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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by EugeneSpeed » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:27 am

fmgod wrote:Tesco have got a load of craft beers/IPA, sort of made for them, a lot of them are lovely
Yeah, their range is amazing now. Just launched some new ones the other week - the Cloudwater BrewDog one is brilliant, as is the BrewDog Hazy Jane. A lot of the independent beer shops are getting pretty worried.

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Post by SoulCircus » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:50 pm

On a similar note you can find this little number on both Waitrose and Londis. Which is rather marvellous. A perfect tropical IPA.

https://www.tinyrebel.co.uk/beers/clwb-tropicana/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by Faithless » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:08 am

For anyone that needs to steer clear of alcohol but want a refreshingly good larger try Peroni Libera
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Post by Junco Partner » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:33 am

Any Trappist aficionados recommend where to start?

In an attempt to broaden my beer palette I'm turning Poirot in search of the best Belgian Trappist brews around.

Bought a few bottles in the market out curiosity and found them, well...different to say the least. I had Orval and Saison Dupont, both strong (6.5%) and flavoursome, the Orval came in a beautiful vase like bottle and shaded it for me.

Darker than I normally sup, but there was flavour galore with spices and citrus bombs throughout, but I'm not sure I'm entirely sold, perhaps too 'meaty' or funky for me. I know these Trappist beers are considered the Holy Grail for beer lovers so wondering if there are better entry level Trappists out there for a novice like me.

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by FreeWheeling » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:07 pm

Junco
Westmalle brews are available easily
if you can find somewhere that does the trappist Rochefort they are well worth the go
with the Rochefort dont be fooled by the numbering system
Rochefort 6 is 7.5%
Rochefort 8 is 9.2%
Rochefort 10 is 11.3%

I was first introduced to the Rochefort 10 whilst in Ypres,
I asked a local for advice on the beers on the menu, he advised the 10, in his words "its like an angel is pissing in your mouth"


Chimay is also another worth a go at

Both Westmelle and Chimay I have mentioned above come under the 'Abbey brewery' label as such, only Rochefort is classed as a proper 'Trappist'

There was rumour that a UK based brewery had been given trappist status for one of the products, but I have not heard anything recently about it
I will have a google

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The UK one is called Tynt Meadow

"Monks in Leicestershire have become the first in the UK to brew an officially recognised Trappist beer.

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, near Coalville, is only the world's 12th to get permission to call itself a Trappist brewery.

The beer, Tynt Meadow, comes in at 7.4% ABV.

Named after the meadow in which monks originally settled on the site in 1835"

Also use a chalice shape glass not a straight one.

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by Tenbury » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:47 pm

Faithless wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:08 am
For anyone that needs to steer clear of alcohol but want a refreshingly good larger try Peroni Libera
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Nice one. Anyone got any other non alcoholic recommendations ?

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Post by FreeWheeling » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:57 pm

Mate of mine recommends jupiler 0.0

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by fmgod » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:35 pm

Becks Blue isn't bad, when I've had it on a few ocassions

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by The Collector » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:48 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Junco
Westmalle brews are available easily
if you can find somewhere that does the trappist Rochefort they are well worth the go
with the Rochefort dont be fooled by the numbering system
Rochefort 6 is 7.5%
Rochefort 8 is 9.2%
Rochefort 10 is 11.3%

I was first introduced to the Rochefort 10 whilst in Ypres,
I asked a local for advice on the beers on the menu, he advised the 10, in his words "its like an angel is pissing in your mouth"


Chimay is also another worth a go at

Both Westmelle and Chimay I have mentioned above come under the 'Abbey brewery' label as such, only Rochefort is classed as a proper 'Trappist'

There was rumour that a UK based brewery had been given trappist status for one of the products, but I have not heard anything recently about it
I will have a google

edit
The UK one is called Tynt Meadow

"Monks in Leicestershire have become the first in the UK to brew an officially recognised Trappist beer.

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, near Coalville, is only the world's 12th to get permission to call itself a Trappist brewery.

The beer, Tynt Meadow, comes in at 7.4% ABV.

