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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:42 am
by SJ_Sathanas
Sainsbury's are very good for non-larger beers. I like most of the Shepherd Neme and Badger Beers range; Whitstable Bay Organic and Blandford Flyer are two of my favourites. I'm always trying new beers though; the Sharps range has been nice so far, though the packaging is quite bland.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:32 pm
by markopoloman
SJ_Sathanas wrote:Sainsbury's are very good for non-larger beers. I like most of the Shepherd Neme and Badger Beers range; Whitstable Bay Organic and Blandford Flyer are two of my favourites. I'm always trying new beers though; the Sharps range has been nice so far, though the packaging is quite bland.
It's funny that beer from a particular area that is seen as average at best is liked so much in other parts of the country. Badger Beer from Hall & Woodhouse is quite local to me - the county is covered with Badger pubs and no one I know actually likes the stuff! (Personally, the only beer I buy from them is Poacher Choice)...
Shepherd Neame always tastes like dirt :? Don't know why! Maybe it's the yeast strain. Sharps - as long as you avoid DoomBoring, they do some good ales.

Just a quickie - many people seem to put an 'r' in Lager - even a brewery that I was linked to until last year published an investment document yesterday with Lager spelt Larger! :shock:

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:29 am
by DPrinny
Asda seems of of improved the ale selection by adding more

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:17 pm
by Katzkatz
markopoloman wrote:
SJ_Sathanas wrote:Sainsbury's are very good for non-larger beers. I like most of the Shepherd Neme and Badger Beers range; Whitstable Bay Organic and Blandford Flyer are two of my favourites. I'm always trying new beers though; the Sharps range has been nice so far, though the packaging is quite bland.
It's funny that beer from a particular area that is seen as average at best is liked so much in other parts of the country. Badger Beer from Hall & Woodhouse is quite local to me - the county is covered with Badger pubs and no one I know actually likes the stuff! (Personally, the only beer I buy from them is Poacher Choice)...
Shepherd Neame always tastes like dirt :? Don't know why! Maybe it's the yeast strain. Sharps - as long as you avoid DoomBoring, they do some good ales.

Just a quickie - many people seem to put an 'r' in Lager - even a brewery that I was linked to until last year published an investment document yesterday with Lager spelt Larger! :shock:
I like Blandford Flyer from Hall & Woodhouse. That has ginger in it. It's quite nice with spicy food.

Yeah, I do agree Shepherd Neame is ****! That's from a former resident of Kent as well. They have loads of pubs down there. Ironically, I know someone who is the head of a local CAMRA group and his favourite all-time beer is Masterbrew! :roll: A lot of their beers sort of do lose a lot of flavour very quickly. The only ones that I think are any good are Late Red and Early Bird. That's it. Everything else(including their lager selection in pubs) is pretty dire!

As for the second "r" in lager - there shouldn't be one. Otherwise it is larger(as in bigger) rather than lager(as in the drink). I think the word lager is German in origin and means something like "mountain store" - similar to the English word larder(although I get that has two "r"s). Didn't people watch "Wordy" in primary school? :lol:

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:23 pm
by DPrinny
Ill just call it "P*ss"

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:42 pm
by Katzkatz
DPrinny wrote:Ill just call it "P*ss"
Shepherd Neame P*ss. There. :lol:

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 3:39 pm
by Megamixer
Badger beers are horrible. Worst I had was Tanglefoot and it was really unenjoyable.

Anybody had the Atlantic Rock from Sharps? The one with the light blue label. Only just noticed it but obviously it puts Doombar into my mind which is quite bland.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:03 pm
by SJ_Sathanas
Megamixer wrote:Badger beers are horrible. Worst I had was Tanglefoot and it was really unenjoyable.

Anybody had the Atlantic Rock from Sharps? The one with the light blue label. Only just noticed it but obviously it puts Doombar into my mind which is quite bland.
The label emphasis the sweetenss so I've given it the dodge so far.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:36 pm
by DPrinny
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In order of preference

Ok spray bottle of cleaning alcohol is not for drinking

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:18 pm
by markopoloman
Elvis Juice is lovely!

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:32 pm
by Matt_B
Funnily enough, a guy asked me if I could bring him a bottle of Master Brew back from the UK on my next trip. I was tempted to suggest what a ruinous waste of my duty free allowance that would be, but then again most Australian beer is so awful that it'd seem like a marked improvement over what he usually drinks. There is a growing craft beer scene here, but when most pubs and clubs get all their beer from one of the country's two brewing conglomerates that control about 90% of the market, you've usually got to go a little off the beaten track to find it.

As for Badger, the one beer of theirs I'd rate is Golden Champion. At least it's good for something you can pick up for £1 a bottle in a supermarket special offer, although I'm not sure that I'd go out of my way to find a pub that served it. Make sure you don't get it mixed up with Golden Glory though as that tastes like someone poured an peach flavoured alcopop into a slop tray.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:07 am
by Katzkatz
Kingpin - the new lager from the Brewdog brewery. It's 4.7% ABV. It's very good - I think it's better than Brewdog's This is Lager.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 4:53 pm
by DPrinny
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Huh huh "But comb"

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:55 pm
by markopoloman
DPrinny wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 4:53 pm
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Huh huh "But comb"
Isn't it pronounced 'But Cum' ??

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:28 am
by DPrinny
At least it didnt taste of butt