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Old 13-04-2017, 07:42 PM   #31
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The Battersea Rye one is pretty decent too.


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Although Oakham make the M&S Citra, it's not the same beer relabelled. It's a bit stronger (0.7%) for a start.


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The Battersea Rye one is pretty decent too.
Think I tried that on draft in a youngs pub. If it was the same one, there was too much rye. It was too spicy for my tastes
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Just been to M & S and their Citra was actually ��£2.50 a bottle so I gave it a swerve. Went down the road to B&M and got 3 bottles at ��£1.79 each.

That is 71p or 40% more for the M&S than the original manufacturer.

Can anyone explain to me what they have added to the beer over and above the originator to justify 40% extra?
They've added that special M&S ingredient....profit!
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Think I tried that on draft in a youngs pub. If it was the same one, there was too much rye. It was too spicy for my tastes
It is pretty spicy, but while not subtle I don't find it overpowering. Certainly in the same ballpark as some of the American rye IPAs, and nowhere near a roggenbier. I'm brewing my first rye beer on Monday, and if it ends up close to any of those I'll be happy.
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I've tried a few of these over the last few days. The Mosaic pale has been the stand out beer so far. I enjoyed the Amarillo pale too from Meantime but the hopping felt a bit mean, if you'll excuse the pun.

I'm a massive fan of Simcoe but I was a bit disappointed by the Butcombe Simcoe pale. It was way too sweet finishing which I found really off putting. I was quite surprised that it made such a difference but it meant none of the dank qualities that I think Simcoe has came through.

I did really enjoy the Jester IPA. It's not a hop I've tried before but I definitely will seek it out. 100% the fruitiest English hop I've tried. I really picked up the tropical fruit notes.

I've still got a Summit IPA to try. Again not a hop I'm familiar with.


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