Named after the meadow in which monks originally settled on the site in 1835"

Also use a chalice shape glass not a straight one.
I would also recommend Westmalle and Rochefort. I first encountered them at the GBBF at ally pally and they still stand out for me.

The Chimay varieties are also a good shout with each label (red, blue, white) being very different to each other.

And yes, always a chalice.

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by EugeneSpeed » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:54 pm

Tenbury wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Nice one. Anyone got any other non alcoholic recommendations ?
Best NA lager I've had is Lucky Saint - the bigger Sainsburys have them for £2.

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by Sauce! » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:25 pm

Tenbury wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Nice one. Anyone got any other non alcoholic recommendations ?
Moretti Zero
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Brewdog Punk AF
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Adnams Ghost Ship
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Post by Greatest Cockney Rip Off » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:28 pm

Quick update on the ales that I'm really digging at the moment:

Ringwood Brewery
Razor Back
Old Thumper

Shepherd Neame
1698
Bishop's Finger

Courage / Marston
Directors Ale

Timothy Taylor
Landlord

Fuller's
Honey Dew Organic Ale

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:15 pm

should be popping back to 'ouston in March/April

some of those IPA's will be going down at a fast rate of knots, I can tell you.......

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by fmgod » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:19 pm

Beyond the Pale - Pale Ale is a decent drop

This is an unreal drop - Little Red Wagon Tart Cherry Pie Ale

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Post by The Collector » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:39 pm

I feel it remiss if I don’t mention my local brewery which despite it’s tiny size has a large selection of beers to sample. https://skyeale.com/ale/

My personal choice on draft is Skye Black which is a pitch black malty ale but not bitter enough to be a stout. The bottled version is ok as well but the draft is very quaffable.

https://skyeale.com/skye-black

The Blonde is more a strong pale ale and is very nice.

Unfortunately, due to minimum alcohol unit pricing in Scotland, they are never on a three for a fiver offer.

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by Tenbury » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:57 am

Many thanks for all The N/A suggestions.The Moretti in particular appeals, but I'll have a go at all of them.
I'm trying to look at this alcohol ban in a positive way.
Dumping the Merlot,Primitivo and, most of all , Aglianico, ....well that's a whole bigger problem.

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Post by sendô » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:48 am

Tenbury wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:57 am
Many thanks for all The N/A suggestions.The Moretti in particular appeals, but I'll have a go at all of them.
I'm trying to look at this alcohol ban in a positive way.
Dumping the Merlot,Primitivo and, most of all , Aglianico, ....well that's a whole bigger problem.
Same problem here Tenners.

I've been drinking less lager lately, and I've not had any IPA or ales for a while now, but I've been caning the grape juice. A bottle last night, half a bottle Saturday, a bottle Friday night, and half a bottle Thursday. :oops:

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Re: Beer/Lager Thread

Post by woodgreenspur » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:44 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Quick update on the ales that I'm really digging at the moment:

Ringwood Brewery
Razor Back
Old Thumper

Shepherd Neame
1698
Bishop's Finger

Courage / Marston
Directors Ale

Timothy Taylor
Landlord

Fuller's
Honey Dew Organic Ale
I thought you hated Shepherd Neame?
I told you there were some good uns.



Landlord is a great pint, a perfect Ale for the summer.

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Post by Greatest Cockney Rip Off » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:54 pm

woodgreenspur wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:44 am
I thought you hated Shepherd Neame?
I told you there were some good uns.
I did until I found a Shepherd Neame pub that could actually serve decent ale and didn't serve up slops and then moan at you when you complained. I was also told of some unsavoury practices from their reps by an ex-landlord that put me right off them for years. Recently got given a bottle of Bishop's Finger and 1698 which I'd been putting off drinking until recently. They're both top drawer ales IMO.
Landlord is a great pint, a perfect Ale for the summer.
One of my all time favourites. Either out of a bottle or on draught. The best pint I've had on draught was in Clerkenwell, round the corner from the Jerusalem - the white fronted pub who's name escapes me at the moment.

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Post by Shy Ted » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:59 pm

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