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Re: Beer

Postby daftbeaker on Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:49 pm

PKMKII wrote:The Independent put out a list of their 50 best British beers. Being a 'Murican, I've only have a few of these. Any disagreements/snubs?

From a quick scan I've had about four of those. The only one I don't think should be in there is the banana beer, it tasted like banana cough medicine to me.

If you spot it about I really recommend March of the Penguins, it's a lovely stout.
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Re: Beer

Postby PKMKII on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:33 pm

daftbeaker wrote: The only one I don't think should be in there is the banana beer, it tasted like banana cough medicine to me.


Agreed, and it's a largely panned brew. Hell, Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis has a better banana flavor, and there's no bananas in it.
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Re: Beer

Postby PKMKII on Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:18 pm

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Re: Beer

Postby Ruu on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:24 pm

I need to post a test comment to see if my computer's existential angst is still ongoing, and I am curious regardless - I found some Ballast Point Sculpin IPA/Dorado double IPA the other day and it was definitely close to a religious experience. Anyone else run into Ballast point recently? I consider my liver to be an expert in matters of IPA, but he hasn't run into this brewery at all.

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Re: Beer

Postby Roland Deschain on Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:49 pm

Great beer list. I know i've had 2 of those for sure, and may have had more, but can't recall any more. Some names do ring a bell.
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Re: Beer

Postby black bart on Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:48 pm

daftbeaker wrote:
PKMKII wrote:The Independent put out a list of their 50 best British beers. Being a 'Murican, I've only have a few of these. Any disagreements/snubs?

From a quick scan I've had about four of those. The only one I don't think should be in there is the banana beer, it tasted like banana cough medicine to me.

If you spot it about I really recommend March of the Penguins, it's a lovely stout.


I love Hook Norton beers, the Double Stout is superb. That's a really useful list to print out and go forth and try.
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Re: Beer

Postby daftbeaker on Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:10 pm

Well, it's not really beer but I got a bottle of ginger wine from Sainsbury's. £3.50 and it's rather tasty, it reminds me of a cross between Jagermeister and Martini Rosso.
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Re: Beer

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:12 pm

daftbeaker wrote:Jagermeister and Martini Rosso.

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Re: Beer

Postby PKMKII on Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:13 am

Brewery Ommegang And Duvel Moortgat Release First Collaboration Beer

The collaboration captures the delicate balance of the classic Duvel Belgian Golden Ale – one of the world’s most exalted beers – and adds a touch of the typical rustic fruitiness enhancing every Ommegang ale.


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Re: Beer

Postby black bart on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:54 am

^Belgian-style Golden Ale of 8.5% ABV

Yummy.

I may have already mentioned this but Marks and Spencer have gone bonkers on the bottled beer front. They have been selling some cracking ales including a Chocolate Brown Ale brewed by Robinsons which is 5.5% and a number of Adnams Specialities.
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Re: Beer

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:18 am

black bart wrote:I may have already mentioned this but Marks and Spencer have gone bonkers on the bottled beer front.
Excellent. Payday on Friday, I'll get some in for Monkey. Lay it down in my new wine cellar (OK, it's more a void space under the floor in the back room, but it's mine and it's empty, so I'm storing booze in it).
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Re: Beer

Postby Roland Deschain on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:15 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:
black bart wrote:I may have already mentioned this but Marks and Spencer have gone bonkers on the bottled beer front.
Excellent. Payday on Friday, I'll get some in for Monkey. Lay it down in my new wine cellar (OK, it's more a void space under the floor in the back room, but it's mine and it's empty, so I'm storing booze in it).

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Re: Beer

Postby black bart on Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:40 pm

Who is Captain Moseley pray tell?

I have partaken of an M&S Staffordshire IPA.
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Re: Beer

Postby Roland Deschain on Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:18 am

black bart wrote:Who is Captain Moseley pray tell?

I have partaken of an M&S Staffordshire IPA.

Mount Salsa? Eight rather important guidelines? Tut, tut, Bart. :haha:
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Re: Beer

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:40 pm

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