts
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    MrSemprini wrote:
    MikeP wrote:Drank the Saltaire Triple Chocaholic Stout last night.

    It's raved about, but for me, it's an example of just because you can do a thing, it doesn't mean you should. It was alright, but I'm not sure why people have been falling over themselves about it.
    There are so many stouts that claim to be chocolate but many fail the taste test. The Triple Choc is certainly not for everyone but at least it lives up to its name.
    That it does - there's a very obvious chocolate aroma and elements of chocolate in the flavour, I guess it's just that I don't find it a particularly appealing flavour combination.

    Still, this what the Beer Bods experience is about, it's nice to explore some styles of beer and breweries that I'm unfamiliar with.

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  • MikeP 24 Jan 2013 16:02:44 1,937 posts
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    @JuanKerr

    My first dozen are:

    Sam Smiths - Nut Brown Ale
    Saltaire - Triple Chocaholic
    Purity Brewing Co - Ubu
    Stringer's Beer - Dry Stout
    Windsor and Eton - Conqueror
    Brooklyn - Brown Ale
    Dark Star - Espresso
    Gadd's - Number 3 Pale Ale
    Harviestoun - Old Engine Oil
    Badger/River Cottage - Stinger
    Rudgate - Ruby Mild
    Butts - Barbus barbus

    The nice thing about the list is that I've never drunk any of them before.

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  • JuanKerr 24 Jan 2013 16:09:00 36,311 posts
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    That's a pretty good selection actually - had 5 or 6 of those before, but they're all good.
  • Jono62 24 Jan 2013 20:14:52 14,194 posts
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    Could be going to the Sussex Beer Festival too!

    http://sussexbeerfestival.co.uk/index.htm

    Fancy going on Saturday to hear the sex pirates.

    Edited by Jono62 at 20:17:34 24-01-2013
  • Vortex808 25 Jan 2013 20:09:07 7,293 posts
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    Tonight's beverage of choice is Thornbridge's 'Chiron' American Pale ale.

    I knew I was likely to enjoy it having never had a bad beer from them, and it is indeed a tasty brew.

    Only got two bottles left now. Both of which I've had before and am looking forward to immensely.

    A jaipur and a scapa special. It's IPA city from here on in.
  • drhickman1983 26 Jan 2013 02:20:43 391 posts
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    Going to the Tewkesbury Winter Ale festival next weekend.

    Will be nice.
  • MrSemprini 26 Jan 2013 17:26:21 9,421 posts
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    1872 Porter deservedly wins at the National Winter Ales Festival. Not sure about the runner up, it is certainly good but doesn't have the chops to elevate it to greatness. Mind you, when the EG delegation sampled it in Cambridge, it was 30 odd degrees so perhaps it needs a cold snap to reveal its charms.

    Jono, some of the other winners are on in Battersea so don't miss out.
  • JuanKerr 26 Jan 2013 18:00:18 36,311 posts
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    Anyone fancy heading to the Cambridge beer festival again this year? Last year was a good laugh, so well up for a repeat.

    Got a larder full of tasty beers tonight, including some cracking Crouch Vale brews and a handful of punchy affairs from The Netherlands.
  • Jono62 26 Jan 2013 18:35:43 14,194 posts
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    When is the Cambridge one? I'd like to do it again.

    @MrSemprini - That could well been it as it didn't taste very special although it could have been due to it being near the end of the barrel. At I think that was what the man said!

    Edited by Jono62 at 18:41:24 26-01-2013
  • MikeP 8 Feb 2013 13:40:57 1,937 posts
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    Last night's BrewBods beer was Windsor & Eton's Conqueror Black IPA.

    It was excellent, really good aroma, a lovely depth to the flavour and a really long dry finish to it.

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  • JuanKerr 8 Feb 2013 13:43:15 36,311 posts
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    Had that myself the other night actually. Very tasty indeed, although I'm still not convinced that Black IPA is a great style.
  • MikeP 8 Feb 2013 17:35:02 1,937 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Had that myself the other night actually. Very tasty indeed, although I'm still not convinced that Black IPA is a great style.
    Wonder if it's one of those things that if it's done well it's great, but done badly it's awful. It's a pretty complex balance they've got going on in their version.

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  • MrSemprini 13 Mar 2013 12:11:49 9,421 posts
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    Rock fans ahoy, a new brew is on its way. Hope it's more like Old Tom and not the standard Robinson's bitter which is disappointingly average.
  • Psychotext 13 Mar 2013 12:23:21 54,391 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    As a Christmas present I was given a 24-week subscription to Beer Bods which has some promising beers.
    That looks excellent. Might have to give that a go. Nicest one I've tried recently was Dark Lord by Three Floyds. That was lovely. Also enjoyed Badger's First Gold and Fradoch's Heather Ale.

