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The Real Ale thread

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dmitsi

3,535 posts

126 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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Just had a couple of Arundel ABS (arundel special bitter) for lunch. Very good, fruity turning into a bitter sweet finish.
Yesterday they had Harveys best on tap again, and whilst it's common down this way, the work local hadn't had it in for a while. So enjoyed a lovely pint of that, but went back for the next and the barrel was finished. So tried a Truleigh gold. Quite light, hoppy and very refreshing.

CooperD

1,778 posts

83 months

Sunday 10th June 2012
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At present I've discovered a great liking for Oakham Citra. They sell it in my local Waitrose. Really pleasant tasting beer.


Forthright MC

8,251 posts

189 months

Sunday 10th June 2012
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CooperD said:
At present I've discovered a great liking for Oakham Citra. They sell it in my local Waitrose. Really pleasant tasting beer.
Cracking drop of stuff that! thumbup

Had a very pleasant pint of Asylum in my local on Friday evening. 4.5%, slightly darker than Citra, but full of the same lovely tasting citrussy hoppy flavour all the same!

Must also mention how much i've been enjoying Newby Wykes range of pale ales just recently. HMS Queen Elizabeth (6.0%) and Bear Island (4.6%) are spot on at the moment! drunk

mad4amanda

1,976 posts

70 months

Friday 20th July 2012
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M4FFU said:
Tonight, I am enjoying one of these.



Never had it before, really like it.
one of my favourites its so fresh !

metbandit1

430 posts

59 months

Friday 20th July 2012
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12 pack of real ale at aldi for £14.99!

I got 2 cases smile
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Ferg

15,242 posts

163 months

Friday 20th July 2012
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I've ordered a barrel of Mighty Oaks 'Maldon Gold' for my party. smile

JABB

3,378 posts

142 months

Friday 20th July 2012
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Going to get my cornie filled tomorrow from The Patriot Brewery with the new "The Few" brew.
Cant wait.

Fer

7,260 posts

186 months

Sunday 5th August 2012
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ls3steve said:
Seeing as there are a lot of ale people on here.. Whos going to the GBBF this year ? seems the vvenue has changed to Olympia this year instead of the usual Earls Court

I've been the past 2 years and its great. What i remember of it lol
I am going on Wednesday night, with some of the folks from Work. Always a good night, from what I can recall.

Rick101

3,765 posts

56 months

Sunday 5th August 2012
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Thursday for me.

Will be my first GBBF. Looking forward to it.

HereBeMonsters

14,165 posts

88 months

Monday 6th August 2012
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Rick101 said:
Thursday for me.

Will be my first GBBF. Looking forward to it.
I'll be there on Friday. Feeder in Hyde Park afterwards...

MP85

697 posts

101 months

Monday 6th August 2012
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hugh_ said:
cymtriks said:
Old Rosie Cider (OK not an ale but if any real ale types ever fancy a cider try this one)
Oh well as Cider has been mentioned I may as well continue the theme. If you get the chance to try "Rattler", personally I think its fantastic but it seems to be a love/hate thing .
Had old Rosie before - nice.

Had rattler at Dorset steam fair last year and the morning after was murder.... Just opening my eyes that is!!

DJRC

23,563 posts

142 months

Wednesday 8th August 2012
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GBBF here aswell, friday evening.

ls3steve

1,184 posts

77 months

Wednesday 8th August 2012
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will be heading to GBBF on Friday around 4pm.. just be on the lookout for a 6ft6 drunk most likely head banging infront of the Planet Rock music stand lol

McAndy

7,925 posts

83 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Been a while. Here's a few I've enjoyed (for the most part!) recently. smile
























illmonkey

10,171 posts

104 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Looks like a good range, problem is where you drunk them!

McAndy

7,925 posts

83 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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There are some good real ale pubs around me, but they tend to be out into the villages a bit. 'Spoons is by far the cheapest as well as serving consistently good ale, although there are two or three others that I try to frequent, well, frequently!

illmonkey

10,171 posts

104 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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McAndy said:
There are some good real ale pubs around me, but they tend to be out into the villages a bit. 'Spoons is by far the cheapest as well as serving consistently good ale, although there are two or three others that I try to frequent, well, frequently!
I'm lucky where I live, most pubs have a few Ale pumps, and I'm not sure if its planned, but most of them have different ales. So you chose your pub depending on your fancie.

LordGrover

27,173 posts

118 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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McAndy said:


Been a while. Here's a few I've enjoyed (for the most part!) recently. smile
£2.30 a pint! When did you take these, the eighties?

McAndy

7,925 posts

83 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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hehe Sometimes feels like it looking at the people around on a Friday night...

Eversleigh

478 posts

91 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Off to the New Forest next weekend and planning on drinking plenty of this: