Discussion in 'General Beer Discussion' started by pms67, Nov 21, 2014.
Personal taste I know,but try the Williams Bros Ceaser Augustus.
Really nice beer that, my own personal favourite is Thrappledouser.
If we're talking bottled beers, I do like a nice chilled glass of Thwaites Nutty Black. A lovely very dark mild.
Mind you, I'm sure when I brew my own dark mild after xmas it will be even better!
I like quite a few different beers but I'm stingy and not especially adventurous so my choices are restricted to the supermarket shelves, although that still
leaves quite a selection. I think if I had to choose just one then Hobgoblin would be a strong contender
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.
+1 I used to buy a lot of their Joker IPA but I got a bad bottle a couple of months ago, didn't taste right at all, and it kinda put me off. Since then Caesar Augustus is where it's at.
I'm a big brewdog fan, my usual is Punk IPA in bottles but Hardcore IPA and Jackhammer on draught at the bar.
Best pub beer: Sam smiths wheat beer
Best bottle beer: black sheep
Fullers 1845, McEwan's Champion, Fullers ESB.........
Best pub: Moorhouse- Pride of Pendle
Best bottle: Theakston- Old Peculier
Right now I've gone mad for the tesco/marsden's revisionist rye ale. It's Â£1.25 p 500ml, dry hopped with citra and Amarillo. God it's good. Luckily I need to stock up on bottles for my next kit (way to Amarillo, guess why I chose it), so it's a good excuse to get tons of it in. Nt that I need an excuse.
There are about 6 others in the revisionist range. Tried the steam, saison, dark ipa and they are all pretty good.
hi gareth. just got the way to kit myself . won't be starting till new year when i've got a keg free. really new to me as only done 2kits and taking a step up . so'll be quite keen to hear how you get on. cheers. back on topic . i don't think you can beat a fullers E. S.B. for a deceive ingly 4.7%ish boonkers brew. as in 1st one ' that's a bit fruity .don't know if i can have many of these. 2nd i'm slightly animated and this tastes great.4th ranting.6th how did i get home.amazing stuff
Hi Dave, Hoping to get the Amarillo kit on the go next weekend. Will report progress on the relevant thread in the kit review board. Did a few extract style kits back in my 20s and remember being amazed at how good they were, so high hopes for this one!
Schiehallion is a decent bottle as well,both that and the Ceaser Augustus are brewed 10 mins from my house,might pay the breweries a visit!
Not sure how widely available this one is but if you ever get the chance try Morocco Ale by Daleside Brewery. It's a spiced dark ale with one of the most interesting flavours I've ever come across.
New world Pale Ale
95p per bottle as an "introductory offer" in Morrisons
Very tasty,and you get a bottle ;-)
St peters-Winter ale
Ayr brewing company- choc orange stout
and controversially as its a mainstream brewery
Guinness-west indies porter.
Honestly it depends on what I fancy
If I want a hoppy beer I love a St Austells Proper Job, darker beers Hobgoblin or Old perculier. I also like an old crafty hen too
It's gotta be an old dairy gold top ipa from a relatively new Kentish brewery called old dairy.
or a bottled conditioned blue top yum yum
or a blue top bottle conditioned old dairy
Not tried the St Austells but the other three you list are favourites of mine too.
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