Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:53 pm

I had Grimbergen on draught in the pubs - it's not too bad and I'd imagine this darker stronger one would have more flavour... will look it up :)
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by djcarlos » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:53 am

My first ever batch of home brew is on the go!

If all goes to plan I should end up with a 7.5% double-hopped IPA.

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Post by Katzkatz » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:00 pm

Beavertown Holy Cowbell at 5.6% ABV. A very hoppy dark stout. Quite interesting little beer.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:42 pm

Katzkatz wrote:Beavertown Holy Cowbell at 5.6% ABV. A very hoppy dark stout. Quite interesting little beer.
Now that's a good beer! :D

I'm drinking Hel& Verdoemenis from Brouweij de Molen (Netherlands) 10% - not very cheap! But my God, what a fantastic tasty dark chocolate stout. Mmmmmmmmmm :D
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by stayAwhile » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:05 am

I noticed aldi do a good collection of ales and I sometimes get lagers from there as well
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Sputryk » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:40 pm

la Divine, 8.5%. It isn't, and it wasn't. Rather characterless and mundane. Not impressed. Was gift at Xmas; so now know what not to waste my money on. French. Lost it's head when I went to find new batteries for the camera.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:30 pm

That's the problem with Belgian/French beers - they all seem to be 8.5% and above but generally don't taste of very much. You grab an 8.5% British beer and you usually know you are drinking something strong and full of flavour. I'm not saying all of the Eurobeers are tasteless, just most of the ones I try :lol:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:51 pm

I'm on a slightly bonkers 12% beer tonight.

Evil Twin Brewing (USA)

Even More Jesus - Imperial Stout.

Not cheap but lovely. :D
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by djcarlos » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:02 am

My first ever batch of home brew is well on its way now!

Needs a few more days of fermentation yet, but watch this space for the initial feedback on CarlosTheDJ's Flying Furtwangler, a 7.5% double-hopped IPA.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:40 pm

I love a good homebrew beer. Are you using a kit? Although I don't home brew at the mo, in the near future I will be getting a good bit of kit to home brew as they do in the breweries... :D
I'm also in the Wessex Home Brew Group and meet once a month to discuss home brewing and go out on jollies. On the 21st Jan we are all off to Portsmouth to visit Staggeringly Good Brewery - and will probably drink a fair few pints!

Tonight I'm supping a 7% Beavertown beer called 'TropiGamma Tropical IPA' Brewed with Pineapple, Mango, Guava and a few other fruits. I must say that it is very fruity, very hoppy and jolly nice indeed! :mrgreen:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by djcarlos » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:47 am

markopoloman wrote:I love a good homebrew beer. Are you using a kit? Although I don't home brew at the mo, in the near future I will be getting a good bit of kit to home brew as they do in the breweries... :D
Yes mate, I got the equipment from MrsCarlos for Christmas and I'm using a kit for the first attempt. It's from Bulldog and called 'Evil Dog'.

I took the lid off to check it with the hydrometer the other day and it actually smells like beer!
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Katzkatz » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:59 pm

I finally got around to trying some of Guinness Rye Pale Ale. 5% ABV. Errr, I don't think it's very good. Light orange/yellow in colour and whilst you can sort of taste the citrus and rye type notes in it, it doesn't particularly blend well. In many ways, it actually reminded me of very cheap lager. In my opinion, it's a misfire from Guinness - which is a shame as I like both the Dublin and West Indies Porters from them. Has anyone else tried it? If so, what's your opinion of it?
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:00 pm

Hated it. Bland horrible stuff.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Megamixer » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:57 pm

As DPrinny often says, B&M "came up trumps" with this I&G Whisky-infused Stout (7.4%):

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Couldn't taste the whisky personally but the flavour is really nice and very smooth - could drink a load of this! I bought a few bottles at £1.74 apiece but the only bummer is that this is a seasonal edition so I probably won't see it again!
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:57 pm

Lucky you! Thats a lovely beer. Down here we have B&M but they are only 'Home Stores' so don't sell alcohol :evil:
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