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  • Dougs 12 Oct 2017 10:06:49 83,939 posts
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    A timely bump. Annual Beer and Buses weekend coming up, this year with added Oktoberfest!

    http://iwbeerandbuses.co.uk/beers.php

    http://theventnorwintergardens.com/whatson/oktoberfest-isle-of-wight/

    Can't wait. Although I suspect Sunday will be a write off
  • Psychotext 12 Oct 2017 11:03:54 62,167 posts
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    mal wrote:
    How are you with barley wines? While they're not an everyday drink due to the strength (although if you're used to dubbels, I doubt that would put you off), I really enjoy Bass No. 1 when I can find it, and I went through a phase of drinking Robinson's Old Tom (which is not technically a barley wine, probably just because it's not quite strong enough).
    I like Old Tom. To be honest, I'd need to search Untapped to know my opinion on them in general (if I've even had many).
  • Psychotext 16 Oct 2017 22:17:39 62,167 posts
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    Unthinkable! I just tried an IPA that I actually really enjoyed.

    Buxton Brewery's Kingslayer - 8.0%
  • Dirtbox 17 Oct 2017 06:46:11 89,409 posts
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    Had the offy opposite me start to order in some decent Belgium beer and british ales. They have a lot of IPAs here in yankville, but they taste like pinecones soaked in cough syrup. Repugnant dog piss.

    So got some Pride and Zot enroute.
  • wobbly_Bob 22 Oct 2017 17:47:50 4,268 posts
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    Just had a stone ripper oatmeal pale ale. First time having this. It's lovely! That oatmeal really comes through. Now I'm drinking another first timer: undercurrent pale ale. Again. Really good. Dark and rich.
  • mal 22 Oct 2017 18:04:53 28,662 posts
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    They're making a dark pale ale? That sounds curious.

    I recently had a Reaper from Black Sheep, which to be fair does describe itself as a 3 hopped red ale. But the strength and combination of hops more reminded me of drinking pints in the pub when they hadn't quite flushed the cleaner through properly. Nasty shit, which is disappointing as Black Sheep normally manage to make quite drinkable brews.
  • wobbly_Bob 22 Oct 2017 18:11:26 4,268 posts
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    @mal

    Yeah it's dark amber. Didn't even think anything to be honest. It's really good.
  • THFourteen 22 Oct 2017 19:22:09 46,483 posts
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    Got Sharp's Atlantic "Exceptional" Pale Ale tonight.

    Tastes alright.

    been a long weekend
  • Psychotext 25 Oct 2017 04:10:04 62,167 posts
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    Anyone in the US... Try the Flying Saucer bars. Selection up there with Belgian bars.
  • Psychotext 13 Nov 2017 00:53:54 62,167 posts
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    Bleh, I pretty much only drink once a week now... and every single beer I tried today was average at best.

    I think I'm going to get to the point where anything that isn't actively "great" just gets poured out after a couple of sips.
  • Dougs 13 Nov 2017 07:11:55 83,939 posts
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    High standards mate. I had a couple of Hobgoblins yesterday for the first time in years. I usually avoid it as it's a bit strong for me, but they were awesome. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon whilst cooking the dinner.
  • Alastair 13 Nov 2017 08:37:50 21,043 posts
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    Hobgoblin is a great autumn/winter beer.
    I tried one in early summer once and it was just too heavy.

    I had some banana bread beer on Friday. Delicious. Can't remember which brewery though. Wells maybe.
  • THFourteen 13 Nov 2017 09:02:45 46,483 posts
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    Had one of these last night :

    https://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/korev

    Thats right LAGER mother fuckers. It was nice.
  • Dougs 13 Nov 2017 09:32:12 83,939 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    Hobgoblin is a great autumn/winter beer.
    I tried one in early summer once and it was just too heavy.

    I had some banana bread beer on Friday. Delicious. Can't remember which brewery though. Wells maybe.
    Hobgoblin Gold is what you want in summer! Lovely stuff.
  • Psychotext 13 Nov 2017 11:23:31 62,167 posts
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    I only really enjoy King Goblin. I'm a fan of much stronger beers though.
  • cjb_bjc 28 Nov 2017 23:06:33 1,895 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Had one of these last night :

    https://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/korev

    Thats right LAGER mother fuckers. It was nice.
    Get out!
  • drhickman1983 28 Nov 2017 23:30:05 5,009 posts
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    Beer 52's monthly box was good this month - each pair of beers had one different ingredient between them, so you can drink two beers and see how the different yeast / hops / malt changes the overall flavour.
  • Psychotext 29 Nov 2017 10:15:15 62,167 posts
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    I was supposed to be paying attention?!?

    (I did notice Zig and Zag... neither of the two I particularly enjoyed)
  • drhickman1983 30 Nov 2017 17:21:43 5,009 posts
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    @Psychotext

    I think that was supposed to be the idea, but I admit after the 2nd I stopped really comparing.

    Mostly good beers I thought.
  • cjb_bjc 1 Dec 2017 13:45:34 1,895 posts
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    Anyone got a beer advent calendar?
  • DukeSilver 1 Dec 2017 13:48:47 2,540 posts
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    I've got a Beer Hawk one. It was pretty good last year but I'd prefer if there were fewer hoppy ones.
  • Psychotext 1 Dec 2017 13:57:16 62,167 posts
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    I'm only drinking once a week at the mo, so a beer calendar really wouldn't work out that well for me. :D

    Thread related... I'm off to SmallBar again tonight. Hopefully they've got some good stuff on tap (mostly because if not, I'll go back to drinking their rare bottled stuff that costs a fortune).
  • Psychotext 7 Dec 2017 16:24:39 62,167 posts
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    Hmm... Peanut Butter Milk Stout.

    That should be interesting.
  • Thorbz 7 Dec 2017 18:20:56 106 posts
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    Those of you with a fondness for Belgian beer might want to check out Beerwulf. I've just bought 24 bottles of various Belgian beers, which included Chimay Blue (£1.59), Duvel (£1.39) and La Chouffe Blonde (£1.59). Sadly, some of the prices increased just before I ordered, so I missed out on Westmalle Dubbel for £1.39. Postage is free on orders of 12 bottles or more. They're based in Holland, and use Yodel as the courier (my order arrived intact, for the record).
  • Psychotext 7 Dec 2017 18:43:27 62,167 posts
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    That would be me!

    Those prices sound crazy good, even after increase.
  • Vortex808 7 Dec 2017 18:48:32 11,743 posts
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    Wow, those are good prices and i like a belgian brew, or two.

    Or more. :)
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