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Old 10-03-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Tesco Finest Traditional Porter ?

Every now and then I go to the local Tesco and pick up a few bottles of beer I have never tried before. Last night I saw a Tesco Finest Traditional Porter and decided to try it. To be honest it was the first and only Porter I have ever tried. Now I have to admit I loved it. I know that the Tesco Finest Traditional Porter is probably at the low end of quality Porters. I was wondering if anybody has a good Porter AG recipe to try. Or know of any other good porters I can be drinking while I wait to get the ingredients?

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Old 10-03-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tesco Finest Traditional Porter ?

Not sure about recipes; there might be some in the recipes section, but I can definitely recommend a couple of porters:

Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter
Meantime London Porter

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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I think that meantime one is available as a podcast on the jamil show, theres the meantime IPA too:

http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/721

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: Tesco Finest Traditional Porter ?

The Tesco Finest is a bloody good porter, (brewed by Harviestoun) I've had meantime Porter as well A good porter but I think the tesco one is the better drink.

I used to love Whitbread Porter but havn't seen it for years.

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Old 10-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Tesco Finest Traditional Porter ?

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The Tesco Finest is a bloody good porter, (brewed by Harviestoun) I've had meantime Porter as well A good porter but I think the tesco one is the better drink.

I used to love Whitbread Porter but havn't seen it for years.

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I think whitbread stopped brewing porters a few years ago following one of their (many) brewery rationalisation programmes.

I find that most of the beers i brew these days are porters because i love the flavour. The only problem is leaving a brew long enough to condition long enough in the bottle before drinking them
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:21 PM   #6
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Meantime's porter is a bit different as it contains a chunk of smoked malt.

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