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Started by womble on Apr 1, 2011 11:47:25 PM
Beers we have known

I've recently been back to a very good off-licence (attached to the Hogs Back brewery) and have been reaquainting myself with some marvellous Belguim beers.

Therefore - a thread to discuss beer: one of the finer things in life.

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womble - 01 Apr 2011 23:49:26 (#1 of 1070)

currently drinking a bottle of Grimbergen Dubbel; I've not had this for about 10 years, and had forgotten how drinkable it is.

AppleCatcher - 01 Apr 2011 23:49:37 (#2 of 1070)

I had something rather lovely yesterday - a pint of something called "Flying Dutchman".

It's a Caledonian brewery pale ale, brewed in the style of a white beer, but still an ale. Really nice.

womble - 01 Apr 2011 23:54:23 (#3 of 1070)

I think I saw that at the shop, there was definately other Caledonian beers there.

Before the Grimbergen I had a rather nice bottle of Floris apple flavoured beer. You'd think it wouldn't work, but somehow it did. In small quantites quite refreshing, but I imagine it could be a bit much an an amount more than half a pint.

Bromio - 01 Apr 2011 23:56:20 (#4 of 1070)

My local in Normandy has a pumpkin beer on tap.

Just saying.

womble - 02 Apr 2011 00:00:21 (#5 of 1070)

I assume that Normandy's not the long strung-out village between Ash and Guildford, Major?

What's the pumpkin beer like?

AppleCatcher - 02 Apr 2011 00:12:18 (#6 of 1070)

Funnily enough that sounds more like the sort of thing you'd get in Normandy, Hampshire than Normandy, France.

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JohnIlly - 03 Apr 2011 16:32:02 (#8 of 1070)

As a beer drinker, Bradford is a good place to live. There are some excellent breweries nearby.

Last night I had a new one (to me) from Leeds Brewery: New Moon. It's a very dark beer and quite bitter - like Guinness could be if they didn't pasteurise the life out of it. Only about 4% too.

I also had Lotus IPA from Ilkley Brewery. This is 5.6% and is very bitter. It would probably have enough hops to keep it during the trip to India but I suspect that the original IPAs were stronger.

PomDeChair - 05 Apr 2011 14:36:47 (#9 of 1070)

Visiting local Lidl it's annoying that you can get cans of lager for 75p that have to be imported yet the same quantity of lesser strength (in most cases)English brewed bitter is going on for one sixty a bottle, a cheaper alternative to bitter is to buy their doubledrop stout (on offer at a quid) and mix it with the cheap lager, about five to one.

Tomnoddy - 05 Apr 2011 14:39:30 (#10 of 1070)

Belhaven's used to be lovely.

JohnIlly - 05 Apr 2011 15:47:18 (#11 of 1070)

If beer at £1.60 a bottle is a problem, then you really do have a problem.

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Lento_ - 05 Apr 2011 15:58:14 (#13 of 1070)

<jealous>

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FreddyMalins - 05 Apr 2011 22:02:38 (#15 of 1070)

Belguim beers

Belgian. FFS.



Belhaven's used to be lovely.



Well it ain't now.

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AppleCatcher - 05 Apr 2011 22:08:02 (#18 of 1070)

My local has Sharps' Atlantic IPA on at the moment.

Has anyone tried it?

SionedGoch - 05 Apr 2011 22:10:09 (#19 of 1070)

oops, meant to edit my post but deleted it instead.

Repeat, from memory:

In the days of my drinking in pubs I loved Flowers IPA. Have just ordered 2 bottles of Yellowhammer IPA from Abel & Cole at 2 quid 24 pence per 500ml.

SionedGoch - 05 Apr 2011 22:18:23 (#20 of 1070)

Black Isle Yellowhammer is a golden, straw-coloured pale ale with a refreshing grapefruit aroma. It’s cold filtered, unpasteurised and the winner of numerous awards. In 2009, it was named ‘Champion Beer Of Scotland’.

from the A&C description.

Looking forward to trying it!

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