The Ale Thread.

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The Ale Thread.

Postby callumascott » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:54 pm

Thought I'd post a thread for Real Ale fans to share any old favourites or new discoveries. Couple of ones I've recently come across to start you off.

Witchfinder General - Excellent Dark Mild with coffee and dark chocolate overtones.

Old Trip - Dark Ruby beer with a sort of banana aftertaste.

Don't remember the breweries for either I'm afraid, but I think they're both local to West Yorkshire.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby NeglectedField » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:21 pm

Heroic thread!

Hogs Back A Over T - Dark, treacley/fruity, yummy and strong as fuck. 9%. Will kick your arse. Actually, it's barley wine.

Hogs Back T.E.A. - Hoppy and fruity, not too much character but wonderful to knock back a few in an evening - nice and easy going, but not insultingly watery. 4.2%.

McEwan's Champion - Rich, dark and stouty, a bit oaky too. 7.3%.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Cookie_ » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:33 pm

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby The Bearer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:35 pm

All the wychwood ones are nice,

My faves are Joseph Holt's Maple Moon and Humdinger
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby black_rose » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:35 pm

...can we use it for ciders as well? Pretty please? *puppy eyes*

Also, I totally just read "Hogs Back" as "Hugs Back"..... :eyes:
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby NightEyes » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:55 pm

black_rose wrote:...can we use it for ciders as well? Pretty please? *puppy eyes*

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Prometherion91 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:57 pm

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Postby The Bearer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:09 pm

Prometherion91 wrote:Pendle Witches Brew

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Postby Kylan_Paassa » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:15 pm

Carlsberg.
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby NeglectedField » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:20 pm

I'm heading down my local tonight. Can't wait to try something new and awesome. Last time I tried something called "Havant Stopped Dancing". I see what they did there!

Kylan_Paassa wrote:Carlsberg.


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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:41 pm

Youngs brewery is my favorite. Their christmas pudding ale that I havent seen in fucking years was simply the best thing ive ever drank. Me and a friend quested Worcester and the bar had beers that constantly change. Soon as the barrel is empty some other beer takes its place. Though im going to have to consult his ale log as ive totally forgotten what the beers we drank were called. One really did take my fancy, it was a porter of some form. Watch this space.


black_rose wrote:...can we use it for ciders as well? Pretty please? *puppy eyes*





Absolutely not. Theres very little variance in ciders. Dry and sweet/good ciders and Strongbow and thats it. No discussion to be had.


Edit 2: Oh and the very poor ciders, worst than Strongbow (Jacques, Koppaberg, etc)
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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Dan Jenkins » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:44 pm

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:47 pm

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This stuff is off the top of my head, if I'd written this a week ago I'd have 280 unique empty ale bottles on hand to refresh my memory :lol:




Again, thats another beer I really highly rate - not in a can though. The ones ive been particularly happy about are the Meantime ales that can be found in most Sainsburys. They do an IPA, Porter, even a Pils I think, and they're really solid drinkable ales.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Smindas » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:53 pm

Double chocolate stout sounds delicious. I must find this.

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Re: The Ale Thread.

Postby Turbo » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:58 pm

Smindas wrote:Double chocolate stout sounds delicious. I must find this.




Its great stuff. I love all of Youngs range. Just really want the christmas pudding ale to return to Tesco/JS/ASDA/Michaels shelves. I contemplated buying it off the internet once, but I dont know...something about buying booze off the internet that I dont like. Im still denying that im an absolute pisshead and everything.