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*The Real Ale Thread

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by ernestolynch, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    Here's one I tried over Xmas: Brakspear's Bottle Conditioned Organic (so it's a proper real ale in a bottle). Nice and fruity with plenty of hoppiness.

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  2. Lava

    Lava post-Kyoto mofo

    My big sister got me some beers from Suthwyk Ales for christmas. :D
    2 x 500 ml bottles of Bloomfields Bitter
    2 x 500 ml bottles of Skew Ale
    2 x 500 ml bottles of Liberation
    Have had one of each so far and very nice they are too.
  3. J77

    J77 residing

    Did someone say Bumplestiltskin?

    (To compliment the other alcohol related threads circulating at the mo' :))

    ps: I can't believe my wonderful Belgian Beer Thread wasn't archived :mad: :p :D
  4. upsidedownwalrus

    upsidedownwalrus RIP R.I.P.

    I'm currently drinking Brakspear triple. A really strong beer which tastes like toffee :cool:
  5. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    gosh, these kind of bumps are quite disconcerting. still on london pride.....
  6. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    That sounds nice. I am on Wells Bombardier Satanic Mills. Dark but with a very fresh, satisfying taste
  7. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    yes - it fucking is!!! had a lovely summer on that in 2003, when this post was written. wonder if co-op still do it?
  8. soulman

    soulman is no more...

    Yes they still do a lovely organic ale. That's another thing I miss since moving back to the city. Moan all you want about the co-op but it's miles better than these big faceless supermarkets :cool:
  9. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    tbf you can find some nice bottled ales at most supermarkets

    hell of a bump:cool:

    i think i was still in my 30s when this thread started:D
  10. soulman

    soulman is no more...

    lol it's one that should run and run
  11. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    i want to last to my 50s
  12. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Morrison's have a better selection than Tesco's. usually have Timothy Taylor Landlord, a few Joseph Holt's and assorted other top quality stuff. :cool:

    I'm glad this thread's back from the dead, even if it does make me thirsty.
  13. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    My Tesco have started stocking these sorta new wave real ales - Brewdog Punk IPA and some andy warhol thing. Their 3 for £4 deal can be good.
  14. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Is it any good that Brewdog Punk? The packaging put me off, tbf - it reminded me of Magner's rebranding of cider as a trendy wine bar drink.

    Others have said it's a decent pint, though...
  15. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    i just bought that punk beer from oddbins - haven't tried it yet though
  16. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    You can be the guinea pig, then, marty.

    I expect Jilly Goolden style tasting notes in the near future. :cool:
  17. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    the packaging turned me right off too but i bought a bottle, and it's a very nice IPA. I wanted a pint though, not a little dinky bottle. They're obviously going for the blokes-standing-around-in-shirts market

    I should've paid more attention, then i could've given you a better review. It was part of a 6 ale night so can't really recall details
  18. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Cheers for that. Might give it a go then. I do like a nice IPA.
  19. janeb

    janeb WW Tyrion do?

    Been up on Orkney for the last few days for a funeral - drunk plenty of Dark Island, a dark beer with fig / chocolate flavours according to the label. Have enjoyed it even if I've drunk a little too much

  20. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    I had some Cobra beer the other night, does that count?
  21. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    I'll be drinking plenty of that come Xmas as I'm going to Orkney. :cool:
  22. DG55

    DG55 Well-Known Member

    Quite like that hob goblin stuff, but then again only started drinking Ale a few weeks ago.
  23. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    pressure's on then:D

    i like it, it's very bitter, sort of burnt chocolate like, is the best i can describe, worth a punt:)
  24. Voley

    Voley The Prebendary Of Wetwang

    Mmm. Sounds good. I like proper bitter bitters. :)

    Got a Thwaites Lancaster Bomber on the go right now. That's a good 'un in that vein, too.
  25. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I went to the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham last weekend, was a very pleasant day, although I had to have an afternoon nap before the evening session. I was surprised that they didn't do a wider range of ales, but what they did was very pleasent. I had to try them all several times to make sure of course. The food was good as well. The Rigwelter ended up being my favorite, which suprised me as normally I like my bitters a bit weaker. At 5.9% it probably explained the need for the afternoon sleep.


    Although it can beat my current favourite, the glorious cocker hoop.

  26. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    i only bought 2 bottles, and i've nearly finished the second one:( definitely going to buy some more of this:)
  27. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    There's something pleasantly warming about this post :)
  28. Dhimmi

    Dhimmi Half Man Half HobNob

  29. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    There were some lovely golden summer ales about over the summer and i drank very little of anything else. Still holding onto the last of the sunshine with a few bottles of:

  30. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    that is a lovely drink, you can get it on draught as well occasionally

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