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  • Psychotext 28 Oct 2013 15:46:49 54,391 posts
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    Just went out and grabbed another 12 pumpkings. Not running out in a hurry this year!
  • Psychotext 2 Nov 2013 22:33:23 54,391 posts
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    Bought "Bah Humbug" by Wychwood tonight. Not tried it yet, but it seemed fucking fitting with the overwhelming flood of Christmas advertising we've had recently.
  • Vortex808 3 Nov 2013 01:26:51 7,299 posts
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    Drinking a double espresso beer. It's ok, but I'm not entirely sure I'd have it again. Definitely tastes of coffee though.

    We'll see if there's enough caffeine to keep me awake!
  • Psychotext 8 Nov 2013 19:18:54 54,391 posts
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    Was up in Stafford midweek and as I normally aren't in that area I figured I'd grab some local beers.

    Came back with thirty different bottles. :D
  • Vortex808 8 Nov 2013 22:32:25 7,299 posts
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    30 bottles? Nice haul!

    My wife has run out of her fancy gin, so we will be schlepping the 20 miles over to my favoured booze shop tomorrow. I doubt i'll get away with grabbing 30 bottles though. Should still be able to grab some halloween beers with luck and maybe get the start of the winter warmer/festive beers.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 22:32:54 08-11-2013
  • Psychotext 8 Nov 2013 22:52:47 54,391 posts
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    Problem is, I've been too busy with work to exercise so they're just sitting there taunting me (I don't really drink when not exercising).
  • Vortex808 9 Nov 2013 20:19:31 7,299 posts
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    Ah well, i picked up 10 beers in the end from the plethora of never tried before brews. Think i'm going to try the one brewed from pumpkins tonight. Wish i'd had that in time for halloween, but them's the breaks.

    And two bottles of different fancy gins for the missus. I will hopefully occasionally get to sample them too.
  • Jono62 9 Nov 2013 22:29:47 14,198 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    Drinking a double espresso beer. It's ok, but I'm not entirely sure I'd have it again. Definitely tastes of coffee though.

    We'll see if there's enough caffeine to keep me awake!
    Is that by Darkstar? It's my favourite!
  • Vortex808 9 Nov 2013 22:44:13 7,299 posts
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    Hi mate, no it wasn't. I have yet to spot that up here I think.

    It was a TSA double espresso beer. It was quite nice by the end. I like coffee and I like beer, but it was a strange flavour clash to start with. After a few mouthfuls my tastebuds were more aligned for it.

    I'll keep my eyes peeled in the booze shops for your favoured brew though!
  • Vortex808 10 Nov 2013 00:05:26 7,299 posts
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    Wow. Post Road's Pumpkin ale is really nice. Brewed from pumpkins and spiced. You can taste the spices and at 5% it's not too overpowering.

    A great beer by this American brewery.

    Edit: next was a Flensburger gold from flensburger brewery in germany. Like pretty much every beer I've tried from Germany, it was like liquid gold. A really light 4.8% beer. I would happily drink that all night.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 00:45:13 10-11-2013
  • Jono62 10 Nov 2013 09:39:30 14,198 posts
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    @Vortex808 All you have to do is take a round trip from where you are to Brighton, shouldn't take too long.
  • Vortex808 14 Nov 2013 23:23:42 7,299 posts
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    Mmmm. Opened a siren craft brew Undercurrent oatmeal pale ale tonight 4.5%. I wasn't sure how it'd be, but needn't have worried. Cracking stuff.

    I would happily drink that all night.
  • Psychotext 15 Nov 2013 00:58:47 54,391 posts
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    I'm approaching 200 tried ales on my spreadsheet. I feel like I should find something special for my 200th. :D
  • Vortex808 15 Nov 2013 17:00:47 7,299 posts
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    I think one of those large, ridiculously expensive super-potent brews you see around would do nicely.

    I always balk at buying them though...
  • Psychotext 15 Nov 2013 18:10:47 54,391 posts
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    I might have to find a nearby off licence... though they seem to be a dying breed around my way.
  • Vortex808 16 Nov 2013 10:58:42 7,299 posts
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    Last night I tried an Isle of Skye 'Terror of Tobermory' special ale. At 4.6% it was far from terrible, if not terribly special. I would happily drink it again.

    Next up was a bottle of 'Ted' pale ale from Flat Cap beers. It was ok, nothing terriblygreat, but certainly a nice one to have over a few pints on a convivial evening. I do have another one of theirs a 'Max' to try another night.

    Might even stick it in the fridge now.

    Edit: I even had to re-arrange the contents of the fridge to fit it in. Why do my family think there needs to be *food* in my beer chilling machine?

    Edited by Vortex808 at 11:00:34 16-11-2013
  • Jono62 16 Nov 2013 11:00:14 14,198 posts
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    It's like you are on a one man crusade to drink every ale in the world!
  • Vortex808 16 Nov 2013 11:00:58 7,299 posts
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    I'm trying. One beer at a time! :)

    Edited by Vortex808 at 11:01:07 16-11-2013
  • Slurmseh 16 Nov 2013 20:52:06 2,344 posts
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    Any recommendations for a good winter ale? This was my beer of choice in Canada.
  • Psychotext 16 Nov 2013 21:19:56 54,391 posts
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    What counts as a winter ale?
  • Moot_Point 16 Nov 2013 21:27:07 4,344 posts
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  • nickthegun 16 Nov 2013 21:31:09 60,458 posts
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    I live within walking distance of wychwood brewery. Just I today poddled over for a 12 pack of hobgoblin and a 12 of Oxford gold.

    I say poddled. I drove.. but you cant argue with 8 bottles for 12 quid.

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  • nickthegun 16 Nov 2013 21:32:59 60,458 posts
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    blarp

    Edited by nickthegun at 21:43:54 16-11-2013

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  • Moot_Point 16 Nov 2013 21:36:03 4,344 posts
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    I have tried many Ales, but I always come Back to good ol' Hobgoblin. Love it, and I am envious you live so close to the brewery. I think my local offlicence sells 6 for 8.99

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  • mal 16 Nov 2013 21:38:06 22,710 posts
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    Depends which bit of winter. Personally I tend to like more malty flavours in the darker months, with fruity tones as Christmas approaches and a more hoppy flavour in Jan-Feb. Although I'm probably just showing how well I've been conditioned by the bigger brewers.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • nickthegun 16 Nov 2013 21:43:34 60,458 posts
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    BOOM

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
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  • Moot_Point 16 Nov 2013 23:11:41 4,344 posts
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    As glorious as that picture is Nick, I hope you have cracked a few open by now. ;)

    Edited by Moot_Point at 23:11:57 16-11-2013

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  • Psychotext 16 Nov 2013 23:12:29 54,391 posts
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    I have 50 Wychwood bottle caps here... I really must get around to getting a T-Shirt or something.

    I don't really like Hobgoblin, though I love King Goblin.
  • ecu 16 Nov 2013 23:13:50 77,023 posts
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    How do you not like Hobgoblin?! It's the most mainstream real ale but it's still damn good.
  • Moot_Point 16 Nov 2013 23:15:13 4,344 posts
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    Even better on draft.

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