Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:40 am

Porter is one of my favourite types of ale - but I have been drinking Port (as in the red wine ) and a 20% it soon sends me into snooze land :lol:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Katzkatz » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:35 pm

You know the "Duff beer" is The Simpons, and a couple of years some company released it for the real world - well, I got a crate for Xmas. It's okay - but it does just taste much like a lot of lagers. It's 4.7 %.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:54 pm

Sounds... interesting in a 'might not be buying that' kind of way :lol:

Tonight I have another bottle of port :mrgreen: I like this stuff too much.
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by DPrinny » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:05 pm

Im off the drink for January.

Going to have a boozy weekend at the end of it all

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:21 pm

OMG! A 'Budget' trip to Tesco has turned into not so budget.

Got to the Beer isle and looked through the ale section (with a few nice ales to select) and moved onto the craft beers section only to find Courage Imperial Russian Stout (10%) on a REDUCED TO CLEAR label :shock:

One whole British pound will now buy a bottle. So, knowing that I love this stuff I made a little room in my trolly and emptied the shelf of the last 17 bottles :D
I then had a chat with the chap stocking the shelves and asked if there were any more? He pointed to the last 3 cases of it on the top shelf... so I bought 2 of them too :lol:

So yes, I bought 65 bottles of 10% Imperial Russian Stout.

If anyone near Tower Park in Poole wants the last case of 24, I suggest heading over before tomorrow night :wink:
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:23 am

Here's a couple that I tried lately :-

Hopdaemon Incubus - A dark brownish ale with a malt-like finish to its flavour.

Deeside Brewery Swift APA - 3.8% - A light ale with a light golden colour. Easy to drink as it's quite a low ABV. Good hoppy flavour.

Canterbury Brewery's Christmas Pudding Ale - Does exactly what it says on the badge. Tastes like everyone's favourite Xmas dessert.

Canterbury Brewery's Raisin Stout - Slightly taste of raisins in a good old fashioned stout.

Canterbury Brewery's Torpedo - A golden coloured ale with a crisp aftertaste.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Black Ridge » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:46 pm

markopoloman wrote:
If anyone near Tower Park in Poole wants the last case of 24, I suggest heading over before tomorrow night :wink:
Might have to send the missus on a quest tomorrow :wink:

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by DPrinny » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:36 am

I wasnt going to drink this month, then this

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Its more or less across the road from me

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:30 pm

I have a 10ltr Bag in box ale here :shock:

I got my eldest son a job in a brewery!! Starting as work experience with the college he attends - but will go into part time work and hopefully as a fully fledged trainee brewer.
Anyway, at the end of his first week (and that was 60 hours) the owner decided to pay him... with BEER :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

So, yes there is a 10 ltr bag in box Bournemouth Battleaxe (6.3%) on the side in the Cheap MDF rubbish. It's very very nice too.

So if you ever get the chance to try anything from The Bournemouth Brewing Co. - you may be drinking ale that my son made. HOW COOL IS THAT!
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Black Ridge » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:57 am

Black Ridge wrote:
markopoloman wrote:
If anyone near Tower Park in Poole wants the last case of 24, I suggest heading over before tomorrow night :wink:
Might have to send the missus on a quest tomorrow :wink:
Bought 10 bottles today! I rushed in the other night but couldnt see them there. Went shopping today and the missus pointed them out and bought me them for me :D Cheers for the heads up!

Tasting will commence this evening :twisted:

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:51 pm

Excellent! Enjoy :D
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Black Ridge » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:17 pm

It's incredible! :D Worried that I seem to be enjoying more and more 'complex' and stronger ales/stouts. Golden Pride being a favourite and Adnams Broadaside being my 'everyday' tipple.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Analog » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:25 pm

I don't drink much these days but real ale is far superior to macro lager rubbish. there is such a thing a good quality lager though, had some great czech lager while on holiday a couple of years ago.

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by markopoloman » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:30 pm

I really struggle with ales below 5% now. I have to go for taste - an ale full of flavour. I do get quite a lot of weaker ones at the club that have an amazing amount of flavour though. Just had a cask of 'Paddler' from a brand new brewery in Bournemouth (Southbourne Brewing Co) and at a weedy 3.6% I was amazed at how much taste had been packed into this little beauty!

Just back from picking my son up from Bournemouth Brewing Co - and the owner/brewer is letting me make an ale :D :D
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Post by Analog » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:33 pm

^ yea its nice when a brewer can do that, get a lot of flavour and quality with a low percentage. sign of a great brewer imo.

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