Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:12 pm

Doombar! The biggest selling ale in the UK. Mass produced and thrown into every bar on the planet.... But I see where you are going with that!

First night of my beer fest is done. Busy night and loads of beer shifted :D

My fave ales so far:

Burton Bridge 'Thomas Sykes' 10% - oh wow! It is more like a barley wine - awesome...
Waen Brewery 'Snowball' 7% - Coconut and Chocolate Porter! BLACK ale with a hint of coconut.
Loch Ness 'Dark Ness' 4.5% - another porter, tastes perfect!
Liverpool Organic 'Kitty Wilkinson' 4.5% - A vanilla stout. Smooth with a strong vanilla taste.

And just to make things more awkward, I like the rest of the ales too :lol:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:27 pm

I am enjoying a bottle of Courage 'Imperial Russian Stout' 10% :mrgreen:

Got it in Tesco on the 4 for £6 offer!! I had to buy the last 8 bottles though :lol:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by DPrinny » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:41 pm

The last Computer club night the lass gets in Hobgoblin

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Black Ridge » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:52 pm

Spotted this in Tescos

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Canadian Cherrywood Finish. Will be trying it in a bit :D

Havn't managed to find the I&G Winter Porter that is usually out this time of year. Their 'Toasted Oak' is also lovely and worth a go. Wish the Irish Whiskey was still about too as that was lovely

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by DPrinny » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:48 pm

Aldi are getting in a few flavours of I&G, think tomorrow

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by greenberet79 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:02 am

Yeah Doombar's pretty famous.

I'm easy - I'll drink lager, beer, ale, stout - anything but Mild!!

I've just had a pint of Grolsch, and it was ruddy disgusting :/
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Megamixer » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:57 pm

Picked up some Trooper from work today so I'll be giving that a go later while I try and finish off Doom. Could be a nice combo for the evening.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:34 pm

greenberet79 wrote:Yeah Doombar's pretty famous.

I'm easy - I'll drink lager, beer, ale, stout - anything but Mild!!

I've just had a pint of Grolsch, and it was ruddy disgusting :/
Ah, but if you are talking Mild as in M&B mild type stuff from a keg... then yes, horrid stuff! BUT if you manage to find a proper mild from cask, then there are some bloody fantastic ones out there.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:31 pm

Tonight....

Shepherd & Neame 'Christmas Ale' 7%

States on the bottle that it is a glowing Amber ale... when in fact it is a pale golden ale. I honestly thought that they had just stuck a lable on a bog standard 3.8% ale just to shift some of their rubbish, but I can now confirm after a few bottles that it is deceivingly 7% :lol: It has taken a while to type this as there are so many mistakes!

Taste wise - yes, it is Christmasy. Is it nice?

Yes. :mrgreen:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by DPrinny » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:33 pm

Morrisons sells Trooper....................

Also Saw the van with barrels of Trooper (and the logo) outside a pub when I was on my way home

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Black Ridge » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:30 pm

markopoloman wrote:Tonight....

Shepherd & Neame 'Christmas Ale' 7%

States on the bottle that it is a glowing Amber ale... when in fact it is a pale golden ale. I honestly thought that they had just stuck a lable on a bog standard 3.8% ale just to shift some of their rubbish, but I can now confirm after a few bottles that it is deceivingly 7% :lol: It has taken a while to type this as there are so many mistakes!

Taste wise - yes, it is Christmasy. Is it nice?

Yes. :mrgreen:
Im not a fan of anything Shepherd Neame but Christmas Ale is probably the best brew I've tasted by them. Better than the Late Red i received with this set. Lovely sets and Black Sheep always goes down a treat

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The other bottles are Christmas Ale & Black Sheep Golden Sheep.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by DPrinny » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:39 pm

^They had them in tesco for £3

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Black Ridge » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:48 pm

DPrinny wrote:^They had them in tesco for £3
Really? That's a bargain! Black Sheep is a winner for me

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:12 pm

I've been attacking some of the other offers at Tesco - on Port! I love a good port.

Trouble is it goes far to quickly. I'm on my 3rd bottle this week :oops:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by DPrinny » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:26 am

markopoloman wrote:I've been attacking some of the other offers at Tesco - on Port! I love a good port.

Trouble is it goes far to quickly. I'm on my 3rd bottle this week :oops:
the Lass used to sell something called "North Star porter".

As a fan of Hokuto no Ken I couldnt resist and the taste was worth it.

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