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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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MickDundee

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If you do AG, brew your own bud. The recipe I used was absolutely spot on for the good stuff that you used to get on draught, and the bottles back when they used to be good too. My wife and I used to drink Hobgoblin Gold in a tiny little pub not far from us, before Marstons sold it to a nursery..... Proper old style pub, no kitchen, didn't take card payments, we used to take dog biscuits for the landlordss dog and at Christmas we took some stollen in for the landlord one year. So we have fond memories attached to the beer too I guess. lol
I wouldn’t want to brew my own Bud ;) , but do you have a recipe for the Hobgoblin Gold?
 

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I wouldn’t want to brew my own Bud ;) , but do you have a recipe for the Hobgoblin Gold?
Ach, no, nor I. I remember actually liking that stuff in my younger years.... lol My second oldest actually really likes their 0% stuff, but then she can't stand beer, so what does that say? lol

Anyway, yeah, recipe in this thread. It was a little tiny bit hazy (I posted a comparison with a bottle of the shop bought stuff further on in the thread), but flavour was spot on. Nice simple recipe, but I do remember I used whole hops, and my word there were a lot of hops covering the bottom of my old boiler at the end. lol Oh and sorry it's not the best written recipe or brew day post, as I say I hadn't been brewing for long back then, oh and I didn't even mention that I was doing BIAB...

I keep intending to brew it again, but you know how it is, so many beers, so little time....
 

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Ach, no, nor I. I remember actually liking that stuff in my younger years.... lol My second oldest actually really likes their 0% stuff, but then she can't stand beer, so what does that say? lol

Anyway, yeah, recipe in this thread. It was a little tiny bit hazy (I posted a comparison with a bottle of the shop bought stuff further on in the thread), but flavour was spot on. Nice simple recipe, but I do remember I used whole hops, and my word there were a lot of hops covering the bottom of my old boiler at the end. lol Oh and sorry it's not the best written recipe or brew day post, as I say I hadn't been brewing for long back then, oh and I didn't even mention that I was doing BIAB...

I keep intending to brew it again, but you know how it is, so many beers, so little time....
Cheers! I’ve plugged that into my software and get 4.3% at around 40IBU - does that seem about right?

What yeast did you use? Was it a neutral one (Notty) or something a it more flavourful (Liberty Bell or a liquid one).
 

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Yup, my target was 1.042, I overshot after the boil and ended up diluting to 1.045. I used Liberty Bell back then, I hadn't started using liquid yeasts at that point. I noted it was good for the flavour profile, but I was never entirely happy with it's adhesion to bottles. If you could find a yeast with similar ester production, but better adhesion, you'd have a winner I reckon.
 

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The poll leaders -

St Austell Proper Job - 25

Timothy Taylor Landlord - 25

Old Peculier - 20


Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - 20

Ghost Ship - 19

Punk IPA - 16

Adnams Broadside - 15

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MickDundee

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Yup, my target was 1.042, I overshot after the boil and ended up diluting to 1.045. I used Liberty Bell back then, I hadn't started using liquid yeasts at that point. I noted it was good for the flavour profile, but I was never entirely happy with it's adhesion to bottles. If you could find a yeast with similar ester production, but better adhesion, you'd have a winner I reckon.
Great. It’ll be a couple of months until I brew this so I might do a bit of research and see what the Wychwood yeast is best approximated to.
 

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Barring Punk IPA that list reads like 50 Shades of Brown (ale) :rolleyes:
 

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:beer1:Mmm I have quite a few.

Proper Job
Punk IPA
Oakham Citra
Thornbridge Jaipur
Beavertown Neck Oil
Shipyard


HopHouse13
Staropramen

Probably more but these are the top ones im favouring. Plus I have acquired the correctly branded drinking vessels... acheers.
 

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So many to choose from, but:
Butts Blackguard Porter
Hook Norton Double Stout
Boon Kriek
Loose Cannon Abingdon Bridge
Ayinger Kellerbier
Marstons Pedigree
Are probably all ones that if not regularly I'd grab whenever I saw
 

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:beer1:Mmm I have quite a few.

Proper Job
Punk IPA
Oakham Citra
Thornbridge Jaipur
Beavertown Neck Oil
Shipyard


HopHouse13
Staropramen

Probably more but these are the top ones im favouring. Plus I have acquired the correctly branded drinking vessels... acheers.
HopHouse 13 is definitely one my favourites. I am also partial to Lost Lager (Not so much Punk IPA) and Brooklyn Lager.
 

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HopHouse 13 is definitely one my favourites. I am also partial to Lost Lager (Not so much Punk IPA) and Brooklyn Lager.
I first discovered HH13 in Ireland a few years ago during a trip to research my family tree. Fell for it hook line and sinker. In fact its such a taste - just the one and I know Ive had a drink! Never tried lost but Ive had a Brooklyn I think.
 

The Cat

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There are a lot I like not on the list as well.

Brains SA is a nice tipple for example.
 

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Here's mine
Bradfield Belgian Blue from Nov to Jan seasonal.
Titanic Plum Porter
Silly Rouge from Belgium
 

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These three are very acceptable, as bottled beer goes. Happily I have 15 gallons of what is in the glass to enjoy on draught before I need try them. It is made with the same base malt as the Timothy Taylors Landlord, Simpsons Golden Promise, and similar un-chlorinated spring water.

I’d probably buy more Innes & Gunn Oak aged beer if it didn’t come in such miserably small bottles, as it has a lovely taste. Wadsworth’s Old Timer is bottled conditioned so needs pouring carefully, and if you don’t read the label carefully you could miss that point.
I've had innis and gunn in 660 ml bottles from Iceland!!
Just done a search using Google and you won't believe this
 

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I used to love Badger Tanglefoot but had completely forgotten about it. Anyway I've found a clone recipe for so will give it a go.
 

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A few recent favourites, first couple from summer trip to the west country ;

Jail ale from Dartmoor brewery
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300 laps of your garden by Verdant brewery
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Hobgoblin IPA from Wychwood brewery ( not far from me )
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1698 strong Ale,bottled conditioned from Shepard Neame ( also like their IPA )
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Loch Ness Dark Ness, Fallen Brewing Branch Line Porter, Most Williams Bros or Loch Lomond beers, Czech Budvar. So many!
 
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