Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:58 pm

Got a 2 pint take out from work again. Tonight I have the excellent Downton Brewery 'Chimera IPA' 6.8% - this has sold like hotcakes!!! Amazing beer :D
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by djcarlos » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:01 am

Just had my second Brewery Gate crate delivered....anyone else signed-up to anything like this?

A crate of 16 bottled beers from all over the world delivered every two months for 45 squids - lots of stuff from small local breweries that I wouldn't normally get to try, I'm impressed so far.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Sputryk » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:46 pm

Yeah! Just bought this from a pub in town, and sank a smaller bottle whilst there. Favourite beer. Delicious. A feast in liquid form. Plenty to chew on after every swallow. Niiiiice! :D Will be laying this down for a while for extra maturity.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Sputryk » Sat May 02, 2015 9:07 pm

And now just got my hands on these. Chimay I've mentioned before (no! never!), but the Trappistes Rochefort 10 is one I'd been looking for for some time. Looking forward to drinking this, and not only because it is 11.3%! I'll do my best to tell you all as and when what it is like.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Sun May 03, 2015 1:59 pm

Nice! Do you have your own beer chair?!
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by silvergunner » Sun May 03, 2015 3:56 pm

I do so much driving I very rarely drink. Did pick up from Aldi a couple of bottles of Batemans combined harvest.

Probably partly down to the fact I ain't had a drink in soooo long but they tasted excellent. Just over £1 a bottle to which is bloody good value.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Sputryk » Sun May 03, 2015 6:51 pm

markopoloman wrote:Nice! Do you have your own beer chair?!
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:mrgreen: If only! Not gonna take a pic of the sofa I generally drink my liquor from.... the one you see in the pic I thought just made for a decent backdrop. :)

As for Rochefort 10....

It is not as good as Chimay Grande Reserve (bleu)! It's not as heavy, and you cannot really chew on it. There's very little hops to taste, but it is quite a smooth drink with a slightly bitter aftertaste. I'm hopeless with flavour, but there is certainly nothing unusual, overpowering or off - it's a very, very pleasant beer. Yes, I would drink it again; but only if Chimay blue was not available! I suppose it is like a watered-down bleu, despite being stronger in content.

Perhaps this might make sense: Chimay bleu is a real beer, Rochefort 10 is a posh beer.

Cannot give you a price for either from the shops as the only place I have been able to buy from is a pub; and from there I got two of each for £16.60. But the quality is worth it!

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Sun May 03, 2015 10:25 pm

Posh beer... yeah I know what you mean!

I've got a few bottles of Asahi Black for ermm 2.25am :roll: A Black Japanese lager - and I do like this quite a lot.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Megamixer » Mon May 04, 2015 4:08 pm

markopoloman wrote:Posh beer... yeah I know what you mean!

I've got a few bottles of Asahi Black for ermm 2.25am :roll: A Black Japanese lager - and I do like this quite a lot.
You'll have to let us know what it's like as I quite like the regular Asahi...

Tried out Thwaites' Wainwright golden ale last night; very nice.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Mon May 04, 2015 6:15 pm

Megamixer wrote:
markopoloman wrote:Posh beer... yeah I know what you mean!

I've got a few bottles of Asahi Black for ermm 2.25am :roll: A Black Japanese lager - and I do like this quite a lot.
You'll have to let us know what it's like as I quite like the regular Asahi...

Tried out Thwaites' Wainwright golden ale last night; very nice.
Well worth a try - nicer than the regular Asahi - but then I'm not its biggest fan.
Thwaites Wainwright is one of the growing number of ales I avoid in principal. Basically, anything Marstons buy out and take over brewing goes on my 'NO' list! Beer snobbery at it's best! :lol:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Katzkatz » Tue May 05, 2015 1:26 pm

I tried some of Point IPA. An American beer from the Stevens Point Brewery. It's 5.6% ABV. It's dark brown in colour. It's okay as IPAs go - but you can find better. I did find it very gassy and it did make me burp a lot. I still have a fondness for Brewdog's one. :lol:

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Megamixer » Tue May 05, 2015 1:29 pm

markopoloman wrote: Thwaites Wainwright is one of the growing number of ales I avoid in principal. Basically, anything Marstons buy out and take over brewing goes on my 'NO' list! Beer snobbery at it's best! :lol:
Good on you for your principles. Me, I don't mind trading principles for a nice bottle if the flavour appeals to me :wink:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by DPrinny » Sat May 09, 2015 3:47 pm

Giving this a TRY!
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Megamixer » Sun May 10, 2015 3:04 pm

Next one I've got lined up to try is Adnams' Ghost Ship. Tesco were doing a 4 for £6 (which I thought was reasonable enough at £1.50 each) so I also picked up Dr Thirsty, Thwaites Wainwright and Guinnes West Indies...the usual suspects really.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Sun May 17, 2015 8:32 pm

Normally hark on about this way before it's about to happen!!!

BUT - it is my Spring Beer Festival this coming bank holiday weekend. 40 Ales, 20 Ciders, loads of great food & music :D

So, anyone in the Poole/Bournemouth area - It is THE place to be......

Here is my flyer....

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