    Unrelated to those... I wish they would put on the bottles if certain drinks are best served at a certain temperature. I know there's a general rules for certain types but it would be nice to know how they intended it to be drunk.
  • JuanKerr 13 Mar 2013 12:39:45 36,311 posts
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    A few bottles I've had recently have included serving temperature info on them actually. Usually stuff from smaller microbreweries.

    As a general rule, pale ales/IPAs should be served cooler than porters/stouts etc.

    Edited by JuanKerr at 12:40:31 13-03-2013
  • Psychotext 14 Mar 2013 23:14:22 54,391 posts
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    Yeah, I generally work it on light = fridge, dark = just drink it. ;)

    Oddly they never seem to get that warm. I guess they like it under my stairs.
  • ZuluHero 14 Mar 2013 23:39:37 4,200 posts
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    I had the last of the St David's Ale in my local tonight, i'll miss it again till next march.

    Still, there's always the Butty Bach to fall back on. Creamy!
  • RobTheBuilder 14 Mar 2013 23:44:11 6,521 posts
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    Just so you know, Lidl have a British Ale 12 pack going for 15ish.

    Couldn't see full list but I recognised a few labels inc banks bitter, hobgoblin, EPA, and something by Theakston
  • Psychotext 14 Mar 2013 23:52:11 54,391 posts
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    Sounds like it could be a winner.
  • RobTheBuilder 14 Mar 2013 23:58:24 6,521 posts
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    @Psychotext Hope so, may see where my nearest store is!
  • mal 15 Mar 2013 01:03:12 22,688 posts
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    MrSemprini wrote:
    Rock fans ahoy, a new brew is on its way. Hope it's more like Old Tom and not the standard Robinson's bitter which is disappointingly average.
    From the sounds of those 'citrus notes' it's not going very much in the Old Tom direction, but it might be a drinkable pale ale/IPA style thing if we're lucky.

    Edit: Regarding Lidl offers, for St Patricks day they have got Irish cream on offer. And also a Stout...from Kent, a Dutch Advocaat and Lager, Swedish cider, Scotch and a six pack of Strongbow.

    Edited by mal at 01:23:09 15-03-2013

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Jono62 27 Mar 2013 13:27:35 14,194 posts
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    Anyone used this site before?

    http://www.beerhawk.co.uk
  • ascue 27 Mar 2013 13:36:02 167 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    Just so you know, Lidl have a British Ale 12 pack going for 15ish.

    Couldn't see full list but I recognised a few labels inc banks bitter, hobgoblin, EPA, and something by Theakston
    Aye, spotted this: and Sainsbury's are doing a half-size version for 8

    Banks's Bitter
    Jennings Cockerhoop
    Ringwood Fortyniner
    Marston's EPA
    Wychwood Hobgoblin
    Brakspear Bitter
  • Vortex808 27 Mar 2013 13:44:38 7,293 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Anyone used this site before?

    http://www.beerhawk.co.uk
    If you give them a go let me know please Jono. That free delivery on orders over 50 would be very nice and I could easily and very happily spend 50 on copious types of ale to try.

    The place I got a voucher for at xmas had a decent range of stuff, but I was stung pretty badly for delivery.
  • JuanKerr 27 Mar 2013 13:56:37 36,311 posts
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    Not a bad range, although nowhere near as extensive as ales by mail.

    I've used them before and they're very good.
  • Jono62 27 Mar 2013 14:16:54 14,194 posts
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    http://www.beerhawk.co.uk/winbeerforayear.html

    It's meant to be for gourmet society members but it doesn't seem to be. That includes the voucher.

    Edited by Jono62 at 14:18:49 27-03-2013
  • lordofthedunce 27 Mar 2013 16:09:45 377 posts
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    Hi all,
    an old friend of mine runs this site (linked below) and it covers beer, brewing, drinking and discussing. He's a fairly passionate chap and makes a good tipple too.
    Hope I'm not overstepping the mark by posting a link, it might be of interest to some folk here.

    The Beertalkers
  • RobTheBuilder 27 Mar 2013 16:48:53 6,521 posts
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    @lordofthedunce Not at all, you've disclaimed you connection and we can judge for ourselves!
  • Vortex808 27 Mar 2013 21:48:16 7,293 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Not a bad range, although nowhere near as extensive as ales by mail.

    I've used them before and they're very good.
    That is indeed a large selection of beers at ales by mail. How are they for delivery costs?

    I could easily spend 50notes at jono's link for free delivery, but if no- one has tried them then may not risk it. I think I will be bookmarking both sites though! :)
  • Psychotext 27 Mar 2013 22:19:33 54,391 posts
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    Anyone got any recommended beers that would be easy enough to pick up in Tesco / Asda / Waitrose etc? I've been picking at random (I'm treating myself for all the hard work on the bike) and frankly most of them have been crap.

    Starting to get a bit downhearted about it. :(

    Edit - Have tried everything from Wychwood and Badger.

    Edited by Psychotext at 22:20:02 27-03-2013
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