Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:17 pm

Never heard of them! But real ale style lagers are the in thing at the mo. Was drinking Bournemouth Brewing Co's Pilsner the other day - and it tasted really good.

Any of you tried ales from Dorset Brewing Co? Got our 5th one on the bar at the mo and it, like the others is really bloody good. It's called Durdle Door (5%) - well worth a try :D
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Katzkatz » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:32 pm

I think I have only seen "Tom Brown's" from them in Waitrose, one time. I haven't tasted any of them yet. Hopefully, I'll get around to trying them.

As for Wantsum, according to their website, it does that at the moment anyway, they only supply to Kent and London. I don't know if they'll transport barrels to other parts of the country? They do those mini barrels(the ones with 8 pints or so in them) in some supermarkets in London and Kent now. Maybe I'll have to ship you a bottle or two down to your bar in Bournemouth, MPM. :wink: :lol: :D

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:43 pm

Will have a chat with my secret supplier! I've just decided that I'm going to do a smaller beer festival on the August Bank Holiday - I'll see if he can grab some for that :D
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:22 am

Here's a few that I tried recently :-

Gadds Common Conspiracy - An amber ale. 4.8 % ABV. Quite hoppy in taste. Pretty decent - I'm not a massive fan of Gadds, but this is one of their better beers.

Milk Street Folklore - A dark ale. 3.9% ABV. From a brewery in Somerset. Quite hoppy in flavour as well. More of a light drinking session ale.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:49 pm

Milk Street brewery are very good. They have a pub here in Poole - always quality ales on in there.

I've been attacking those oversized bottles of Old Speckled Hen (750ml) they are very satisfying on a hot summers eve :D
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Katzkatz » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:43 pm

One that I tried yesterday :-

Hop Fuzz - 1914 - 4.5% ABV. A dark hoppy sweet flavoured ale. Very nice.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:27 pm

I like to be a little silly sometimes with the ales I put on my bar. At the moment I am sitting here on my 3rd pint of Bristol Meth (7.4%) from Celt Experience :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

This is awesome stuff and I can tell you right now that it is most definately having the effect a 7.4% ale should have :o

One more pint to go beofre bed. Yummy stuff.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Katzkatz » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:06 am

I tried some of that "American Independence Ale" from Wetherspoons yesterday. It was okay. I think it is 4.7 ABV% - it's a "craft beer". Wetherspoons seem to have a lot of them in nowadays - they have those cans from the Sixpoint Brewery as well. They're okay as lagers go - but not that great taste wise.

Have you ever tried Saison, MPM? I have heard about it, but never tried it.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:00 pm

Saison style beers are very good! If you ever (unlikely) get a chance to try one of the Burning Sky Saison beers, you'll know how good they can be! Also worth hunting down the DarkStar Saison when they brew it.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Black Ridge » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:18 pm

I'm on a bottle of Shepherd Neame Double Stout

not usually impressed with anything by the brewery but this is a very tasty. Seeing as Asda are back on 4 for £5 it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it as its usually a little more pricey. They also have a fancy IPA that i might give a go next week

others that i bought in the deal were

Ringwood Old Thumper - still just an 'OK' brew.
Fullers Honey Dew - really nice on warmer days and been buying a fair few of these recently
Bombardier Reserve - really tasty, another ive had a fair few of in recent weeks

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by TyronW » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:52 am

Not been on here a while, but am currently in the middle of organising a surprise pop-up pub for my father-in-law!

Been to one of my favourite micro-breweries, and they do off-sales! Drive for a takeaway curry and a takeaway 4 pinter!

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:23 pm

Got a case of Fullers Wild River 4.5% ale given to me by our Fullers rep. It's their take on the hoppy ales that have become very big in most breweries. Whilst not over hoppy, it is rather tasty. :D :D
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by TyronW » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:47 am

markopoloman wrote:Got a case of Fullers Wild River 4.5% ale given to me by our Fullers rep. It's their take on the hoppy ales that have become very big in most breweries. Whilst not over hoppy, it is rather tasty. :D :D

Love that beer! It's got a good taste, and unusual for a Fullers beer.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:19 am

Out of the bigger breweries, fullers is right up there near the top for me. London pride is just boring brown beer, but they have really stepped up with the new styles of brewing.
I am trying very hard to ditch Guinness from my bar and currently have fullers Black Cab Stout next to it.... It is outselling Guinness 6:1 :D
Nice fullers rep has given me a free cask of ESB to put on the bar too! Happy. Me
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Black Ridge » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:23 am

ESB is lovely. London Porter or Golden Pride all the way with Fullers :wink:

Bengal Lancer is another nice one

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