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Old 18-01-2017, 09:53 PM   #271
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How do you define commercial?

If it is big breweries, then
Hertog Jan Grand prestige. Brewed by ab inbev, in the netherlands.

If commercial independents counts you have me. I freaking love em all.
Should i list them? All of the dark sweet varieties of all the Trappist breweries.
De molen's tsarina esra(dutch) thus far my favorite beer of all time.
Gouden carolus(i can drink gallons)
Gouden draak
Lucifer
All the trappist tripples
Most barley wines.
Hertog jan tripple
Hertog jan dubbel
Had a fantastic barlywine from spain, (avant garde) but the second time i had it it was not that great. Tasted like church mass wine. Ie cheap muscadel.
i should have titled this thread best bottled store bought beer?


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Old 22-01-2017, 09:13 AM   #272
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i should have titled this thread best bottled store bought beer?


In that case: de molen's tsarina esra.
I did not buy it in a store, but a friend that went the the Netherlands picks it up there


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Old 23-01-2017, 08:29 PM   #273
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I had a couple of bottles of this last night and will be buying again.


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I was in Prague 4 weeks ago and fell in love with a pub called U-Fleku which brewed its own dark lager. It's classified as a Dunkel and I've found a recipe for it but it's beyond my capabilities atm. I looked into similar styles of the beer and the closest I could find to it in kit form is a Bock Beer which I bottled 3 days ago. I'll now experiment with the Bock and see if I can tweak it into something similar.

Real Ale is a rarity in Northern Ireland, a few pubs stock it but most pubs are out of my way. I generally drink Guinness when I'm out and about but I do like to sample new things.

Off licence, I discovered a Dark Chocolate Stout which is delicious and the bottles come in handy for my own brews.
Theres no bad Guiness only some pints are better than others
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Having previously listed York Brewery's "Guzzler" as my favourite ever, "Snowflake" has taken over. It's incredible... http://www.york-brewery.co.uk/user_u...nowflaketn.pdf
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Can I add a notable contender for the WORST commercial beer. Anything from the Sainsburys Taste the Difference range. I've tried the Westmorand Ale and ended up throwing half of it away because I really did not enjoy drinking it and the IPA, which was nearly as bad.
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had a sadlers thin ice for the first time last week,bottled and was beautiful with the exception of their Worcester sorcerer they make bloody lovely ales
ps was £1.25 from B&M well worth it
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is my favourite commercial beer. It's not the most exciting beer ever, but it means a lot to me. It was my first real exposure to hoppy American style craft beer, I drank (lots of) it on the night before my wedding, and when we did a west cost of America road trip I found it to be even more delicious (it's probably fresher). I don't drink it super often any more but now and again I can't resist picking one up.
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Can I add a notable contender for the WORST commercial beer. Anything from the Sainsburys Taste the Difference range. I've tried the Westmorand Ale and ended up throwing half of it away because I really did not enjoy drinking it and the IPA, which was nearly as bad.
Probably worth starting a thread?


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