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Old 23-01-2015, 11:10 PM   #21
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They're like my children, it just wouldn't be fair to pick a favourite...

...but Black Sheep's Riggwelter was sliding down very easily over the winter holidays.

It'll soon be spring though, when my tastes will undoubtedly change towards the lighter beers again.
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Old 24-01-2015, 12:35 AM   #22
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Fell in love with St. Peters over the Xmas period

Favs are Ruby Red, Cream Stout, Winters Ale, Xmas Ale...

Few guys at the work chipped in and we put in a bulk order direct to the brewery. Once it arrived we did bottle swaps to get a good mix. Everybody was well impressed with the beers.

Found out between Xmas and New Year that the local Tesco (Bathgate) stocks Ruby Red and Cream Stout - I cleaned them out twice! £1.65/bottle was way cheaper than the brewery prices too
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Old 28-01-2015, 09:04 PM   #23
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Anyone tried the Co-op Honey Lager/Ale?
£1.60 a bottle but not too shabby when the stocks are running low.
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Old 28-01-2015, 10:26 PM   #24
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As much as I like hoppy beers the two commercial beers I've enjoyed the most in the last year have been bitters. Station Bitter from Stonehouse Brewery and Redwood from Grain Brewery. Hopefully when I get myself up & running with AG I'll be able to work towards clones of these.
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Old 29-01-2015, 01:30 AM   #25
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I had a couple of pints of "Birra Armada" 4.8% earlier at my local Wetherspoons. It was very hoppy - more so than I'm used to but not as much as some of the "new" beers which can be too much for my taste. I really enjoyed it and at £1.89 a pint it's a steal.

(Anyone know which hops it uses?)
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I absolutely love Fuller's 1845. Like Christmas pudding in a glass. This is why my suits are becoming smaller by the day...
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It'd be impossible to pick a favourite as I keep finding new ones I love! A few notable ones tho:

- Oakham Citra
- Innes and Gunn - pretty much all of them
- Tesco Revisionist Dark IPA
- BrewDog Dead Pony

I tried a pint of Oakham The Opportunist oatmeal stout last night and that was fantastic. Not a bad list considering I only discovered I like real ale in August last year!
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Harveys Best for me - cracking session ale.
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What about the Brewdog Punk IPA or is it the case the more "commercialised" it gets the less people like it ?
Thumbs up from me anyway
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I don't have a favourite - my local always has on 2 guest beers from smaller breweries, and different every week. Most I enjoy, but occasionally not, if they're not the sort of beer I like.
If I had to name a beer I'd love to get my hands on though - it's Jenlain from somewhere in northern France I think. Always look out for it when in France.
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