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0a

16,887 posts

98 months

Wednesday 4th January 2012
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My local real ale pub had a brilliant selection yesterday. I didn't know which 2 beers to have, so I had a pint of the first 5! The Abbeydale ales were superb, as were my favourites the Citra and Harvest Pale.















B1G GK

1,379 posts

109 months

Wednesday 4th January 2012
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illmonkey said:
I sampled many Ales over the past week in the lakes, blowed if I can remember that names though!

Wainrights springs to mind, very good it was too. I'll do some research of local ales (to that region).
Wainwrights is a Thwaites brew,
http://www.thwaites.co.uk/

CooperD

1,743 posts

81 months

Friday 6th January 2012
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Got given four bottles of this as a Christmas prezzie. I'm a great fan of Butcombe's beers. They were the first brewery I ever did a visit to in the early 80's whilst stationed near Weston Super Mare with the RAF. I really like their Butcombe Gold but this is an able substitute.


McAndy

7,792 posts

81 months

Friday 6th January 2012
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yes Can't go wrong with Butcombe. Good beer for me.

HereBeMonsters

14,165 posts

86 months

Friday 6th January 2012
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McAndy said:
yes Can't go wrong with Butcombe. Good beer for me.
Always fun to get an American friend (if you have one) to order it for you too.

"A pint of butt-cum please".
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McAndy

7,792 posts

81 months

Friday 6th January 2012
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HereBeMonsters said:
Always fun to get an American friend (if you have one) to order it for you too.

"A pint of butt-cum please".
hehe I have an Aussie BiL...might work!

CooperD

1,743 posts

81 months

Monday 9th January 2012
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Had 2 of these last night from the Humpty Dumpty brewery at Reedham on the Norfolk Broads. Very hoppy tasting but extremely drinkable brew.




Ray Singh

2,532 posts

134 months

Monday 9th January 2012
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I can recommend Ramsbury ales made in Ramsbury near Marlborough.



Ramsbury

I purchased a mixed case just before Xmas. 12 bottles for £24. This contained 3 Flintknapper, 3 Gold, 3 506 and 3 Silver pig stout. I only have 1 silver pig stout left.....
I gave up drinking five years ago and have only just 'come back on-line'.

Really nice ales.

Cheese Mechanic

3,157 posts

73 months

Monday 9th January 2012
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Been enjoying a few ales from the Tesco promo that was on over the Xmas period.

Some notables were Old Tom, Glencoe and Old crafty hen, (the last 2 new to me) and others, including St Peter's Golden Ale.

This last really impressed me...a fantastic summer ale....Will be keeping my eyes peeled for next time it's on promo, lovely stuff, easily as good, and perhaps better than any of the very expensive premium lagers I have tried (peroni reserva etc).

RESSE

4,507 posts

125 months

Wednesday 11th January 2012
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Cristoffel Blonde:
Hop character giving a superb piney aroma with toasted malt and spicy hops in the mouth.


Gizmo!

18,150 posts

113 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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Loads of ales 20% of in Waitrose.

So, another two Old Thumpers in the stash...

0a

16,887 posts

98 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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Abbeydale Moonshine - absolutely delicious!

kippax

2,683 posts

153 months

Saturday 14th January 2012
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Just enjoying a wainwright at the moment a lovely pint.

illmonkey

10,165 posts

102 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Membership to a (local-ish) Brewery was a gift at Christmas. I took advantage of it on Saturday and purchased a 3 litre bottle of their finest. Didn't last long, about 3 hours between me and the other half.

But, it did taste a bit flat. I suppose its already been poured into the plastic container. Suppose next time I'll have to opt for the 22pint 'lasts 3 weeks once opened' keg. Obviously it isn't going to last that long...

McAndy

7,792 posts

81 months

Monday 23rd January 2012
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At a small pub in London recently...quite tasty:


Some Christmas presents now departed: the Rhymney was a particularly good stout!






illmonkey

10,165 posts

102 months

Monday 23rd January 2012
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Demolished a 22 pint-er from Rebellion brewery, IPA, this weekend. Very drinkable and its pressurised, so it was fresh every time.

Ferg

15,242 posts

161 months

Monday 23rd January 2012
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I tried a couple of low ABV beers at a CAMRA fest on Saturday. Felstar's '2%' and Brentwood's 'BBC2' (2.5%). Both very nice beers.

B1G GK

1,379 posts

109 months

Tuesday 24th January 2012
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McAndy said:
How would you rate this stuff, their Taffy Apple Cider is good gear.

McAndy

7,792 posts

81 months

Tuesday 24th January 2012
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B1G GK said:
How would you rate this stuff, their Taffy Apple Cider is good gear.
Wasn't my favourite to be honest. A bit too 'perfumey' for my tastes, but if you like that kind of thing it would be good!

SwanJack

1,522 posts

176 months

Tuesday 24th January 2012
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Tomos Watkins Cwrw Haf (translated as Summer Beer) is very drinkable as well. (Much better than anything Brains Beers can turn out wink

If you want welsh cider try these http://www.gwyntcider.com/

Edited by SwanJack on Tuesday 24th January 16:42