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Beers you have tried and would buy again.

  • Old Peculier

  • Black Wych

  • Black Sheep Milk Stout

  • Punk IPA

  • Adnams Broadside

  • Mcewans Champion

  • St Austell Proper Job

  • Hobgoblin

  • Hobgoblin Gold

  • Abbot Ale

  • Abbot Reserve

  • Old Tom

  • Tripel Karmeliet

  • Black Sheep

  • Ghost Ship.

  • Badgers Blandford Flyer

  • Anchor Steam Beer.

  • Northern Monk

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

  • Timothy Taylor Landlord


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MmmBeer

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When I buy bottled beers in the supermarket, my taste is usually for the stronger ales, such as:

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Abbot Reserve (although I also like the original Abbot Ale)
Proper Job
Greene King IPA Reserve (a million miles from their standard IPA)
Old Peculiar (my GW clone is just as good)

Too many others to list
 

MickDundee

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I had a beer marketed as Duff years and years ago, pretty sure it was unofficial and it was really, really terrible.
Snap. I had a can on holiday in Gran Canaria and it was horrendous. It wasn’t the same as the one posted by @Cheshire Cat above, it used the same font as in the Simpsons.
 

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I had a beer marketed as Duff years and years ago, pretty sure it was unofficial and it was really, really terrible.
Given Duff seems to always be betrayed as the most generic of American macro larger surely it being terrible makes it truly authentic.
 

Cheshire Cat

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The can of Duff was in Lidl in Amantea, Calabria. I never bought it , stuck with Peroni and Moretti.
 

Linalmeemow

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Given Duff seems to always be betrayed as the most generic of American macro larger surely it being terrible makes it truly authentic.
This was really, really awful though, almost undrinkable. I think I got it in the divest of dive nightclubs I've ever been to in the early 90s (Lord Byron's in Preston - great place, used to get so hot the sweat would condense on the ceiling and rain back down on you as the night went on...). They had a reputation for getting suspect beers and selling them dirt cheap. I remember one called "Drax" that was Romanian and Dracula themed. 50p for a half litre bottle though!
 

Pavros

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Too many to choose from but my current favourites are:

Northern Monk - Transient
Buxton - Kingslayer
North Brewing - Lost Cosmonauts

I tend to buy beers/styles that I can't brew myself
 

Moonraker

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There are too many Belgian beers to even begin listing.
Absolutely, I lived in Brussels for 4 years in the 1990's, was a regular at "Chez Moeder Lambic" which had 50 Belgian beers on tap and the Beer Mania shop on the Chausee de Wavre where I would drop in most Saturdays, trying to drink my way through the some 400 beers he stocks.

Three that I remember with great fondness:
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Brew_DD2

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BlackIsland

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My Favorite local at the moment
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My favorite when I was in the UK
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My first love, the one you never forget...
 

UKSkydiver

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Top 3 candidates? Maybe....
Dartmoor Jail Ale - have my eye on @Cheshire Cat 's clone recipe
Ooooooh.
We were recently in Plymouth and The Dolphin had this on draught.
Me and SWMBO liked it so much we took a trip to the 'moor to get some from the brewery shop.
I hadn't considered that anyone would have a clone recipe, so I need to do a bit of digging here. :hat:
 

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Like others have said most of the strong Belgium ales are good. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and the Cornish St Austals Tribute ale are also high on my list.

At the moment I enjoy:-

Adnams - Ghost Ship
Oakham Ales- JHB,Inferno & Citra
Badger - Blandford Fly I find this a real interesting one!

buddsy
 

Chiplover

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Any excuse to name some of my current favourites:
Black sheep ale
Skinners Betty stogs
Brooklyn lager
Anchor steam beer
 

BrannBrew

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Punk was always my favourite, the 'original' was actually what got me into craft beer and ultimately led me into this hobby. At the moment however I keep going back to Lost Cosomonauts by North Brewing Co. and Anchor Steam Beer and Brooklyn Lager
 

nick-the-mash

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I'm a big fan of Sierra Nevada, still have a soft-spot for Punk, but at the minute I'm getting really into my belgian beers - and you can start to get a great selection in the shops.

Vocation Love & Hate
Rochefort 10
Chimay Blauw
Delirium Tremens

all worth checking out!
 

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Proper Job - Better beers out there but best bang for buck at £1.50 at Aldi and Tesco
TT Landlords - Probably my favourite off the shelf in 500ml bottles.
 
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